Light_spot Pixelated edges

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  1. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    The edges of my light spots look pixelated:

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    Does anyone know how to fix this?
     
  2. III_Demon

    III_Demon L2: Junior Member

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    mess with the inner and outer cone angles to soften the edge of the cone, and/or bump up the lightmap scale on the walls.
     
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  3. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    Oh, I forgot I read about lightmap scales somewhere. Thanks.
     
  4. A Boojum Snark

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    Down, actually. Smaller lightmaps = more detailed. :)
     
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  5. Earl

    Earl L6: Sharp Member

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    Also it looks like you may have a leak, so you might not be getting any light bounces in VRAD.
     
  6. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    I made the lightmap scale 4 and it still looks pixelated:

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    It may not look that pixelated but I did scale the picture down. You can especially notice it when you are standing in the edge of the light and the light on your weapon looks pixelated.

    Another problem is that the light just cuts off, I want it to light the entire room, but there are dark patches.How do I check for leaks again?
     
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  7. Puddy

    Puddy L1: Registered

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    Leaks are easily spotted in the compile log -> load pointfile if they are found.

    And if I'm not mistaken "pixelated" light is pretty unavoidable (the size of the pixels can change however ;) ). I supposed you should adjust your lights to have wider arcs.
     
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  8. III_Demon

    III_Demon L2: Junior Member

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    looks like you have the angles backward. you have:

    inner (bright) angle 30
    outer (fading) angle 26

    try inner 20, outer 40. see how that goes. you need to get the hard edge out of the lights themselves. you probably didnt really need to bump up the lightmap at all, just soften the light cone a bit.
     
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  9. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    That seems to have fixed it, thanks :)
     
  10. A Boojum Snark

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    The angles are related to you wanting them to light the whole room too. General lighting light_spots will often have an outer cone of 70-85 or so to throw soft light all over the place.
     
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