Custom Skybox

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by AWESOME-O, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Does anyone know it its possible to make an custom skybox for TF2?
    Searched Internets but can't find :crying:
     
  2. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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  3. Kernel

    Kernel L1: Registered

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    The creation of a custom skybox is only limited to your knowledge of photoshop. You'll need the vtfplugin, and if you are wanting an hdr skybox you'll need to do alot more in the way of layers and how they are saved. I'll try and get a tutorial up soon, as i've been asked several times on the subject.
     
  4. BurninWater

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    yeah its very possibe but its hard
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Only the HDR bit is hard. I can't find a decent tutorial that actually explains whats going on, just how to do it...
     
  6. Pseudo

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  7. Hawk

    Hawk L7: Fancy Member

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    Thank you, Pseudo. I've been planning on making my own night sky and this is just the information I needed.
     
  8. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yes, but are custom textures not limited to 256x256??
     
  9. YM

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    nope not at all.

    They are limited to powers of 2, that means 2^2 2^3 2^4 .... that works out as 2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024,2048. The sides of your texture can use any of those, so you could have 128x256 or 512x512 (which the sky texture are) or 1024x64....