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Weapon Sheen Guide
By Doud...
A Quick Guide To Show you how to make the sheens. Sadly It works only on normal weapons, Not The Austrlium ones.
What will you need ?
GCFScape [] : To Extract The latest Tf2 Content.

VTFEdit[] : To Make The Magic.

The Sheen Proxy[] : To Change The Sheen Colour From Sfm!

A Friend Made a Guide, How To Make The Killstreaker Effects!, Check it out :D
The Steps
First, Load a Rocket Launcher

As You Can see, It Is the Default Rocket Launcher Without any sheens.

Second, Navigate To The Weapon's Material Files.

It Should be in materials\models\weapons\w_rocketlauncher

Third, Open The VMT One.

Then Copy All of This to the VMT But leave the $basetexture

What To Copy ?

"$baseTexture" "Add The Weapon's $BaseTexture Here "
//"$bumpmap" "Add The Weapon's $Bumpmap Here "

"$phong" "0"
"$phongexponent" "30"
"$phongboost" "4"
// "$lightwarptexture" "models/player/pyro/pyro_lightwarp"
"$phongfresnelranges" "[.25 .55 3]"
"$halflambert" "0"
// "$basemapalphaphongmask" "1"

"$rimlight" "1"
"$rimlightexponent" "3"
"$rimlightboost" ".2"
"$rimmask" "1"

"$glowcolor" "1"

// Cloaking
"$cloakPassEnabled" "1"
"$sheenPassEnabled" "1"

"$envmap" "cubemaps\cubemap_sheen001"
"$envmapmask" "Effects\AnimatedSheen\animatedsheen0"
"$envmaptint" "[0 0 0]"
"$envmapmaskframe" "60"
"$envindex" "1"

"animatedtexturevar" "$envmapmask"
"animatedtextureframenumvar" "$envmapmaskframe"
"animatedtextureframerate" "40"
"resultVar" "$glowcolor"
"srcVar1" "$glowcolor"
"resultVar" "$selfillumtint"
"srcVar1" "$glowcolor"
"resultVar" "$color2"

After Copying You should have something like this.

Replace The Top $basetexture with the lower one and remove the $bumpmap.

So, You should have something like this.

Now, Save and time to go to sfm again.

Go To Sfm's Console and Type mat_reloadallmaterials , To Refresh the material we just saved.

Then Right click on the Rocket Launcher Model and Click AddOverrideMaterials

Then Right Click Agian And choose Show i Element Viewer Then Click Model.

Expand The Yellow Materials Word.

And Expand the w_rocketlauncher01 And Copy The Mtlname.

Then Right Click On the Yellow materials Text, and click Import Element, Then Navigate To The Weapon Proxy.

It should look like this.

Right Click on the Weapon Sheen Proxy, And Click Make Root.

Then Paste The Mtlname you Copied Before To the place where it says "Place Material Here"

Finally, Change The Color Of The White Box To any color you want.

*This Sheen Become Less visable when you have too many lights on the Weapon.

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PO-Tato99914 Sep 28 @ 12:31pm 
i want to do this with flamethrower but cant find file for it
hizard warry Aug 20 @ 6:19pm 
Can someone give me the directory to the folder? I cant find it.
RGB-IFY Jul 26 @ 2:17pm 
holy crap this works like a charm! My friend asked me to do a loadout poster and it needed a spec killstreak iron bomber. I thought it couldn't be done until i stumbled upon this! Thank you for doing this!

And @Misterboy i used your video, very well done. It was clean, cut, and right to the point. Thank you to!
Heto Jun 11 @ 7:39am 
Heto Jun 11 @ 7:39am 
bone access not allowed
LaiLaiっぽい Apr 21 @ 5:37am 
There is no w_models for reserve shooter. Does that means it is not possible to make a sheen for the reserve shooter?
DB | Axel_DOC Mar 29 @ 12:38am 
If only I could light up more the sheen...
Tomi The Devil Mar 25 @ 11:44am 
Only Stock weapons exist ? Can't find the AWPer Hand...
Misterboy Mar 19 @ 1:03pm 
Hey guys! I made a video tutorial for this, hope it helps.

Icon of Sin Mar 11 @ 4:35pm 
You can use the v model too I guess