[Tutorial] Overlay

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by Termaximus, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    For those who don't know, overlays are the posters, paint marks on walls, extra detail on ground, etc you see in-game. I searched for an overlay tutorial on the forums, did not find one, and searching the web found this excellent one on the Valve Developer's site.

    Rather than re-invent or plagiarize the wheel, here is the link: http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Hammer_Overlay_Tool

    It goes over the basics such as using the overlay tool and more advance things like changing what brush faces it should appear on (yes you can do multiple faces!!), wrapping, and tiling of the texture.

    Hope it helps.
     
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  2. Dustoxx

    Dustoxx L6: Sharp Member

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    Thanks, I was searching for this!
     
  3. Ninjilla

    Ninjilla L7: Fancy Member

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    So the joining of overlays is how Valve and everyone else does the roads with the dirt texture? Thanks for the page, useful stuff :D