Detail Sprites

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by BagOfChips, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. BagOfChips

    BagOfChips L5: Dapper Member

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    How do these work? I'm using the texture from sawmill and I copied the map properties over from sawmill and they don't appear. I searched on this forum and google and have found nothing.

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  2. BagOfChips

    BagOfChips L5: Dapper Member

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  3. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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  4. BagOfChips

    BagOfChips L5: Dapper Member

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    Is detail.vbsp a file you have to create? I can only find a CS and DoDS detail.vsbp

    I get this for compile:

    Placing detail props : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...Material NATURE/BLENDGROUNDTOGRASS008 uses unknown detail object type tf_forest_grass!
    Material NATURE/BLENDGROUNDTOGRASS008 uses unknown detail object type tf_forest_grass!
    Material NATURE/BLENDGROUNDTOGRASS008 uses unknown detail object type tf_forest_grass!
    Material NATURE/BLENDGROUNDTOGRASS008 uses unknown detail object type tf_forest_grass!
    Material NATURE/BLENDGROUNDTOGRASS008 uses unknown detail object type tf_forest_grass!
    Material NATURE/BLENDGROUNDTOGRASS008 uses unknown detail object type tf_forest_grass!
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  5. Nerdbot

    Nerdbot L7: Fancy Member

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    I've been wanting to know this as well, I get the same exact error with the Sawmill ground/grass texture.

    I can create alphas, of course, there's nothing difficult with that, but for whatever reason the detail sprites won't show up on grass whenever I look through alpine maps in Hammer, or compile maps that use the alpine textures.

    Other detail sprites in other maps will show up fine, and the detail sprites show up in Sawmill and Lumberyard for me.
     
  6. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    The detail.vbsp for Sawmill is missing because Valve is silly. For now you will have to use detail_trainyard.vbsp instead.
     
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  7. Nerdbot

    Nerdbot L7: Fancy Member

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    With the new update, Valve added the detail vbsp for Sawmill, hooray. And just in time for me to figure out how they work!

    I have just one last related question that isn't really big enough to warrant its own thread: is there any way one could make it so detail sprites don't show up in certain places? For example, the skybox?

    (Pic related--excuse the improper detail sprites, but you get the idea)
     
  8. Vigilante212

    Vigilante212 L7: Fancy Member

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    use the texture that has the no detail descriptor on it.