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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!
50 Comments
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Hig4speed98 Jul 8 @ 9:07am 
this is cool. in fact, it reminds me of a disco ball at parties
generaliman Jun 22 @ 1:29am 
nothing..sorry just found out how to do it my self lol
need to use teh color tool
thanks ^^ rating 100% nice
o and i was wundring i kow i can put the orb at teh tip of teh pony horn but..can u put a tool..or sothing so we can strech or make the ligh bigger or smaller???
i hope u got what i ment
generaliman Jun 22 @ 1:21am 
the one on my addon list its like a green orb with no light
and the other one ((in serch)) its just a wihte orb WITH like but i can change the light..cause i really want to use it in teh mlp horn magic and stuff..so..help??
thanks :)
Noobfest Jun 13 @ 1:17pm 
damn, SO MANY addons
[TS♥] Cougarmint  [author] Jun 13 @ 11:02am 
<nod> It's something on your end. My best suggestion is this: disable all addons except for the orb of light, then add them all back one at a time until you find the one causing the issue. You can also try a clean gmod install.
Noobfest Jun 13 @ 7:11am 
Noobfest Jun 12 @ 2:35pm 
Is there anything I can do to fix it?
[TS♥] Cougarmint  [author] Jun 12 @ 11:54am 
I don't know what it could be, honestly. It definately sounds like a rendering issue because I can't replicate it on my end.
Noobfest Jun 12 @ 11:23am 
Just tried it, it didn't change anything.
[TS♥] Cougarmint  [author] Jun 12 @ 11:18am 
It looks like a rendering issue. Have you tried removing/reinstalling the orb?