Black Mesa Sky List.

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After seeing a few requests for an official sky list on my travels, I thought I’d compile this list, I would put it on the wiki but I can’t get authorized due to a bug and felt I could put it here in the meantime, this list is not complete just yet as I’ve only gone through the vmf’s supplied in[/size]
the retail release, so these values maybe updated by the Crowbar Collective as they get more features in, if a sky is updated then I’ll update the list by amending, not by removal, this allows people to have choice when it comes to a starting default (updated values will be marked in orange[/size])
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I’ve tried to construct this list to the SourceSDK wiki design principles, I have not been able to create full images of the skyboxes, so each thumb is currently 1 face of the skybox, if you know how to recreate the entire sky for thumbnail use it would be greatly appreciated.
If you like what I’m doing here and want to have more information on a webpage instead of trawling through vmfs for information, I’d be happy to pull up more information on Black Mesas default values for it’s scenes like fog, tonemap etc then give me a shout, I’d love to flesh this out.[/size]
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[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
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[td][align=center]bm_sky_underground_00[/td]
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[td][align=center][/align]
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[table]
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[td][align=center]Example Map[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/td]
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[td][align=center][/align]
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[td][align=center][/align]
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[td][align=center][/align]
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[table]
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[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
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[td][align=center]sky_oar_night_01[/align]
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[tr]
[td][align=center][/align]
[/td]
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[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/td]
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[td][align=center]bm_c2a2b[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]0, 135, 0[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]-33[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]45 53 77 200[/align]
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[td][align=center]22 27 39 500[/align]
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[td][align=center]2[/align]
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[table]
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[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
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[td][align=center]sky_st_day_01[/align]
[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td][align=center][/align]
[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/align]
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[td][align=center]bm_c2a5a[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]0, 280, 0[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]-60[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]247 219 168 400[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]226 207 167 175[/align]
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[td][align=center]Default[/align]
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[table]
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[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
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[td][align=center]sky_st_day_03[/align]
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[tr]
[td][align=center][/align]
[/td]
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[/table]
[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/align]
[/td]
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[td][align=center]bm_c2a5g[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]0, 310, 0[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]-35[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]236 186 111 500[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]122 130 143 200[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Default[/align]
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[table]
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[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
[/td]
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[td][align=center]inboundsky[/align]
[/td]
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[td][align=center][/align]
[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/align]
[/td]
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[tr]
[td][align=center]bm_c0a0b[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]0, 287, 0[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]-32[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]250 211 192 240[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]130 142 196 100[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Default[/align]
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[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
[/td]
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[tr]
[td][align=center]sky_dm_bounce_[/align]
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[td][align=center][/align]
[/td]
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[/table]
[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/align]
[/td]
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[td][align=center]dm_bounce[/align]
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[td][align=center]-60, 275, 0[/align]
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[td][align=center]-60[/align]
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[td][align=center]232 155 89 660[/align]
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[td][align=center]219 208 242 400[/align]
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[td][align=center]4[/align]
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[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
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[td][align=center]sky_dm_gasworks_[/align]
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[td][align=center][/align]
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[/table]
[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/align]
[/td]
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[td][align=center]dm_gasworks[/align]
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[td][align=center]0, 180, 0[/align]
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[td][align=center]-20[/align]
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[td][align=center]211 227 245 30[/align]
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[td][align=center]22 56 99 100[/align]
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[td][align=center]5[/align]
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[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
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[td][align=center]sky_dm_stalkyard_[/align]
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[tr]
[td][align=center][/align]
[/td]
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[/table]
[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/align]
[/td]
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[tr]
[td][align=center]dm_stalkyard[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]0, 130, 0[/align]
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[td][align=center]-42[/align]
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[td][align=center]220 224 237 25[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]92 92 99 25[/align]
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[td][align=center]8[/align]
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[tr]
[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
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[td][align=center]sky_faf_dusk_01[/align]
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[td][align=center][/align]
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[/table]
[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/align]
[/td]
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[tr]
[td][align=center]bm_c3a1a[/align]
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[td][align=center]0, 180, 0[/align]
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[td][align=center]-25[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]228 189 116 275[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]210 222 242 25[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Default[/align]
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[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Skybox name[/align]
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[tr]
[td][align=center]sky_dusk_01[/align]
[/td]
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[tr]
[td][align=center][/align]
[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]
[table]
[tr]
[td][align=center]Example Map[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Angle[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Sun Pitch[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Brightness[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Ideal Ambiance[/align]
[/td]
[td][align=center]Dev’s Sun Spread Angle[/align]
[/td]
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[td][align=center]bm_c1a3c[/align]
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[td][align=center]0, 108, 0[/align]
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[td][align=center]-34.5[/align]
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[td][align=center]225 165 119 500[/align]
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[td][align=center]151 177 225 200[/align]
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[td][align=center]Default[/align]
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Changelog

19/5/2016

  • Initial Publish
    21/5/2016
  • Added sky_dusk_01
  • Corrected spelling error on Spread
  • Supplied initial example maps.
    23/5/2016
  • Updated thumbnails to match VDC standards - many thanks to @Sage J. Fox

Awesome, thankies for taking the time to do this! <3

It’s my pleasure, I’ll continue to update the list tomorrow evening with maps that relate to these values and if they change between maps, just like the SDK wiki provides.

Also noticed I’m missing a sky but I’ll have to add that in tomorrow too.

Thank you!

I’ve been going through the official vmfs for this info up until now, but I have to say it’s awesome that you’re getting some proper documentation up. It’ll be a real time-saver for all of us. <3

I’ve been doing the same JeffMOD, having something that you can reference at a glance is indeed a time-saver and as we all know, every second counts :wink:

Updated the sky-list, check the changelog for the additions/edits.
Will supply more example maps and their corresponding light_environment values next, might also try to tidy up the table, had to switch to BBCode to get it functioning as the WYSIWYG editor was lagging bad after the 3rd sky got inputted!

For the VDC sky images, pretty sure they just strung the four side textures together.

And think it’s been said already, but, nice work so far. You’re a gentleperson as well as a scholar.

Edit: Yeah, seems so. Would believe they follow this template:

Thanks for that information!
I’ve now updated all the thumbnails to comply with that format.

Next update will be to start filling in more values, corresponding map names and tidying up the formatting.

Nice work, this is useful! We probably should have done this at some point so it’s nice that someone else is giving it a go! One thing:

sky_st_day_03 is labelled wrong. It isn’t used on c2a5g, it is first used on c2a5d. The Uncut maps (such as c2a5g) use sky_st_dusk_01, I believe, which is a new, halfway between afternoon and evening sky we made especially for it.

Might want to add the chapter name along with the map name, just for people who aren’t so used to the map naming convention. Could be nice to pop this on the VDC as well, once you’re happy with it.

Yeah your right! Thanks for catching that, will update when I’m back at my rig later.

Good idea about adding chapter name, might split the table row to first state chapter and then the map vmf name so it can be found in you’re mapsrc folder easily (best map directorys in a title I’ve seen by the way)

Would be nice to add this onto the VDC, still needs a bit of work first but it’s something I’d like to consider in the future.