How do I start making unusual effects?

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by skipperlink, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. skipperlink

    skipperlink L1: Registered

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    Hello! first off i hope your having a great day, ok moving on i have been looking around for a long time as to how to even start making unusual effects and i cannot find anything! so if any of you people know a resource or how to do it i would be very grateful if you shared! thank you and have a nice day.
     
  2. Exactol

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    The first step would be to open the source particle editor. You can do that by launching tf2 with the -tools parameter. Then, on the top menu click on the tool dropdown and select particle. Using the particle editor can be confusing, but there are a few tutorials somewhere on the internet.
     
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  4. Grubzer

    Grubzer L4: Comfortable Member

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    Unusual effects are just particles. If you want an example, if you have SFM installed open game/Team fortress 2/particles/item_fx.pcf

    And look for particle names starting with rare/superrare
     
  5. Exactol

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    If not you can extract the particles out of the tf_misc_dir vpk.
     
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