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Bolt Action Gaming
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Posted: 7th Jul 2016 16:58
http://gamegurureport.blogspot.com/2016/07/technique-evaluation-advanced-lighting.html

In this 'issue' I go over advanced lighting techniques which I use within Game-Guru to create high quality graphics in what is a somewhat primitive lighting engine.

Special thanks to Wolf for his input a few weeks ago after the previous post with respect to the setup.ini file configuration.

Enjoy!
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Posted: 7th Jul 2016 17:21
thanks for this, just reading now
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Posted: 7th Jul 2016 19:40
Its your best tutorial yet I really like the additional info on the shadermaps.



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Posted: 7th Jul 2016 20:05
Thanks so much for the kind words
Hopefully this helps everyone make improved lighting in their levels.
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Posted: 7th Jul 2016 20:20
the tuts will definitely help thanks for the guidance
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Posted: 7th Jul 2016 20:45
Do me a favor and take some pictures of your better attempts so I can see like a before and after (I'll need a before pic too). Thanks!
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Posted: 8th Jul 2016 01:52
That was another great tutorial, thanks! Between yours and Wolf's lighting insights, I feel a lot more confident with the lightmapper. I've pretty much shied away from it because I thought it was broken, or it was just me, lol. Turns out it was just me since I really wasn't using it correctly, lol. Your website along with Wolf's tutorial should rest in there own main "Tutorials" thread, just below "Product Chat" and stickied, in my opinion. Unfortunately, unless that is done, they will get buried further back in the forum pages! I know there are tutorials around here on other topics as well (unfamilia's come to mind) and if they could all be rounded up and put in there own thread, then many more could benefit and the information would be easily referred to.
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Posted: 8th Jul 2016 02:29
Thanks for the kind words. You just reminded me to update my own page list of tutorials here:
http://gamegurureport.blogspot.com/p/my-tutorialstechnique-evaluations.html
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Posted: 8th Jul 2016 15:32
Quote: " they will get buried further back in the forum pages! I know there are tutorials around here on other topics as well (unfamilia's come to mind) and if they could all be rounded up and put in there own thread, then many more could benefit and the information would be easily referred to. "


Hey! There used to be a tutorial compilation back in FPSC times. The official community guide.
I'll be too busy the next 10 days but will start to compile one for GG once I have some evenings to myself.



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Posted: 8th Jul 2016 19:30
I went to see if I could find the mentioned free Voodoo SciFi wall pack, but it's not on the store or under the link in the tutorial. Even Voodoo artist is not on the store. Where can I find this pack? If it's not possible, I'll use some other scifi stuff, it's not a big deal


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Posted: 8th Jul 2016 20:05
not sure if its the same item but there's a voodoo scifi pack on gamegurufiles.co.uk

http://www.gamegurufiles.co.uk/models5.html
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Posted: 8th Jul 2016 21:14
Oh, sorry I've got it on my monster freebie list, but yes, same artist. He's done a ton of free sci-fi assets.

https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/212111
Those are the ones in question. I find them pretty invaluable for prototyping but there are some issues using them on a regular basis.

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