[Open-to-Request] Particle systems for maps.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Bolty, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Bolty

    Bolty L1: Registered

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    Well, the title says it all. I seriously doubt that I'm breaking any rules by posting this here. If so, please move this thread wherever it belongs.

    Do you have any kind of cool map, but you're tired of using always the same default explosions or Nucleus core effects? Well, make here your request and I will do it as nice as I can :D
     
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  2. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    Hmm this could come in handy :)
    Although i dont really need any new particles at the moment, but if i do i'll make sure i ask.
     
  3. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    I can make particle systems too. I think some more explosions should be made, I'll make one myself, but I think people are starting to recognise the goldrush explosion.
     
  4. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Though not needed for any map I have in the works, I'd love to see:

    * Leaves moving as if in the wind
    * Gnats/moths moving as if circling a light

    Kep
     
  5. Tydax

    Tydax L1: Registered

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    I'm working on an alpine map, and I'd like to get some nice and cute falling snow particles. I don't want to get it RIGHT NOW, take your time. Not too much snow, but enough to match with the alpine theme. And I hate REALISTIC LOL!!1, so avoid realistic snow. Thank you in advance :)
     
  6. Bolty

    Bolty L1: Registered

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    Well, the first one is a bit harder than you would think. I would need to create a sprite sheet (like the flamethrower's fire sprite or the water/blood/bonk! splash). The sprite sheet maker (mksheet.exe) used to be in the Source SDK but somehow lost it's functions and now is broken. If anyone has some information about how to make a sprite sheet work, please don't hesitate in posting here or sending me a PM.
    For the second, well....I'll do it very soon, in my spare time

    And this - look! I'll add you to Steam friends so we can talk about some details. Just like the spawning zone or things like that ;)


    Also, thanks for making requests! Actually I didn't expect more than one request, and also tried on other forums and got raged at me (the typical user who firmly believes you use particle hacks)
     
  7. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    No need to rush bolty, I have already done the second one. The leaves though, are very difficult. I'll post my versions of both of them in a minute.
    Edit: Here's my attempt at leaves, the moths will be here once I find it
     
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  8. Bolty

    Bolty L1: Registered

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    It just needs a proper sprite sheet, and I'll personally draw it by hand.
     
  9. Mr. P. Kiwi

    Mr. P. Kiwi L5: Dapper Member

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    It could be nice to have a particle effect of sand falling from the ceiling - but very gently so that it'll look like it's falling from a cave ceiling where the barriers are week...
     
  10. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    What do you think of my leaves? It's got several layers, from simple falling leaves, to swaying leaves, to streams of leaves following the wind.
     
  11. Malcolm

    Malcolm L3: Member

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    I have a request!

    I'm still working on my Nuke Blast Payload Explosion and need an effect I cannot find.

    So: The particle I need is some kind of shockwave, indicating that the bomb has major impact on the surrounding area (either like dust being blown away from the center or something like the pyro's airblast blurring and refracting a circle around the center... it's your choice :D)

    I hope someone will face this challenge...

    Thanks in Advance
     
  12. Remnic

    Remnic L2: Junior Member

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    I'm in need of a particle effect where a waterfall is pouring into ankle high shallow water. The arena_sawmill waterfall basin particle effect doesn't come close as to what I had in mind.
     
  13. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    If this is still open for posting, then I would request any kind of "swirly doomsday" particle. However, I would request it to be thoroughly non-nucleus.
     
  14. Tehrasha

    Tehrasha L3: Member

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    I know very little about particle effects and how they work, but I know there are several types of 'nuke' explosion in Gmod. Are the systems too different to convert/port between them?
     
  15. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    See my post above
    It contains leaves, woodchips and a doomsday device.
     
  16. Bolty

    Bolty L1: Registered

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    I think those particle effects aren't technically particles. Just lua-coded sprites that move in a determined way.
     
  17. Bya

    Bya L1: Registered

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    Snow plz
     
  18. Engineer

    aa Engineer

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    :facepalm:
    In case you have missed last few months, there is an entire map called Viaduct with snow particles.
     
  19. Bolty

    Bolty L1: Registered

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    Ok. I started working on some of these requests. I recommend you to add me on steam so I can get a better sight of the request, and you can track my progress with it.
     
  20. Bolty

    Bolty L1: Registered

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    Sorry for double posting, but this will do: I finished the snow and sand-falling-from-the-ceiling effects. Now I'll create the doomsday ones, with grey, red and blue clouds, and team-colored lightning! :D