SOLVED Material Lighting

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  1. lilbroomstick

    lilbroomstick New Member

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    Hi, I am currently building my first track (yes I have followed the guide), and it is an indoor kart circuit. I was wondering how to make lights because when I added the roof it got very dark, obviously, so I would like to know how to set up a config ini and a kn5. I know that I will need to create a light series(?) and a material adjustment in the ini file, but I do not know how to set it up or how to set up the kn5. https://imgur.com/a/rhLtDhu Here is the material that I am using, and I will have ~112 lights on the ceiling and possibly more near the pits. Any help is appreciated. material.PNG lights.PNG
     
  2. fughettaboutit

    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    make the lights a mesh on its own, this should make it:
    Code:
    [INCLUDE]
    INCLUDE=common/conditions.ini    ; contains NIGHT_SMOOTH condition
    
    [MATERIAL_ADJUSTMENT_0]
    ACTIVE=1
    DESCRIPTION=lits glow
    MESHES=your_ceilinglight_mesh   ; change this!
    KEY_0=ksEmissive
    VALUE_0=255, 209, 178, 0.5
    VALUE_0_OFF=ORIGINAL
    KEY_1=ksAlphaRef
    VALUE_1=-193   ; secret parameter makes it more "glowy"
    VALUE_1_OFF=ORIGINAL
    CONDITION=NIGHT_SMOOTH
    
    [LIGHT_SERIES_29]
    ACTIVE=1
    DESCRIPTION=lits glow
    MESHES=your_ceilinglight_mesh   ; change this!
    ; - instead you could also use MATERIALS=your_ceiling_light_material
    OFFSET=0,0,0
    DIRECTION=0,-1,0  ; down
    RANGE=25       ; play with this
    RANGE_GRADIENT_OFFSET=0.2
    SPOT=100
    SPOT_SHARPNESS=0.5
    FADE_SMOOTH=30
    FADE_AT=500
    CLUSTER_THRESHOLD=25   ; play with this, its how many lights-sources are genereated
    DIFFUSE_CONCENTRATION=0.15  ; play with this
    COLOR=255, 255, 255, 0.05  ; r,g,b,brightness - play with it!
    CONDITION=NIGHT_SMOOTH
    
     
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  3. fughettaboutit

    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    a picture to illustrate
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. fughettaboutit

    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    where to put this? whether in
    variant 1:
    "content\tracks\yourtrack\extension\ext_config.ini"
    or variant 2:
    "extension\config\tracks\loaded\yourtrack.ini"

    note: with variant 2 you would be able to put the config on github and update it easy without having to update the whole track
     
  5. fughettaboutit

    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    and again with more comments, its from ks_nordschleife, bmw-bridge spots on s/f line:
    upload_2020-6-20_13-16-56.png
     
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    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    oh you might want to replace
    CONDITION=NIGHT_SMOOTH
    with
    CONDITION=ALWAYS_ON
     
  8. lilbroomstick

    lilbroomstick New Member

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    Thank you so much! The place looks a lot brighter in game, but I still haven't got the emissive key to work. Do I have to label each light something like "1lamp_**"? Right now I haven't named them, so each is just cube.240 or cube.***. How should I set this up in the .ini file and in blender itself? Thanks again.
     
  9. fughettaboutit

    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    no need to have special names, just use
    MESHES=cube?
    patch can handle ? as placeholder
     
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    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    [MATERIAL_ADJUSTMENT_0]
    ACTIVE=1
    DESCRIPTION=lits glow
    MESHES=cube?
    KEY_0=ksEmissive
    VALUE_0=255, 255, 255, 0.25 ; r,g,b,brightness
    KEY_1=ksAlphaRef
    VALUE_1=-193 ; secret parameter makes it more "glowy"
    CONDITION=ALWAYS_ON
     
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  11. fughettaboutit

    fughettaboutit aka leBluem

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    beware, there was a typo in my original pos, idk if that make anything different

    Code:
    [MATERIAL_ADJUSTMENT_0]ACTIVE=1
    ACTIVE=1
     
  12. lilbroomstick

    lilbroomstick New Member

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    Thank you so much! I noticed in the material adjustment, I could just change 'meshes' to materials, and say my material name, so I did. At first it was really bright, so I toned it down a little. It isn't perfect, but here is is.
     

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