bottom of the sea help

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by MoonFox, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    I have been busy with school, so I haven't been working on koth_abyss, my map project. Anyway, being set in the black abyss, should I use environmental lighting, or very dim blue... if you guys could either point me in the direction of experimentation, or just some trial env light; that would help, currently I am building framework and how it will position in game, for now, I will fullbright to avoid issues; however I want to get a proper light score by the time I get into late planning and early alpha 1
     
  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    @fubarFX use underwater stuff for cp_hadal and @Blade x64 used underwater lighting for his cp_abyss (warning, you might get a name conflict there).

    I'm sure they could help you.
     
  3. MoonFox

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    Thanks frozen! Though I guess what other names work for a dark dark map set at the bottom the sea... Does deep work?
     
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  5. Fr0Z3nR

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    Probably. Seems common though, so double check here, the workshop and game banana.

    Already taken. Koth_chasm is a very good map by Randalf
     
  6. MoonFox

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    Hmm, I'm going for a soma like vibe of the deep sea, empty, expansive, and dark

    Oh and abandoned in side the base
     
  7. Empyre

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    How about a two-word name, like Deep Abyss, or The Deep? Or three words like Into The Abyss?
     
  8. MoonFox

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    I found some synonyms for abyss: pit, crevasse, gulf, rift and void; as a shorthand list
     
  9. Muddy

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    'gulf' and 'rift' have already been taken
     
  10. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Submerged.
     
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  11. MoonFox

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    never mind mud, I found it.
     
  12. MoonFox

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    anyway, I was thinking of recess or deep recess
     
  13. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    your light should not be very blue, your fog should be.
     
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  14. MoonFox

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    okay, just got back from cleaning, and I've been thinking on a few things. one: thank you guys so very much. two: my map is rigid and built like a pressure tank? three: how do I set up fog, it is one of those things
     
  15. Corvatile

    aa Corvatile eyes open at all times

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    'Dunked'.

    Also good for a map set on a basketball court.
     
  16. MoonFox

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    I was thinking naming it either Deep Echo, or Pathos
     
  17. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Fog's done with an env_fog_controller. 3D Skybox fog is done trough the sky_camera settings. Learn more about them here and here.
     
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  18. MoonFox

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    any other name suggestions? I'm trying to get a version for geometry exploration
     
  19. Kill_the_Bug

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    Koth_Tuna aka. Charlie Tuna of the Sea! Ha - only you old timers will know that commercial - guess I've just said how old I am! ROFL!

    Koth_DeepEcho < I like it!

    You could also use the shader test water model for some interesting effects - drips too for leaking pipes. You could make it an abandoned and very creepy base.
     
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  20. sevin

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    koth_benthic. The benthic zone is lowest level of any body of water.
     
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