[TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

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[TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by Exciel » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:57 pm

So, I got what I wanted and to help others, this is now a tutorial. If you want to know what I mean by "Flashlight editing" Just go here. For the end result.

Okay then, as kinda the opposite of what I thought, this is really simple!
First, open eschaton (I'm using 0.7 (Yes its old but I cant be stuffed getting the new one)) and select bloodgulch.map.
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Next, click the carrot(?) to drop down the bitm tags and select 'characters\cyborg\bitmaps\spotlight cyborg' and in the window to the right, click 'Export' and save all the files to a folder (The only one you really need is the first though).
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After that, open The first picture in a picture editing program (I'm using pixelmator) and zoom in a bit on the central white part.
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Thats the main part you want to edit because its all that you see. I've just added red over the top of it but you can do whatever you want.
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Now to import it Just go back into eschaton and select 'characters\cyborg\bitmaps\spotlight cyborg' again and this time click import.
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When the window pops up just click load and choose the image you edited for all of them
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End result:
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Hope I helped!

Note: When the picture imports it flips it to the right. To counteract this just flip your image to the left before you import it.
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Re: Flashlight bitmap?

Post by Sparky » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:41 pm

Any bitmaps are listed under the bitm category. If you don't see one for cyborg_flashlight, then that means the light uses the ligh tag type instead. But here's how you start: go under the cyborg's bipd tag, click on Reference Swapper, find the flashlight thingy, then see what is under Reference Swapper in the flashlight effe (a.k.a. thingy).

bipd: cyborg -> References effe: flashlight
effe: flashlight -> References (?)
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Re: Flashlight bitmap?

Post by Exciel » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:27 am

Thx but can you edit what the flashlight looks like? Like I make the flashlight a picture so that when you shine it on a wall it shows the pic instead of just white light.
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Re: Flashlight bitmap?

Post by Nuthead_ » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:35 am

the Bitmap is under

characters/bitmaps/ spotlight cyborg

But it has Positive X, Negitive X, Positive Y etc.

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Re: Flashlight bitmap?

Post by Mgalekgolo » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:29 pm

which means its a cubemap. do you mean color?
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Re: Flashlight bitmap?

Post by Exciel » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Idk. I'll do some messing around with what I've got and get back to ya.

EDIT: K. Had some fun and figured out how to achieve my goal. Maybe I'll make a tut for it....
anyways, heres a pic:
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Edited my name into the flashlight :D
Tell me if You think I should make a tut.
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Re: Flashlight bitmap?

Post by sparkplug » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:55 am

A tutorial would be nice, just change this topic title and put it on the first post.

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Re: [TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by Exciel » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:17 pm

It is now a tut :D Sorry for posting late but I've had a lot of stuff going on. Enjoy.
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Re: [TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by Zanghfei » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:07 pm

Flash light is circle and how about tities?

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Re: [TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by Exciel » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:48 pm

Zanghfei wrote:Flash light is circle and how about tities?
What? Translation?
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Re: [TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by kiddten » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:55 pm

I'm pretty sure he wants to know how to make the flashlight breast-shaped.
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Re: [TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by Exciel » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:05 pm

K then. Hmm. Draw them on? Or with a picture just resize it to make it smaller then paste on top of the central white part. Don't forget to rotate the picture to the left before importing.
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Re: [TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by Sparky » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:20 am

If you only want to change the colors of the flashlight, you can just change that in the metadata:
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The above value will change the color the flashlight shows when the flashlight is OFF.
Change "Color Upper Bound" if you want to change the color the flashlight shows while it is ON.

In this way, you can make a flashlight shine blue while off and green while on.

Any detail is hard to present, because so few pixels are shown. You can make the image size smaller in the flashlight's metadata (the ligh tag, above), and use the entire 128x128 bitmap cubemap face area in order to display a more-detailed picture.

...unfortunately, that doesn't quite work right... so images will probably be stuck as poor quality:
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Re: [TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by Zanghfei » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:12 pm

If it was Chuck Noris, is epic

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Re: [TuT] Flashlight Editing (Was 'Flashlight bitmap?')

Post by Exciel » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:19 pm

Lol if it was chuck norris it would be perfect, no questions asked. :D
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