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CSprite defined in Sprite.cpp
CBaseEntity

env_sprite is a point entity available in all Source Source games. It creates a sprite in the world. Sprites always face the player.

Note.pngNote:This is a preserved entity in Day of Defeat: SourceTeam Fortress 2.
  • On a new round, its properties including its position will intentionally not reset. You can use logic_auto to emulate resetting it.
  • Killing it removes it forever, as it is not respawned on a new round.
  • It cannot be spawned with a point_template.
  • Parenting this with non preserved entities may have undesirable effects.
Note.pngNote:The only render modes that render sprite transparency are Glow, Additive, Additive Fractional Frame, World Space Glow and Alpha Add !FGD.
Icon-Bug.pngBug:Although the sprite preview in Hammer can find the sprite with any or no file extension, the actual extension of the used material must be used for the engine to be able to find the sprite in-game. In engine versions before Source 2009 Source 2009, when choosing a sprite from the sprite browser, the name it provides does not contain the required .spr/.vmt file extension, so it must be adjusted by hand.
AltNames.pngAltNames: This entity is also tied to env_glow.

Flags

Sprite:

  •  [1] : Start on
  •  [2] : Play Once - Used for animated sprites; texture will animate once, then the sprite will turn off.

Keyvalues

Targetname:

Name (targetname) <string>
The targetname that other entities refer to this entity by.

Sprite:

Sprite Name (model) <string>
The material to draw.
Scale (scale) <float>
Scale multiplier of the sprite.
Note.pngNote:Hammer's default sprite scale 0.25, but the engine's is 1.0. To synchronise the values, set this keyvalue to something.
Framerate (framerate) <string>
Rate at which the sprite should animate, if at all.
Starting Frame (frame) <float> !FGD
If the sprite is animated, the frame it should start animating on.
Size of Glow Proxy Geometry (GlowProxySize) <float>
Size of the glow to be rendered for visibility testing. Any time a sphere of this radius would be visible (poking through any nearby geometry), the glow will be rendered.
HDR color scale (HDRColorScale) <float>
Color multiplier for players using HDR.

DXLevelChoice:

Minimum / Maximum DX Level (mindxlevel / maxdxlevel) <choices> (removed since Left 4 Dead)
The entity will not exist if the engine is running outside the given range of DirectX Versions.
Choices
Warning.pngWarning:If these are used, the object may break when the user switches their DirectX settings.

SystemLevelChoice:

Minimum / Maximum Effect Details Level (mincpulevel / maxcpulevel) <choices> (in all games since Left 4 Dead)
Don't render for players with Effect Details levels that exceed the minimum or maximum.[Note.pngKey names are related to cpu_level cvar used by Effect Details.]
Choices
  • 0: Default ("Low" formincpulevel, "High" formaxcpulevel)
  • 1: Low
  • 2: Medium
  • 3: High
Minimum / Maximum Shader Details Level (mingpulevel / maxgpulevel) <choices> (in all games since Left 4 Dead)
Don't render for players with Shader Details levels that exceed the minimum or maximum.[Note.pngKey names are related to gpu_level cvar used by Shader Details.]
Choices
  • 0: Default ("Low" formingpulevel, "Very High" formaxgpulevel)
  • 1: Low
  • 2: Medium
  • 3: High
  • 4: Very High

RenderFields:

Render Mode (rendermode) <choices>
Set a non-standard rendering mode on this entity.
Render Modes
  • 0: Normal
  • 1: Color
  • 2: Texture
  • 3: Glow
  • 4: Solid/Alphatest Obsolete
  • 5: Additive
  • 6: Removed, does nothing Obsolete
  • 7: Additive Fractional Frame
  • 8: Alpha Add
  • 9: World Space Glow
  • 10: Don't Render
Render FX (renderfx) <choices>
Various somewhat legacy alpha effects.
Render Effects
Icon-Bug.pngBug:Alpha effects from 0 to 10 are unavailable due to the bug in code in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • 0: None
  • 1: Slow Pulse (varies alpha by ±16 over a period of 1.5 s)
  • 2: Fast Pulse (varies alpha by ±16 over a period of 0.4 s)
  • 3: Slow Wide Pulse (varies alpha by ±64 over a period of 1.5 s)
  • 4: Fast Wide Pulse (varies alpha by ±64 over a period of 0.4 s)
  • 5: Slow Fade Away (decreases alpha by -1 per frame/(in all games since Left 4 Dead) Fades out over 4 s)
  • 6: Fast Fade Away (decreases alpha by -4 per frame/(in all games since Left 4 Dead) Fades out over 1 s)
  • 7: Slow Become Solid (increases alpha by +1 per frame/(in all games since Left 4 Dead) Fades in over 4 s)
  • 8: Fast Become Solid (increases alpha by +4 per frame/(in all games since Left 4 Dead) Fades in over 1 s)
  • 9: Slow Strobe (transparent 0.8 s, visible 0.8 s, repeat)
  • 10: Fast Strobe (transparent 0.2 s, visible 0.2 s, repeat)
  • 11: Faster Strobe (transparent 0.09 s, visible 0.09 s, repeat)
  • 12: Slow Flicker (transparent 0.18 s, visible 1.5 s, repeat)
  • 13: Fast Flicker (transparent 0.14 s, visible 0.2 s, repeat)
  • 14: Constant Glow ("NoDissipation;" purpose uncertain—for sprites?) (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • 15: Distort (causes unnatural flickering and position shifting)/(in all games since Left 4 Dead) Fade Out (instant; not very useful outside of code)
  • 16: Hologram (Distort + "distance fade")/(in all games since Left 4 Dead) Fade In (instant; not very useful outside of code)
  • 17: Scale Up ("Explode"/"scale up really big!" causes wild stretching of model parts) (in Source 2013)/Fade Wider Pulse (varies alpha by ±255 over a period over a period of 0.26 s) (in all games since Left 4 Dead)
    Confirm:which branches/games is it available in, and where does it do what?
  • 18: Glow Shell (purpose unclear) (in all games since Source 2013) (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    Confirm:what does this do? and which games is it in?
  • 19: Clamp Minimum Scale ("keep this sprite from getting very small (SPRITES only!)") (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • 20: Environmental Rain ("for environmental rendermode, make rain") (in Source 2013) (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    Confirm:which games? may be nonfunctional.
  • 21: Environmental Snow ("for environmental rendermode, make snow") (in Source 2013) (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    Confirm:which games? may be nonfunctional.
  • 22: Spotlight FX ("TEST CODE for experimental spotlight") (in Source 2013) (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • 23: Ragdoll ("HACKHACK: TEST CODE for signalling death of a ragdoll character;" ragdolls an entity but doesn't kill it) (in Source 2013) (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    Confirm:which games? may be nonfunctional?
  • 24: Fade Wider Pulse (varies alpha by ±255 over a period over a period of 0.26 s) (in Source 2013) (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • 25: kRenderFXMax/Fade Near (removed since Left 4 Dead) (not in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Blank image.pngTodo: what does this do? may be nonfunctional
Render FX / Transparency (0 - 255) (renderamt) <integer>
Transparency amount, requires a Render Mode other than Normal. 0 is invisible, 255 is fully visible.
Render Color (R G B) (rendercolor) <color255>
Color tint.
Disable Receiving Shadows (disablereceiveshadows) <boolean>
Prevent the entity from receiving shadows on itself.


Inputs

Sprite:

SetScale <float>
Sets Scale.
HideSprite
Makes the sprite invisible.
ShowSprite
Makes sprite visible.
ToggleSprite
Make sprite invisible or visible depending on the current state.
ColorRedValue <float>
Change the intensity of the red channel (0-255).
ColorGreenValue <float>
Change the intensity of the green channel (0-255).
ColorBlueValue <float>
Change the intensity of the blue channel (0-255).

RenderFields:

Alpha <integer 0–255>
Sets the entity's transparency to a number from 0 (invisible) to 255 (fully visible). Requires the entity to have its rendermode set to a number other than 0.
Color <color255>
Sets an RGB color for the entity.

See also