So lately I've gotten into reskinning. I've been using Photoshop CS5 Extended for the graphical aspect, and Notepad++ for the VMT related aspects. So far I've made 2 reskins; - Blue Fists of Steel (replaces the grey fists for the BLU team) - Gilded Machete/Kukri (I also converted the default w_machete.mdl file into w_gildedmachete.mdl for my server, for use with the Give Weapon plugin) I already know how to use $selfillum in a VMT, alongside adding white areas to the Alpha layer of a VTF file to make it glow somewhat, but I want to make a weapon reskin along the lines of an Energy Sword (eyelander reskin). What I want to do is make the blade look transparent, but have the hilt be solid. As well, I want to add a visible glow to just the blade area. Are there any other things I can place in the skins VMT file, similar to selfillum, that will create a visible glow? Also, I was looking at tf\materials\lights\Ibeam_light01.vmt, and saw "$selfillumtint" "[.46 .9 .77]". What are those numbers? RGB values? I punched them into MS Paint and the color was purple, yet the VMT is for a light source. Surely the light can't be purple.