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Old 23-07-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default transparency map not working with file textures?

for some reason when i plug a black and white file texture into the transparency value of a material it doesn't have any effect

yet the transparency slider works fine.. and the 2d textures like checkers works fine...

i tried connecting different outlets of the file node to the material node
like out color to transparency... it worked in reverse for a cube but not my actual object (see attached imaged)


the cube has a png as the transparency map, the other thing has a tga. neither has transparent pixels.

eeh... i can't even use a file texture that has transparency as a reflection map yet i can use it for eccentricity and glow intensity....

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Old 23-07-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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I've never had that happen. Did you try another shader, maybe even in a fresh scene? It could be something you tinkled with and didn't even realize.
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Originally posted by GecT
tinkled
this word has another meaning for me!.
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Old 23-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
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Originally posted by hammer.horror
this word has another meaning for me!.
Lol I'm sure Chirone didn't take a page out of R. Kelly's book
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Haha, I think she meant tinkered...
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i did the same thing...
attached a simple black and white in the transparency node..and it worked.

problem might be some where else!
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Old 23-07-2009, 09:00 PM   #7
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Originally posted by stwert
Haha, I think she meant tinkered...
Lol yeah that was it.:blush:
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Originally posted by stwert
Haha, I think she meant tinkered...
i thought so too, but i didn't actually know...

thanks for the advice guys, iamcreasy, did you try it with a file texture node?

after a bit of tinkling and a soggy material later, i found out that the Alpha as Luminence wasn't checked...

now everything seems to work fine!

yay \o/

Genny: i expect you to know EVERYTHING about materials... you're like... the maya material goddess and should know EVERYTHING :p
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Originally posted by Chirone
...Genny: i expect you to know EVERYTHING about materials... you're like... the maya material goddess and should know EVERYTHING :p
Wow, but no pressure right? lol
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"no pressure, no diamonds" :p
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Originally posted by Chirone
"no pressure, no diamonds" :p
Eh??? Never heard of that one
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