Dynamic Weather

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Thymopat, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Thymopat

    Thymopat L1: Registered

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    Hey all,

    I searched TF2Maps.net and the internet for dynamic weather and didn´t find some good posts. Is it possible to make dynamic weather? Maybe it´s possible to change a skybox ingame, or change day and night in a regular interval.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Izotope

    aa Izotope Never releases maps

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    I don't think you can actually change these things.

    But you can make it appear to be changing, little cheating.
    You could have a huge skymodel that blocks the regular skybox or something like that
    Valve did this in the halloween maps for the underworld/hell.

    as for the weather, you could use custom particles,
    I've only seen the map vsh_crevice use particles for rain.
     
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  3. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Sawmill uses particles for rain though >_>

    Yes, you can do it. Fake the skybox by creating a huge box around your sky_camera and use enable/disable or skin to change it. Lighting is harder, changing env_lighting has a lot of problems so you're better of faking it with powerful spotlights. Weather you can easily do by just turning on and off particle systems though.
     
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  4. Thymopat

    Thymopat L1: Registered

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    Thanks for the help I will try to build this features in my map. If I have any further question I will write some replies :D