need this texture self illuminated

self illuminating textures are a total block for me. if anybody could give me a hand by taking these and getting just the turquoise bits to light up that would be fantastic and appreciated.

https://sta.sh/2275f2mmduhx?edit=1

and just to give you and idea of the mood im going for:

https://orig00.deviantart.net/f26b/f/2017/353/6/b/20171219132301_1_by_aaayyylmao-dbx6hcp.jpg

What does your vmt look like?

Did you make a separate Selfillum texture

the vmt is as default as it gets. just the directory for the texture and thats it.

i havent made a selfillum texture either because i suck at that too.

It’s really simple if you look into it

It’s really simple to make a Selfillum texture.

You want to just specify what is illuminated via the texture.

oh i didnt know i could get away with it that easily. i was always under the impression that it had to be like one of those ‘normal’ textures with the weird inverted colours

thanks ill take a whack at it myself now.

[editline]20th December 2017[/editline]

okay i had a go at it myself, the textures still arent illuminating. could you please proof check and make sure i have done them properly?

https://sta.sh/225jizsw28uz?edit=1
sorry i keep using deviantfart but its the most convenient thing atm

Imo the easiest way is to separate the parts you want to glow to a new layer. Have it be 100% opage. All the non glowing parts should be at a separate layer with only 1% opacity. Make sure to export as .PNG. now add “$selfillum” “1” to the .vmt and that’s it :slight_smile: no need for a separate mask.

See if this works out for you. You would have to place this directly in your materials\ directory.

hmmmm still no luck. i read something about a lights.rad file being involved? does that mean anything?

Do you actually want the texture to EMITT light? Or just look bright?