custom rope material with alpha

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by squintik, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. squintik

    squintik L2: Junior Member

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    Hi !

    I'm trying to make a custom rope material (to use with move_rope / keyframe_rope) with some alpha in it (using $alphatest in the material) and it doesn't seem to work. (the cable isn't displayed at all)

    I don't think it's an issue with the .vtf as it works fine if I use $translucent instead of $alphatest in the .vmt (but then it doesn't look nice).

    I tried a lot of different things ($vertexcolor, $vertexalpha, $translucent, $additive, LightMappedGeneric instead of Cable, ....) but none works correctly.
    (the only one that works is when using $translucent, but then the material looks like translucent, even when the alpha is pure white)

    So, did anyone already made something like this in ?

  2. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    Is ther an alpha channel in your vtf? If so, I've tried to make transparent/semitransperent ropes many times, and for some reason ropes don't like transparencies or VRAD.
  3. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    I had no luck when trying to make a chain texture many month ago.
    My conclusion was that it's just not possible, but I really didn't look around all that much.