Odd-shaped windows

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    Odd-shaped windows

    How would you create an odd-shaped window? I figured out how to mask one with a skin, create an eliptical shape and so on, but is it possible, no, does anyone here know how to do this?
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    >How would you create an odd-shaped window?
    Just the way you said, place a skin over it with transparency settings and masks that make it look oddly shaped. The actual windows are rectangular, there's no way I know of to change that. You can change the way it looks with skinning though.

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    flipCode's got a tutorial on skinning windows...

    http://www.flipcode.com/articles/art...n32skins.shtml

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    Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for. It'll keep me fairly busy for a while.
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