Sprites

ShazbotShazbot Members Join Date: 2003-03-05 Member: 14328Posts: 730
Changing their rendermode.
I was wondering whether it's possible to change a sprites that are alpha test to additive, so that they would have transparent features when in game. I've tried changing the sprite to additive, but it doesn't come up transparent in game. Is it hard-coded into NS, where it's impossible to change?

FYI: I'm trying to make the experience bar in NS transparent.

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  • TheGuyTheGuy Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19295Posts: 380 Fully active user
    When you specify additive, the sprite's transparency/color is rendered by the game
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  • WindburnWindburn Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-02 Member: 18711Posts: 243
    Hey Shaz, upon closer inspection of the minimap transparant sprites textures that were made recently, you can see that they are basically functioning by interlacing the transparant colour throughout the rest of the texture. so that effectively you have a checkerboard pattern of say red sprites throughout the entire texture being used.
    That way when it draws it in game, every second sprite is transparent, and it gives a translucent effect.

    Hope you can understand what i was saying, cause i don't think i do tounge.gif
  • ShazbotShazbot Members Join Date: 2003-03-05 Member: 14328Posts: 730
    edited September 2004
    QUOTE (Sykotic @ Sep 13 2004, 08:48 PM)
    Hey Shaz, upon closer inspection of the minimap transparant sprites textures that were made recently, you can see that they are basically functioning by interlacing the transparant colour throughout the rest of the texture. so that effectively you have a checkerboard pattern of say red sprites throughout the entire texture being used.
    That way when it draws it in game, every second sprite is transparent, and it gives a translucent effect.

    Hope you can understand what i was saying, cause i don't think i do tounge.gif

    I understand completely. I'll have to try that out, thanks for the help smile-fix.gif

    EDIT: This apparently works, looks pretty good on the unbuilt hive.
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