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Hello there! Here's a tutorial on how to make that 'Sand Storm/Dust Fog' in the air. Let's get started...

Posted by on - Intermediate Mapping/Technical

[page=Introduction]
Hello there! Here's a tutorial on how to make that 'Sand Storm/Dust Fog' in the air. Let's get started...

[page=Making It]

  • First, you should make a brush (block) so your player can walk on. I prefer the 'dev/valuesand40' texture.
  • User Posted Image

  • Second, the sand brush (block) you just made will be the ground your player walks on. Select that brush you just made and press CTRL+C
  • After doing this, press CTRL+V. You have copied your sand brush. Now, go to the texture browser tab and type/filter 'NODRAW'. It should look like this
  • Tutorial Image

  • Click the "APPLY CURRENT TEXTURE" tool. Tutorial Image
  • You should have an exact replica of the sand brush, but with the nodraw texture. Allign the nodraw brush exactly to the sand brush's coordinates in THE TOP COORDINATE
  • In the front coordinate, you want to make the nodraw brush stacking on top of the sand brush. So allign it like that.
  • User Posted Image

  • After alligning this, select the nodraw brush. You want to make this effect show from the ground to the sky, so bring the nodraw brush's top surface a little bit higher.
  • Select the nodraw brush and press CTRL+T. Make this brush a 'func_smokevolume'. Below are some presets i have found out, and you can choose how you want it. (edit the settings for your choice)
  • Small Sand Drizzle

    Name:
    Particle Color1 (R G B): 245 211 139
    Particle Color2 (R G B): 254 223 158
    Material: particle/particle_smokegrenade
    Particle Draw Width (units): 2250
    Partical Spacing Distance (units): 415
    Density Ramp: 1
    Rotation Speed (degrees/sec): 30
    Movement Speed (units/sec): 35
    Density: .2

    Medium Sand Drizzle

    Name:
    Particle Color1 (R G B): 245 211 139
    Particle Color2 (R G B): 254 223 158
    Material: particle/particle_smokegrenade
    Particle Draw Width (units): 2250
    Partical Spacing Distance (units): 415
    Density Ramp: 1
    Rotation Speed (degrees/sec): 35
    Movement Speed (units/sec): 40
    Density: .4

    Sand Storm

    Name:
    Particle Color1 (R G B): 245 211 139
    Particle Color2 (R G B): 254 223 158
    Material: particle/particle_smokegrenade
    Particle Draw Width (units): 2250
    Partical Spacing Distance (units): 415
    Density Ramp: 1
    Rotation Speed (degrees/sec): 40
    Movement Speed (units/sec): 45
    Density: .6

  • After putting in the settings you have desired, click "APPLY".
  • Click the entity tool User Posted Image and select 'light_environment'.
  • Put this a little above your nodraw brush entity.
  • Edit the settings how I have them.
  • light_environment

    PitchYawRoll: 0 0 0
    Pitch: -45 (note: nice lighting :))
    Brightness: 241 248 158 200
    Ambient: 255 215 174 20

  • Click "APPLY".
  • Final Step, of course, you have to seal your map off with skybox.

Your done! Go to next page to see how each are rendered in-game as the final results!

[page=Final Result]
Download Example Files Here

Due to the downsizing of the images, you don't get the full quality, but in the zip you get the full size image.

Small Sand Drizzle
User Posted Image

Medium Sand Drizzle
User Posted Image

Sand Storm
User Posted Image


Hope this help you guys out! Enjoy :D

Comments
ELUSiON
ELUSiON

Very nice!, thanks for showing the end-result, too!
I compared and its pretty much the same, so I know I did it right lol :D

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Jorg40
Jorg40

Where did the result images go?

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SecretSecretary
SecretSecretary

Very nice tutorial, but I cant see any images!
Why is that? It only says user poster image....
Did you delete them or what?

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Not_Helpfull..
Not_Helpfull..

very clear i like the tutorial, although there arent any images in the final result page or the making it (there are only 2 in making page), so if u could fix that; that would be great. But still good job nice and clear =)

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