Lightmaps on props?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by [Rx.] Christian Troy, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. [Rx.] Christian Troy

    [Rx.] Christian Troy L4: Comfortable Member

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    Changing the lightmap on textures can help things but what about the same for prop lightmaps? All props are set to a 32 lightmap by default. What if I were to change that to 16 to match most textures? Can that really affect anything?
     
  2. Lampenpam

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    The prop lightmaps scale is a bit different. The scale you set with the texture tool is how many hammer units big one voxel for the lightmap is so: lower number = higher resolution lightmap

    The scale you set for prop light maps is how big the lightmap resolution is in pixel so: smaller number = lower resolution lightmap.

    If you want the lightmaps to match you have to experiment a bit.