This mod allow modders to use 3D Skyboxes on Vanilla Doom 3, plus some new assets with skydomes to use this new features.
Skyportal - by Neurological
Author: Nicola "Neurological" Capecci
E-Mail: neurological AT neuro-lab DOT net
Skyportal is not a gameplay mod, but is intended as a modder resource.
Skyportal introduces 3D Skyboxes from Resurrection of Evil to Vanilla Doom 3.
Within the code I've produced a series of assets to help producing contents taking full advantages of this system.
3D Skyboxes are a good alternative to the normal 2D one. With this system you can render real 3D objects as skybox.
You have simply to create a room with what you want to show in the skybox, even monsters.
Then with some simple steps your little room will be enlarged 16 times on the skybox.
What this mean? You can create more detailed even animate skyboxes, with better performance and less pain to create a six side cubemap as
included there are skydomes that use 360° seamless sky textures of 1024x512.
Included in the zip there is a complete manual on how setup a 3D skybox and the relative entities, with map samples and scripts.
It uses a new DLL, so you can't add other mods that have custom DLLs. But the Source code is included in the zip, so you can change it
at your pleasure and port it on MAc and Linux.
- Ability to make 3D Skyboxes on Vanilla Doom 3
- Html manual with all the instructions to how set up a 3D Skybox
- A set of assets to help you create your new skies, including 4 skydomes models and skies textures
- Source code to use at your pleasure (require fresh SDK installation)
- A sample map with everything setted up
Extract the zip into your Doom 3 folder (eg. x:/Program Files/Doom 3/) run Doom 3 and select Portalsky in the mod list.
Simply delete "portalsky" folder from your Doom 3 folder.
Doom 3 v1.3.1.
Nicola "Neurological" Capecci - 2D/3D Artist, Code porting, Windows Build.
Cgtextures.com - Source material for textures
Simulation - for his help on make the code work and his project files for the SDK
doom3world.org - for the community and help
doomitalia.it - for support
Pappy-R - for the support on PlanetDoom
Nerve Software - for the original skyportal code
Doom 3 logo and Id logo are trademarks of Id Software, inc. ©2004-2008 all rights reserved.
This mod is not supported by Id Software, inc.
No need to ask for permission to use this resource pack, you can use it on every projects you want.
A mention on the credits of your project is appreciated.