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    distance fog and the background

    Can i make it so that (in an outside area) the background can always be seen through the fog?

    I maybe did something wrong, but I just get a black hole when the surface is too far away.
    Isn't it supposed to be solid fog?

    thanks

    #2
    It will be in game. It will show up as a black hole in the editor unless you hit Show Backdrop (keyboard shortcut: K).

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      #3
      Originally posted by Angel_Mapper
      It will be in game. It will show up as a black hole in the editor unless you hit Show Backdrop (keyboard shortcut: K).
      How about, ingame, you cannot see the meshes after a certain viewdistance, only the backdrop? Is there a way to make it see beyond the current viewdistance, or are we limited to a certain space and anything beyond, except terrain, fog and backdrop, will disapair?

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        #4
        Re: distance fog and the background

        Originally posted by Chris IX
        Can i make it so that (in an outside area) the background can always be seen through the fog?

        I maybe did something wrong, but I just get a black hole when the surface is too far away.
        Isn't it supposed to be solid fog?

        thanks
        are you using a skybox

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          #5
          Originally posted by Angel_Mapper
          It will be in game. It will show up as a black hole in the editor unless you hit Show Backdrop (keyboard shortcut: K).
          Are you positive about this? I've been dealing with this issue a lot, and my only conclusion was to make sure the DistanceFogEnd was farther larger than any possible distance the player might look from one point to the other in a subtracted area.

          Someone told me the only way around it was to make a skybox that had a texture on its surfaces that was exactly the same color as the fog color you're using. This seems to be convoluted if you want to have a normal skybox as well.

          But other than that, even when I was in game, those ugly holes were showing up when I had the fog distance too short.

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            #6
            If you open up IceFields for example, in the editor you'll see the black holes at far distances, but it works in-game.

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              #7
              strange... i did a map with distance fog as well and it was about... 16384³ and i had this nasty holes as well... also ingame. I don't know why but... it looks **** bad. (I had no skybox...)

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                #8
                Originally posted by ThanadoS
                (I had no skybox...)
                That's why.

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                  #9
                  yes, using a skyzone,
                  the backdrop now shows permanently in the background while playing, but the cliffs fade out to reveal backdrop behind them

                  I have basically an area surrounded on all sides by cliffs, with a white fog. AT the moment the sky is a starry black one. When the terrain is beyond the fog, it disappears leaving a pure, unfogged, black sky.
                  aaaah

                  can't I just have a sky poking through the fog above my head, but a pure fog where the terrain has disappeared?

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                    #10
                    use fog in your skybox

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                      #11
                      can anyone link to a good skybox tutorial? plz^^

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                        #12
                        wow, if only I'd thought of that.
                        Do I have to scale down the fog in my skybox?

                        edit: nvm that, I'll just figure it out...


                        thanks

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                          #13
                          wait, would it be best to only have fog in the skybox?

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                            #14
                            No. Use the fog in both zones (skybox and main map area). AFAIK, it doesn't affect fps so there shouldn't be a problem. If you're not sure you want to do that, use a fog ring (static mesh with a fog like texture applied).

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