View Full Version : Sprites to create excellent effects

08 August 2003, 10:16 PM
Hi All!

I have a question. How can I create new sprites, it only a simple image file, or i have to use a special format to it!

Thx for the advice!

08 August 2003, 01:46 AM
Maya's help file has pretty much all the info you need on using sprites.

If you select some particles in your scene and go to: Particles > Sprite Wizard, then inside the dialogue box go to Help > Help on the Sprite Wizard, you can read all about making new sprites and using them.

08 August 2003, 10:39 AM
but i would like to create a new image sequence to a new sprite, any idea?

08 August 2003, 06:27 PM
an uuber quick way to create a sprite would be to launch Photoshop or somthing similar, create a canvas of say 256x256, draw a cute little sprite onto a new layer, throw away the background so that you only have the particle and a transparent background, save the image to TGA format and make sure you save it at 32 bits so the transparency will be included, THEN you can attatch that file to particles via Sprite wizard :)

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