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Screenshots thread

Discussion in 'POTC: New Horizons Mod' started by Colosseum, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Martes

    Martes Master Mariner Storm Modeller Storm Modder

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    Incredible :)

    I can't but wonder, whether it is possible to extend the rendering settings to other objects, i.e. make transparent windows on ships, and, eventually, lightning?
     
  2. Pieter Boelen

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    Alpha maps on ships should already work, I think.

    I wonder if @Jack Rackham or perhaps @Grey Roger can think of any clever ideas for alpha maps on character models.
     
  3. Grey Roger

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    The alpha map is already used to make transparent windows on some ships. The AoP battleship, which has been imported into PoTC as "Battleship4", has windows like that. And the cursed fast war galleon La Marianna, which exists in PoTC but isn't currently used for much, uses the alpha map to put ragged holes into the wings of the figurehead dragon.

    I've no specific ideas for character models which could benefit from alpha maps right now, but having character textures make use of them is likely to prove useful at some point...
     
  4. Hylie Pistof

    Hylie Pistof Curmudgeon Staff Member QA Tester Storm Modder

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    Thank you @DeathDaisy

    Transparent windows? Lotsa ships have them. POTC 9-2-2017_2017_09_29_17_23_44_220.jpg
     
  5. Martes

    Martes Master Mariner Storm Modeller Storm Modder

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    Are you sure the ship on the screenshot has actually any faces there, representing the glass? I see only a wooden frame.
     
  6. Pieter Boelen

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    The alpha map is probably either fully opaque or fully transparent.
    Not sure if something halfway works.
     
  7. Grey Roger

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    Correct - it's either transparent or opaque. But it can be applied precisely, so that the frame is opaque and the glass is transparent. In a ship's alpha map, black is transparent and white is opaque, so the alpha map matches the pattern of the glass parts, but in black.
     
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    indeed, I know that when I looked at the empress she used alpha maps for holes in some places. not sure about halfway, ie gray, transparency tho, gonna have to test it

    are there glow maps in the game? I don't remember if the lanterns on land glow or if it's just the glow effect that makes it seem so. if there is maybe it could be put on ships too. it seems it's harder to do dynamic things at sea tho, but I might just have been unlucky
     
  9. Grey Roger

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    Yes, the holes in the "Empress" sails are also done with the alpha map. So are other torn sails. Although it is possible to set TX Convertor to save a 4-bit alpha map, I don't think ships take any notice of it - areas are either transparent or not transparent, not semi-transparent.

    As far as I know, it's impossible to have lanterns on ships in PoTC which glow by night and are dull by day. Some of the ships which were imported from "Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales" or later games have "fonar" components which are involved with lighting. PoTC doesn't use them.
     
  10. Pieter Boelen

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    I think it's mainly baked into the textures and/or pre-generated using the COL files.
    Guide - Generating Location Lighting Files (.COL)

    I once tried to attached a glowy particle effect to a ship's stern. Couldn't make it work. :(
     
  11. Hylie Pistof

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    You could not have known this, but the FR_LightPinnace is completely different from the NL, PO, and SP versions. The French ship is actually a full size Pinnace that got renamed for a special quest years ago when there were no light pinnaces made yet. It is probably the very best full size pinnace model in the game but never gets used because it is a huge ship with no cargo space.

    Anyway, I got the spars all fixed up and ready to go when I ever find that ship to playtest. :keith
     
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    ah alright, if the thing I did worked it's not bother doing the same thing to the other ones xD are the NL, PO and SP the same as eachother?
     
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    Yes. The only difference between them is a different trim color.
     
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    Thanks! And since this is the Screenshots thread...............
    POTC 9-2-2017_2017_11_01_13_11_44_367.jpg POTC 9-2-2017_2017_11_01_13_11_58_092.jpg POTC 9-2-2017_2017_11_01_13_12_12_610.jpg
     
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    Don't think I've ever seen this before. :wp

    a4-1.jpg a4-2.jpg
     
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    there we go, had left double sided on which does chaos to the models when exported. they should work now! xD
     

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    Err, there seems to be no X,Y,or Z axis so nothing can be attached properly.

    I know I know..... you_want_it_when-300x180.gif
     
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    that's so weird, I did the exact same thing as with the FR version. literally no idea why that would happen :8qthis has not been a good modding day :boom:
    I'll redo it and hope it solves itself :shrug
     

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