How do i make shadows strobe?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Bonafide, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Bonafide

    Bonafide L6: Sharp Member

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    I had this idea to run a brush past a bunch of sky light windows on a track to make the shadows that are cast strobe just for fun but I cant get it to work. I have the brush running on the track and past the windows but it doesnt block the shadows, making them strobe.

    Any ideas? This is just for fun really. If anyone can figure out an alternative way to do it also, that would be cool.

    (The hammer picture has several brushes deleted to show what I was attempting).
     
  2. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    You can't do it. End of story. You can't dynamicly edit the lightmap which means you can't have them strobing.

    You can however put a light behind them instead of using the 'appearence' keyvalue to make it flicker instead of the skybox brush.
     
  3. roninmodern

    roninmodern L3: Member

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    Hammer/Source's lighting seems to be lacking.
     
  4. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    SLIGHTLY :cursing:
     
  5. Bonafide

    Bonafide L6: Sharp Member

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    I had a feeling what I wanted to do was impossible in source since I have never seen it.
     
  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Props can cast dynamic shadows... couldn't you just parent a shadow casting prop to the block moving along? (I don't remember which props do this)
     
  7. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    dynamic lights in a multiplayer map :s I never liked that. even on cs source, on of the official maps had a few dynamic lights near the ct spawn, and it lagged my pc already big time.
    there is probably a hack or trick you can use, moving texture?