[Solved]Texture on face not working right

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kill_the_Bug, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Kill_the_Bug

    aa Kill_the_Bug

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    I've got another one of those WTF isn't it working items.

    I have a rotating brush inside my skybox, all 5 brushes have the texture on them but the 6th? When I apply it, all I get is black. The texture is good when I apply it to other faces and it shows up fine just not this one.

    I have tried to fit it, world and face checked options - but nothing works - even made a new texture in photoshop(with the proper extension.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Da Spud Lord

    aa Da Spud Lord Occasionally I make maps

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    Are you compiling the map with lighting when you do this? If so, try enabling fullbright, a common issue people experience is with VRAD generating no lighting for a face, making it appear entirely dark.
     
  3. Kill_the_Bug

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    No, haven't even made it that far yet. Let's say the texture is a circle, I apply it to a face near center of map and I see a circle. If I apply that same texture to a face away from the circle, all I'm getting is a black tile. After running vrad, it's still a black texture.

    maybe the texture has become corrupt, I just put another texture onto the face that was giving me the issue, that on worked fine.

    just tried to export using gfscape from one of my working maps - it gave me this error:

    Error writing E:\losthorizon_brushup.vtf (Error: Compression format 0x0e not supported.)
     
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  4. Kill_the_Bug

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    Ok, was able to find a jpg of the image have tried to redo it and the issue still takes place.
     
  5. Kill_the_Bug

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    Ok, maybe I'm going about this wrong.

    I have the image as a JPG and I have the Photoshop plugin to export it - haven't done it in a long time - are there any options I should choose when exporting (typing on my mac as my pc is currently in pieces - going out for parts after this entry)?

    Once I have the two files, what should one of the files say when I open it up in notepad?

    Lastly, these two file should be in the materials folder yes?

    Oh, and lastly, is there any reason I could see the image in the center of my map and yet if I apply it off to one side it turns into a black face in hammer?

    I don't see how this may be an issue, but maybe it is. My hard drives are full will be installing two new ones including a nice 4TB drive < should be able hold my map once completed. Would a full hard drive cause the issue when applying the texture to a face?

    Thanks for the help and it always seems like I get the weird and obscure issues coming up when I map.
     
  6. Kill_the_Bug

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    I fixed the issue by recreating the same image with a completely different name.