Experimental Brake Glow Mod 1.0

Ah that's hot! The brakes can now glow on all default game cars

  1. Inn0centJok3r
    Glowy brakes!!
    I'm not sure why this isn't already a feature in BeamNG but here it is.

    This mod is a pretty simple and rather "Rudimentary" one. It just adds 3 stages of glow to every vehicle with disc brakes.
    As you may notice, the code for this is borrowed from another mod of mine, the Gavril Vertex

    How it works:
    The brake glow has 3 "stages". Stage 1 currently starts at 400°C and is a slightly red glow. Stage 2 is at 500°C and adds some orange to the glow. Stage 3 starts at 600°C and adds more orange and yellow.

    I adjusted the temps a bit downward to make the brake glow more noticable, so it's not that rare occasion that you can sometimes see when looking at it in the right moment. However, not that low that its always there. Heavy braking may lead to a short moment of red glow. Proceeding to do so will obviously heat-soak the brakes etc.

    Stage 1-3 look like this on normal brakes. Race brakes glow more.
    hotbrakes1.png hotbrakes2.png hotbrakes3.png
    Race brakes look like this
    screenshot_2020-08-08_23-06-51.png screenshot_2020-08-08_23-07-42.png screenshot_2020-08-08_23-08-24.png

    Here some more images of the glowiness
    screenshot_2020-07-17_23-42-15.png screenshot_2020-07-17_23-38-00.png screenshot_2020-07-17_23-35-24.png bluebuck.png pigeon.png midsize.png vivace.png piccollina.png etk800.png
    A bit of technical stuff:
    If you know a thing or two about modding, this section here moght also be interesting. Basically, the brake temperature gets accessed by a lua program that I have written. It converts the electrics value of the wheels into a value that can be used in a glowmap. The mod works by switching the material of a glowmap between "invis" and the brake glow texture. There are actually 3 extra meshes on the brake now. Each mesh is one stage. That is essentially how this whole thing works!

    Currently Supported base-game vehicles: (all vehicles are supported)
    • Autobello Piccolina
    • Bruckell LeGran
    • Bruckell Moonhawk
    • Civetta Bolide
    • Cherrier Vivace/Tograc
    • ETK I-Series
    • ETK K-Series
    • ETK 800-Series
    • Hirochi SBR4
    • Hirochi Sunburst
    • Gavril D-Series
    • Gavril Roamer
    • Gavril H-Series
    • Gavril Barstow
    • Gavril Bluebuck
    • Gavril Grand-Marshal
    • Ibishu Pigeon
    • Ibishu Miramar
    • Ibishu Pessima (old)
    • Ibishu Pessima (new)
    • Ibishu Hopper
    • Ibishu Covet
    • Ibishu 200BX
    All base game vehicles that have Disc Brakes are supported in this mod.

    Anyways, that's all there is to this little mod, have fun!

    Feel free to leave a review ^^
    If you have any issues, please DM me or write into the Discussion Thread of this mod!

    Also feel free to implement the glow into your own mod vehicle(s)
    Message me so I can add your mod to the supported mods list in the thread about this mod

Recent Reviews

  1. Hirochi Sunburst Procar
    Hirochi Sunburst Procar
    Version: 1.0
    Reality i love it
  2. Jimbobs22
    Version: 1.0
    It adds realism to the game
    Version: 1.0
    Mod cool (sorry i'm change mod, and now brakes glow all time) how change the color of glowe?
  4. xuey-s
    Version: 1.0
    This should be default feature, cool mod.
  5. geilomaticDE
    Version: 1.0
    Großartige Mod!
  6. eocbhafmis
    Version: 1.0
    With about 10+ frames, this mod would be almost essential.
    Great job and please add more <3
  7. 2020CorollaXSE__
    Version: 1.0
    The breaks don't glow for some reason pretty good mod tho but I can't get it to work.
    1. Inn0centJok3r
      Author's Response
      Huh, it should work fine, if does for me and others. Please reply to the DM I sent so I chance where the issue lies
  8. robin95
    Version: 1.0
    one of the best mod
  9. LupinumLP
    Version: 1.0
    U have probably heard this 1000000000 times but the mod would benifit from more than 3 stages maybe make a stage for every 25 or 50 degres but other than that its a great detail the game desperatly needet

    ps: sry for my bad english im german ;)
    1. Inn0centJok3r
      Author's Response
      Ach moin :p
      Ja da muss ich zustimmen, der Übergang ist nen bisl rau. Ich könnte es mit 2 oder 3 mal so vielen stages probieren. Muss ich mal sehen wie das aus geht
      Danke für die Review!
  10. king_sauce36
    Version: 1.0
    the only reason it is 3 stars is because it is only 3 frames not hot hotish VERY HOT there is no inbeetween of it glowing more and more till it freaking melts
    1. Inn0centJok3r
      Author's Response
      Alright, fair enough, it’s a bit rough. I could add more in a future update
      Thanks for the Review!
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