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Effects.AZP file

Postby pfc.Michael » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:46 pm

Hello,

I could have sworn years ago I was able to view all the TGA's from the Effects.AZP file in Photoshop in color once extracted.

Now for some reason all I seem to be able to veiw is just a grey outline.
Can someone please help me with what im doing wrong?


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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby CSO_Linebacker » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:00 pm

CC3 was likely the last time that you saw extracted Explosion...or other fx files in color. From CC4 on, being that they are 32-bit with Alpha channel, what you're looking at is all that I have ever seen
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby Senior Drill » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:04 am

pfc.Michael, you should check the settings on your PhotoShop. I just extracted the CC4 Effects.azp with RtB Tool, then extacted select .fx files with Cpl Filth's CCFX tool.

Viewed in both PhotoShop and PaintShop, they are all in color.

@ CS0_Linebacker: The Effects.azp for CC4 was used in COI. It is also the same one used in CC5 +.
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby pfc.Michael » Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:10 pm

Sorry Drill i'm trying to figure out what you mean but don't seem to be getting it.
I tried the ole Shift/Ctrl/Alt to get back to the default settings and no luck.

Can you provide a screen shot of your settings and where I need to go to change mine when you get the chance?
I'm using PS 7.0 btw


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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby pfc.Michael » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:14 pm

Yea i'm still pretty stumped here.

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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby pfc.Michael » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:05 pm

Hey Drill what version of the RTBTool are you using?

I have 2.12
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby Senior Drill » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:09 am

Yes, RtB Tool v2.12.

I have PhotoShop v6.0, which I understand very little of, so very seldom use. Can you open any other .tga's in color? If so, use those settings.
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby CSO_Linebacker » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:23 am

DId you get it figured out. Wish I could help, but I use RTBToolv2.12, extract the .fx with CCfx, and open with PS7, and I don't see colors, and can't remember the last time that I did.
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby pfc.Michael » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:49 am

I havent figured it out yet.

I can open anything else just fine.
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby pfc.Michael » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:46 am

Hey Drill would you upload on of your TGA's so I can see if I get the same thing.
And a copy of your ccfx program please.

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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby Senior Drill » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:55 pm

Here is the entire exp60 folder. All the .tga's are in color.

Also is CCfx. I included a cmd.exe (DOS) in it. I keep CCfx in a folder in my CC Mod Making Tools folder and then place a copy of the ccfx.exe and cmd.exe in whatever folder I'm working in. It saves a bunch of navigating in DOS.
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby pfc.Michael » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:31 pm

Thank-you

But it looks like the problem is on my end as I still see no color.
I have bounced all over Photoshop and I can't seem to figure it out.
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby GI_JONZ » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:01 pm

I can shed some light on this problem Michael.


Starting with PS 7 it no longer opens the fourth channel in a Targa file as an alpha channel. It loads the fourth channel as transparency, which is the correct method according to the targa file specification. The data in the fourth channel is unchanged, and still available, but appears in a different place and is used slightly differently.

Also in PS 7, alpha channels are not saved with Targa - transparency is saved instead. The solution is to find the targa.8BI file from prior versions of photoshop. I have attached it here. back up your targa.8BI and insert this one, and the correct viewing of the explosions will be yours.

Photoshop 7.0>Plug-Ins>File Formats folder.
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Re: Effects.AZP file

Postby pfc.Michael » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:35 pm

You my friend are a genius.
I can now see the light. :)

I thank-you very,very much.
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