icons with opacity

Jan 15, 2007 at 5:29am

icons with opacity

I know this isn’t quite a max question but I am trying to make a nice icon for my applet, does anyone know how to use transparency in icons? so that part of the icon is opaque and the other has an alpha. I tried copy paste in photoshop with alpha layer but didn’t work.

Thanks!

#29677
Jan 15, 2007 at 5:57am

try the demo of iconbuilder
http://iconfactory.com/software/iconbuilder
it makes icons SUPER EASY its a photoshop plugin

takes care of alpha channel generation for you

#93200
Jan 15, 2007 at 6:14am

On Jan 14, 2007, at 9:29 PM, Nicholas C. Raftis III wrote:

> I know this isn’t quite a max question but I am trying to make a
> nice icon for my applet, does anyone know how to use transparency
> in icons? so that part of the icon is opaque and the other has an
> alpha. I tried copy paste in photoshop with alpha layer but didn’t
> work.

I’ve used Apple’s Icon Composer with very good results. It’s part of
their Xcode Tools package.

There’s a nice tutorial on Mac Dev Center:

http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2001/05/24/aqua_design.html?
page=last

Vlad

Vlad Spears
Urbi et orbi

http://www.daevlmakr.com

http://www.2secondfuse.com

#93201
Jan 15, 2007 at 6:31am

awesome, this is a great plugin! Love it

Also on a similar note, is it possible to use alpha with the intro screen pict?

also how do I get the apple development kit? Do I have to order it? I saw that quartz composer somewhere and it looked cool.

#93202
Jan 15, 2007 at 6:32am

dev kit is free register at developer.apple.com

#93203

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