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  08 August 2008
import alphas

how can i import psd's WITH alphas and use the alpha? thx a lot Philipp
  08 August 2008
pretty sure you can't. you'll have to save the alpha's out as separate files and then import
  09 September 2008
No, that is wrong. You just load the psd and it should use the alpha with the image. If you just want to use the alpha you can set it to "use alpha only". If you want to use both you can instance the image and set one to use alpha only
  09 September 2008
I tried that. I loaded a psd (in my case a haircut with one alpha in Photoshop applied), but modo didnt clip the alpha. In maya i can choose which alpha layer i want to use, can i do that in modo?
  09 September 2008

It should work automatically. and as doug stated you can switch to ignore - alpha only - use, is on by default.
I tried with more than 1 alpha layer, but it will only see the 1 alpha - if thats what you mean by choosing an alpha - no that doesn't seem possible. you have to decide on one prior.
Are you sure you have an "Alpha Channel" ? not a .psd Layer?
some of the image effect settings other than the default "Diffuse Color" setting may not show a noticeable alpha. I can't see why it isn't working - maybe it's not layered in Modo correctly?
maybe post some screen shots will help?

good luck

Last edited by kevmo : 09 September 2008 at 10:02 AM.
  09 September 2008
I figured out why it wasn't working for me ( hence my previous incorrect post! ) and this might be Bommel's problem- Modo doesn't use the alpha if the psd is CMYK. Clips fine in RGB.
  09 September 2008
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