Re: [artworks] Sprite masks and hidden sprites

  • From: John Cartmell <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 12:29:38 +0100

On 12 May, Tim Powys-Lybbe <tim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've been using ArtWorks a little more seriously of late, specifically
> to assemble a host of little sprites to form a complex coat of arms.
> Two problems I can't resolve:

> First the finished artwork looks fine.  Most of the sprites have masks
> which are used to give transparent backgrounds to them.  But some, which
> definitely have these transparent bits, do not print them out correctly
> but show them as squares of white on the paper.  I have repeated this
> to ensure that I was using sprites with transparent masks and it still
> happened. Any ideas?

Yes! ;-((

But before I check how you're trying to print these out, could you say why you
are using sprites rather than vector graphics? The latter would be far better
for many reasons unless there is an overwhelming reason why they wouldn't be

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