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posted November 03, 2007 03:52 AM

Question and Answer Topic: Modder's Workshop

I thought it would be nice to have a questions topic here.
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sfidanza
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posted November 04, 2007 11:03 PM

True. That would avoid new threads for quick questions. Although these are usually made by newcomers or people that do not care to search for existing topics, so it might be a waste. Anyway, this thread is now stickied, and we'll see how it goes.

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Slapzech
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that didn't vote for Kaczynski
posted November 05, 2007 11:32 AM
Edited by Slapzech at 11:38, 05 Nov 2007.

I doubt there is but one open forum with no such a problem...

Either way - I'm going to make use of the fresh sticky and ask first question. I visited the Editing Abilities topic, as well as Kronos1000 tutorial and The modding wiki. I had searched whole modding section, and did not found the solution to my problem.

Every model I try to re-colour ends up with black parts - leftovers which are transparent in the original model, but perfectly visible after making mod from the texture.
Here's an exemple of edited Warlock's fat yellow larva, which by some mistake is often reffered to as a reptile



Just as Kronos1000 and Sfidanza suggested - I played a bit with the alpha channel of the textures in CS2. I made the background around the hero white, black, pink, and some other colours.
The same with the parts I wanted to make gone. I tried inverting it, delating it, blasting the whole alpha channel to oblivion... To no avail. I can't make the parts invisible, although I can make them any colour Example:

Texture
In-game model

And for the question - Could You please point me out my mistake, for I simply run out of ideas. How to make those parts dissapear.

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posted November 06, 2007 12:02 AM

Can you make your mod available for download so we can have a look (or send it to me at stephane(dot)fidanza(at)gmail(dot)com if it's easier).

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Asheron
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posted November 06, 2007 12:56 AM

Not sure If this is the right place but I'd like to ask if anyone can make a mod to recolor those ugly gums from Warlock's reptile right now it looks like it has some mouth disease or somethin'. If none is willing then I'll try by reading the guides but please if someone has any spare time to do this I would be very gratefull
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posted November 06, 2007 06:03 AM
Edited by phoenixreborn at 03:31, 09 Nov 2007.

What setting do I change so that the town build screen starts expanded without me having to click it down?

edit: solved.

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posted November 06, 2007 01:37 PM

@Slapzech: Try copying the Alpha Channel of the original Warlock lizard to this one's (Don't worry I can ensure it works)
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Darkeye
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posted November 06, 2007 07:34 PM

I have forgot how to open up a single model in the Editor; where you can play the different animations and so on.

Could someone please tell me?

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Slapzech
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that didn't vote for Kaczynski
posted November 07, 2007 03:02 PM

Lmao, I guess i'll end my small modding adventure now.
Even though i took the texture, and simply made a mod from it without making ANY changes at all I still get the black snow over the model xD

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Kronos1000 - "copy & paste the alpha channel" method also failed xD

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sfidanza
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posted November 07, 2007 03:45 PM

@Slapzech: I don't understand.
The only thing you did in your texture is remove the alpha channel transparency for these parts. So of course, now they're showing a big black square. What did you want to do exaclty?
Basically, you should have added more black areas in the alpha channel, not remove them.

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posted November 07, 2007 04:03 PM

Quote:
@Slapzech: I don't understand.
The only thing you did in your texture is remove the alpha channel transparency for these parts. So of course, now they're showing a big black square. What did you want to do exaclty?
Basically, you should have added more black areas in the alpha channel, not remove them.


More black parts in the alpha channel? Mhm.
Take a look at a model with only black alpha channel:

http://www.speedyshare.com/509573437.html
http://www.speedyshare.com/368570637.html

Either the texture or mod.
As I writed. I can colour any part of the alpha channel any colour - be it black, white, ping, orange, purple, yellow. with the effect of no other than You can see.

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Darkeye
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posted November 07, 2007 08:34 PM

I'm planning to screenshot all the different creatures in their neutral state from a certain angle, so I need to open up the different units in the Heroes Editor.

Please. Could someone just tell me how to do this?

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posted November 09, 2007 03:43 AM

If the alpha is black it is transparent, if it is white then it is solid, what if it is grey?
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posted November 09, 2007 12:11 PM

@Slapzech:
Nope, your latest dds (http://www.speedyshare.com/509573437.html) still has a completely white alpha channel.
I don't know how you edit it, but the problem is obviously there.
Maybe you do not check "Alpha Channels" in Photoshop Save dialog box.

In the dds plugin save box, you should choose DXT3 (which you did), in "No Mip Maps" (but this shouldn't matter). And basically nothing else.

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posted November 10, 2007 12:59 AM

i have this question im botherd.
most of the mods i've seen only change the colors "pallate sawp for 3d".
however what about brining a new model in?
oh and swiching the models between hell stalion and nightmare.
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that didn't vote for Kaczynski
posted November 10, 2007 09:01 AM
Edited by Slapzech at 20:21, 10 Nov 2007.

Quote:
@Slapzech:
Nope, your latest dds (http://www.speedyshare.com/509573437.html) still has a completely white alpha channel.
I don't know how you edit it, but the problem is obviously there.
Maybe you do not check "Alpha Channels" in Photoshop Save dialog box.

In the dds plugin save box, you should choose DXT3 (which you did), in "No Mip Maps" (but this shouldn't matter). And basically nothing else.


Checked Alpha models within saving dialog box, whiped alpha channel black, or simply deleted it and replaced it with another one, also black, still with no effects. When I opened the textures I gave here - alpha channel was black...
Ok, I guess i'll pass now. Enough of time was taken with no effects.
Thanks for Your help and time.

[EDIT]
I found the problem. the snowing snow, known as DDS converter 2 made the alpha channel white every snowing time I converted anything into .dds. With photoshop plugin there is no problem.
Thanks for help.

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posted November 10, 2007 04:07 PM

Quote:
i have this question im botherd.
most of the mods i've seen only change the colors "pallate sawp for 3d".
however what about brining a new model in?


As yet it is undooable, but It might be possible sometime.
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antipaladin
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posted November 10, 2007 09:55 PM

undoble as the problam but inability to create a new model,or in ability to place it ingame?
i remmber toying with it years ago and stmbling on magic extractor,its softwere that extracts graphickal resource from games such as homm4-5 ,and allowing u to replace one model with another,using the resouce,make it based on h3 wog.lol
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Legendary_Hero
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posted November 17, 2007 02:21 PM

No i don't think it could but maybe it can
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WarLore
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posted November 18, 2007 06:11 PM

could somebody help i have unchecked read only to chance stats,but still i cant change stats,dmg,abilities also,i have putted view dos text,srly wtf?
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