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Can I change the exported background color?

A topic by mgurak created 67 days ago Views: 45 Replies: 5
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I've tried changing the background color and using a solid-color png image as my background. But in both cases when I export to png or psd the background is black. Is there a way to change this in Mannequin? I know how to change it in Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop Elements so if you haven't implemented this yet it's no big deal. I was just wondering if I could save myself an editing step.

Great program by the way. I'm creating characters to use in my visual novels. Mannequin is hands-down the best 2D character creator I've found for either Windows or Android. And believe me, I've tested plenty of programs. It's just a shame that Google doesn't list Mannequin higher up in the search results. But don't get me started on the steaming pile of feces that is Google (the entire company) and it's parent Alphabet. :P


Hello, thank you very much for your support and kind words! We didn't expect anyone needing to export output with solid colors as background, so thanks for reminding us that. It should be simple enough to be added in the next nightly build; hopefully we can push one in a few days as there's a little bit of personal issues at hand right now. 

As a temporary workaround, you can make a solid image with 640x1280px in dimension (the same as Mannequin's canvas), and then use that image as background using the available menu in the 'Art Style' sidebar. Make sure that 'Include when Export' option is active!

After this, the exported image will also include your chosen background image (whether it's PNG or PSD):

Hopefully this helps, and don't hesitate to let us know if you still has problems!

Thanks for the help. That did the trick. Normally I wouldn't need to worry about the background but for my visual novel maker program it needs a transparent background for each character. So I'm kind of the odd duck use here.

I'm actually learning two programs to make visual novels. One is TyrannoBuilder, which I bought from Steam. They have a stickied thread there with a list of resources for various graphics and music. Would it be OK if I added a link to Mannequin either in that thread or start my own? Mannequin is exactly what we're looking for when it comes to characters for our stories. And at only $9.99 for life, not to mention the ease of use of the program, I'm sure you'll get quite a number of people trying the software and hopefully a number of them will buy it. Most of us are programmers by nature, and programmers don't tend to do well when it comes to creating images from scratch. Mannequin will be a godsend to them.


No problem, we are very grateful for that and very happy to know that you liked it so much that you want to share it with others!

I just posted in the Steam forum. So now people know the current price (previous posts had it at $19.99 and $14.99)and hopefully they'll come check it out. :)


Thank you very much!