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 ====== Material Editor - Tutorial 1 ====== ====== Material Editor - Tutorial 1 ======
-The Material Editor is where you create and edit material files (.mat). These files tells the engine which textures and material properties each model uses.\\ + 
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-For this tutorial we will go through controls, viewer properties and setting basic textures (diffuse, normal and specular map) for a tileable floor material. +The Material Editor is where you create and edit material files (.mat). These files tell the engine which textures and material properties each model uses.\\ ​ \\  For this tutorial we will go through controls, viewer properties and setting basic textures (diffuse, normal and specular map) for a tileable floor material. 
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-First open MaterialEditor.exe located in the game redist.\\ + 
-Since we will be working with a floor we need the preview window to display a plane instead of a box. Simply change Box to plane under "​Model"​ to the right.\\ +---- 
-Preview controls:\\ + 
-Zoom: scroll wheel\\ + 
-Move lightsource direction: right mouse button+move mouse\\ +First open MaterialEditor.exe located in the game redist.\\ ​ Since we will be working with a floor we need the preview window to display a plane instead of a box. Simply change Box to plane under "​Model"​ to the right.\\ ​ Preview controls:​\\ ​ Zoom: scroll wheel\\ ​ Move lightsource direction: right mouse button+move mouse\\ ​ \\  There are a few options under the preview window and they are easy understand.\\ ​ \\  To add a diffuse texture check the "​Diffuse"​ box under "​Texture Units"​.\\ ​ Under "​File"​ press the button next to it, locate and choose a floor texture (example: redist%%\%%static_objects%%\%%mansionbase%%\%%floor%%\%%mansionbase_floor_boards.dds).\\ ​ Keep the other options as it is.\\  Do the same thing again with "​NMap"​ and "​Specular"​. These should located at the same place and with _nrm and _specular as prefix.\\ ​ This is a wood material so do not forget to set "​Physics Material"​ to "​Wood"​ at the top of the window.\\  Save!\\ ​ {{:​hpl2:​tutorials:​material_editor:​material_editor01.jpg}} 
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-There are a few options under the preview window and they are easy understand.\\ +
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-To add a diffuse texture check the "​Diffuse"​ box under "​Texture Units"​.\\ +
-Under "​File"​ press the button next to it, locate and choose a floor texture (example: redist\static_objects\mansionbase\floor\mansionbase_floor_boards.dds).\\ +
-Keep the other options as it is.\\ +
-Do the same thing again with "​NMap"​ and "​Specular"​. These should located at the same place and with _nrm and _specular as prefix.\\ +
-This is a wood material so dont forget to set "​Physics Material"​ to "​Wood"​ at the top of the window\\ +
-Save!\\ +
-{{material_editor01.jpg}}+
hpl2/tutorials/material_editor/tutorial_1.txt · Last modified: 2011/02/15 21:11 by l1ght5h0w