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[HELP] How would I make a texture transparent [DOALR]

Discussion in 'Tools & Guides' started by fiend busa, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. fiend busa

    fiend busa Potential Patron

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    Hey everyone,

    Im kind of new to modding textures and I for the life of my can't figure out how to make a texture transparent so that the face beneath the mask would show. I read about putting the texture on a new alpha channel in Photoshop. I tried that but when I run the game the mask just becomes pitch black with no details.

    Thanks!

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  2. RoqueDemon

    RoqueDemon Avid Affiliate Content Creator

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    Most things DOA5 can't be made transparent. The ones that can are made transparent by modifying the alpha as you said, where black = invisible, white = visible.
    If you open a texture and its alpha has something other than black or white then it's probably being used for something other than transparency.
     
  3. fiend busa

    fiend busa Potential Patron

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    ah, so only the texture that has an alpha channel initially can be made transparent?
     
  4. RoqueDemon

    RoqueDemon Avid Affiliate Content Creator

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    Nope, some like Kasumi's costume 16 and 17 don't have an alpha channel but can be made transparent
     
  5. fiend busa

    fiend busa Potential Patron

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    ah ok, so im testing out creating a new alpha channel and on default its black. I read you have to change the color to white to make it transparent but it doesn't give me the option :s
     
  6. RoqueDemon

    RoqueDemon Avid Affiliate Content Creator

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    In this game it's the other way around, black is transparent. Remember to save as DXT3 or 5
     
  7. fiend busa

    fiend busa Potential Patron

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    Kasumi seemed to work but for Hayabusa mummy costume I can't seem to adjust the color to black in photoshop on the alpha layer

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  8. Dynamicuno

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    Hi there,
    So if there is an alpha channel, should we be able to transparent it? eg, Hitomi school outfit with the opaque stockings seems to have alpha, but I can't seem to do anything with them. Should we be able to transparent the stockings more?

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  9. RoqueDemon

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    Also no. Some of the textures have what I believe is the specular map in the alpha, so altering it would only modify the way it reflects light.