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{{base point|env_projectedtexture|since=Half-Life 2: Episode One}} It projects a [[texture]] as a dynamic light that affects all objects in the world, optionally with [[Wikipedia:Shadow mapping|Shadow Mapping]]. env_Projectedtexture does not light the world similarly that other light entities which are ray-traced when you compile the map. This light however is real-time and works without RAD.
 
{{base point|env_projectedtexture|since=Half-Life 2: Episode One}} It projects a [[texture]] as a dynamic light that affects all objects in the world, optionally with [[Wikipedia:Shadow mapping|Shadow Mapping]]. env_Projectedtexture does not light the world similarly that other light entities which are ray-traced when you compile the map. This light however is real-time and works without RAD.
  
{{Warning|most expensive light entity in [[Source]].}}
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{{Warning|This is the most expensive light entity in the engine. Use sparingly.}}
  
 
{{code class|CEnvProjectedTexture|env_projectedtexture.cpp}}
 
{{code class|CEnvProjectedTexture|env_projectedtexture.cpp}}
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{{note|{{P2CE}} increases this limit to 8.}}
 
{{note|{{P2CE}} increases this limit to 8.}}
 
*Shadows are only rendered when the user is running with "High" shadow detail. If your options menu does not show the "High" shadow detail setting by default, you can add <code>-force_vendor_id 0x10DE -force_device_id 0x1180</code> to the game's launch options for it to show up.
 
*Shadows are only rendered when the user is running with "High" shadow detail. If your options menu does not show the "High" shadow detail setting by default, you can add <code>-force_vendor_id 0x10DE -force_device_id 0x1180</code> to the game's launch options for it to show up.
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* {{note|In {{csgo}}, shadows from <code>env_projectedtexture</code> work on "Low" video settings.}}
 
*In multiplayer, <code>mat_supportflashlight</code> must be set to 1 for flashlights to work. By default these ConVars are disabled in [[Team Fortress 2]], so this entity won't work there without special configuration.
 
*In multiplayer, <code>mat_supportflashlight</code> must be set to 1 for flashlights to work. By default these ConVars are disabled in [[Team Fortress 2]], so this entity won't work there without special configuration.
 
*[[Viewmodel]]s won't receive light or shadows from projected textures, with the exception of Garry's Mod. You can follow [[env_projectedtexture/fixes#Enabling shadow receiving on the view model|these instructions to fix this bug]].
 
*[[Viewmodel]]s won't receive light or shadows from projected textures, with the exception of Garry's Mod. You can follow [[env_projectedtexture/fixes#Enabling shadow receiving on the view model|these instructions to fix this bug]].
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{{bug|Parenting does not work with stock SDK code.}}
 
{{bug|Parenting does not work with stock SDK code.}}
 
: {{fix|This bug is fixable by following these instructions: [[Env_projectedtexture/fixes#Fixing Parenting]].|code}}
 
: {{fix|This bug is fixable by following these instructions: [[Env_projectedtexture/fixes#Fixing Parenting]].|code}}
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{{bug|{{csgo}} No smooth transition between this light and {{ent|env_cascade_light}}.}}
 
===Source 2007/2009 bugs===
 
===Source 2007/2009 bugs===
 
These have all been fixed in more recent engine builds.<!--Do we really still need this section? These issues are fixed now, yes?-->
 
These have all been fixed in more recent engine builds.<!--Do we really still need this section? These issues are fixed now, yes?-->
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{{bug|[[Model]]s will not receive their own shadows correctly unless using [[$bumpmap]]. Even a flat bump map is sufficient.}}
 
{{bug|[[Model]]s will not receive their own shadows correctly unless using [[$bumpmap]]. Even a flat bump map is sufficient.}}
 
{{bug|Causes issues if the entity overlaps a portal in [[Portal|Portal 1]]. Simply the projection overlapping a portal works fine.}}
 
{{bug|Causes issues if the entity overlaps a portal in [[Portal|Portal 1]]. Simply the projection overlapping a portal works fine.}}
 
=={{csgo}} Entity specifics for CS:GO==
 
*Limited to only 1 active <code>env_projectedtexture</code> on the map.
 
*Shadows from <code>env_projectedtexture</code> work on "Low" video settings.
 
*With "Always Update" flag enabled you can parent <code>env_projectedtexture</code> to a moving entity to make light and shadows more dynamic.
 
{{bug|No light or shadows work on [[viewmodels]] so far. As a workaround you can try to place dim [[light_spot]] or [[light_dynamic]] near <code>env_projectedtexture</code> with "Light World" keyvalue disabled to mimic the light coming from the projectedtexture entity.}}
 
{{bug|No smooth transition between projectedtexture light and other type of lights on models. Enter <code>thirdperson</code> in the console and as a player move into <code>env_projectedtexture</code> lighting area placed under the sun with working [[env_cascade_light]]. By entering and leaving lighting area you will notice how light and shadows on player model will instantly switch between sun and projectedtexture. Same bug applies for props, for example if you place a [[prop_static]] in the water and try to move <code>env_projectedtexture</code> parented with [[func_movelinear]] back and forth, you will notice this bug on a prop model. You need to adjust "FOV" and "FarZ" keyvalues to achieve desirable effect or some kind of compromise.}}
 
{{Warning| Place your <code>env_projectedtexture</code> very carefully, especially if you're going to move it. It's rather unstable, so make sure to test it for visual problems.}}
 
  
 
==Flags==
 
==Flags==
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{{KV|Target (target)|targetname|The entity will rotate to point at this target. Make sure you check the ''Always update'' flag if you set this.}}
 
{{KV|Target (target)|targetname|The entity will rotate to point at this target. Make sure you check the ''Always update'' flag if you set this.}}
 
{{KV|FOV (lightfov)|float|The field of view cone/pyramid at which the texture is projected.
 
{{KV|FOV (lightfov)|float|The field of view cone/pyramid at which the texture is projected.
 
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:{{confirm|This keyvalue does not work in Alien Swarm.}}}}
{{confirm|This keyvalue does not work in Alien Swarm.}}}}
 
 
{{KV|NearZ (nearz)|float|Objects closer than this will not receive the light from the projection.}}
 
{{KV|NearZ (nearz)|float|Objects closer than this will not receive the light from the projection.}}
 
{{KV|FarZ (farz)|float|Objects beyond this distance will not receive the light from the projection.}}
 
{{KV|FarZ (farz)|float|Objects beyond this distance will not receive the light from the projection.}}
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{{KV|Brightness Scale (brightnessscale)|float|since=AS|Scale the light color by this brightness.}}
 
{{KV|Brightness Scale (brightnessscale)|float|since=AS|Scale the light color by this brightness.}}
 
{{KV|Color Transition Time (colortransitiontime)|float|since=AS|Amount of time it takes for a color change to occur. Higher numbers cause faster transitions.}}
 
{{KV|Color Transition Time (colortransitiontime)|float|since=AS|Amount of time it takes for a color change to occur. Higher numbers cause faster transitions.}}
{{KV|Appearance (style)|choices|since=P2|Various Custom Appearance presets. {{Note|Requires AlwaysUpdateOn to work. }} }}
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{{KV|Appearance (style)|choices|since=P2|also=GMOD|Various Custom Appearance presets. {{Note|Requires AlwaysUpdateOn to work.}} }}
 
{{light appearances}}
 
{{light appearances}}
{{KV|Custom Appearance (pattern)|string|since=P2|Set a custom pattern of light brightness for this light. Pattern format is a string of characters, where '''a''' is total darkness, '''z''' fully bright. i.e. <code>aaggnnttzz</code> would be a steppy fade in from dark to light.}}
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{{KV|Custom Appearance (pattern)|string|since=P2|also=GMOD|Set a custom pattern of light brightness for this light. Pattern format is a string of characters, where '''a''' is total darkness, '''z''' fully bright. i.e. <code>aaggnnttzz</code> would be a steppy fade in from dark to light.}}
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{{KV|Default Appearance (defaultstyle)|string|since=P2|}}
 
{{KV|Enable Volumetrics|boolean|only={{P2CE}}|intn=volumetric|Whether or not to use volumetrics for this projected texture}}
 
{{KV|Enable Volumetrics|boolean|only={{P2CE}}|intn=volumetric|Whether or not to use volumetrics for this projected texture}}
 
{{KV|Volumetric Intensity|float|only={{P2CE}}|intn=volumetricintensity|Defines the intensity of the volumetrics. (Default is 1. Can go above; no strict limit)}}
 
{{KV|Volumetric Intensity|float|only={{P2CE}}|intn=volumetricintensity|Defines the intensity of the volumetrics. (Default is 1. Can go above; no strict limit)}}
{{KV|Default Appearance (defaultstyle)|string|since=P2|}}
 
 
{{KV BaseEntity|css=1}}
 
{{KV BaseEntity|css=1}}
  
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{{IO|FOV|param=float|Sets '''FOV'''.}}
 
{{IO|FOV|param=float|Sets '''FOV'''.}}
 
{{IO|EnableShadows|param=bool|Set the if shadows are enabled. 0 {{=}} no, 1 {{=}} yes.}}
 
{{IO|EnableShadows|param=bool|Set the if shadows are enabled. 0 {{=}} no, 1 {{=}} yes.}}
{{IO|SpotlightTexture|param=string|Sets the spotlight texture.}}
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{{IO|SpotlightTexture|param=string|Sets the spotlight texture.
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:{{note|Disabled in {{portal2}} onwards.}}}}
 
{{IO|Target|param=string|Specify a new '''Target''' entity to point at.}}
 
{{IO|Target|param=string|Specify a new '''Target''' entity to point at.}}
 
{{IO|CameraSpace|param=boolean|Sets '''Camera Space'''.}}
 
{{IO|CameraSpace|param=boolean|Sets '''Camera Space'''.}}
 
{{IO|LightOnlyTarget|param=boolean|Sets '''Light Only Target'''.
 
{{IO|LightOnlyTarget|param=boolean|Sets '''Light Only Target'''.
{{IO|EnableVolumetrics|param=boolean|Enables or disables volumetrics|only={{P2CE}}}}
 
{{IO|SetVolumetricIntensity|param=float|Sets the intensity of the volumetrics. (Default is 1. Can go above; no strict limit)|only={{P2CE}}}}
 
 
:{{bug|Non-functional.}}}}
 
 
{{IO|LightWorld|param=int|Sets '''Light World'''. 0 {{=}} no, 1 {{=}} yes.}}
 
{{IO|LightWorld|param=int|Sets '''Light World'''. 0 {{=}} no, 1 {{=}} yes.}}
 
{{IO|AlwaysUpdateOn|since=AS|Turn on per frame updating (for moving lights).}}
 
{{IO|AlwaysUpdateOn|since=AS|Turn on per frame updating (for moving lights).}}
 
{{IO|AlwaysUpdateOff|since=AS|Turn off per frame updating (for moving lights).}}
 
{{IO|AlwaysUpdateOff|since=AS|Turn off per frame updating (for moving lights).}}
 
{{IO|LightColor|since=AS|param=color255|Change the '''Light Color'''.}}
 
{{IO|LightColor|since=AS|param=color255|Change the '''Light Color'''.}}
{{IO|SetLightStyle|param=integer|since=P2|Sets an '''Appearance'''. (see Appearance keyvalue above for possible values)}}
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{{IO|SetLightStyle|param=integer|Sets an '''Appearance'''. (see Appearance keyvalue above for possible values)|since=P2|also=GMOD}}
{{IO|SetPattern|Sets '''Custom Appearance'''. (see Custom Appearance keyvalue above)|param=string|since=P2}}
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{{IO|SetPattern|Sets '''Custom Appearance'''. (see Custom Appearance keyvalue above)|param=string|since=P2|also=GMOD}}
{{IO|SetNearZ|Sets '''NearZ'''.|param=float|since=P2}}
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{{IO|SetNearZ|Sets '''NearZ'''.|param=float|since=P2|also=GMOD}}
{{IO|SetFarZ|Sets '''FarZ'''.|param=float|since=P2}}
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{{IO|SetFarZ|Sets '''FarZ'''.|param=float|since=P2|also=GMOD}}
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{{IO|EnableVolumetrics|param=boolean|Enables or disables volumetrics.|only={{P2CE}}}}
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{{IO|SetVolumetricIntensity|param=float|Sets the intensity of the volumetrics. (Default is 1. Can go above; no strict limit)|only={{P2CE}}}}
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Revision as of 15:46, 14 October 2020

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Projecting a colorful texture in Garry's Mod.
Portal 2 uses projected textures extensively for world lighting.
Showcase of [Portal 2: Community Edition] volumetrics in a Portal 2 map.

env_projectedtexture is a point entity available in all Source games since <Half-Life 2: Episode One><Half-Life 2: Episode One> Half-Life 2: Episode One. It projects a texture as a dynamic light that affects all objects in the world, optionally with Shadow Mapping. env_Projectedtexture does not light the world similarly that other light entities which are ray-traced when you compile the map. This light however is real-time and works without RAD.

Warning.png Warning: This is the most expensive light entity in the engine. Use sparingly.

In code, it is represented by class CEnvProjectedTexture, defined in env_projectedtexture.cpp.

Caveats and Fixes

Main article: Env_projectedtexture/fixes
  • Valve's games only support one shadow map in the PVS at a time.
Fix: It is possible to modify/remove this limit by following these instructions.
  • Textures used for projected textures require the flags Clamp S, Clamp T and Clamp All to avoid glitchy tiling. Also note, that VTFs are used directly and no VMT is needed.
Note.png Note: In Garry's Mod, there can be up to 9 active env_projectedtextures turned on with shadow mapping at a time. You can also increase this limit by putting -numshadowtextures # in the Steam launch parameters of Garry's Mod, where # is the number of shadow maps the game should allow.
Note.png Note: [Portal 2: Community Edition] increases this limit to 8.
  • Shadows are only rendered when the user is running with "High" shadow detail. If your options menu does not show the "High" shadow detail setting by default, you can add -force_vendor_id 0x10DE -force_device_id 0x1180 to the game's launch options for it to show up.
  • Note.png Note: In <Counter-Strike: Global Offensive>, shadows from env_projectedtexture work on "Low" video settings.
  • In multiplayer, mat_supportflashlight must be set to 1 for flashlights to work. By default these ConVars are disabled in Team Fortress 2, so this entity won't work there without special configuration.
  • Viewmodels won't receive light or shadows from projected textures, with the exception of Garry's Mod. You can follow these instructions to fix this bug.
Bug.png Bug: In Portal 2, some Nvidia graphics cards render white specks or squares on certain textures. To fix this, remove the bumpmap ($bumpmap or $ssbump) or $detail textures.
Video of said bug.
Bug.png Bug: Parenting does not work with stock SDK code.
Code Fix: This bug is fixable by following these instructions: Env_projectedtexture/fixes#Fixing Parenting.
Bug.png Bug: <Counter-Strike: Global Offensive> No smooth transition between this light and env_cascade_light.

Source 2007/2009 bugs

These have all been fixed in more recent engine builds.

Bug.png Bug: The configurable texture value from Hammer is not accepted - will always default to the flashlight. You must use the SpotlightTexture input or you can also override the actual contents of the default VTF with a new one.
Code Fix: You can fix this issue by following these instructions: Env_projectedtexture/fixes#Fix_configurable_texture_value_in_Hammer.
Note.png Note: The SpotlightTexture input has been disabled in the Portal 2 and CS:GO engines, and instead shows an error message: "SetSpotlightTexture is disabled. If you need this feature reimplemented, tell a programmer."
Bug.png Bug: The entity cannot target another entity.
Code Fix: This bug is fixable by following these instructions: env_projectedtexture/fixes#Fixing targeting.
Bug.png Bug: Models will not receive their own shadows correctly unless using $bumpmap. Even a flat bump map is sufficient.
Bug.png Bug: Causes issues if the entity overlaps a portal in Portal 1. Simply the projection overlapping a portal works fine.

Flags

  • 1: Enabled
  • 2: Always Update (moving light) (in all games since <Alien Swarm>)(also in <Mapbase>)

Keyvalues

Target (target) <targetname>
The entity will rotate to point at this target. Make sure you check the Always update flag if you set this.
FOV (lightfov) <float>
The field of view cone/pyramid at which the texture is projected.
Confirm:This keyvalue does not work in Alien Swarm.
NearZ (nearz) <float>
Objects closer than this will not receive the light from the projection.
FarZ (farz) <float>
Objects beyond this distance will not receive the light from the projection.
Enable Shadows (enableshadows) <boolean>
Enables/disables shadows from this projected texture. 0 = no, 1 = yes.
Shadow Quality (shadowquality) <choices>
Quality of shadows.
  • 0: Low (sharp, pixelized shadows)
  • 1: High (smooth edged shadows)
Light Only Target (lightonlytarget) <boolean>
Limit flashlight effect to only affect target entity.
Light World (lightworld) <boolean>
Control whether flashlight affects static world geometry. 0 = no, 1 = yes.
Light Color (lightcolor) <color255 + int>
RGB light color and intensity
Camera Space (cameraspace) <integer>
Angles are interpreted as being relative to camera.
Texture Name (texturename) <string> !FGD
The texture which this entity projects. Must be a VTF file (not VMT), relative to /materials.
Texture Frame (textureframe) <integer> !FGD
If the texture is animated, this is the frame it should begin on.
Simple Projection (simpleprojection) <boolean> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>) !FGD
Indicates if this is a simple, non-light casting texture projection.
Simple Projection Size (projection_size) <float> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>) !FGD
Simple Projection Rotation (projection_rotation) <float> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>) !FGD
Brightness Scale (brightnessscale) <float> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>)
Scale the light color by this brightness.
Color Transition Time (colortransitiontime) <float> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>)
Amount of time it takes for a color change to occur. Higher numbers cause faster transitions.
Appearance (style) <choices> (in all games since [Portal 2]) (also in <Garry's Mod>)
Various Custom Appearance presets.
Note.png Note: Requires AlwaysUpdateOn to work.
Light Appearances
Literal Value Description Sequence Preview
0 Normal m Sequence 0.gif
10 Fluorescent flicker mmamammmmammamamaaamammma Sequence 10.gif
2 Slow, strong pulse abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba Sequence 2.gif
11 Slow pulse, noblack abcdefghijklmnopqrrqponmlkjihgfedcba Sequence 11.gif
5 Gentle pulse jklmnopqrstuvwxyzyxwvutsrqponmlkj Sequence 5.gif
1 Flicker A mmnmmommommnonmmonqnmmo Sequence 1.gif
6 Flicker B nmonqnmomnmomomno Sequence 6.gif
3 Candle A mmmmmaaaaammmmmaaaaaabcdefgabcdefg Sequence 3.gif
7 Candle B mmmaaaabcdefgmmmmaaaammmaamm Sequence 7.gif
8 Candle C mmmaaammmaaammmabcdefaaaammmmabcdefmmmaaaa Sequence 8.gif
4 Fast strobe mamamamamama Sequence 4.gif
9 Slow strobe aaaaaaaazzzzzzzz Sequence 9.gif
12 !FGD Underwater light mutation mmnnmmnnnmmnn Sequence 12.gif
Custom Appearance (pattern) <string> (in all games since [Portal 2]) (also in <Garry's Mod>)
Set a custom pattern of light brightness for this light. Pattern format is a string of characters, where a is total darkness, z fully bright. i.e. aaggnnttzz would be a steppy fade in from dark to light.
Default Appearance (defaultstyle) <string> (in all games since [Portal 2])
Enable Volumetrics (volumetric) <boolean> (only in [Portal 2: Community Edition])
Whether or not to use volumetrics for this projected texture
Volumetric Intensity (volumetricintensity) <float> (only in [Portal 2: Community Edition])
Defines the intensity of the volumetrics. (Default is 1. Can go above; no strict limit)

Base:

Classname (classname) <string>
The classname defines the type of entity. Classnames can be changed using AddOutput, which will influence how the engine deals with the entity in certain circumstances.
Name (targetname) <string>
The name that other entities refer to this entity by.
Global Entity Name (globalname) <string>
Name by which this entity is linked to another entity in a different map. When the player transitions to a new map, entities in the new map with globalnames matching entities in the previous map will have the previous map's state copied over their state.
Parent (parentname) <targetname>
Specifies a movement parent. An entity will maintain its initial offset from its parent. An attachment point can be added to the end of the name, separated by a comma. Every entity can be parented, even point entities. Entities which are parented will be forced to transition to the next map, such as from a trigger_transition. Some entities which aren't intended to be parented may not function correctly. phys_constraint can be used as a workaround to parenting.
Origin (X Y Z) (origin) <coordinates>
The position of this entity's center in the world. Rotating entities typically rotate around their origin.
Pitch Yaw Roll (X Y Z) (angles) <angle>
This entity's orientation in the world. Pitch is rotation around the Y axis, yaw is the rotation around the Z axis, roll is the rotation around the X axis.
Note.png Note: This works on brush entities, although Hammer doesn't show the new angles.
Flags (spawnflags) <integer>
Toggles features of an entity, its specific number is determined by the combination of flags added.
Response Contexts (ResponseContext) <string>
Pre-defined response system contexts for this entity. Format is key:value,key:value,.... Contexts may be filtered.
Effects (effects) <integer> !FGD
Combination of effect flags to use.
Local Time (ltime) <float> !FGD
The local time of the entity, independent of the global clock. Used mainly for physics calculations.
Next Think (nextthink) <float> !FGD
Amount of time before the entity thinks again.
Hammer ID (hammerid) <integer> !FGD
The entity's Hammer ID. Mainly used by plugins and debugging commands, such as ent_keyvalue. Can be manually assigned with the "hammerid" or "id" keyvalue. Entities spawned at run-time are not assigned any Hammer ID.
Disable for Xbox 360 (disableX360) <boolean> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>) !FGD
If Yes, disables this entity on the Xbox 360 version of Source.
Entity Scripts (vscripts) <scriptlist> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>)
Space delimited list of VScript files (without file extension) that are executed after all entities have spawned. The scripts are all executed in the same script scope, later ones overwriting any identical variables and functions.
Script think function (thinkfunction) <string> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>)
Name of a function in this entity's script which will be called automatically every 100 milliseconds (ten times a second) for the duration of the script. It can be used to create timers or to simulate autonomous behavior. The return value (if present) will set the time until the next call. Try to avoid expensive operations in this function, as it may cause performance problems.
Lag Compensation (LagCompensate) <boolean> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>) !FGD
Set to Yes to lag compensate this entity. Should be used very sparingly!
Is Automatic-Aim Target (is_autoaim_target) <boolean> (in all games since <Counter-Strike: Global Offensive>) !FGD
If set to 1, this entity will slow down aiming movement for consoles and joystick controllers when the entity is under the crosshairs.

Inputs

Note.png Note: In some FGDs, only TurnOn, TurnOff and FOV are present.
TurnOn
Turns on the texture.
Confirm:In gmod projected lights always start on even when "enabled" is not checked.
TurnOff
Turns off the texture.
FOV <float>
Sets FOV.
EnableShadows <boolean>
Set the if shadows are enabled. 0 = no, 1 = yes.
SpotlightTexture <string>
Sets the spotlight texture.
Note.png Note: Disabled in [Portal 2] onwards.
Target <string>
Specify a new Target entity to point at.
CameraSpace <boolean>
Sets Camera Space.
LightOnlyTarget <boolean>
Sets Light Only Target.
LightWorld <integer>
Sets Light World. 0 = no, 1 = yes.
AlwaysUpdateOn  (in all games since <Alien Swarm>)
Turn on per frame updating (for moving lights).
AlwaysUpdateOff  (in all games since <Alien Swarm>)
Turn off per frame updating (for moving lights).
LightColor <color255> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>)
Change the Light Color.
SetLightStyle <integer> (in all games since [Portal 2]) (also in <Garry's Mod>)
Sets an Appearance. (see Appearance keyvalue above for possible values)
SetPattern <string> (in all games since [Portal 2]) (also in <Garry's Mod>)
Sets Custom Appearance. (see Custom Appearance keyvalue above)
SetNearZ <float> (in all games since [Portal 2]) (also in <Garry's Mod>)
Sets NearZ.
SetFarZ <float> (in all games since [Portal 2]) (also in <Garry's Mod>)
Sets FarZ.
EnableVolumetrics <boolean> (only in [Portal 2: Community Edition])
Enables or disables volumetrics.
SetVolumetricIntensity <float> (only in [Portal 2: Community Edition])
Sets the intensity of the volumetrics. (Default is 1. Can go above; no strict limit)
Bug.png Bug: Non-functional.

Base:

Kill
Removes this entity and any entities parented to it from the world.
KillHierarchy
Functions the same as Kill, although this entity and any entities parented to it are killed on the same frame, being marginally faster than Kill.
SetParent <string>
Move with this entity. See Entity Hierarchy (parenting).
SetParentAttachment <string>
Change this entity to attach to a specific attachment point on its parent. The entity will teleport so that the position of its root bone matches that of the attachment. Entities must be parented before being sent this input.
SetParentAttachmentMaintainOffset <string>
As above, but without teleporting. The entity retains its position relative to the attachment at the time of the input being received.
ClearParent
Removes this entity from the the movement hierarchy, leaving it free to move independently.
AddOutput <string>
Evaluates a keyvalue/output on this entity.
Format: <key> <value>
Format: <output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
FireUser1 to FireUser4
Fire the OnUser outputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
Use  !FGD
Same as a player invoking +use; may not do anything. Can also be invoked by creating an output that does not specify an input.
This input is not included in Valve's FGDs.
DispatchEffect <string> (removed in <Left 4 Dead>) !FGD
Dispatches a special effect from the entity's origin. Removed and replaced entirely by the particle system since <Left 4 Dead>.
DispatchResponse <string> !FGD
Dispatches a response to the entity. See Response and Concept.
AddContext <string>
Adds to the entity's list of response contexts. Format is <key>:<value>.
RemoveContext <string>
Remove a context from this entity's list. The name should match the key of an existing context.
ClearContext <string>
Removes all contexts from this entity's list.
RunScriptFile <script> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>)
Execute a VScript file from disk, without file extension. The script contents are merged with the script scope of the receiving entity.
RunScriptCode <string> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>)
Execute a string of VScript source code in the scope of the entity receiving the input. String quotation may be needed when fired via console.
Bug.png Bug:  In <Left 4 Dead 2>, the code is executed in the script scope of the entity that fires the output, not the one receiving the input.
Warning.png Warning: Never try to pass string parameters to a script function with this input. It will corrupt the VMF structure because of the nested quotation marks, which then must be removed manually with a text editor.
CallScriptFunction <string> (in all games since <Left 4 Dead 2>) !FGD
Execute a VScript function in the scope of the receiving entity.
SetLocalOrigin <coordinates> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>) !FGD
Send this entity to a spot in the map. If the entity is parented to something, it will be offset from the parent by this amount.
SetLocalAngles <angles> (in all games since <Alien Swarm>) !FGD
Set this entity's angles.

Outputs

Base:

OnUser1 to OnUser4
These outputs each fire in response to the firing of the like-numbered FireUser1 to FireUser4 Input; see User Inputs and Outputs.
OnKilled  (only in <Left 4 Dead><Left 4 Dead 2>)
This output fires when the entity is killed and removed from the game.