Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Avanya

Problem with "blinking" wheels

6 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

So I'm working on this shell oil truck (just a recolor of the default one) and have run into a problem I just can't figure out. The wheels do this weird "blinking" thing, which is mostly visible in the dark. It isn't light as the blinkers or headlights on it, but more like a weird reflection of light. I've got some screenshots of it. I tried taking away the bumps on the wheels with no change, I tried smooth and flat shading (using blender by the way) without any change. It's clearly something that happens as the wheels turn, but I have no idea how to fix this and it's too annoying to live with.

Hoping you guys have some ideas as to what might be the cause here. :)

 MjOtz09.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Original Poster
  • It seems you're right! I only tested with a neutral color on the wheels of the normal map thinking they shouldn't be affected anymore, but a quick test completely without the normal map has no blinking wheels. So it does look like there's something funky with the normal map. Gonna see if I can fix it tomorrow. :)

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Yes if you extracted the model using mod tools, Weird things happen with normals on the model itself I've found out. That could be a problem as well. Like I extracted a crane before and I would get weird shadows until I reset the normals.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Yes if you extracted the model using mod tools, Weird things happen with normals on the model itself I've found out. That could be a problem as well. Like I extracted a crane before and I would get weird shadows until I reset the normals.

    That happens because the normal map and the specular map are combined.

    Red Channel: Normal x

    Green Channel: Normal y

    Blue Channel: Specular

    Just set the blue channel to 255.


      Edited by boformer  

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an Account  

    Sign up to join our friendly community. It's easy!  

    Register a New Account

    Sign In  

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    Sign in to follow this  

    • Similar Content

      • By RaeFromStateFarm
        delete thread
      • By Tomcat22
        I will be sharing my next assets in this topic, you can check my previous assets here in my workshop page . I finished my old bridge asset and this will be the first asset in this topic  I hope you like it. Detailed information is provided in asset page. 
         
      • By grahamdunstan
        Hi everyone I'm looking to see if someone would be able to build a police vehicle it's not your normal car/van but an armoured vehicle from Northern Ireland. I would really love to be able to have these in game I’m sure others would also like these as they are quite intense. I’m not sure how to include the photo in this box but have a link below that will explain all thanks everyone.

        https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick19/8036274710/in/pool-psni/
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick19/8035949282/in/pool-psni/
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick19/8417747906/in/pool-psni/
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick19/8033876717/in/pool-psni/
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick19/4671478653/in/pool-psni/
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick19/6437774991/in/pool-psni/
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick19/7232739442/in/pool-psni/
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick19/4600996893/in/pool-psni/
      • By CT14
        26 lowrider car models in HD. Each model has an Orthogonal and Diagonal variation.
        Represented marques are Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Ford.
        In the Lot Editor, props are found under the prefix CT14_LRP_O_ and CT14_LRP_D_, respectively.
        Four named prop families have been included:
        0x5F85E919 - CT14 LRP Ortho - Doors Open, Man 0x5F85E91A - CT14 LRP Ortho - Squattin' 0x5F85E91B - CT14 LRP Diag - Doors Open, Man 0x5F85E91C - CT14 LRP Diag - Squattin' One dat file is included with all the models and props.

        Installation

        Place the folder "Lowrider Props" into your plugins folder - for example as "Plugins/CT14/Lowrider Props".
        Remove the folder to uninstall. Any lots which use these props will be a little more empty.

        History

        04162017 - initial release version 1.0

        Bugs

        Please report bugs to the development thread:
        http://community.simtropolis.com/forums/topic/69360-ct14s-railroad-lots-and-bat/

        Credits
         
        Credits and big thanks to these authors without whose work this would not have been possible, as well as to authors further acknowledged on source pages:
        1946 Ford Bomb by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u4b39fdad-b115-4f4e-a9a9-7afba136a519/1946-Ford-Coupe
        1957 Chevrolet Bel Air by eezerz ..
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/e8440dbc6f7058427fb91362a54be751/1957-Chevrolet-Bel-Air-Lowrider
        1957 Dodge Lancer by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u7b89e23b-f81c-4abd-abce-2c12453942d3/1957-Dodge-Coronet-Lancer-Lowrider
        1958 Chevrolet Impala by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/uf69d4fce-a1d0-456b-a6cc-2e20dd2af943/1958-Chevy-Impala-Lowrider
        1959 Chevrolet Impala by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u69bdbb26-3308-4eeb-91bb-449bea3d74f6/1959-Chevy-Bel-Air-Lowrider
        1963 Chevrolet Impala by captainkirk
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u0182e4f6-771f-4d7d-a3e3-d0cf455fda47/1963-impala
        1967 Chevrolet Impala by eezerz ..
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/fcf91dda00cd7fd1afe1d4530f4c6e24/1967-CHEVROLET-IMPALA-LOWRIDER
        1970 Dodge Charger by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/4cf5cfe0a7728a461c2639aea037fbfc/1970-Dodge-Charger-Lowrider
        1971 Chrysler New Yorker by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ub8b38c5b-77c1-4367-aabe-f267db975160/1971-Chysler-New-Yorker-Lowrider
        1972 Ford Gran Torino by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u8d39ce13-fa87-46ef-a581-cd4f3691d0e0/1972-Ford-Torino-Fastback-Lowrider
        1972 Plymouth Valiant Lowrider by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u64ac3e2a-95eb-4ec3-aba2-3e606d37324c/1972-Plymouth-Valiant-Lowrider
        1976 Ford Torino by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u03e5dbf4-f13b-401a-9403-3cfdc5ca930a/1976-Ford-Torino-Lowrider
        1977 Cadillac Sedan Deville Convertible by lowriderfreak
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/19932caa71a4c3666a9c18480b4632cb/gang-green-caddy

        1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/uecbc5350-7f8b-49db-828f-c4dc1836f591/1979-Chevy-Montecarlo-Lowrider
        1979 Chrysler LeBaron by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/u91fdc64a-1f4f-4ace-865f-9a83997e7140/1979-Chrysler-LeBaron-Lowrider
        1980 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight by lowriderfreak
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/7ec56ddbe609f61919071f84fdfae8d0/1980-olds-98-lowrider
        1980s Buick Regal by eezerz ..
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/6b33d2f326f28f7f1c59d7dc6d87eb5/Buick-Regal-Lowrider
        1980s Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham by Sonoma ZR-2
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/a7065cc33270e551a3049d0dcf503cdf/Cadillac-Fleetwood-Brougham-Lowrider
        1980s Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limousine by eezerz ..
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/a86ab6f8af60c6afe1d4530f4c6e24/CADILLAC-LIMO-LOWRIDER
        1980s Chevrolet Caprice by eezerz ..
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/b999fe086a608fd57fb91362a54be751/Chevrolet-Caprice-Lowrider
        1980s Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser by eezerz ..
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/a21b8057221c0f0141469a68ac888def/Oldsmobile-Wagon-Lowrider
        1980s Pontiac LeMans by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/86adce0cf5a214e21c2639aea037fbfc/1979-Pontiac-Lemans-Lowrider
        Chevrolet Square Body Blazer by Muhammed A.
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/9a537a2e6f8ced4463739f01ec1d22b0/chevy-blazer-lowrider
        Dodge Diplomat by eezerz ..
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/59fa7def1077fc1b2bf11e36619ee78e/DODGE-DIPLOMAT-LOWRIDER
        Dodge Monaco by Coyote56
        https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/d2de6d23a52106b1c2639aea037fbfc/1974-Dodge-Monaco-Lowrider
      • By dreesedatalink
        I am not having any luck with searching the forum for this so i'm just going to ask.  
        1.  does anyone know of a decent school bus prop? 
        (other than this one http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=655927209 )
        2.  if not, how hard would it be to turn an existing vehicle into a prop version? 
        like this one http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=483867475
        if someone has posted a how to or walkthrough on conversion i should at least be able to get a local copy for use.  i wouldnt post to the workshop with out original uploaders thumbs up.
        Thanks!
         
    • Recently Browsing   0 members

      No registered users viewing this page.

    ×

    Help Keep Simtropolis Online, Open & Free!

    stexcollection-header.png

    Get the best of the best from the STEX!

    Expand your city with the best from the Simtropolis Echange. Make a donation and get one or all three discs today!

    Make a Donation, Get a Gift!

    We need to continue to raise enough money each month to pay for expenses which includes hardware, bandwidth, software licenses, support licenses and other necessary 3rd party costs.

    By way of a "Thank You" gift, we'd like to send you our STEX Collector's DVD. It's some of the best buildings, lots, maps and mods collected for you over the years. Check out the STEX Collections for more info.

    Each donation helps keep Simtropolis online, open and free!

    Thank you for reading and enjoy the site!

    More About STEX Collections