Sahara/Material Accumulation

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by Mitovo » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:07 am

Real simple question for this...

Is there a tutorial or documentation for the material accumulation feature?

I see in the Material options where you can enable it and set different parameters, but I don't see anywhere to define what texture to use for the accumulation itself. Is it one of the options in the Advanced Texture maps? I was thinking maybe Overlay Map?

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by Azaezel » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:28 pm

The submitted conversion uses accumulation volumes for mapping textures to objects in areas. You'll find that under library->level->level : Image

Do note two things at time of writing:
A) You'll need a normal map.
B) Looks like a bug slipped by that requires a level reload to trigger tying materials that were not already prepped to receive accumulation layers together with the inputs. Still tracking the particulars there.
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by Mitovo » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:04 am
Ah! Very cool.I'd seen that item, but assumed it was for something else. Interesting! Thanks :)
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by GuyA » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:37 am
I was messing with this earlier, and noticed that switching light managers results in completely different appearance for textures with accumulation. Can anyone confirm if they also see this?
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by bigmonkgames » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:49 pm
Ok I have it working. Seems to not be noticeable on smaller scaled objects.
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