[Solved] Weird skybox error

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by The_Gl!tch.exe, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. The_Gl!tch.exe

    The_Gl!tch.exe L2: Junior Member

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    Hello there,
    I've recently added a skybox area to my map and since then everything went a bit weird. The 3D-skybox only contains the sky_camera entity, light_environment and a disabled func_brush which gets enabled with a button.
    However soon after adding I ran into multiple problems.
    1. The light_environment was "gone". I fixed this by putting the sky_camera to the ceiling of the skybox area.
    2. The skybox textures are flickering. I have no idea what causes this.
    3. The map has separate areas having 2D-skybox textures. Those have even more heavy flickering.
    4. The skybox room doesn't appear on the map, but the func_brush appears on the map skybox texture when it's enabled.
    5. The map has no leak (I already checked the log), but the flickering skybox texture areas are like leak textures when the player starts looking down.
    Is it possible to fix this? Or is it a sign that the map is too big?
     
  2. Da Spud Lord

    aa Da Spud Lord Occasionally I make maps

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    Can you post your compile log please?
     
  3. The_Gl!tch.exe

    The_Gl!tch.exe L2: Junior Member

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    Code:
    
    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vbsp.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.vmf"
    
    Valve Software - vbsp.exe (Sep 23 2019)
    4 threads
    materialPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\materials
    Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.vmf
    ConVarRef mat_reduceparticles doesn't point to an existing ConVar
    Patching WVT material: maps/trade_island_a7/nature/blendrockgroundwallforest001_wvt_patch
    Patching WVT material: maps/trade_island_a7/coalmines/blendgroundtograss_coalmines_wvt_patch
    Patching WVT material: maps/trade_island_a7/coalmines/blendgroundtograss_coalmines2_wvt_patch
    Patching WVT material: maps/trade_island_a7/egypt/sky_sand_waves_01_wvt_patch
    Patching WVT material: maps/trade_island_a7/swamp/nature/blendswampmudtodirt001_wvt_patch
    fixing up env_cubemap materials on brush sides...
    ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
    ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
    Processing areas...done (0)
    Building Faces...done (0)
    Chop Details...done (0)
    Find Visible Detail Sides...
    Merged 562 detail faces...done (0)
    Merging details...done (0)
    FixTjuncs...
    PruneNodes...
    WriteBSP...
    done (0)
    writing C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.prt...Building visibility clusters...
    done (0)
    Creating default LDR cubemaps for env_cubemap using skybox materials:
      skybox/night_mountain*.vmt
     ! Run buildcubemaps in the engine to get the correct cube maps.
    Creating default HDR cubemaps for env_cubemap using skybox materials:
      skybox/night_mountain*.vmt
     ! Run buildcubemaps in the engine to get the correct cube maps.
    Finding displacement neighbors...
    Found a displacement edge abutting multiple other edges.
    Warning: overflowed 8 displacement corner-neighbor lists.Finding lightmap sample positions...
    Displacement Alpha : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
    Building Physics collision data...
    done (3) (558093 bytes)
    Placing detail props : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
    Water found with no water_lod_control entity, creating a default one.
    Compacting texture/material tables...
    Reduced 3070 texinfos to 2008
    Reduced 77 texdatas to 66 (1926 bytes to 1466)
    Writing C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.bsp
    Wrote ZIP buffer, estimated size 234776, actual size 233356
    7 seconds elapsed
    
    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vvis.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7"
    
    Valve Software - vvis.exe (Sep 23 2019)
    4 threads
    reading c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.bsp
    reading c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.prt
     516 portalclusters
    1596 numportals
    BasePortalVis:  0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
    PortalFlow:  0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (122)
    Optimized: 0 visible clusters (0.00%)
    Total clusters visible: 218558
    Average clusters visible: 423
    Building PAS...
    Average clusters audible: 435
    visdatasize:67486  compressed from 74304
    writing c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.bsp
    2 minutes, 2 seconds elapsed
    
    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vrad.exe"
    ** Parameters:  -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7"
    
    Valve Software - vrad.exe SSE (Sep 23 2019)
    
      Valve Radiosity Simulator   
    4 threads
    [Reading texlights from 'lights.rad']
    unknown light specifier type - lights
    
    [56 texlights parsed from 'lights.rad']
    
    Loading c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.bsp
    Setting up ray-trace acceleration structure... Done (8.90 seconds)
    7464 faces
    6 degenerate faces
    10836318 square feet [1560429824.00 square inches]
    193 Displacements
    1841530 Square Feet [265180320.00 Square Inches]
    7458 patches before subdivision
    145840 patches after subdivision
    sun extent from map=0.173648
    968 direct lights
    BuildFacelights:  0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (517)
    BuildVisLeafs:  0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (64)
    transfers 12620186, max 1328
    transfer lists:  96.3 megs
    GatherLight:  0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
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       Bounce #8 added RGB(2, 0, 0)
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       Bounce #10 added RGB(0, 0, 0)
    Build Patch/Sample Hash Table(s).....Done<0.1013 sec>
    FinalLightFace:  0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (16)
    FinalLightFace Done
    46 of 59 (77% of) surface lights went in leaf ambient cubes.
    ThreadComputeLeafAmbient: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (15)
    Writing leaf ambient...done
    Ready to Finish
    
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    Writing c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.bsp
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    ** Executing...
    ** Command: Copy File
    ** Parameters: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\trade_island_a7.bsp" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\maps\trade_island_a7.bsp"
    
    
    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\hl2.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf"  +map "trade_island_a7" -steam
    
     
  4. The_Gl!tch.exe

    The_Gl!tch.exe L2: Junior Member

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    It turned out that the skybox was a little bit smaller than it was supposed to be and that caused the leak appearance on the skybox textures.
    Apparently 2D-skybox textures were affected as well.