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TK 409er

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#1 15 years ago

ok here's the qustion-

what is the simple thing i'm missing that makes it possible for a light to shine through a brush?

some thing like a line of fog that I don't want to block light-

TK-

as a side note I'm having trouble rotating textures on slants- any hints?




Lil Killa

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#2 15 years ago

Fog should not be blocking light unless you have caulk covering one of the surfaces of the fog brush.

Use the surface inspector (S) after selecting a face of the brush. Since it is on a slant it won't always work the way you want so using a simple patch mesh may be a better option.




TK 409er

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#3 15 years ago

thanks-




TK 409er

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#4 15 years ago

Here's another Question along the same lines

is there a brush that will do block light and is invisible?




Lil Killa

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#5 15 years ago

caulk and if you want to walk through it use caulk nonsolid As I haven't ever needed to do this I haven't tryed it so you might get an HOM effect but you should be OK...




GothiX

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#6 15 years ago

Eh, LK, caulk doesn't block light.

I've written a custom shader that does block light while being invisble tho ;

textures/lightblock/lightblock { qer_trans 0.5 surfaceparm nonsolid surfaceparm nomarks { map $whiteimage alphaFunc GT0 alphaGen const 0 } }




TK 409er

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#7 15 years ago

do I need to make a texture lightblock/lightblock or does it matter?




Lil Killa

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#8 15 years ago

Yes you need to. (for that shader atleast) @ GothiX... I know Caulk blocks light but I wasn't sure about Caulk nonsolid :p




TK 409er

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#9 15 years ago

I thought so- I did it already- it worked but I'm not going to use it-

Thanks anyway though




GothiX

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#10 15 years ago

Caulk doesn't block light, LK, since caulked surfaces are removed from the PRT after VIS, thus not used in -light.




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