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Creating storm effects?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Lord Ned, May 24, 2008.

  1. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    I'm trying to go for a really nice and realistic storm effect. Rain, Thunder, Lightning, the whole shebang, the sound of the sea washing up on the edge, etc.


    So I started out with a tutorial on lighting, that was just a really bright light and sound. Blah boring.


    So I created a lightning strike with a series of env_beams, added a ambient_generic with a custom sound, and created my own soundscape.

    Slap them into the map, give them I/O's. This is gonna be great! *Compile*

    *Trigger*
    Nothing epic happens.

    The beams are not creating themselves, no striking out. (Strike Randomly is set) However, I get the sparks from some of them. (I set Spark End on)
    No sounds, even though my sounds are right. (nature/thunder_clap_01.wav). It just proclaims it as missing inside of Ep2.


    My soundscape also fails.


    Can anyone suggest any other ways of making storm effects? Thanks!
     
  2. Foreverkul

    Foreverkul L4: Comfortable Member

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    Are you using an entity maker to make the lightning strikes? Can you list the entities you are using?
     
  3. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    try point_tesla and limit the number of beams to 1, and increase the radius, and have a long max time visible.
     
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  4. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Ooh, there's a point_tesla entity?

    Also Foreverkul:
    ambient_generic
    env_beam




    Fffff.
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  5. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    lightning without clouds?
     
  6. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Quiet you. One step at a time. >: (
     
  7. oxy

    oxy L5: Dapper Member

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    rofl @ you guys... I like that you are pushing the source engine. I think I remember Lightning in one of the episodes of HL2 but I am not sure.
     
  8. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    There's only two episodes. :p