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duhroach    225
I''ve been looking at the code to load compressed TGA''s, but the question is: How the heck to I make them? Is there a filter or an export option in adobe or something? can someone point me in the right direction> ~Main == Colt "MainRoach" McAnlis Programmer www.badheat.com/sinewave

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Thunder_Hawk    314
If you know how to load them, you can probably write a quick little program to convert normal TGA's to compressed ones without a whole lot of trouble.

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duhroach    225
I was actually looking more along the lines of an export plugin. Having to run each of the .tga''s through a RLE compressor would be something that would seriously piss off the artists.

can anyone point me in the right direction?



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_DarkWIng_    602
Like plugin for some paint program or your own program? Most paint programs(Photoshop/ACD/...) can export RLE compressed TGA. For your own just write general RLE compression tool and send TGA bitmap data trough it.

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[edited by - _DarkWIng_ on August 9, 2003 12:02:34 PM]

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duhroach    225
I''ve been snooping around Photshop all day and haven''t found a toggle for saving RLE tga vs regular TGA. Is their a button? What am i missing?



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_DarkWIng_    602
[ PhotoShop 7 ] : File -> Save As -> Set format to Targa(*.tga,...) -> Click Save -> A little window shows up asking for color depth(16/24/32) and RLE compress/uncompressed. -> Click OK -> DONE!

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duhroach    225
Hum.. the option is vacant from PS 6. that could be my problem

Excuse my ignorance and lack of knowlage

THank you


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Wavewash    202
I''ve heard that new photoshop has some bug in it that doesn''t let you save to the alpha channel in tga files.
www.opticuslabs.com/alphatexgen
it''s a tool I wrote that''ll do it for you, and if you want to write your own tga files you may want to look at the source.
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JackNathan    122
Using PS7 here and TGA and alpha''s are working fine. You might want to reconsider messing with compressed tga''s as well. Once you drop them in a zip file they are approximately the same size (in face in my tests the uncompressed tga''s came out smaller...) So you might want to save yourself the work.


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