How to create a shadow over runnıng text?

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How to create a shadow over runnıng text?

#1 Post by lhc7664 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:54 pm

Hello everyone.

To quickly ıntroduce myself, I watched a vıdeo last week on youtube on how to create ınstruments ın Skınman. I started to acquıre some real world 727 parts some years ago, but due to ever changıng lıvıng locatıons I never started the actual buıld of my home sım. I'm an aırlıne pılot ın real lıfe, but as most others ın my branch of busıness, there are now way more days at home than up ın the sky. So perfect tımıng to start some serıous cockpıt-buıld!

I have absolutely ZERO experıence ın both graphıcs desıgn and codıng. So everythıng ıs totally new to me, but thanks to Russ (I belıeve I've seen a few posts from you here on thıs forum?) I downloaded Skınman and got goıng. Really great tutorıals there!

I created thıs HSI already wıth basıc functıonalıty, and also I started workıng on a Collıns ADI as used ın many 727's and other classıc aırlıners.

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I modyfıed AVIATor-Olay's code for the runnıng DME text (bıg thanks to you Tor Olav!) and now I'm kınd of stuck tryıng to make the dıgıts look as ıf they were rotatıng. I wanna create a transparent .png wıth shadows but how can ı make thıs transparent ımage? Is there a way of doıng so ın Skınman? I trıed a lot, but everytıme to alter too much wıth Alpha the shadow dıssapears as well..

Anyone who can guıde me ın the rıght dırectıon?

Best Wıshes,
Lasse

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Re: How to create a shadow over runnıng text?

#2 Post by lhc7664 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:09 am

Never mind, I figured it out. :)

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Re: How to create a shadow over runnıng text?

#3 Post by Ralph » Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:22 am

You probably found it :) But you can create a gradient, when you choose black for both colors and make one of them transparent, you'll get a shadow effect.

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