Need little help

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Arokhantos, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Arokhantos

    Arokhantos L1: Registered

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    Bassicly i wanna add something to my map but i only want it to be visible from camera.

    So i put anything inside invisible box outside nodraw inside invisible, then put object in it + camera pointed at it.

    There only one problem it does't work unless i nodraw both sides of walls.

    Is there a way to make this work ?
     
  2. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    So, you want a particular thing to show up in a particular spot in the map, but only when you're viewing it in spectate mode? I'm pretty sure that's not possible. Also, that's not what the invisible brush is for; it's literally just a brush that is, itself, invisible. Like a transparent texture that's completely blank, only it's got INVISIBLEs all over it when you view it in Hammer so you don't lose track of it.
     
  3. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    take a screenshot from that camera, then make a camera somewhere else and use screenshot as background :D

    fake it till you make it

    or assuming the camera is outside of playable space make whatever you want to add onesided

    some hint manipulation or an areaportal could make a nodraw box work too probably
     
  4. Arokhantos

    Arokhantos L1: Registered

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    No experience yet with that, i did experiment with area portal but the outside of the area portal has the areaportal texture somehow when compiled, it did work however i don't like a box in the air saying area portal.
     
  5. henke37

    aa henke37

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    That would be a failure to link the brush to an entity. The areaportal material isn't special at all:
    Code:
    "LightmappedGeneric"
    {
    	// Original shader: BaseTimesLightmapAlphaBlend
    	"$translucent" 1
    	"$basetexture" "Tools/toolsareaportal"
    	"%compileNoLight" 1
    	"%keywords" "airexchange,borealis,c17downtown,c17industrial,c17sewers,c17skyscraper,c17trainstation,combine,kraken,wasteland"
    }
    They didn't even bother setting the correct keywords.
     
  6. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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  7. Arokhantos

    Arokhantos L1: Registered

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    I think it only works when i don't tie to entity and use areaportal texture, but then i see the texture instead although i think it may not work even when texture becomes invisible.