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SFM Quick Tip: Easy Day To Night Maps by Sarcastic-Brony SFM Quick Tip: Easy Day To Night Maps by Sarcastic-Brony
Just a quick and dirty tip to those that want to create the illusion of a night map on any map. This same technique can help create night to day maps as well.
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:iconrookata:
RooKata Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Yay! Thank you!
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spyrophantom Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this does not appear to work for me......or maybe i'm missing something and i will fix it as soon as a post this, but still, its not working, it "cant be found"
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IJustWantACoolWig Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it possible to use the sky variants for HL and such rather than just the tf2 skies? Google isn't helping.
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Sarcastic-Brony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Pretty sure it can support HL skies just fine. Experiment some.
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:iconsilverforfun:
Silverforfun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Sky_Harvest_Night is also a pretty sky.
Especially for charming your special somepony :iconlelplz:
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:icontomatogoatee:
TomatoGoatee Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
So helpful! Thank you!
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:iconkedi103:
KEDI103 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this like how its work my server plunig I think it make random skies
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:iconmrmassakka:
MrMassakka Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Easy and Simple. Thanks!
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:iconjesusnotchrist:
JesusNotChrist Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank u!!
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:iconjakehunter:
jakehunter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
ah yes this helps tanks very much
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:iconbitchyredsniper:
BitchyRedSniper Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this. I just started working with SFM a few weeks ago, and this is very helpful :D
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ScootiaFag Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will this work in gmod?
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Sarcastic-Brony Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
In theory, possibly. You may need to activate sv_cheats 1 though.. I am unsure.
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:iconturretart:
turretart Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful thanks
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:iconthezeroteam:
TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I add something here that I do? :meow:
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:iconsarcastic-brony:
Sarcastic-Brony Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I dont see why not?
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:iconthezeroteam:
TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, I guess!
Well, yeah, I'd go ahead and do what you do.
But, I also change toneMapScale further down than I believe you do.

I set it to (according to the Element Viewer, not Motion/Graph Editor) 0.1, and I have a thing in mind where I'll go with 0.01.
Why? So I can add Lights myself. (I also do that for day maps, setting the toneMapScale down and adding lights.) To give models shadows.
But the SkyBox is so dark... Well, I go find the SkyBox's .VMTs, open them in Notepad++, and add *$color "[10 10 10]"* (or 100, for toneMapScale 0.01). That way, the SkyBox won't be too dark, and the map won't be too bright, though I cast lights everywhere.

The thing is, however, until setting toneMapScale down, the SkyBox is usually overbrightened.
And working with lights in the view gives a bit more lag. But that's nothing major.


Eeyup, I do something overly stupid with an overly big cost in framerate for just a slightly better result.
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Texas-Doughnut Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!
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:iconzsylam:
zsylam Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Is this work in TF2?
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:iconsarcastic-brony:
Sarcastic-Brony Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
If you activate sv_cheats to 1 and its your own server, then chances are it can work.
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:iconghostofsand:
GhostOFSand Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's quite helpfull,thanks
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Sircreeperlot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thank you.[link]
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:iconthezeroteam:
TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...Danke. This could turn out to be helpful for me some time. :iconrubberfruitplz:
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Chirpachirp Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
fghjb Thanks a bunch!
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Dragon0380 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Can i have a Wallpaper of the Final Panel without the words? ITS SOO CUTE
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:iconsarcastic-brony:
Sarcastic-Brony Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sure why not..
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:iconanto2620:
Anto2620 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you for the skybox tip can i ask if you can show how to dark the camera so the light is not taht bright?
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CobbaltCO Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sv_skyname?...REALLY?!?

Sorry, but it sounds for me like a xD

CHANGE THE FUCKING TEXTURE AND KILL THOSE MAPPERS ISSUES CUZ WE VALVE CAN DO THAT ONLY HERE
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:iconpetraphobia:
Petraphobia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks fo tip like million times!

I feel ashamed though faving this, but what the hell... :)
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:iconurbanikacidik:
UrbanikAcidik Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks for the tutorial :D Looking for something like this for quite some time.
Also... uh how do you change the tone map scale? 3:
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Sarcastic-Brony Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
You can find it under the camera settings. Its somewhere around the SSAO controls.
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ata64 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Beautiful.
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:iconnickthenikout:
NickTheNikouT Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's bad that you can't change the lighting settings of the map inside SFM, only changing the skybox though.
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The-Syreth-Clan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, Dog you're amazing. Thank you so much! :D
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DJDerman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ;D
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