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is there anyway possible that i can embed/create transparent gradients in director??? thanks in advance, kel...

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    is there anyway possible that i can embed/create transparent gradients in director???

    thanks in advance,



    kel



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    Default Re: transparent gradients in director

    For best results, I like to use PNG files... They retain the alpha channel
    and work great for transparent graphics.

    Michael Hamstra

    "kelly jones" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:blgnj0$kme$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > is there anyway possible that i can embed/create transparent gradients in
    director???
    >
    > thanks in advance,
    >
    >
    >
    > kel
    >
    >

    Michael Hamstra Guest

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    Default Re: transparent gradients in director

    Once upon a time... you could do that in the paint window by making a
    gradient rectangle member and setting the gradient to run from a color
    to white. Then setting the sprite of that member to background
    transparent would drop out the white pixels and you'd have a color
    gradient that went from a color to transparent. At some point this
    changed. Now a gradient remains opaque.

    You can create a color to transparent gradient in Photoshop in a layer
    and then use Photocaster to import that layer as a member. The
    transparency will hold in 32 bit color. You could do the same thing
    using Fireworks and export to Director to get the layer.

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    Default Re: transparent gradients in director

    thanks michael! director recognizes the alpha channels. only one issue however )c:

    i have a .w3d as my focal point on the stage, and i want to feather the edges of it. so i imported a feathered border .png file but i cant get it to sit on top of the .w3d file. any suggestions???

    thanks again,

    kel



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    Default Re: transparent gradients in director

    In article <bljfe9$ahp$1forums.macromedia.com>, "kelly jones"
    [email]webforumsusermacromedia.com[/email] wrote:
    > i have a .w3d as my focal point on the stage, and i want to feather the
    edges of it. so i imported a feathered border .png file but i cant get it
    to sit on top of the .w3d file. any suggestions???
    >
    In the cast member properties for the 3d member uncheck DTS (direct to
    stage). However, performance for the 3d member may be affected.

    Gretchen Macdowall
    [url]http://www.updatestage.com/[/url]
    Gretchen Macdowall Guest

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