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Is there a way to tweak some settings somewhere to improve photo quality when I import a prop? A picture that's sharp in Photoshop will import into CTA very fuzzy, and when I import a .png with transparency, I get an outline (example below).  Thanks.

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In iClone, fringing on 2D alpha-channel cut-outs can be cured by nudging their UV tiling settings down from 1.00 on both axes. About 0.97 or so usually works well, I seem to remember. Possibly it'll be the same for CTA?




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Thanks for responding, Tutor.  I have iClone 4 Pro, so I imported the same .png file (of the city) as an image layer.  It looks EXACTLY the same in iClone...fuzzy, with a white "fringe" border.  I did attempt to fix the fringe as you suggested, but nudging the tiling even by .01 (up or down) caused it to get even bigger. Sad

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Can you upload those 2 pictures ("fuzzy" and png with transparency) as attachment?
It's hard to advise something just looking at screenshot Smile

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tomelissaconway (5/10/2011)
Is there a way to tweak some settings somewhere to improve photo quality when I import a prop? A picture that'ssharp in Photoshopwill import into CTA very fuzzy, and when I import a .png with transparency, I get an outline (example below). Thanks.


Try creating a separate mask from the PNG to load into the opacity channel. And be completely sure that the mask file is greyscale and contains no color information. This should solve the problem.


whoops, sorry, I thought this was an iClone question!

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It's likely a simple matter of resolution. What are the pixel dimensions of the photo?
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The dimensions are 1280 x 720.

Below, the first shot is of the .png that I created and saved in photoshop (with a black background added for comparison), second is the same shot rendered from CTA.

I changed the real time map size to maximum (which crashed CTA) in case that might help, but it didn't.

Thanks for all your help, guys!

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Could it be that you are feathering the edges, by a couple of pixels, when you make your selection for cut-out in Photoshop?




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I'm sorry, I've no idea what you mean...

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When you cut-out a bit of an image in Photoshop, you have the option to "blur the edges a little" of your selected area ("the selection") This edge-fuzzing is called feathering, and can be set in pixels on the top toolbar. Set it to zero and your cut out is razor sharp. But feather it by 2 or 3 pixels, and it has that sort of fuzzy edge look to it - the same as your cut-outs have.




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