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Old 01-06-2003, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Transparent layered texture

Ok, I have a yellow ball, with a bright yellow blinn shader. I want to add "DrKnow" to the ball, but I want to use an image. How can I put the image on the ball without having a white square behind the text???
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i know how to make the background transparent, but does maya allow transparent gifs as textures???
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save as targa (.tga)
it saves the transparency,too
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ok, but how do i go about putting it on the ball
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probably just make a texture for the ball with Dr. Know on it. Seems like the most straight forward way.
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Yes, that is a good Idea, but if i just make a yellow background and put it on a blinn shader, will I still have the blinn effect??? Here is the ball btw.
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On A|W site, there is a tutorial for "Putting a Lable on a Bottle"

That's the tut for this situation
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ok, thanks rage. Ill go chack it out
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There is an even easier place to find a tutorial for this, in the online documentation of Maya:

Help -> Tutorials

Instant Maya->Tutorials->Rendering->Lesson 2 Shading surfaces

It has a tutorial that takes a sphere and textures it to look like an orange with the text written on it, and then goes on showing you how to adjust the bump map, spec map, etc.
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Thanks man, that helps a lot
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