Realistic car headlights beam shape

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  1. fabio

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    Hello guys. I have one question. Does anybody know, which file I should update/change, to get realistic headlight beam shape? I want shape like on first picture bellow for xenon/LED headlighs, and like on second, for older cars. Is it possible?

     
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  2. Miura

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    You can do that by using a light pattern texture in "cookieName" for the low beam spotlights.

    Here's an example texture I've used, and the result:

    LightPattern.jpg screenshot_00302.jpg
     
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  3. fabio

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    This is so awesome, thank you. I own you a beer. ;) I'll contact you if I'll have some problems. :)
     
  4. fabio

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    Well, now I'm trying, and here it is first question: Do I just add photo to for example: vehicles -->etkss file? and then change the name in jbeam file? Or how is it works?

    Thanks for the answer :)
     
  5. Miura

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    It should work if you have the texture in the vehicle's folder, then change "cookieName":"vehicles/yourvehicle/texturename.jpg". You'll probably have to play with the rotation of the spotlight, since it doesn't matter with the default cookie.
     
  6. fabio

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    Is it just me, or it doesn't want to work? Please send me PM with your setup, and I will try to copy it. :)
     
  7. Miura

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    Copying these settings wouldn't help much, since they depend on the car. I used the texture in tga format instead of jpg, but it shouldn't make a difference.

    Code:
       "props":   [
           ["func"        , "mesh"                , "idRef:", "idX:", "idY:", "baseRotation", "rotation", "translation", "min", "max", "offset", "multiplier"]
            {
                "lightInnerAngle":70
                "lightOuterAngle":80
                "lightRange":120
                "lightBrightness":0.7
                "lightColor":{"r":255, "g":240, "b":220, "a":255}
                "lightAttenuation":{"x":0, "y":0, "z":1}
                "lightCastShadows":true
                "flareName":"vehicleHeadLightFlare",
                "flareScale":0.1
                "cookieName":"vehicles/Auriga232/Auriga232LightPatternL2.tga"
                "texSize":512
                "shadowSoftness":0.5
            }
            ["lowhighbeam", "SPOTLIGHT", "hll2","hll4","hll1", {"x":304,"y": -3,"z":  0}, {"x":0,"y":0,"z":0}, {"x":0,"y":0,"z":0}, 0, 0, 0, 1, {"baseTranslation":{"x":0.2,"y":0.3,"z":0}},],
            ["lowhighbeam", "SPOTLIGHT", "hlr2","hlr4","hlr1", {"x":304,"y": -9,"z":180}, {"x":0,"y":0,"z":0}, {"x":0,"y":0,"z":0}, 0, 0, 0, 1, {"baseTranslation":{"x":0.2,"y":0.3,"z":0}},],
     
  8. fabio

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    Thanx for that. Now I've done it, just can't fin out which value is for rotation. I need just this one information :) thanx
     
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  9. Miura

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    The first x/y/z values are for rotation. How they should be set up can change between cars, so it's best to just try something and see what happens.
     
  10. CaptanW

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    just download @expired 's projector lights mod.
     
  11. Ryan G

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    where can you find the "cookieName"? i know that (art/special/BNG_light_cookie_headlight.png) that's the name, but where is the folder, and then, can i make another "cooke" and then write the directory there?

    -really really need your help, thanks XD
     
  12. fabio

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    You can fin it it vehicle data, for example etk s series: open winrar - folder vehicles/etkss, then in there is notepad folder named etkss_headlights.jbeam. then just use search tool and type ''cookie'' in it and it should find. Be carefull, there is separately cookie for left and right headlight. Hope this helps :)
     
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