Custom Displacements - Help Bail Out My Dumb Ass

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Beef Bucket, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket L41: Blessed Member

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    I tracked down this tutorial on making custom displacements, which is nice, but doesn't explain where to find stock textures in the first place.
    Can someone point me in the right direction so I can this thing made, so I can get back to licking sparkplugs?
     
  2. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    In the texture browser the keyword is blend,
    ex:
    dirttorockblend001 (probably not a real texture but thats the file format)
     
  3. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    When making new blend materials out of stock textures, I find it useful to locate a texture or two in the game files with the base textures and blend modulation that I want, then use GCFScape to extract those .vmts from tf2_misc_dir.vpk. Then you can create a new .vmt, taking the parts you want from the extracted ones (a $basetexture, $basetexture2, $blendmodulatetexture, etc.). You don't need to extract any of the .vtf files, just reference them by file path.

    (Note: don't worry about making a %tooltexture, it just gives the material a proper thumbnail in the texture browser, and it will still work in-game without one.)
     
  4. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket L41: Blessed Member

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    I am getting hung up on this step, do you know where these are located?
     
  5. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    I just look through the texture browser in Hammer. If you have ABS's pack installed, the stock blend materials will have thumbnails that show what the blend looks like in-game, so it's easy to pick out a couple with the textures/blends you want.
     
  6. Blade x64

    aa Blade x64 Logical insanity

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    You need gcfscape to browse all the stock textures. Install vtfedit as well so you can open them to see what they are. They'll be in common/Team Fortress 2/tf/tf_textures_dir.vpk. There you can also find all the blendmodulates.
     
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  7. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket L41: Blessed Member

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    Thanks Y'all, it is working now

    Custom Blend!.jpg
     
  8. LadyRaee

    LadyRaee CHEERFULLY SUICIDAL

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    Would love if you shared *.vmts
     
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