Lets talk about night textures.

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby Pauls » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:39 pm

I'm sure in Blender that you use the normal Train Simulator naming conventions for objects in Blender ? Use that method but ending with the night or day instructions as above.

1_1000_name_fx_day

Etc.

Cheers
Paul
Pauls
Driver
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:38 am
Has thanked: 396 times
Been thanked: 179 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby callum112233 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:06 pm

Is there any way of toning down the brightness of the tex shader? A building I am working on looks fine in the day but at night, the windows are a complete washout.

Image

Image
callum112233
Full Time Fireman
 
Posts: 82
Images: 14
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:39 pm
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby VictoryWorks » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:02 am

You need to reduce the emissive. In most Blender exporters it's controlled by the Material's mirror colour value.
User avatar
VictoryWorks
Driver
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:22 pm
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 194 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby callum112233 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:41 pm

Nice one. That worked. I would never have guessed that :)
callum112233
Full Time Fireman
 
Posts: 82
Images: 14
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:39 pm
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby VictoryWorks » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:46 pm

Cool.
At least you can see the issue now. When we first started building objects in Rail Simulator and Railworks the emissive value didn't actually do anything, and the default setting in Blender as you've seen is 1. Then during one of the big updates they activated the value in the shader.. and everything that had been built in Blender for ~2 years suddenly glowed like crazy! :roll:
User avatar
VictoryWorks
Driver
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:22 pm
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 194 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby AndiS » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:19 pm

Pretty funny to hear this about the tex shader. I mean, it is the dumbest that you can get. And still, there is a catch.
Of course, it ultimately means progress, and Blender was never officially supported, but some sort of hint from DTG in something like the HOWTOUSE_... series would have been well appreciated by a few.
AndiS
Top Link Driver!
 
Posts: 565
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:48 pm
Has thanked: 237 times
Been thanked: 266 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby callum112233 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:01 pm

Dovetail could do with updating the dev docs. There's not a lot of info really.

Another query. I want the windows at night to cast light onto the floor. I would need to use the AddATex shader? I tried but I didn't understand how to go about it.
callum112233
Full Time Fireman
 
Posts: 82
Images: 14
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:39 pm
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby VictoryWorks » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:46 pm

The windows can't directly cast light, however you can model the cast light as a plane (or a few planes) just above the ground and then using the AddATex shader you can make the plane/s mostly transparent and using the emissive that we now know all about :lol: you can make them glow at night.
User avatar
VictoryWorks
Driver
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:22 pm
Has thanked: 29 times
Been thanked: 194 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby callum112233 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm

Nice one. I'm nearly there. I got the glow on the floor but it appears in the day as well as night :oops:

Image

Image

I've probably just missed something really simple.
callum112233
Full Time Fireman
 
Posts: 82
Images: 14
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:39 pm
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: Lets talk about night textures.

Postby TrabantDeLuxe » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:58 pm

You might want to try 1_1500_somefancyname_fx_night for the glow quads
Image
TrabantDeLuxe
Passed Fireman
 
Posts: 207
Images: 7
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:10 pm
Location: Delft, NL
Has thanked: 145 times
Been thanked: 203 times

Previous

Return to Blender

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest