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Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 7:05pm

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devilskater

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How long does the Alamdv plugin creator need to make a plug in. Cause it must take a long time unless I did something wrong. When do I know to use which function ( overlay ink, add pin, subtract pin...). And how does the image have to be seperated , with the different colours and stuff.

Thanks Devilskater
Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 7:11pm

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DarkJedi07

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Ok. This is all I know...

Overlay Ink : Your plug-in has an alpha channel and the background is all one color.

Black Transparent : Your plugin has a black background and not part of your plugin has black in it, or else it will go transparent..

That is all I know.
Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 7:15pm

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ada1989

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num. variation
Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 7:58pm

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devilskater

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Ya ok thank you. But still [b]how long [/b]does Alamdv developer need to make [b]a plugin.[/b]


Thanx Devilskater
Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 8:02pm

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ada1989

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about 60 sec depent on how fast u react.(when choseing right folder
Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 8:02pm

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DarkJedi07

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60 seconds. All you do is go in, do 1 variation and 1 layer if it is only 1 picture, make a title and type your name, and thedo what it says when you click the button. All you do now is makea preview icon and a few other small things. In total, in real time, in real life, it takes me circa 57 seconds.
Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 8:06pm

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ada1989

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if me it takes 30s
Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 11:00pm

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Axeman

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What the plug-in is will have a large influence on how long it takes to create it. Personally, I have created some in a matter of minutes, whereas others I have spent many hours on. It really depends on the effect.

As far as what function to use, the plugger tutorial goes into that a bit. A lot of the options you are given have never been used, to the best of my knowledge. The only ones you are likely to use are:

Overlay, which simply creates an alpha mask, based on the alpha channel of your image;

Add Pin, which removes black and creates a luminescent effect, used for any plug-in that would serve as a light source;

and Black Transparent, which simply removes all the black in your image. This option really should be avoided, as a proper alpha channel image will give you a much better result.
Posted: Mon, 28th Oct 2002, 5:41am

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moebius

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'Black transparent' doesn't work well for me. It usually results in a big black pixelated halo around the non-black areas, which makes the plug-in pretty useless.
Posted: Mon, 28th Oct 2002, 11:05am

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devilskater

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Hi guyes. Thanx for the replys. I dont know what I am doing wrong. I ask the questiong hoe does it take to make a plug in because it takes so long for the software to make plugins, in other words, i am not sure if it is making the plugin.

1 I put in how many variations and etc.
2 I press define layers
3 I say what backround, icon, and preview pic it must take
4 then it comes to the ink overlay, add pin etc. part ( here I just take anything )
5 I say were the pic is, which should later on be my plugin ( it is a bird on a black backround, tiff file)
6 I press assemle.
7 Here is my problem. It takes ages to make the plugin. I havent yet made one.

What am i doing wrong. Please help me


Thanx devilskater
Posted: Mon, 28th Oct 2002, 11:19am

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malone

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It should be pretty instant. How fast is your computer? How many pictures are in your plugin and how big are they?

What did you make your images in? The plugger could be having problems understanding the image format
Posted: Mon, 28th Oct 2002, 5:50pm

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ada1989

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Oh, i think the plug-in is finish and u just close the plugger and open alam and it will install. i think rolleyes