Fidel 30. Okt. 2013 um 9:33 Uhr
Models disappearing from certain angles
Models imported from Gmod, completely vanishes when I look at them from certain angles. I found out that it happens if I look far away from the origin (not the root). Therefore, it seems like this is because the engine thinks the object is not within the camera view.

The objects still have their shadows when the they disappear.
I have already tried moving the root within the view - No success.


Any help is highly appreciated.

If you're interested in checking out the models yourself here are the links:
Gmod MBilliards mod: http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1054212
File download source: http://mbilliards.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/
Tiny program used for downloading the files: http://downloadsvn.codeplex.com/
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raptornx01 30. Okt. 2013 um 10:13 Uhr 
I think this is a known glitch with some models. I recently came across a model of a wall that i think is in sfm by default that disappears when you get close to it. I'm not sure waht causes this or how to fix it without decompiling the model (if it can be fixed that way)
Fidel 30. Okt. 2013 um 11:42 Uhr 
Huh, ok. There has to be a solution.
R234 30. Okt. 2013 um 14:25 Uhr 
Yeah, it's due to a process called frustum culling, which makes it so that when a model is off-screen, it isn't rendered to save on GPU power. Very useful in video games, not so much in a CG movie program, especially when it's buggy, which it often is with Gmod models in SFM.

From what I can gather, commenting out "$hboxset" in the model's QC file is the only way to fix that. So yes, it needs to be decompiled.
Fidel 30. Okt. 2013 um 14:44 Uhr 
Ah, ok. I will give that a try. Thanks a lot!
Fidel 31. Okt. 2013 um 15:29 Uhr 
Yup, it works!
R234 31. Okt. 2013 um 16:22 Uhr 
Awesome, another confirmation :)
NieOrginalny™ 27. Dez. 2013 um 7:01 Uhr 
Sorry for necro, but can someone explain how to do that?
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