Practical Tools Materials

Discussion in 'Models & Textures' started by nightwatch, May 2, 2013.

  1. nightwatch

    aa nightwatch

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    Practical Tools Materials

    released May 2, 2013

    Modified by nightwatch

    Contents:

    6 material files (.vmt)
    1 sample map file (.bsp)

    I ADDED SOME LINES TO MAKE THEM SOUND LIKE REAL THINGS WHEN YOU STEP ON THEM

    These materials are modified versions of the blockbullets and playerclip materials by Valve. They use the same textures as the ones by Valve.
    Their purpose is to better represent the sounds of the objects they are covering to increase the level of player immersion in-game.

    Installation: Due to the SteamPipe update on April 30, 2013, no installation instructions are included at this time. Following the release of vpk-enabled development tools by Valve, this file may be modified for your ease of use.

    DISCLAIMER: No effort was required to produce these files. Emulate and copy at your own will. Due to the nature of sounds in Source, these files may or may not be useful in varying circumstances and conditions.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2013
  2. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Are you absolutely positive these work properly? Back during the artpass contest I tried making sound-specific playerclip materials and what I found happening was that playerclip (as a whole, because it is a special BSP function more than a material) could only have one surface property and trying to use more than one of these in the map resulted in the same surface for all instances of playerclip. (I can't check myself because I haven't finished converting TF2 yet)
     
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  3. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    fun fact: there is a surfaceprop command in source. because listening is overrated
     
  4. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Huh. Until recently I assumed playerclip just imitates the sounds of the surface it's directly above. It was only a couple days ago that I noticed it didn't, and wondered why I had ever thought that.
     
  5. nightwatch

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    No, I think you're 100% correct. I was running into some issues when I was testing the playerclips but I disregarded them because I assumed the materials needed to be reloaded - something similar had happened when I tested out the blockbullets without restarting tf2. When I get home from work I'll check again and delete them again and write a little blurb about it or delete them entirely if that's the case. On the other hand, the blockbullets work great, which is another point in their favour for using them to clip stairs and such.
     
  6. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    just make func_brushes of the appropriate material and set them to "do not render"...
     
  7. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    func_brush won't play nice with stickies. I guess blockbullets would work, if it does work. The route I went was making special invisible materials to use on displacements in place of clips.
     
  8. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    I don't think me or 99.8% of other players ever realized that they made the wrong sounds when walked across.

    Neat fix though.