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Old 05-23-2005, 11:04 PM
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Question Body Transparencies

Hi all this is my first post here on the graal forums I was directed here from the Maloria web site I asked how do u set body transparencies and the GFX adminstrator directed me here saying that I could find all the info I need here but I havient can anybody explained to me body transparencies or atleast post a link to a thread that has a tutorial?
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:39 AM
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There are specific palette indices that do different things:

0 - Border Color (Default: Black)
1 - Belt Color (Default: Blue)
2 - Transparent (Default: Green)
3 - Shoes (Default: Dark Red)
4 - Sleeves (Default: Red)
5 - Skin (Default: Orange)
6 - Body (Default: White)

Any color after index 6 are not affected and are shown as is. The default bodies are only 16 colors, however, you can safely increase this to 256 colors. Basically, fill any transparent areas with index #2.
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:42 AM
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Save your editted body as a Bitmap.
Download or Load a program called "Giffy"
Set the transparency in Giffy and then click "Save GIF".
In the Graal2001 folder there is a file called Gif2MNG
Click your newly saved file and drag over Gif2MNG to make it .png

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When saving and transparenting a body, its always good to have the words "-body100.png" at the end so that it works right.

Example:
lordsephirothstutorialbody-body100.png
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Old 05-24-2005, 05:23 AM
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if you want to make sure that your pallette index is in order then use the open pallette command in PSP and choosing the color should also tell you the index number.
THe reason you should use Gif2 MNG here because PSP and many other gfx programs resort the pallette into a different order, which messes up your order
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Save your editted body as a Bitmap.
Download or Load a program called "Giffy"
Set the transparency in Giffy and then click "Save GIF".
In the Graal2001 folder there is a file called Gif2MNG
Click your newly saved file and drag over Gif2MNG to make it .png

Note:
When saving and transparenting a body, its always good to have the words "-body100.png" at the end so that it works right.

Example:
lordsephirothstutorialbody-body100.png
Bad idea. I believe this breaks in Graal3. Could be wrong.
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:22 PM
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With "gif2mng -b filename" you can also fix the body colors, even if the palette is messed up.
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thanks

ok thanks its all working great now
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:15 AM
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I've got the normal colors down, but now I need a 'foreign' color(Hues that I cannot access through Graal); Example: (era_body-trupe.png)

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Any color after index 6 are not affected and are shown as is. The default bodies are only 16 colors, however, you can safely increase this to 256 colors. Basically, fill any transparent areas with index #2.
I tried this and it didn't stay as-is.

My process when making bodies is as follows:
-Create/Edit the body in MSPaint.
-Copy and paste it to PSP7.
-Transparent and save as GIF.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:48 AM
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Example: (era_body-trupe.png)
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That body was made that color, and it's colors cannot be changed. If you don't mind having that single color forever, then I suspect this is your best option.

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Old 09-26-2005, 08:42 PM
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That body was made that color, and it's colors cannot be changed. If you don't mind having that single color forever, then I suspect this is your best option.

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That isn't the body I'm doing; I used it as an example to display the term "foreign" color.

Attached is the body I'm trying to get.
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:10 PM
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I'm sorry, I was under the impression that you wanted custom colors/tones.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:57 AM
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Bad idea. I believe this breaks in Graal3. Could be wrong.
I think the only reason they have -body# in the image name is so that it goes to the correct folder and not just webgifs.
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Old 09-27-2005, 04:18 PM
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I'm good, hmm i use Paintshop Pro. so you can just edit the custom transperency levels.
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