Need instructions on making car lights with Zmod

Discussion in 'Racer Problems & Fixes' started by aadilf1, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. aadilf1

    aadilf1

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    I need instructions on making car lights/brakelights but they don't show up in game. Can someone tell me how from a full model of a car I can get brakelights from it. Also how do I put it into racer?
     
  2. Stereo

    Stereo

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    You need to export them as separate .dofs and name the objects in the car.ini:
    model_light_l, model_light_r: on when lights are on (model should include front and back lights)
    model_braking_l, model_braking_r: on when brakes are on.
    These all go in the body section, same syntax as the 'model' section.
     
  3. aadilf1

    aadilf1

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    I did that but they don't show up. I selected an area of the car for the backlights then I detached that area (I only gave the lights the textures but the rest of the car didn't have textures selected in material editor) Then I exported it like you had stated. Still doesn't show up. Also I don't know what you mean by 'syntax'
     
  4. boomer541

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    Syntax is the words used in the car.ini file. You also need to have a shader for the lights and you may have to move the rear lights back a small amount as they may be hidden under the car body. The front lights may have to be moved a bit forward as well.

    Look at a car with lights a see how it is done in the car.ini and car.shd files.
     
  5. aadilf1

    aadilf1

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    Ok. But I already tried what you have said, like shaders/moving the lights but still they don't actually show up.
     
  6. Harey

    Harey

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    Look at another car's car.ini and car.shd to see how they did it.
     
  7. radome

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    Can you view the light DOFs in Modeler.exe? Maybe a normals problem.
    Can you see the geometry in racer with view wireframe turned on?
    Anything in the qlog ?
     
  8. aadilf1

    aadilf1

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    Sorry for not replying on time, Basically I got it all fixed up :) because the lights were still facing 180 degrees the other way so I couldn't see it from the back so they were invisible. So when I actually got around to look at the front of the cars I saw the backlights there.

    This is for a car I am converting. I will post some teasing screenies of it soon.