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Offline Petrarch of the VBB

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PhotoShop is the way to go!:nod:


Only if you can afford it. What photoshop 7? £500 or something stupid?

anyway, it quite easy to make beams in PSP, just make a gradient fill, and put it horizontally across the image.

 

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Who needs PhotoShop 7? I use 4!
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Offline Sheepy

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Originally posted by Petrarch of the VBB


Only if you can afford it. What photoshop 7? £500 or something stupid?

anyway, it quite easy to make beams in PSP, just make a gradient fill, and put it horizontally across the image.


*strokes PS7 CD*

£5 bucks cost me, and it came with shed loads of extras on the cd, Plugins, filters, presets, fonts, upgrades for other adobe stuff and loads other stuff i havent bothered looking at
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Offline SKYNET-011

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Same here. :D

(btw, those were not done in PSP nor Photoshop)


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Maybe it's MS PhotoDraw. I'll experiment and give you a few results. Don't know about the 'muzzle flashes', though. They're weird and very nice.
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I'd tell you the perfect tool for making beam textures, but then I'd have to kill you.


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As a guess, and to get back on topic, I'd say render some clouds with a certain color tinge, stretch them out, and use that as beam textures. :D
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Try the Aurora weapons pack.  I forget were I got it from, but the beam changes colour while its firing, nifty.;)
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Offline CP5670

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bah! all you people using this fancy graphics software are wimps; the real man does pixel editing in Paint! ;7

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Offline Petrarch of the VBB

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£5 bucks cost me, and it came with shed loads of extras on the cd, Plugins, filters, presets, fonts, upgrades for other adobe stuff and loads other stuff i havent bothered looking at


You probably shouldn't talk about it, else Thunder will be wont for to smite you down, with his smitting club.

 

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This may seem ignorant to the source code changes, but is there any way to make the beam PCX's tile? I have made a rather nice rainbow beam using Photodraw and Paint's pixel editing (to create black patches in the beam), but it is all stretched out along the beam length and it looks terrible.

Also, I think I know where that muzzle flash came from. It looks like a certain wall hit in Descent 3. I'll try again to make a nice beam.
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Offline Sesquipedalian

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Indeed there is.  You can also have the textures move along the beam.  When version 3.4 comes out in the next few days, download it.  To make a beam with tiling, read this.  It works marvellously.  Try my Shivan Super Laser Beam for an example.
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AHHHH.....those beams look real yummy...so now, I've missed a lot since my absence, huh? Can you tell me how to get those beams done? How to mess around with different types of beams? Those beams are crazy (I'm talking about the one hitting the Aeolus BTW). IMHO Those are the greatest beams ever placed in FS2.

 

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Actually, the Aeolus is FIRING the beams.:nod:
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I still say that those should be hits :p ;)
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wow...if tileing is done by section...that could lead to some really cool effects...
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Ha!!! *Jumps in Inferno's Icanus and charges big beam*


*jumps in Gigas*

Hmm.... I wonder what this does....

*presses button labeled Beam-Free-All*
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Or Corel PhotoPaint.  (Uber alles!)


Yays! Corel PhotoPaint, wooo! (I use that and PSP)
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*jumps in Gigas*

Hmm.... I wonder what this does....

*presses button labeled Beam-Free-All*


*Charges Ion Cannon* :devil:
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