Create Animated Sprays in Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike



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Just thought I'd mention that Photoshop hasn't been able to easily save TGA images with transparncey for some time. GIMP is actually far superior for outputting TGAs.




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You can use this for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 


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Sweet!!!! thx for the info!!! =)


Darth Ninja

You cant have transparent layers in JPG files (at least not in TF2) you have to save them as a .TGA image

As for requiring photoshop to make sprays, that's overkill; Paint.Net works just fine for people who dont have $600 to burn, but then, maybe you didnt buy it :P


So jpgs can't be transparent. Anyone know what file type you should save as instead?


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I tried following the tutorial and couldn't get the background which was transparent in Photoshop to stay transparent in the spray, no matter how I saved the output file. Also the article references "for a high-speed preview of your spray" but where can you specify the delay between frame switch? I got the spray up on a wall in a TF2 server, and it was flipping as fast as it did in the preview pane in VTFedit. It's seizure inducing. More details please on an otherwise excellent, inspiring, and exciting tutorial.



Just great, now we're going to see people's balls. Animated. Son of a Bitch!

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JPG is an executable files which is is a commonly used method of lossy compression for photographic images. The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable tradeoff between storage size and image quality. JPEG typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality.

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