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WWMT Feature Requests / Re: Phong
« on: September 24, 2014, 12:12:03 pm »
Thanks for having me, wallworm and thanks for the tools!

Yeah I generally just write out the vmts by hand and I didn't even realize there was this functionality in WWMT.

The $phongexponenttexture mishap is one that still gets me, Source uses such different terms for everything that whenever I take a break from doing any Source related modding I come back and have to try and remember all the little nuances.

jorisceoen, I'm with you on that!

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WWMT Feature Requests / Re: Phong
« on: September 23, 2014, 04:59:50 pm »
Hey just wanted to chime in with some explanation for the different parameters.

The biggest difference here is that the $phongexponenttexture actually should not be related to the Specular Level Bitmap, it's actually more analogous to a Gloss Map.

The specular intensity comes from the alpha of the normal map which is $normalmapalphaenvmapmask.
If there isn't a $bumpmap in the vmt you would use $envmapmask.

$phongexponent =In max this is most like the Glossiness Slider
$phongboost  = In Max this is most like the Specular Level Slider
$phongfresnelranges = This is doesn't relate as much to anything in max that easily. It's something you have to tweak in the VMT on your own.

Sorry if this is stuff you already know/figured out, just wanted to be thorough.

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