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#1 14 years ago

How can I make shadows in ED42? (object shadows? maybe Terrain shadows?) ED42 generates terrain shadows fine but what about for objects? What tools would I need?:uhm: thanks:D




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#2 14 years ago

I don't know how to generate object shadows with ed42 (i think it is possible but i never tried it). But generating them with BC42 is easy:

Generating Object Lightmaps

In order to do this, make sure that you have the files from the “samples” folder unzipped and in a new folder named “StandardMesh” in the Battlefield 1942 root directory. Then, select Tools > Generate Object Lightmaps. This process will take longer the more objects you have in the level.

source: http://www.planetbattlefield.com/BattleCraft42/Tutorial.shtml#_Toc42332357

note: BC 2.1 already contains these sample files, so if everything is corrct you shouldn't have to download/install them. Also note that you should generate shadows when your terrain shape/textures and object placement are all complety done! else you will have to generate this shadows over and over again, and besides it it hard to get rid of generated shadows.




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#3 14 years ago

Thanks :D