How's my nighttime sky looking?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by The Asylum, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    Found an unused TF2-themed sky texture in Hammer, thought I'd use it for a Meleefort variant. After playing around with light_enviroment a bit, I came up with this:

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    Daytime sky, by comparison:

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  2. Jazz

    Jazz L5: Dapper Member

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    Looks good, but here is the best set up.

    http://www.fpsbanana.com/tuts/4583

    Sun Angle: 0 108 0
    Sun Pitch: -35
    Brightness: 66 73 100 175
    Ambience: 66 73 100 175
    HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
    HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1
     
  3. BagOfChips

    BagOfChips L5: Dapper Member

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    needs more lighting from the buildings imo (search lights from bad water look cool)
     
  4. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Yeah, I don't mind the night sky. At least you avoided the major problem (making it too dark to play).

    I think it works well for that map because boxing is a night time event and all the spots and the ring seem to stand out more.
     
  5. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    Those fpsb values were pretty similar to what I had already, off by like 50 at the most. And here I thought my film studies classes were useless.

    As for the buildings, I didn't think they would be important enough to light, just "There" for decor. But I suppose I could stand to brighten up the moat a bit.
     
  6. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    What! Sky! Texture! Is this! :O
     
  7. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    sky_night_01
     
  8. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Is that the only night skybox in TF2?
     
  9. BagOfChips

    BagOfChips L5: Dapper Member

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    The only official one I think.
     
  10. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    I'm thinking of making one.
     
  11. StoneFrog

    StoneFrog L6: Sharp Member

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    That night skybox works quite well if you nail the settings right. My only complaint is how blurry the moon is. Somebody ought to revise it.
     
  12. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    I think nighttime game play is overlooked as it can be quite fun and it sets a totally different mood.
     
  13. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    I might make some kind of Moon in my skybox, but I dunno. Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to go fish through the existing sky textures.
     
  14. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Lol, not too much to see there, unless your getting ideas on how to set one up.