View Full Version : Image transparencies

03-06-2003, 06:19 PM
This may be a stupid question, but i am going to ask anyway.
I created an image in photoshop 6.0 with a transparent background, but when I loaded the image into lightwave for surfacing my transparent layer turns white. What I was trying to do was import a graphic to put on a balloon. The graphic is some what abstract and would take time to set up polygons to match. I thought I could just select the surrounding polygons and place the graphic on them having the color of the polygon show through my transpernt section. Also wanted the graphic to be opaque but the rest of the ballon to be some what transparent. How do I bring in an image with transparencies? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

03-06-2003, 09:12 PM
Well, transparent background isnīt enough, to embed an alpha channel into image you have to make an alpha channel in channels palette and save the image in 32 bit depth.
To use embeded apha in LW you have to clone the image and enable the alpha channel.