Alpha: Blender GLSL Materials











Quick Instructions

1
Enable Blender GLSL Materials
User Preference menu >> Game >> Blender GLSL Materials
 
2 Viewport Shading Textured
3D View menu >> Viewport Shading box
Draw type -- Textured
 
3
Add a material to the game object
Buttons Window menu >> Shading (F5) >> Material buttons
Links and Pipeline tab:
Link to Object
Add New
 
4 Add a texture to the material
Buttons Window menu >> Shading (F5) >> Texture buttons (F6)
Texture tab
Add New
Texture Type:  Image
 
5
Load an image with alpha
Buttons Window menu >> Shading (F5) >> Texture buttons (F6)
Image tab
Load
 
6
Map Image tab: Enable Use Alpha button
Buttons Window menu >> Shading (F5) >> Texture buttons (F6)
Map Image tab
Use Alpha button
 
7 Add a UV Texture to material
Buttons Window menu >> Editing (F9)
Mesh tab
UV Texture: New
 
8 UV Unwrap UV Texture
Game object:  Edit Mode
U key
Select UV Unwrap Method
 
9 Map UV Texture to image with alpha
UV/Image Editor menu >> Image box
Select image
Fit UV map to image
 
10 Texture Face tab:  Enable Tex button & Alpha or Clip Alpha button
Game object:  Edit Mode
Buttons Window menu >> Editing
Texture Face tab
Enable Tex button
Enable Alpha or Clip Alpha button
 
11 Map Input tab:  Enable UV button 
Buttons Window menu >> Shading (F5) >> Material buttons
Texture tab
Select texture holding the image with alpha
Map Input tab
Enable UV button
UV Texture name:
Enter the name of the UV Texture
 
12 Map To tab:  Enable Col button & Alpha button
Buttons Window menu >> Shading (F5) >> Material buttons
Map To tab
Enable Col button
Enable Alpha button
 
13 Links and Pipeline tab:  Enable ZTransp button
Buttons Window menu >> Shading (F5) >> Material buttons
Links and Pipeline tab
ZTransp
 
14 Material tab:  A (alpha) slider to 0 (zero)
Buttons Window menu >> Shading (F5) >> Material buttons
Material tab
A (alpha) slider to zero
 
15 Start Game
User Preference menu >> Game >> Start Game
 


  
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