Trying to make a water well...

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Trying to make a water well...

Postby Sarzac » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:27 pm

Hi all,

New guy here. I am trying to make a water well in the outside area of a Heretic (in Hexen format) map I'm working on. The problem is the top of the well, above the wooden posts, is a skybox/texture that I want to be transparent, but cannot figure out how to get it that way. I know this can be done because I've seen a similar one in Plutonia 2's Map 26 (at the beginning) that looks great, but even though I'm using that as a visual guide, I cannot seem to get the top area of mine to become transparent.

I've copied/pasted the well into a test map so I can post it here without the rest of the map for ease of access. I've also included two screenshots here of what is occurring (from the test map).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Test Map: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5yx2fer5qra9r ... l.wad?dl=0



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Re: Trying to make a water well...

Postby Enjay » Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:47 pm

The problem is that the sky in your well is at height 96 (to make the cross bar look correct), but the surrounding sector has a ceiling of 304. So the sky in the well is getting drawn in front of the 304 tall walls behind it.

The usual way to deal with this would be to lower the sky at the edges of the map:

HW.zip


Or, seeing as how you are editing in Heretic-in-Hexen mode, your target port is probably GZDoom, so you could make the crossbar out of a 3D floor and then the well could have the same ceiling height as the surrounding sectors.


HW3D.zip

This second example still has the lowered walls of the first one, but they wouldn't actually be needed in this map because the crossbar is truly 3D.
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Re: Trying to make a water well...

Postby Abner Blythelock » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:14 am

The second example is perfect, Enjay! It was exactly what I needed! Thank you so much! =D
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Re: Trying to make a water well...

Postby Abner Blythelock » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:25 am

Not sure why my previous post is showing up under a different name (Abner Blythelock), but thank you again Enjay!
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Re: Trying to make a water well...

Postby wildweasel » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:07 am

Abner Blythelock wrote:Not sure why my previous post is showing up under a different name (Abner Blythelock), but thank you again Enjay!

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Re: Trying to make a water well...

Postby Enjay » Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:50 am

Abner Blythelock wrote:Thank you so much! =D

No problem. Happy to help. :)
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Re: Trying to make a water well...

Postby ramon.dexter » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:30 am

Heh, do you find normal that the forums asks you a question, when you want to post something? Because this is exactly the way how I find out that I'm not logged in. I mean, when I'm logged in, I am able to post without answering any question.
Forum asks me question? Right, I'm not logged in.
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