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#1 12 years ago

Ok I played matto2 today and noticed the moving and realistic shadows from the palm trees in the mod. is there anyway i can get those shadows into the farcry game so they will appear the same way?




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#2 12 years ago

I think that's naturally in the game.

There are a lot of options you can play around with like when placing the vegetation [palms] you can add lots of shadow options, make them have a softer appearance like AA [but for individual items], make them move in the wind, and also in the 'environment' box you can adjust the wind force so the vegetation blows more in the wind.

Read the default editor manual, that's where you'll learn the basics about vegetation.




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#3 12 years ago

are you talking about when i make a map i can add those effects or is there a way I can make them show in the game. Because as of now I only get a darkened shadow in the shape of a real palm tree. Its a shadow but Ive seen better ones in screens people post. all my settings are at max b/c i have a 9800XT. are you sure theres no way to get them to look better?




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#4 12 years ago

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shotgunner102...Because as of now I only get a darkened shadow in the shape of a real palm tree. Its a shadow but Ive seen better ones in screens people post...

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I assume you're putting the vegetation down as brushes and not as individual trees [simple entities]. ALWAYS use brushes [create catagories by clicking the green folder and naming it like PALMS and then double-clicking on it and adding your palm trees.] to put vegetation down en-masse, it causes much less stress on the game. But if you need to do it one-by-one like in a planter situation [like garden inside a building], use simple entities.

I also have an 9800XT, but cranking up the shadows will defintely hurt the frame rate. When you change the options inside of the full game under 'advanced,' then the changes are also applied to when you're working in the sandbox. This is good for seeing instant changes in the editor, but it can also make the editor run really slow [and crash more often, at least for me], so it's a win-lose situation, depending on what you want and what you have to sacrifice.

When making a map, you do it all inside of the Sandbox. [Where else would you do it?] When you go in-game to test it [either Control+G in the editor or in the full PLAY game] that is how it appears.

[COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]Read the Editor Manial inside of ...\Support\Manuals[/COLOR]

[COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]And also the Sandbox Editor Handbook http://farcry.filefront.com/file/Sandbox_editor_handbook;24593

[Most questions can be solved by READING the documents given out by Crytek.] [/COLOR] You can achieve very good looking vegetation, shadows, wind force acting on, etc etc. Read about placing and modifying vegetation.




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#5 12 years ago

Did you get the shadows you wanted?