Misc_model As Func_train In Progs_dump 2.0 ?
Does someone know a way to move misc_models like a func_train? I tried it with path_corner and path_rotate but it doesn't work. Maybe I've done something wrong. Want to create some Monsters walking like ghosts in the background.
Not sure, but one hack would be to make an invisible train (using skip texture, or setting alpha -1) and placing the monster on top of that train.
Nope. Doesn't work. Seems this entity wasn't made for trains.
My Presumed Hack
If a static entity has a walk frame, it is possible to use the frames on a position, so that they walk away from the origin.
Placing the same static entity as info_null, it will look as if it it walking from its start position.
It needs some correction in the mdl file for the walk pose, which can be done in an editor. But as the monster isn't used in game it won't matter.
Maybe instead of using misc_model, you could use a real monster but use map hacks to make it non responsive. That should make it ride the train.
On the other hand, the feature to have misc_models ride trains and plats seems generally useful, so maybe dumptruck_ds should add that. (Maybe a spawnflag on the entity to make it use physics?)
Version 3 of progs_dump has a way to do what you want I think.
The new entity misc_modeltrain allows you to animate a model and change the frames at path corners. It's pretty sweet. Shoot me an email and I can probably do a build for you. We've delayed the next release by a few months but this function already works. Here's the FGD entries so you can take a sneak peak.
@madfox, Metlslime, Dumptruck_ds
Thanks for your help.
The hack and the real monster will not work for me because it should walk overhead and turn on path_corners. But big thanks anyway for your interesting ideas.
The progs_dump 3 sound realy good and maybe they will do the effect on to the map, that I thought of.
I'm looking forward to post some screen shoots totday of my project and the map where I want to place this function.
I forgot to add above what metlslime suggested above is in version 3 already. misc_model now has spawnflags for solidity and physics. And a bunch of new animation options.
1: "Gravity" : 0
2: "Solid" : 0
4: "Back and forth" : 0
8: "Only once" : 0
16: "Play count times" : 0
That sounds realy interesting. Looking forward to see this in action.
If I make a map using TB I can export and edit it in Jack, but can't do the opposite. Why?
First, did you export the map from Jack as a .map file?
If so, you might be using an older version of TB that defaults to opening non-Valve 220 formatted maps. If this is the case, just switch the dropdown from Standard to Valve when opening it in TB.
And if dumptruck hasn't correctly guessed your issue, you'll need to describe the problem you're having in more detail so that folks can help.
Violent Rumble have weapons from rogue and hipnotic, monsters from Quoth and features like dp_200. Is it possible to make something like that without any coding?
I just want to use jumpmod's boots with dp_200 in QS.
no, you can't combine mods without some coding. You'd need the source code for each mod, and enough understanding to know what files to edit and how. (Also, Quoth source code was never released.)
As expected.. Well, I have to learn some qc and try at least. Thank you!
By the way, jumpmod include dev folder with qc and map sources (like pd_200)
Show Lights Color Directly In TB
my friend lurq use JACK as editor, and it has a really nifty way of displaying what color each light source is, without clicking and reading the properties. See this image: https://blaps.se/qw/jack_lights.jpg
- any way of getting this feature to TB?
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omg, didn't realize post stuck on last page... sorry
You could log an issue on Github, the Trenchbroom developer is quite resposive! I think it could be a good idea - there was talk of a real time lighting preview in Trenchbroom - not sure what became of that idea. Nonetheless - you can find it here: