Monday, July 11, 2011

How to make Alpha shoes & boots in a few easy steps ;)

With the new viewers now allowing you to create Alpha layers, there is no longer a need for Invisable prims on your shoes & boots, but How on earth do you do those? Well that was a question I asked in the forums this week & as usual the InWorldz Residents replied with the answers... Here it is easily explained by one Resident...

 Post subject: Re: Creating the alpha layers for shoes... htf?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:06 pm 
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Thank you Quadropop for that explanation, it did ring a bell to me how to do it :-)
for those who are still in the dark I will give a small guide how to make a Alpha shoe layer.
So we are going to let disappear the feet and ankles.
I use Photoshop but this would be almost the same for other programs

1. open the Bottom Template in Photoshop
if you don't have them upload here :

2.make the left side except the sole and the upperfoot black, many ways to do that, with brush, select , lasso (see picture)

3. uncheck all the templates, like color stripes, uv vector you keep only black and white in the square of the template. this as a PNG file at 512x512

5. upload this Alpha shoe layer InWorldz as an image

6. go in appearance with your avatar
7. select Alpha at the bottom of Body parts
8.'Create new Alpha' and wear it automatically
9. tick 'Lower Alpha' after a few seconds your legs will disappear and become black, no worries :-)
10.hover with your mouse in the white square (to get popup menu)
11.look for your shoe Alpha layer you uploaded, click it and select
12. 'save as' your Alpha layer and give it a name
13. go out of appearance and wait a few seconds for your feet to disappear (this is if you said yes to wear immediatly otherwise look in your inventory for it and wear)

so if you want to make boots you leave the lowerlegs blank (no black)

everything is simple once you know it ! :wink:

edit :oeps didn't see the request of BCollazo the post just rolled on the Forum while I was not done with mine :-)

edit : note the Alpha layer is not supported by all viewers (I think), this tutorial was made with the InWorldz Viewer

Making Alpha shoe layer.JPG
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