Models showing up purple

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by br5dy, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. br5dy

    br5dy L1: Registered

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    I'm a n00b mapper but am learning fast.

    My cap points, and some weapons appear purple, kind of like purple reflections. I've tried using cubemaps with mat_specular 0 and it works, but it doesn't stick in the bsp file.

    Someone help! Thanks.
  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    mat_specular 0 ; buildcubemaps ; map [name] ; mat_specular 1

    I was told you need to reload all the materials, either by switching to a different map, then coming back, or doing the reloadallmaterials command.

    I'm not 100% sure on that, but this was the list of commands I was given to build cubemaps when compiled in LDR
  3. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    You don't need to reload the map or the materials. Once you do buildcubemaps the reflection textures are written into the BSP, and it's done. You just won't be able to see them right away unless you tell the game to reload all the materials one way or another, but unless you want to take screenshots or something you can just quit and the map will be fine for other people.

    mat_specular actually turns the reflections on/off, that why when you did it with 0 it looked "fixed" since it was no longer trying to render a missing texture. As frozen said though, you want to turn them off before doing buildcubemaps otherwise the purpleness will be visible in the reflections (the command literally takes a cube of screenshots). Then obviously you want to turn them back on afterward.
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