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Johan Samuelsson
1st Jun 2000, 06:57 PM
To make skybox that works....I did one and
in the game all I could see were all that
skybox box from the other part of the level
(that sky) and my floor fence still dont
work I just fall through it all the time...

Forty-Two
1st Jun 2000, 08:11 PM
hm.... ill just go through the howto's of skyboxes again:

1- make your skybox in a separate room, yes, one you cannot access in any way.
2- add a SkyZoneInfo class (under Info:ZoneInfo)
3- in your level, activate the "Fake Backdrop" property to the textures you want to be displayed as a sky.

hope this helps

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Klaus Kinski
1st Jun 2000, 11:28 PM
Tell me more about your floorfence. If you just used a sheet (a 2 dimensional brush) i have to tell you something: sheet don't block anything. They are always nonsolid. Maybe thry a collision hull or a instead of the whole sheet sh*t, a brush with a minimum height (1 unit). But i need more info about it.

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8-4-7-2
2nd Jun 2000, 11:00 AM
Sheets do never, never and NEVER(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) block! Use a sheet for masked floor. Use the sheet tool, then select "AddSpecial". Mark "2-sided" and "masked". Finally hit add.
To make "it" block use an invisble collision hull. A normal brush, 2 units high. Don't let it touch the sheet or any other brush!
Again "Add special": This time mark "invisible".

Sky boxes a one of the hardest things to do. Do yourself a favor and wait until you are more experienced. It is easy to make a simple sky. But one that looks (un)real and really aweome requires time, time and a lot of patience. You must use a lot of coloured lights with asmall radius.

smally
2nd Jun 2000, 02:33 PM
I'm not real experienced but I have found that using an info lightzone in your skybox does help to cut down on the need for dozens of lights and it takes the shadows out of the corners (which can be very pesky). Hope this is of some kind of help to somebody :)

8-4-7-2
2nd Jun 2000, 05:04 PM
Of course you can use a lightzone. But try to build a nice sunset with shades of red, orange and yellow this way! There is no need to light the corners. The mountains will hide them!