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VTF exporting problem

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Technically this is a VTF Edit problem (I think), but they're source engine textures and I don't know where else to ask, so...

My problem is this: When I export a VTF texture into a tga(or any other format) with VTF Edit, it doesn't export the entire texture.

When I click "View" at the top of the editor, then hover over "Channel" and click "A", It shows what it's actually exporting. (The glowing bits of the texture only)

So how can I export the actual texture, not just the glowing parts?

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    Works just fine for me.

    What image editor are you using to open the .tga? I'm guessing it's reading the alpha mask and applying transparency to the black parts, much the same as Source would if you enabled translucency in the material.
    If you insist on continuing to use this program, I would suggest simply copying the alpha mask from its channel & placing it into a new layer in the RGB channel, or a seperate file entirely. Then just paint the whole alpha channel black, or delete it. You can place the original mask back when you're done editing the file.
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    Could you provide a screenshot? I think I get your story but I've never seen such a thing occur.
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