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NEED URGENT HELP! Vital map error.


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Hey guys,

So I have been working on a CityRP map for quite some time for Garry's Mod. Everything was fine until one time I compiled the map and there was 0 light being let into my map apart from the skybox that appeared to be lit up. Normal light entities don't even emit light anymore.

There is a temporary fix for it (compiling on fast mode in expert) but it casts random black blotches over the map, here are screenshots, help is GREATLY appreciated!

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Make sure you have a light_environment in the level. Also, it might be worth moving the whole map into another .vmf file and trying to recompile that. It may fix the "black blotches" issue. I had something similar before.

Heres a link to the thread I posted a while ago when I was having the same issue as you, might be of use:


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@rocky Do you have a 3D Skybox ?

Any object in the 3D Skybox that cast shadows will have its shadow projected from the 3D Skybox to the map.
I just made a drawing to show what exactly it means :


Therefore, if your 3D Skybox is not properly placed, an object could cast a huge shadow on your map.

Or maybe as Plat said there's just no light_environment ... ^^

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