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Pb2Au

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#1 12 years ago

It's pretty funny that I joined the Forums for the JKA mapping forum about two years ago. I've moved on since then, but my friends and I are looking back into Jedi Academy. I had a lot of fun mapping (or at least trying to, I got screwed over because my rooms were scaled too small when rendered). Anyway, I never did understand how shaders in Jedi Academy were made. I am a good photoshopper, and can make my own textures, but I would really like to learn how to make custom shaders- especially glow, reflection, and some of the other basics.

I sense that this is not something which can be explained in a few posts, so feel free to send an XFire invite to pb2au or PM me on these forums. Thanks to anyone who can help.




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#2 12 years ago

Darn... two minutes late to delete this. I saw a link on the Master Sticky that wasn't there before, and I could probably work out a lot myself now. Still, if anyone really gets shaders and can explain newbish questions, I would still appreciate being able to ask you questions.




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#3 12 years ago

Ask away. Simple shaders are easy to explain. Complex shaders are more easy to learn on your own with one of the shader tutorials -- once you understand how the simple ones work, putting together more complicated ones are a lot easier.

The best way to learn, really, is to take a look at some shader files, have a shader tutorial handy, and cross-reference to learn what each section is. I wouldn't suggest this to most people who ask shader questions here, but I'm relatively confident if you did it that way you'd actually be able to figure it out ;).




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#4 12 years ago

Well, plans are going to be on hold for a bit until I can reformat this darn PC either this week or next weekend. Gonna be making a medium-sized Greco-Roman CTF/FFA, so the shaders won't be anything too overwhelming (a light reflective shader for the marble textures I'm making in PS, and maybe a few other small ones). A good way to ease myself back into mapping for JKA...




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#5 12 years ago

good, the more mappers the better :P.i love mapping (cant say much about modeling) and i hope i will never quit!just how good i am at mapping is another story in all :P :)