Reflection Map - Help

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Re: Reflection Map - Help

Postby Pyro » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:04 am

I took a look at your test color and reflection maps. The color map is indexed, but your reflection map is not indexed. This is likely the reason it is not working for you. How did you get the color map indexed? Try to do the same to the reflection map.
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Re: Reflection Map - Help

Postby Schuder » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:15 am

Im not sure how I got my colormap indexed all I did was save it as a bmp. What does indexing accomplish?
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Re: Reflection Map - Help

Postby Pyro » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:07 am

It sets a list of the colors the image will use to 256 different colors or less. This limits your color choices but also keeps the file size of the image lower.
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Re: Reflection Map - Help

Postby Schuder » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:34 am

Hey I finally got it to work! :D. What I did was I saved my reflection map as a .gif in Paint.NET then opened the gif in MS Paint to save it as a 256 color bitmap, since Paint.NET can't save files like that. And it works!
Thanks so much for all the help I appreciate it.
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