Menu Aggravation

Monday, March 5, 2007 by Imzadi | Discussion: Skinning

Okay....I've not had this problem before with a skin, but this one I'm working on now is about to drive me crazy. I've imported an image in to use as the menu background on the pulldown menus, and the MS Menus. For some reason, it's not showing up. It says it's there in Skinstudio, and it shows in the window preview just fine. But when I actually apply the skin, the menus are all pinkish/white instead of silver, which is what they're supposed to be. I thought at first that maybe I didn't apply the transparency to the menu item highlight, and it was actually covering up the menu, but no. If anybody has any idea what might be going on, I'd appreciate it. I know it's kind of hard to figure these things out just by telling what's going on, but I'm giving it a shot.
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Imzadi
Reply #21 Monday, March 5, 2007 11:19 PM
Bichur
Reply #22 Monday, March 5, 2007 11:55 PM
Imzadi
Reply #23 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 12:25 AM
I've replaced both images to see if it's the images themselves, and it still looks the same. This is so bizarre!
Fuzzy Logic
Reply #24 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 4:58 AM

What type of image is it? If it's an imported png converted to tga it could be the colour depth. Some programs like Paint Shop Pro need to be told about colour depth/compression otherwise they use defaults.

Couldn't really say for sure without getting my hand on it. This is where WC could do with a WIP section...

vStyler
Reply #25 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 10:44 AM
This is where WC could do with a WIP section...


Amen



Yeah, im also not sure whats causing that. perhaps try using bitmaps first. then replace with png after makeing SURE u have saved them correctly in ur gfx app.

If all else fails.. add me on MSN messenger at the address on my page and ill take a look at ur skin and help u fix it.
ZubaZ
Reply #26 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 10:50 AM
This is where WC could do with a WIP section...


Like here?
ZubaZ
Reply #27 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 10:53 AM
even better
Fuzzy Logic
Reply #28 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 10:59 AM

No, that isn't what the Graphics section is for. The Graphics section is for items you wish to pass on to others copyright free.

I suppose you could upload it to your personal page and post a link to it in a thread like this.

vStyler
Reply #29 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 11:08 AM
yeah..still, its just not the same a WIP section, IT..can really help generate a buzz and anticipation about upcoming skins, provide valuable feedback for the authors as well as motivate the artist and provide a way for the community to participate more in the creative process..
basj
Reply #30 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 11:08 AM
Hmmm...maybe it something to do with your Pull Down Item or the Flat menu option is enable? maybe?
ZubaZ
Reply #31 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 11:08 AM
I stand corrected.

From the description: "Submit your artwork and designs so application skinners can create skins from your designs and masterpieces!"
Imzadi
Reply #32 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 5:58 PM

What type of image is it? If it's an imported png converted to tga it could be the colour depth. Some programs like Paint Shop Pro need to be told about colour depth/compression otherwise they use defaults.

Couldn't really say for sure without getting my hand on it. This is where WC could do with a WIP section...



The background image is a .bmp and the menu item image is a .png converted to a .tga by importing it into Skinstudio. The MSMenu image isn't working either, it shows as white with pale red edging just like the one in the picture above does. I've replaced them both with other images, made sure that the Menu item image has both transparency and translucency checked, and the menu background image has neither checked. Could this be a glitch in Skinstudio or something?
vStyler
Reply #33 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 6:36 PM
add me on MSN , i think I can say confidently theres 100% chance I can help you.
Imzadi
Reply #34 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 6:53 PM
Can you explain it here? I can't download MSN Messenger. It crashes my system.
NightTrainthedark
Reply #35 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 6:58 PM
the menu item image is a .png converted to a .tga by importing it into Skinstudio.


I am willing to bet your doing something wrong when importing or saving the image. Explain the process you go through. Something is wrong with the image itself. Be sure that the upper left hand corner pixel is transparent.
NightTrainthedark
Reply #36 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 7:01 PM
I can't download MSN Messenger. It crashes my system.


My system barfs it up also.   
Imzadi
Reply #37 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 7:17 PM
am willing to bet your doing something wrong when importing or saving the image. Explain the process you go through. Something is wrong with the image itself. Be sure that the upper left hand corner pixel is transparent.

Most of the Menu Item image is transparent, the only image I have in there (of the 5 images) is the mouse over one. It's not anything different than I've ever done, just not sure why THIS particular time it's not working. AND the MS Menu image isn't working, which is a different one too.
vStyler
Reply #38 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 7:17 PM
  
Imzadi
Reply #39 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 7:28 PM
Now I've got this going on as well with the MS Menu image. This is on the desktop at the top and bottom of the screen. It's pinker towards the bottom of the screen, and if I right click further up, it becomes whiter.
Imzadi
Reply #40 Tuesday, March 6, 2007 7:30 PM
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t180/imzadi-7/TOPOFSCREENMENU.jpg

Here's the image higher up on the desktop.

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