Can kerkythea render transparent images?

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Can kerkythea render transparent images?

Postby Masta Squidge » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:04 am

SU is capable of displaying .gif and .png images with transparent areas, but when you try and view them in Kerkythea the transparent parts show up as white. Is there a way to fix this or would i have to physically model each little bit of metal mesh and texture it?
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Re: Can kerkythea render transparent images?

Postby jenujacob » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:05 am

KT doesnt support transprent gif/PNG as of now.. u can however use clip maps (a blck n white version of ur image map).
the work flow is this...
1)u use ur image map (a normal JPEG image) into ur diffuse slot.
2)using an image manipulation program like Gimp or PS make a Black n white (NOT A GREY VERSION that u would normally use for the bump map) apply into the Clip map option (under the modifiers tab) in ur material editor
3)make sure that u use the same scaling for both the images!
4) render away!

or maybe take a look at this : http://www.kerkythea.net/phpBB2/viewtop ... ight=fence
and this : http://www.kerkythea.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3401

hope this helps!
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Re: Can kerkythea render transparent images?

Postby Masta Squidge » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:06 am

Well thanks alot for that...But im in no shape to be figuring that all out right now as third shift is rough to get used to, so after im done playing dead in my bed in about 7-8 hours ill be back to check it out.

Thanks again!
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Re: Can kerkythea render transparent images?

Postby Roger » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:07 am

Yes, KT can render objects transparently. Unfortuneately I am not a KTguru yet, but I do know that if you rename a material with the addition of a thin glass extension, you will be able to see through it.

In the attached rendering the glass tube area was rendered in KT. Becauase I have not yet learned the program, I hand rendered the restor the product with PhotoShop.

I did tweak the KT area in PhotoShop as well but that was mainly to blend the two styles so they worked as one. KT does a very convincing glass which can be colored and textured.

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Re: Can kerkythea render transparent images?

Postby Masta Squidge » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:08 am

Hey thats pretty useful. But i meant the invisible portions of gif and png images, like for a fence texture. I found out you have to use clip masks, which doesnt seem too hard.
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Re: Can kerkythea render transparent images?

Postby Roger » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:09 am

Ah, I got you. It would look bad to have all your people and trees trapped in a glass sheet. :D
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