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Learn how to create a monitor that can show what a camera sees.

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We start out by creating the monitor and applying a monitor texture to one of its faces. Then we create the camera, give it a name, and set that name as the target camera on the monitor.


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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

loled at the icon. Good tutorial.

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

I loled while making it, thanks! ;D

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altercuca
altercuca

awesome m8!

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

very good, and simple but yet many doesnt know so keep up with the tutorials people.

I didnt know how fast done this was, until now :)
Awesome

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Hendrix
Hendrix

Subscribed!!!

Once again great tutorial, i had to learn the hard way!

Do you know an easy way -without coding- of making the camera changable, you know, like you could change to a different camera?

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Yeah, I forgot to mention in the video (I'll add it to the annotations right now), but you can't have more than one camera active at any given moment, but you can have more than one monitor active.

So what you do is that you use inputs/outputs to disable one camera and enable another one and it's as simple as that. Oh, and I think you give the two cameras the same name.

Thank you for subscribing! ^^

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

hm, so u cant have morethen 1 camera activated?
I mean cam1 for monitor1, and cam2 for monitor2?

Or did i get it wrong?

No realy need to explain, if its to complicated.

But i dont remeber seen 2 types of monitors at once in hl2.
Just one there u can swich between some cameras at 1 monitor.

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cesig
cesig

Only one camera in the whole level can be active at once. So, you can't have two monitors side-by-side showing different cameras.

So, yes, you have it right.

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Hendrix
Hendrix

ahhh right, that makes sense i guess!!

Do you have any knowledge of sprites? like, for grass and such?

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

I have a little knowledge about that (not enough), but if it gets enough requests I'll make sure to learn all about it and make a tutorial on the subject. ;)

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Hendrix
Hendrix

does that include ME keep on requesting lol!!!! :-)

Great work!

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Haha, I'm afraid I can only take one request per subject from any one watcher. ;P

Thanks.

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MicrophoneMathew
MicrophoneMathew

Really good. I really enjoy your tutorials.
I think that a lot of people, like me, have a lot of Hammer exp. especially on the brush part - Litterally the ability make it look good.

But lack the exp. to create these simpel entityes and great source material - that just makes it a lot more professional and entertaining, therefor these tuts. are a great help to me, and many others.
So - Thanks a lot Silverfisk.

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Hah, I am the total opposite! I am good with entities but I need to work on making my maps look good! :D

How well that I can fill in the gap for some people then! :)

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wazanator
wazanator

Same here :P Love messing with entities but hate doing brush work

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ruanito
ruanito

@wazanator me 2

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cW#Ravenblood

Coool!
Thanks you that you made a video because of ma (and I think other)request!
Cool video!

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

It was my pleasure, if you have any more suggestions I'd be glad to hear them! :)
Thanks!

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cW#Ravenblood

thank you!

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Solid-Head
Solid-Head

Nice tuto man! that what i like, short sweet and simple

Oh yeah...a tuto on how to make rough ground would be very nice...that one diffuculty I encounter in the hammer editor...that would be very nice

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

I have made a tutorial on the basics of displacements, that might be what you're looking for.
Link: Moddb.com

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ammd
ammd

Nice!

Pls Cinematics for net time i mean camara path and all this stuff

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superman111994
superman111994

i lold when he said "fine and dandy."

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ultraguy
ultraguy

Thanks for this tutorial, Id still like one on importing Choregraphy into a map

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Problem is I'm using Win7, Face Poser only works properly on WinXP. If I get the chance to record it on a computer with XP, I'll take it.

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Jokerme
Jokerme

Detail brushes!

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

I already have a tutorial on detail brushes up actually!
Moddb.com

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SysOp.
SysOp.

Hey compadre!

Nice work there. Nicely explained and easy to follow. I like that flash menu you got there ;)

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Thank you!
Glad you like the flash menu, it was much work for something seemingly simple. :)

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ieatsofas
ieatsofas

can you add different effects to the monitors?

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Yeah just select a different monitor texture for a different effect!

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damnmav
damnmav

Good tut!
this is very usefull

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JK4ever
JK4ever

Nice tutorial! very useful
Keep up the good tutorial work :)

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