How to make a stack transparent but the fields and images on it a different blend level

william humphrey bill at
Sun Dec 26 12:11:37 EST 2010

Hi Martin

Thanks. Scott pointed me to his example stack. He didn't also mention the
article he wrote.  I thought I read all those.

On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Martin Koob <mkoob at> wrote:

> I had tried to do this to make a floating window with a translucent boarder
> and text boxes that were opaque by having no blend on the text boxes and
> buttons and a blend on the stack It did not work.  All of the objects were
> translucent as well.  Is seems in  Live Code that the Stack blend adds to
> all of the blends on the objects in the stack.
> The way  you could do it would be to use a window shape which can have
> different levels of transparency.  You would need to make a png image that
> has areas that you want opaque with no opacity and then the other areas
> with
> opacity or holes in the stack
> There is an article in revup newsletter by Scott Rossi explaining how to do
> this.
> Martin
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