custom cp HUD icons

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  1. Gigins

    Gigins L1: Registered

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    Hello!

    I followed this tutorial, but can't get it to work.

    I made the custom icon, VTF and VTM files. It shows ok in hammer, but in-game it's the purple-black chessboard.. xD
     
  2. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    It's a VMT, not VTM...
     
  3. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    Make sure it is saved in the right location.

    Normally, it's sprites/obj_icons/
     
  4. Gigins

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    Well w/e, my misspell in the forum doesn't change the fact, that it's not working. xD
    Can't I just save in my location in the materials forlder, so it/s easier to organize?

    Yea, I guess it was the thing. But how do I make them transparent?
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  5. Ezekel

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    i don't know photoshop very well. but it oughta have alpha (transparency) colours available.
    just use those where you want to have it be see through (either partially or wholly).

    it might help to place a screenshot on a seperate layer underneath while you're doing this, so you can see roughly what it'll look like ingame
     
  6. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Yea if you want to make the whole thing transparent your going to want to go into the alpha mask layer and make sure it is a shade of grey behind the whole image, the darker the grey they more transparent the image will be. If you need a step by step i can show you how to do that.
     
  7. Gigins

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    Yea I don't even know where to start. Maybe if you could.. :)
     
  8. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    haha, aiight give me a bit to get it done and i'll post it up.
     
  9. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    actually, can you send me your icon i could just make it transparent for you and show you hot i did it. That way you can see and won't have to do it. I'll send you the .psd too if you want.
     
  10. Gigins

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    I dont have any specific icon, I just changed a original icon to see can I get it to work. Could you just make something up, like anything. :p
     
  11. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Okay, so I have rejected my own tutorial as it was not fully correct. This time i have done it right, the icons look a lot better and should fit in a lot better too. I'll make a new post below so everyone can get them.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  12. Ezekel

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    one question:
    why are the image links executables?
    why not just use .zip?
     
  13. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    idk, cause some people don't have winRAR so i just make them self extracting archives to make it easier on people. If you want them in just a .rar i can do that for you.
     
  14. Gigins

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    Can you please upload the PSD file as you promissed. :D
     
  15. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Alright this post is gonna be simple and to the point.

    Here are the HUD Icons as Targa Files: Targa Icons

    Here are the HUD Icons as VMT/VTF Files: VMT/VTF Icons

    Here are the HUD Icons as PSD Files: PSD Icons

    Here is the program you need to make VMT/VTF files from Targa Files: Vtex

    Here is the program you need to pack your custom textures into your map for distributing: PAKrat
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    All of the files above are packaged in .RAR format. I would have made a tutorial on how to do this but IMO, I think it's a little to time consuming and when I was trying to do it I always forgot to take screen shots so it was a pain to go back to take them just to redo the steps I already did. But none the less I hope these Icons work out for whoever needs them and they come in handy and I hope to see them in some upcoming maps!
    :rolleyes:

    Note: Some feedback on how these worked would be very nice as well. I don't know exactly how to implement them into a map so I couldn't test them myself. So I'm kind of "assuming" that they work. But they haven't been tested. Once i know they work for sure and look/function okay I will post these in the download section.
     
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  16. Gigins

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    Thanks man! :)
     
  17. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Not a problem. ;) if you need any other graphic work done let me know.