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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby S.W.A.T.Y on Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:41 pm

Does valve do this for their tf2 maps? I was wondering if I should do this for my tf2 map and I dont know if that fits the tf2 style.
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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby cpl. punishment on Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:33 am

Has this method been tested for Day of Defeat Source?
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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby poisonic on Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:41 pm

http://www.interlopers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=27768 i used this method :P no special texture i van even shoot against the fence of enen should true it and it casts a nice shadow not blocky but yes this is a diferent fence..... read more there lol
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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby Chrustec on Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:16 pm

This is a good tut :) word to the wise though - pick your areas wisely and don't overuse the effect otherwise you will end up with lots of faces with high detailed light maps which will not only effect your frame rate in game but also increase the size of the BSP file considerably. I find subtlety is the key when doing lighting so make sure you pick props and areas that are not overtly complex. Usually feature areas are best for this or areas your players will be in alot. Otherwise you will end up with a map that is 300+ MB that no one can play due to frame rate issues :)
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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby youme on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:58 pm

henri22 wrote:Does valve do this for their tf2 maps? I was wondering if I should do this for my tf2 map and I dont know if that fits the tf2 style.


Yes, valve always use this for anything made with the orange box engine or newer. I wrote up a tutorial on this a little under a year ago at TF2maps.net - http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=2994

I also wrote up a bit about -staticproplighting in the same thread - http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=2994&page=3

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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby Oxu365 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:42 pm

I can't get this to work. I have gone through the tutorial 3 times and still nothing. My map is just fullbright. And the compiler jumps over vrad. What the fuck's up?
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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby Silent Ricochet on Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:51 pm

Weird I just saw this tutorial at FPSBanana. Hmmmm...
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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby CorporalAris on Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:25 pm

Oxu365 wrote:I can't get this to work. I have gone through the tutorial 3 times and still nothing. My map is just fullbright. And the compiler jumps over vrad. What the fuck's up?

You screwed up your map? Check for leaks and other problems that would cause issues.
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Re: Transparent Texture Shadows

Postby PhoeniX1992 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:12 pm

Is there a way to make this work for textures with alpha channels without a model?
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