Transparent Decals

Transparent Decals

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Bamz
2009 May 22 • 4
First post so hi all :)

Ok spent most of today on this with Photoshop, Wally, and a trillion IE pages open, and I still can't see the penny drop atm.
Wood for the trees maybe.

I am trying to make transparent sprays/texts I can use in game. Some are just signs, others I want to be able to spray words on certain elements/brushes.

I have tried following to many tuts, using Wally, Decal Converter, I am a broken man ;)

Does anyone know how I can take some simple text on a transparent background, so I can use it as a decal in Hammer for CS 1.6?.
I mean from A to B here, as I am clearly missing a trick.

Thanks in advance.
 
 
2009 May 22 at 18:46 PDT
Killer-Duck
Homicidal Anatidae

2008 Mar 5 • 1169
633 ₧
AFAIK, you can't make custom decals in CS 1.6.

You could fake it by making it as a texture.
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2009 May 23 at 01:26 PDT
Bamz
2009 May 22 • 4
So for instance, if I wanted to make some graffiti to spray, say 'Bamz' on a wall, I could make a transparent texture to do this?.

Thanks
 
 
2009 May 23 at 03:47 PDT
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
make the transparent part blue and have ur texture begin with a {
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2009 May 23 at 06:14 PDT
Bamz
2009 May 22 • 4
Ok here is what I mean, took a screenie:


So all i want to do is to be able to apply a spray/text decal.
I understand this can be doen with transparency, but cannot find any guides which seem to work. So it's nto possible for me to create the spray as a transparent decal, so I can spray/apply it?.

Just need to know ;)

Thanks for taking the time to answer my dumb questions :)
 
 
2009 May 25 at 05:58 PDT
Killer-Duck
Homicidal Anatidae

2008 Mar 5 • 1169
633 ₧
Can't you just have it painted on a wall-texture like that screenshot?
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2009 May 25 at 09:44 PDT
Bamz
2009 May 22 • 4
Killer-Duck said:
Can't you just have it painted on a wall-texture like that screenshot?


Yeah, but that leads to having to start lining up textures, and as the theme of my map means I want to have lots of sprays, it will be a nightmare, hence why I wanted to know if you can create spray decals/textures that can have that effect.

 
 
2009 May 25 at 11:22 PDT
fedex _

2009 Mar 23 • 906
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well i heard this from another mapper ,



if you want to make your own custom decal , you need to make your pic of your name but with no color background also i think he said must save as a .png , then go to wally and open the picofyourname.png and convert it as a wad for half life , see if that works , if not then i dunno
melloyellow582 said:
I post sometimes, to make a point.
 
 
2009 May 26 at 02:15 PDT
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