I have been making, skinning, compiling and using my own models for a while now. I just got handed a nice project which wants me to create 20~ models.
it had to be at a time when I really needed to do things fast (I’m almost a week over the deadline already, but luckily so is the programmer who wanted them) but either photoshop or VTFEdit is taking a shit on me, or I’ve done something stupid.
so here’s what’s going on: basically when i open either the png/tga that i made in photoshop, or the straight photoshop exported VTF in VTFEdit it shows NO alpha. just white. so after a while of playing around I realized that it was only using alpha that was backed up by actual transparency (ie the checkers in photoshop :P).
Keep in mind i’ve done around 10 models before this all with alphas that worked fine.
any help would REALLY be lovely, there are many things that i require alpha without transparency for