Author Topic:   Wave Motion Cannon
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posted January 14, 2004 10:26 AM            
Killer - how did u get that red glow in the middle ? looks ace


posted January 14, 2004 02:17 PM            
in the weapons ent:

SecEnt = mesh/WaveMotionGlow

and then the WaveMotionGlow.ent:

class = mesh
type = WaveMotionGlow
mesh = weapons/laserbeam.lwo
texture = textures/laserbeam2red.bmp
scale = 1.0
collide = 0
mass = 1
scalematrix = 1, 1, 6
fade = 0.6
blend = add
smoothshade = 1
solidlight = 1
cullface = 1
edgetrans = 0
group = 2
Transitory = 1

The scalematrix line above controls the size of the laser which is actually 1m x 1m x 1m in size.

As you can see, for some reason the Zentreadi Assult weapon used the same technique, but the secent mesh hung around after the weapon itself disappeared. It doesn't happen with the WMC, the Arc Welder, and the SAM weapons. Still trying to figure out why.

[This message has been edited by KiLlEr (edited January 14, 2004).]


Rex R
posted January 15, 2004 03:08 AM            
was wondering if transitory might something to due with things not going away when there're sposed to


posted January 15, 2004 05:42 PM            
Transitory basically tells a specific ent to synch itself with the server constantly. For example, you need to tell the cruise missile to always display the same on the server and all clients, because if you didn't, the somewhat random nature of the guiding (and lag) could cause it to look like it's going one direction on a client's machine, but it's actually going an entirely different direction.