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Out of range PLUGIN

Posted: Thu, 13th May 2004, 2:32am

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JPW

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I tried to make a battle ship plugin, and no matter what I do, after it installs, I try to use it, and it says index out of range. The plugin is just a pic of a battleship, one frame. Its a gif, i have 32 bit.
Posted: Thu, 13th May 2004, 4:26am

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averagejoe

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Does the image have an "alpha channel"?
Posted: Thu, 13th May 2004, 5:35am

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JPW

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The Battle Ship is a GIF cutout, so the BG is transparent. If I import it alone into ALAMDV the BG is green. But I need the shipas a plugin. Im not sure what an alpha thingie is.
Posted: Fri, 14th May 2004, 6:54pm

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Ryan

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Try using black transparent. To change the color to black you could just use paint. Then save as a .tif file.
Posted: Fri, 14th May 2004, 7:31pm

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Brettsta

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u need photoshop or psp to create alpha channels, which makes the transparency in the image.
Posted: Sat, 15th May 2004, 6:04am

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JPW

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Thank you, I will try it. I use Microsoft picture it, it works great, and is user friendly for newbs.
Posted: Wed, 19th May 2004, 6:12pm

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JPW

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It finally imported, but I have a black box around it. I cut it oit in Microsoft picture it, then opened it into paint to change the green transparency to black, then saved as a tiff and made the plugin (selecting black transparent). Now its in but has a black box around it.
Posted: Wed, 19th May 2004, 8:22pm

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Andreas

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check this out: http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13937
Posted: Wed, 26th May 2004, 10:24pm

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JPW

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You gave me a link to a link to an article about photoshop. I'm not using photoshop.