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Old 03-30-2009, 11:21 PM
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Hi just wanted to ask if the mods can make herc40's Gimp users Guide a sticky as it contains excellent info for new and old Gimp users and it would be great to have it easy to find.Thanks in advance
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Just Like 2 Second the Above & Possibly with an Updated Version 4 G4.5 Covering Maxkops Plug-ins, Normal, Specular Maps & working with Channels in the GIMP.
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Thank you for your words of support. I'm glad to know you guys still look at the info in this thread. I've been away and it does my soul good, to know you guys care. Thanks so much.
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What would you suggest in GIMP for doing tinting on transparent canopies?
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The best suggestion I have of doing alphas in Gimp, is to go under Layers, Transparency, Color To Alpha. Then click on the BAR with color and it will open a pop up. change it to the color you want, then press OK. It should change the aplha channel to that color you want. This CS that you see, has no alphas on it, so it shows the whole CS background as an ALPHA channel, thats why it looks checkered gray and focused in on the background color. If ALPHA's are on your canopy, then it should automatically spot this, and show the canopy as a checkered gray scale alpha.

If it does not change, I have no clue what should be done then. This will only work on alphas that were produced in the paint program, not those done in modeling programs, as far as I know. I hope this helps.
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Thanks for the words Doug, I would like this thread to be made sticky too, but if the MODS haven't answered by now, theres no use in continuing to ask.

I would welcome anyone to ask Gimp related question, in this thread. If I can help you find the answers you seek, I will. Thanks for the question BryanEW710, Thats what I made this thread to address, and I hope the answer I gave, helped you.
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Thanks for the question BryanEW710, Thats what I made this thread to address, and I hope the answer I gave, helped you.
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I think in my case it was a no-go because the canopy wasn't designed at the outset (ie when the plane was first created) to have a clear canopy, so you can't just tint it.
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canopy tint

As I said before, if the modeler made the canopy glass see through in the modeling program, you will not be able to change the tint on that glass. the only way you can change tint, is if the modeler MAPPED the glass, and added alpha channels to that CS map, where the canopy should be. If it is mapped, you should be able to change the tint with the steps listed above. Thanks
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As I said before, if the modeler made the canopy glass see through in the modeling program, you will not be able to change the tint on that glass. the only way you can change tint, is if the modeler MAPPED the glass, and added alpha channels to that CS map, where the canopy should be. If it is mapped, you should be able to change the tint with the steps listed above. Thanks
I should have said "color" not tint. For example, in my Blue Heron CS, I was able to color the canopy blue instead of just the clear glass finish it had in the original Oracle CS.
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