Help With Making Water

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by WombatSauce, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. WombatSauce

    WombatSauce L3: Member

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    Hi, I'm new to mapping, working on my first map. I need to make water, and when I make it (by putting the water texture on top of a nodraw brush), I can't see the waterin game, until I'm swimming in it. What am I doing wrong? Anything helps. :)
     
  2. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Does your map have any lighting in it? Water needs lighting to render properly.

    If your map does have lighting and the water still isn't appearing, it's most likely because your map has a leak. Check for "*** leaked ***" errors in the compile log.
     
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  3. WombatSauce

    WombatSauce L3: Member

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    ok thx
     
  4. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    also, quick note, when doing multiple brushes of water, only have the texture be on surface, the rest of the faces should be nodraw. If you have multiple layers of water and there is an exposed face between the layers, your gonna have a bad time (it messes with rendering and visleafs)
     
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