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Transparent items in SFM.
By Patrick Jr.
Fixing Transparent items due to AO on some models.
 
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A Quick Guide
Open up the VMT file related to the item that's transparent and add "$AmbientOcclusion" "0"
It must be actually like it is in the image I edited the VMT files related to the solider Zombie and added "$AmbientOcclusion" "0" to each file and saved

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It's as simple as that.
The result
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If done correctly the model should not look transparent anymore

I've wrote about this some time ago on my DeviantART Journal, it can be seen here http://fav.me/d5jnobc
Other Methods
Professor Heavy
"Add Override Materials" function? It allows you to add .vmt parameters without changing the .vmt file itself. I dunno if it will work with $ambientocclusion though.
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22 Comments
-ANASPAN NEVER DIES- Oct 2, 2018 @ 10:08am 
Worked for the cozy camper for me, thanks lad!
Danny Trejo May 20, 2017 @ 3:28am 
I did that and it didn't work. still transparent
Angeloisaparty Sep 18, 2016 @ 5:28pm 
How do I add the $ambientocclusion through override materials?
Metallist Jul 13, 2016 @ 3:28pm 
If you are looking for the .vmt for a transparent weapon but you can´t find it use this page to help you : https://www.reddit.com/r/SFM/comments/2vk7h3/need_help_finding_vmt_files/

I had zthe issue with the Bazaar Sniper and i found it under the path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SourceFilmmaker\game\tf\materials\models\weapons\c_items

this is where the most weapons.vmt are listed
Fitne Por Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:07pm 
I used crowbar to shove $mostlyopaque and $ambientboost into a model qc, but now they have way too much Ambient occlusion now...
ShadΩw May 1, 2015 @ 5:04am 
@YoshiBobby do you mind telling me where it is because I had no luck finding it with the other xms_items. Thanks!
Zappy Oct 20, 2014 @ 12:48pm 
I can confirm adding $ambientocclusion 0 (or 1 or 0.5 or anything in-between) using override materials allows setting the ambient occlusion blending factor.
YoshiBobby May 21, 2014 @ 4:49pm 
Took me a while to find the vmt for the transparent xms_sniper_commandobackpack. Thank you so much, this really helped.
Patrick Jr.  [author] May 11, 2014 @ 1:16pm 
Ah ok! thank you. Added <3
Professor Heavy May 11, 2014 @ 1:12pm 
I know. I'm just noting you may want to include that. It's a more complicated method, but quicker.