Legacy GM Fake Light

NazGhuL

NazTaiL
GM Version: GM:Studio 1.XX
Target Platform: Windows
Download: Tuto_fake_light_studio.zip
Links: N/A

A GMS2 version, FREE: https://forum.yoyogames.com/index.php?threads/fake-light-iii-gms2.25608/

Summary:
This tutorial is a basic one and it DOES NOT HANDLE SHADOWS!!!

Here is a very simple way to do a FAKE light. Really easy to copy/paste and understand. What I wanted (back in 2011) is to put all my screen black (well not pitch black, but really dark) and simply substract a hole in it where the player stand. Like on NES's Dragon Warrior or SNES's famous Zelda:



Tutorial
: (Download the zip file above, it contains the gmz project, fully commented)
You'll learn to do a simple hole:


A gradient hole:


Flashlight style:


And multiple lights:


There is also a room to learn how to use fake light using VIEWS.

The old topic: Here

Thousands of downloads and a lot of good comments, thank you, i'm really happy to help you!
Send me a PM if you got any questions or send me a mail : jonathan.naztail@gmail.com

For GM 8.1: tuto_fake_light_gm8.zip
Can't support it well, GM 8.1 is uninstalled... :(
 
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foldupgames

Guest
I'll have to check that one out - thanks for sharing.
 

Roderick

Member
This is wonderful. I have exactly this on my list of things to learn, and stumbling on this tutorial in your sig in another thread was quite fortuitous.

Thanks!
 

MilesThatch

Member
does this support colored light?
All you have to do to make colored lights is draw a black and white version of the sprite that punches through the black surface in additive blend mode. You can do that by taking whatever sprite that is used to punch through the surface, make a copy, color it white and black and use that in a blending mode.
 
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Niels

Member
All you have to do to make colored lights is draw a black and white version of the sprite that punches through the black surface in additive blend mode. You can do that by taking whatever sprite that is used to punch through the surface, make a copy, color it white and black and use that in a blending mode.
that's how I did it myself, but it's not a very elegant way:)
 

MrOut

Member
2 and an half years later, still very usefull.

I've imported the project into GM 1.4.9999, it works fine despite some warnings when you import the project.

Thanks a lot dude =)
 
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