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'''<code>MultiBlend</code>''' is a [[shader]] found in newer versions of Source ([[Alien Swarm (engine branch)|Alien Swarm]] and [[Dota 2]]). It allows for blending on [[displacement]] surfaces using up to four different materials.
 
'''<code>MultiBlend</code>''' is a [[shader]] found in newer versions of Source ([[Alien Swarm (engine branch)|Alien Swarm]] and [[Dota 2]]). It allows for blending on [[displacement]] surfaces using up to four different materials.
  
As opposed to most other shaders, the multiblend shader seems to read [[VMT]] files instead of [[VTF]] files.
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The texture preview in hammer requires you to set up additional [[VMT]] files for each texture to show up in the dialog. Those are '''not''' used by the shader itself.
  
 
{{note|Although present in the Alien Swarm version of Source, this shader does not seem to fully work and renders fullbright in-game.}}
 
{{note|Although present in the Alien Swarm version of Source, this shader does not seem to fully work and renders fullbright in-game.}}

Revision as of 18:52, 7 July 2012

The multiblend tools inside the displacement sculpt window.

MultiBlend is a shader found in newer versions of Source (Alien Swarm and Dota 2). It allows for blending on displacement surfaces using up to four different materials.

The texture preview in hammer requires you to set up additional VMT files for each texture to show up in the dialog. Those are not used by the shader itself.

Note:Although present in the Alien Swarm version of Source, this shader does not seem to fully work and renders fullbright in-game.
Note:This shader only works on displacements.

Example

MultiBlend
{
	$basetexture nature/grass_00c
	$spectexture nature/grass_00a_spec
	$scale 1.5
	$rotation 0.0

	$basetexture2 nature/sand_cracked001
	$spectexture2 nature/sand_cracked001_spec
	$scale2 3.0
	$rotation2 0.0

	$basetexture3 nature/sand_path001
	$spectexture3 nature/sand_path001_spec
	$scale3 3.0
	$rotation3 0.0

	$basetexture4 stone/stone_path007
	$spectexture4 stone/stone_path007_spec
	$scale4 3.0
	$rotation4 55.0

	%tooltexture test/terraintest-1
}

Supported effects

See also