Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod

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Orb of Light
Type: Tool, Effects, Addon
Tags: Fun
Tags: Misc
File Size
0.128 MB
Nov 5, 2012 @ 2:51am
Nov 9, 2012 @ 12:30pm
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Orb of Light

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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[TS♥] Cougarmint  [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 :|
Spicy Deckers™ Mar 19 @ 11:20am 
[TS♥] Cougarmint  [author] Mar 19 @ 11:18am 
Just pick a color from the color tool.
Spicy Deckers™ Mar 19 @ 4:51am 
how to edit the aura is just pick color with the tool gun and choose a color and click on the orb
Mahler Nov 10, 2015 @ 8:43am 
Thank you.
Mine Jul 26, 2015 @ 3:57pm 
how do you edit its aura?
[TS♥] Cougarmint  [author] Apr 14, 2015 @ 10:31am 
It doesn't light. It's just an effect ball that glows faintly when you spawn it. If you wanr to adjust its brightness, you'll need to use the Classic Light Stool instead.
[o.W.n.] Ludwig Apr 13, 2015 @ 8:07pm 
But how do you light it?
[TS♥] Cougarmint  [author] Apr 13, 2015 @ 8:03pm 
It's under your entities tab. Coloring is done using the color stool.