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Boys, Im back.

Decided to make a CS level in blender and bake out the ray traced lighting. Friendship ended with VRAD, now Cycles is my new friend.

This is a screenshot of a proof of concept levels made using this method. Some props are darker because I was testing out texture gamma and color correction but it turns out these textures work just fine without any edits in vtf edit. Will keep yall updated on what Im going to do with this gamer power

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@Lizard Thanks man, means a lot to me.

Just had an idea to throw in a cheesy aim map to play around with theme setting and ideas. 
Though, I don't know if its just me but can't help it, still feel like the lighting is not completely done, 
like to me it still feels a bit flat as if a bit more of a contrast was missing somehow (feeling it the most in the 3rd picture f.e.). 

Or maybe I just keep staring at it too much and need to take a step back lol. Tbh Ravine has an epic job done to it on a similar weather & time setting

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3 hours ago, Rump3L said:

@Lizard Thanks man, means a lot to me.

Just had an idea to throw in a cheesy aim map to play around with theme setting and ideas. 
Though, I don't know if its just me but can't help it, still feel like the lighting is not completely done, 
like to me it still feels a bit flat as if a bit more of a contrast was missing somehow (feeling it the most in the 3rd picture f.e.). 

Or maybe I just keep staring at it too much and need to take a step back lol. Tbh Ravine has an epic job done to it on a similar weather & time setting

I think that's just par for the course, night themes naturally have softer lighting than day ones, unless you're sprinkling around big contruction lamps.

Well, that's not entirely true . . I mean if you're doing an urban theme, a night version would have more contrast than a day one, but I think it holds up here. I believe csgo's version of source has had bloom removed (or, it's been removed from the settings, anyway) - which makes it more difficult to insinuate brightness well on anying other than point lights. But again, I'd say the windows here don't appear bright enough to warrant it. For reference though, I'm pretty sure Ravine just has light sprites over all the windows / other light sources.

Also, looks like Ravine has a noticeable amount of moonlight, with much much darker ambient lighting, whereas you seem to be going for an entirely overcast theme. I assumed that was intentional, but if it wasn't, that's definitely a way to get a bit more contrast.

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Just uploaded my map fy_orbiter onto the workshop. You can download it here:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2296600013

It's an otherwise very simple fight yard map, but I thought I did a fine job with the garden area:
 

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I also like these video screens, which I made using VMT proxies and SpaceEngine (TV frame is from de_breach):

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And finally, here's (part of) the skybox I used for this map that I exported from SpaceEngine, used on a different map:

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If you want to export a good looking skybox from SpaceEngine without a Pro Version:

  1. Set SpaceEngine's resolution to a 2:1 aspect ratio (for this map, I set the resolution to 4000x2000)
  2. Set the projection to cylindrical
  3. Take a screenshot in PNG format
  4. Use a panorama to cubemap converter, such as this one, to convert the PNG screenshot into six separate cubemap files
  5. Rename the cubemap sides to their proper names.

If you used the Panorama to Cubemap tool I linked to, the renaming should be:

  • nx -> bk
  • ny -> dn
  • nz -> lf
  • px -> ft
  • py -> up
  • pz -> rt
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