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Possible way to simulate sky light (and more)

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 09:31:57

Crimson Wizard

I found this method (which is possibly already known by many...) to make sector light level differ on a number of height levels. This is made using absolutely flat 3d floors (i.e. ceiling level = floor level) with sector contents set to 100% transparency and passability (flags value = 7) (you may also remove all 3d floor textures and flats, but I believe its not obligatory since you make it fully transparent). Thus, a 3d floor, while being invisible itself, makes everything below have same light level and some extra effects as applied on 3d floor. Since you may use numerous 3d floors stacked one above another, you may get something like on following shots. Light levels: [img:2gwjzoi9]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/temp/light_levels.jpg[/img:2gwjzoi9] Colored subsectors: [img:2gwjzoi9]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/temp/color_levels.jpg[/img:2gwjzoi9] Light level with angle (made by sloped 3d floor): [img:2gwjzoi9]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/temp/light_slope.jpg[/img:2gwjzoi9] Well, also introducing faded sector effect - in case you did not know its available in Vavoom: [img:2gwjzoi9]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/temp/fade_common.jpg[/img:2gwjzoi9]
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:59:35

Firebrand

Looks nice! Special ligtning for creating sun glows or something <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc2.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->, nice findings <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc6.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->. Can't fade be used for creating "smoke" or "lava glow" effects? That would look cool! <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orccool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) -->
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 17:25:53

doomjedi

Didn't think at first at the first glance...but after the 3rd pic I've got convinced it's a really cool feature <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/orc2.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:59:14

Crimson Wizard

Since that could be interesting, I am putting new screenshots here to demonstrate colored fade effect (fog) limited in height by flat 3dfloor, same as effects above. [img:jyzmv72r]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/karena/shots/lavafog.jpg[/img:jyzmv72r] [img:jyzmv72r]http://downloads.orcishweb.com/koraxdev/crimson/karena/shots/lavafog2.jpg[/img:jyzmv72r]

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