TF2 Glow Effect (2013 SDK)

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  • Add GLOWS_ENABLE to the preprocessor directives on your client and server projects (don't forget to add it for release and debug, too!)
  • Add the following line to ClientModeShared::DoPostScreenSpaceEffects:
g_GlowObjectManager.RenderGlowEffects( pSetup, 0 );
  • Create a .VMT file in /materials/dev/ called "glow_color.vmt" with the following contents:
    $basetexture red
    $ignorez 1
    $model 1
    $linearwrite 1


Objects derived from CBaseEntity are able to glow, but setters and getters for the glow effect only appear to be defined from CBaseCombatCharacter onwards.

To start a glow, call:

myObject->AddGlowEffect(); //Make it glow

To stop a glow, call:

myObject->RemoveGlowEffect(); //Make it stop glowing