Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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Orb of Light
 
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Type: Tool, Effects, Addon
Tags: Fun
Tags: Misc
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Nov 5, 2012 @ 2:51am
Nov 9, 2012 @ 12:30pm
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Description
Remember the good old days in Gmod 11 where you could use the light tool to generate a very dim, glowing orb of light to use for special effects in comics/machinima? Well, now that simple Orb of Light is back! Not as a tool of course, but as a spawnable entity!

Based off the coding for the gmod_light by Garry Newman (the code that generates the light that you see on the Light Tool) and with the tubular bulb model removed, you can use this Orb of Light for practically anything: magic spells, soul crystals, whatever you desire. It's even colorable via the Color tool, so you can customize the auras to whatever you need. And because it's an entity, the light tool is untouched so you can use the stock lightbulb tool/model for whatever else!

(Updated! There was a model I used that gave the orb nice ball-like physics, but it turned out to be from HL2:EP2 and not HL2 like I thought. Rather than telling everyone to go out and buy ep2, I simply ripped the model and updated my content accordingly. Sorry for the inconvience!)

NOTE: This has not been tested on multiplayer; I doubt it will even work there. If someone with a running server can test it and let me know how it works, it would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Comics/Machinima making!
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73 Comments
[TS♥] Christmas Cougie  [author] Nov 11 @ 1:18am 
The glow around it? No, that's a sprite particle. To make it brighter, you can't do that with this particular entity, but the Classic Light Stool is what you're looking for if you want to make an orb with adjustable brightness.
Azale Nov 10 @ 4:43pm 
Probably the glow around it.
[TS♥] Christmas Cougie  [author] Aug 12 @ 9:38am 
What do you mean by bigger?
jwmc4 Aug 12 @ 6:58am 
love it maybe make it bigger?
[TS♥] Christmas Cougie  [author] Aug 10 @ 11:25am 
Try the classic light stool. It's even better than this.
crossfire[gsk] Aug 9 @ 10:01pm 
hmmmmm i remember when i used this tool along before. veri gud +1
[TS♥] Christmas Cougie  [author] Mar 28 @ 12:49pm 
Yes. This was technically my first experiment when trying to create the classic light stool (I didn't quite know how to link it all together at the time, and I really needed the light orb for a scene.)

The Light Stool is the better and upgraded option to this, but I left it up in case people didn't want to deal with the Light stool's settings (like the rope and brightness) and just wanted a little magic orb toy to play with.
Δ 900 Mag Mar 28 @ 6:23am 
this is just literally the classic light stool spawned from the entities tab... i guess the difference is just on how someone likes to spawn it :|
BLEHHHH(exams) Mar 19 @ 11:20am 
yah
[TS♥] Christmas Cougie  [author] Mar 19 @ 11:18am 
Just pick a color from the color tool.