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How do I make a neon glowing effect?

  • Im making a space shooter and i want to create a glowing effect in the outline of the main objects (enemy ships, bullets, some particles) something like neon lights, how can i do that?

    Thanks for the help.

  • You could use the outline webGL effect. You'll have to get it from this topic https://www.scirra.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=75574&start=0 and put it in your installation folder.

    See attached capx for an example...[attachment=0:mftw0qcx][/attachment:mftw0qcx]

    Now, if the effect you after is a blurred additive glow, you'll have to use a different sprite on top of the spaceships and set its blend mode to additive.

    See the following capx...

    [attachment=1:mftw0qcx][/attachment:mftw0qcx]

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  • You can use glow mask on photoshop.

    2 mask's on in 100 opacity and the other 80 opacity.

    Like this:

  • You could use the outline webGL effect. You'll have to get it from this topic and put it in your installation folder.

    See attached capx for an example...

    [attachment=2:2rksig8z][/attachment:2rksig8z]

    Now, if the effect you after is a blurred additive glow, you'll have to use a different sprite on top of the spaceships and set its blend mode to additive.

    See the following capx...

    [attachment=1:2rksig8z][/attachment:2rksig8z]

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    You can use glow mask on photoshop.

    2 mask's on in 100 opacity and the other 80 opacity.

    Like this:

    I think i got it guys, you gave me an idea, since i can´t use photoshop i decided to use Gimp (which is similar) and i found a neon effect so i made a neon version of the sprite (the outline) and placed the normal sprite on top of it. Now i just need to adjust some values.

    Thanks a lot for the help!

  • To be honest I didn't understand that you wanted to make a glow in an external sofware. I thought that you wanted to make it dynamically within Construct. So, yes, any photo-paint software that respects it self should suffice for the effect you are after!

  • To be honest I didn't understand that you wanted to make a glow in an external sofware. I thought that you wanted to make it dynamically within Construct. So, yes, any photo-paint software that respects it self should suffice for the effect you are after!

    I wasn´t really sure about what method would be better, but those examples gave me the idea of what should i do.

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