View Full Version : Problem with alpha channel

06-22-2004, 05:38 AM
I added an alpha channel to a jedi robe. The problem is that the metallic shininess only appears on Bastila and not on the other characters.
If you watch the characters in the game window, the shiny area is replaced by the normal texture. But in the character sheet those areas are transparent.

So how can I avoid this?

06-22-2004, 05:41 AM
Emm, might it be that the jedi robe is the female version? There are separately PMBI for males and PFBI for females.

Otherwise, I dunno.

06-22-2004, 07:27 AM
Thanks for your reply, but that not it, because I forgot it is an all female Jedi party. Itīs Juhani, PC anf Bastila.

06-22-2004, 08:00 AM
Oh. Well, it might have something to do with txi files, but I don't know anything about it.

06-22-2004, 08:25 AM
I'm guessing you either have svosh's Bastilla clothes or the holowan plug-in? If this is the case the robes are not set up to be shiny and with svosh's clothes the envmap field in the apperance.2da file Bastilla is set to CM_baremetal. So unlike the armors which are set to be shiny or bright the robes are not so there really is no way to add this unless you change that field for everyone that will wear them. This will mess with the textures of everything you put on the characters. Such as sep's or mono's hooded maskless robes making those parts appear as bare metal instead of see through. Sorry but that's the way it is.

Then again if you made a "txi" file with note book and could get the game to reconize it for that robe it might work, but I don't think it's possible at this time if ever.

06-22-2004, 01:41 PM
Thanks. I change all the values in the appearence.2da file and it worked.

Is there a list of the tga files anywhere in the internet?

06-22-2004, 04:16 PM
yeah Nodakrattler is definetly right on this one, in fact one of my Jedi robes had the same transparent problem with it, but I didn't want to create an appereance.2da file for it so I just tinkered with the alpha channels A LOT and eventually got it so that the transparency is only visible when you are by something bright so it just goes to show that, there are many solutions to various problems :D

06-23-2004, 09:25 AM
Maybe we could mess around with txi files and make a CM_Baremetal saber blade

06-23-2004, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by PrtyLizardJedi
Maybe we could mess around with txi files and make a CM_Baremetal saber blade

Interesting idea. HMMM....

06-23-2004, 10:31 PM
Well I actually tried a saber blade that used the baremetal like a normal blade and it rendered it as the 8-way block of the .tga file, and when I included the blending additive, it made it look like a normal saber blade, even when I included both... so you can't do it the "easy" way. But if you make it work, I'd be VERY VERY interested in knowing how you did, because I've got a couple of ideas that includes it being "shiny and reflective" :D

06-24-2004, 08:11 AM
The alpha channel works now, but it creates just a blanc reflective surface. How can you "engrave" a logo into that refletive surface?