Transparency on sails

Transparency on sails

Postby OhMonBato » Thu 08 Apr 2010 - 01:09

Just for demo, it's possible to put some transparency on sails if you're not afraid to work on dds file

Original 470 :
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470 modified on main sail :
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470 modified on both sails :
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It's quiet convenient when you have a opponent just behind you and you can't see you boat because of his sails !
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby OhMonBato » Fri 09 Apr 2010 - 15:47

I've tried to change the Alpha layer on Open 70, YD 40 and Bavaria 36 to put some transparency on sails without success but I saw that these sail's files are saved in DXT1 format, all other boats are saved in DXT5 format and I can put transparency. Is it the reason I can't put transparency on sails ? Did somebody else tried to do it also ? Did you succeed ?
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby Delphisa » Fri 09 Apr 2010 - 19:06

Hello

I have not tried to change skin of VOR sails up to now, only 470... But yes it's good to have semi-transparent sails ! Not so realistic as the opaque ones coming with the original software, but sometimes in the races it is worth having a little bit more visibility !

Here is my first trail with 470, an approximation of the 470 I owned when I was much younger... :wink:
http://delphinele66emekorrigan.chez-alice.fr/Skins_SS5/Yellow_470.zip
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby Delphisa » Fri 09 Apr 2010 - 21:06

OK, I see no problem adjusting alpha layer with VOR70 skins. As a first trail I just applied on the genaker a chess texture, saved the dds file in DXT3 format, and I get this :
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby OhMonBato » Fri 09 Apr 2010 - 21:33

But did you try main sail ?
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby Delphisa » Sat 10 Apr 2010 - 12:46

Hehe... Yes you're right, there is a problem for getting transparent sails on SS5 VOR ! :?
I suceeded with the gennaker but not on the mainsail, it seems the software doesn't operate the same way applying the dds texture.
Anybody has a idea how to progress on this topic?
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby OhMonBato » Sat 10 Apr 2010 - 19:09

Just for information, I've the same problem with YD 40 and Bavaria 36
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby badboys » Sat 17 Apr 2010 - 12:59

I will also made several attempts, but unable

Stentec that charts can provide them with a solution
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby jimhoogerhout » Sat 29 May 2010 - 11:49

how i can change the transparency on the sails?? i have ordert my new ss5 but i see these pictures and i think i would like to have that to:D
can some body helps me??
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby Delphisa » Sat 29 May 2010 - 17:57

Hello

I just made a new transparent sail for the laser. You can download the file here :
http://delphinele66emekorrigan.chez-alice.fr/Skins_SS5/Laser-transp-sail.zip
Instruction for file installation is in a text file within the zip.

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For my yellow 470 skin it is the same, I put a txt file within the zip file with explainations.
http://delphinele66emekorrigan.chez-alice.fr/Skins_SS5/Yellow_470.zip

Jean-Pierre (Delphisa skipper)
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby jimhoogerhout » Sun 30 May 2010 - 00:27

Thank you very much for answer my question when i have received the game i will put all these things in my sail simulator!
Kind regards,

jim
Hobie cat sailor
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby Delphisa » Tue 07 Sep 2010 - 14:24

After upgrading SS5 from 5.1.7.2 to 5.2.0.2 I had a bad surprise with the 470 sails skin. My custom skin dated 2010 april didn't fit well :( :
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Actually, 470 sails skin design is a little bit modified on 5.2.0.2 version. So I had to redraw my old sails skin... In the present zipfile is the adapted one :
http://delphinele66emekorrigan.chez-alice.fr/Skins_SS5/Yellow_470.zip

I have also replaced the spinnaker file, removed the all-green one, put black and pink colors instead, avoiding confusion with green arrows used by SS5 for marks indication. :wink:

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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby OhMonBato » Sun 10 Oct 2010 - 12:37

It would be nice if Stentec could allow players to add transparency on sails for VOR70, Bavaria, Valk spinnaker, etc.... When you race in fleet and you have somebody behind you, you see nothing at all and even when you are alone, it's difficult to see the mark front of you. Why transprency works on some boats/sails and not on others ? Is it due to DXT1/DXT5 format ?
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby skippers50 » Tue 07 Jun 2011 - 17:41

How do you customize sails or boats because i tried to download some but it would'nt work :x
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Re: Transparency on sails

Postby Rojoyinc » Wed 07 Dec 2011 - 06:57

Is it possible to customize sail patterns and colors? I would love to customize a h16 to match one of my real ones.
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