When you upgrade to Trading Paints Pro, you’ll unlock access to add a transparency-enabled decal layer file that is placed on top of your custom paint without modifying the original file.
A decal layer is a file placed over your custom paint. Since the decal layer supports transparency, it is useful for placing logos or parts on top of an existing paint without modifying the original paint file.
No. On many vehicles, iRacing locks the appearance of elements such as headlights and manufacturer logos that cannot be accessed through any custom paint or decal layer.
In the past, some stamped items like contingency decals were only accessible through the decal layer; however, as of March 2019, a standard paint file supports the removal of stamped decals.
Decal layers must be uploaded as compressed 32-bit TGA files. If you’d like transparent portions of your decal layer so that you can see your paint underneath the decal layer, you must mask an alpha channel to the portion you'd like to become transparent.
Usually, you will not need to use a decal layer. Anything you can access via iRacing custom paint can be changed using a normal custom paint. A decal layer can place an additional layer over your car if you need to add something to an original paint in a way that does not modify the normal custom paint itself.
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As a Pro subscriber, all these features are available to you.