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Author Topic: Ammo meter doesn't drain like it's supposed to (11 messages, Page 1 of 1)
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PX173
Joined: Aug 22, 2009

It was worth it.


Posted: Oct 30, 2009 05:11 AM    Msg. 1 of 11       
Well, it doesn't drain from right to left like how i wanted to make it.

If you're asking if it's based upon what you think it's based upon, it is. The top is the bitmap, the bottom is the alpha. The rightmost bullet is(on a grayscale image in photoshop, according to the color chooser on the right) 21%, increasing by 1%(higher is darker) as it goes to the left, until it reaches 80%. Yes, i alpha'd it by hand.

Here's the results.
Full:

Half:

10 bullets left:

Empty... well, almost:



Any help?


XlzQwerty1
Joined: Aug 6, 2009


Posted: Oct 30, 2009 07:40 AM    Msg. 2 of 11       
I guess you shouldn't alpha the gradient by hand? Try using the gradient tool for reference.


BlueBlaze55
Joined: Aug 2, 2007

burn burn...


Posted: Oct 30, 2009 12:57 PM    Msg. 3 of 11       
you also need to change the alpha multiplier for it to work


BeachParty clan
Joined: Oct 12, 2008

Sooo... You wanna switch to Red team huh?


Posted: Oct 31, 2009 07:06 AM    Msg. 4 of 11       
do not make each bar have a gradient, but every bar a different shade ;)

also, an alpha image does not have to be like the diffuse, you can just draw over the lines of the diffuse, because in the alpha you have to to fix those half dissappeared lines.


PX173
Joined: Aug 22, 2009

It was worth it.


Posted: Oct 31, 2009 08:58 PM    Msg. 5 of 11       
Quote: --- Original message by: BeachParty clan
do not make each bar have a gradient, but every bar a different shade ;)

Yes, each bar has only one color.
Quote: --- Original message by: BlueBlaze55
you also need to change the alpha multiplier for it to work

That ammo meter has 60 rounds in it, just like the old ar ammo meter.
Quote: --- Original message by: tucker412
You do know that on your bitmap, the alpha is messed up. Make it from black to white,
From what it looks like on your bitmap:

|black||black||whiter||blacker||whiter|

and so and so. That's how it looks like to me.

...no, it's just right. Pretty much, it's just you.


Advancebo
Joined: Jan 14, 2008


Posted: Nov 1, 2009 02:43 AM    Msg. 6 of 11       
Did you compile the bitmap correctly?
Is the alpha multiplier "4"?


PX173
Joined: Aug 22, 2009

It was worth it.


Posted: Nov 1, 2009 04:38 AM    Msg. 7 of 11       
Quote: --- Original message by: Advancebo
Did you compile the bitmap correctly?
Is the alpha multiplier "4"?

Yes and yes.


lordofblake
Joined: Jan 6, 2008

Nice Tongue


Posted: Nov 1, 2009 04:57 PM    Msg. 8 of 11       
Quote: --- Original message by: PX173
Quote: --- Original message by: BeachParty clan
do not make each bar have a gradient, but every bar a different shade ;)

Yes, each bar has only one color.
Quote: --- Original message by: BlueBlaze55
you also need to change the alpha multiplier for it to work

That ammo meter has 60 rounds in it, just like the old ar ammo meter.
Quote: --- Original message by: tucker412
You do know that on your bitmap, the alpha is messed up. Make it from black to white,
From what it looks like on your bitmap:

|black||black||whiter||blacker||whiter|

and so and so. That's how it looks like to me.

...no, it's just right. Pretty much, it's just you.


Ahhhhhh, I had the same problem my friend. Except for me, the ammo meter didnt work at all. I fixed it by watching the ghosts tut on making ammo meters. I made one before and it worked fine. I just followed that tut to the T.

The Ghosts tutorial on making ammo meters: http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=1214


PX173
Joined: Aug 22, 2009

It was worth it.


Posted: Nov 1, 2009 06:48 PM    Msg. 9 of 11       
Quote: --- Original message by: lordofblake
Quote: --- Original message by: PX173
Quote: --- Original message by: BeachParty clan
do not make each bar have a gradient, but every bar a different shade ;)

Yes, each bar has only one color.
Quote: --- Original message by: BlueBlaze55
you also need to change the alpha multiplier for it to work

That ammo meter has 60 rounds in it, just like the old ar ammo meter.
Quote: --- Original message by: tucker412
You do know that on your bitmap, the alpha is messed up. Make it from black to white,
From what it looks like on your bitmap:

|black||black||whiter||blacker||whiter|

and so and so. That's how it looks like to me.

...no, it's just right. Pretty much, it's just you.


Ahhhhhh, I had the same problem my friend. Except for me, the ammo meter didnt work at all. I fixed it by watching the ghosts tut on making ammo meters. I made one before and it worked fine. I just followed that tut to the T.

The Ghosts tutorial on making ammo meters: http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=1214

...I'm lightyears ahead of you.


lordofblake
Joined: Jan 6, 2008

Nice Tongue


Posted: Nov 1, 2009 07:15 PM    Msg. 10 of 11       
I just noticed that your alphas have two rows. your ammo meter ingame has one row.... Thats a problem.


lordofblake
Joined: Jan 6, 2008

Nice Tongue


Posted: Nov 1, 2009 08:47 PM    Msg. 11 of 11       
Quote: --- Original message by: tucker412

They are not both alpha's, the top one is the meter, and the bottom is the alpha.
the in-game picture shows how it works.
Edited by tucker412 on Nov 1, 2009 at 07:18 PM


Ahhh, whoops. Didnt see that. Im pretty sure that you start at black, solid black, then too solid white.

 

 
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