Creating Paint Alpha 1

Creating a custom texture blend between any two HL2 textures.

Its a lot easier than you'd think!

Right, load up hammer, and take a look at what textures you want to blend. For this example we shall use:


Now, we make a VMT file, called whatever.vmt and in it we put:


	"$basetexture" 	"brick/brickfloor001a"
	"$basetexture2" "concrete/concretefloor005a"
	"%tooltexture" "nature/blendsandgrass008a_tooltexture"
	"$detail" "overlays/macro01a"
	"$detailscale" .1
	"$basetexturetransform" "center .5 .5 scale 1 1 rotate 0 translate 0 0"
        "$basetexturetransform2" "center .5 .5 scale 1 1 rotate 0 translate 0 0"
        "%detailtype" "smiff_test"


$basetexture is the first texture
$basetexture2 is the second texture
%tooltexture is what texture will show up in the hammer material viewer thing (you could make your own custom one)

%detailtype is used for random placement of sprites and the such, which I shall explain in a tutorial later on today!

The rest you just leave as default.

Now, place the texture in the correct places;

Firstly, in you materials dir for Hammer (mine is d:\steam\steamapps\my@address.com\sourcesdk\sdkcontent\hl2mp_sample_content\materials\) and in your HL2 mod dir (D:\Steam\SteamApps\my@address.comk\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp\materials\).
Of course, these depend on what game you are mapping for, but you should get the idea.

Make a displacement brush with your new texture, and paint some alpha. With any luck you will get something like:

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Have fun!


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