Difference between revisions of "Environmental Lighting, Sun, Weather, & Outdoors"
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*[http://replay.web.archive.org/20090123191409/http://halflifestorm.com/?page_id=255 Using env_sun] Archived
*[http://replay.web.archive.org/20090123191409/http://halflifestorm.com/?page_id=255 Using env_sun] Archived=2009
*[http://replay.web.archive.org/20090123214108/http://halflifestorm.com/?page_id=181 Adding HDR Lighting] Archived
*[http://replay.web.archive.org/20090123214108/http://halflifestorm.com/?page_id=181 Adding HDR Lighting] Archived=2009
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Topics directly relevant to making outdoor areas. (For general mapping help, see Category:Level Design.)
- Skybox (2D) — basic skies
- 3D Skybox — adding items (such as buildings) to the skybox
- Displacements — terrain (such as hills, cliffs, caves, and non-flat grass)
- Precipitation issues — to make sure your rain/snow works right.
- light_environment - Both Direct and Diffuse light coming from the skybox ("toolsskybox" texture).
- env_sun - places a glow sprite in the skybox to represent the sun itself.
- shadow_control - necessary to control the dynamic shadows cast by light_environment.
- func_precipitation - brush-based entity for rain or snow.
- func_viscluster - for merging visleafs in large, open areas.
- For nature props check the
props_foliagefolder in Hammer Model Browser.
- Search for
naturein the Hammer Material Browser.
- For smooth transitions between two types of material, such as grass to sand, use alpha blending with