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Excluding and embedding custom textures with ZHLT
Excluding and embedding custom textures with ZHLT
Animated buttons in Half-Life
This is a short guide on how to do animated buttons in Half-Life
Custom Decals
This beginner's tutorial will discuss how to make your own custom decals for inclusion in your maps
How to use Texlights
How to use Texlights
How to make a custom spray for CS 1.6
How to make a custom spray for CS 1.6
NS-type Metal Textures
How to make amazing metal textures like in Natural Selection
The great outdoors
tips on making hl levels
General Texture Tips
General Texture Tips
Creating a 24 Bit Texture From Scratch
Creating a 24 Bit Texture From Scratch
HALF-LIFE SPRITES LIST
HALF-LIFE SPRITES LIST
How to change the Textures on a model
A simple guide on how to export the textures from models and modify them to your liking, and then importing it back into the model.
The easiest way to make tileable textures with PhotoShop7 or above
The easiest way to make tileable textures with PhotoShop7 or above
Lifts, Moving Platform and Elevators.
Lifts, Moving Platform and Elevators.
Half Life Sprite List
A definitive list of all worthy Sprites in HL
QRAD Textures and the RAD File
This article explains the concept of QRAD (light emitting) Textures and their relation to the lights.rad file.
How to make a model transparent
How to make a model transparent
Environmental Maps
Environmental Maps
Creating Custom Splash Screens for Your mod in Steam
Just as the title says, this tutorial will explain how to create a Splash Screen for your Mod.
Texturing weapons - part 4
Texturing weapons - part 4
Hal-Life Wad Texture Contents List
Hal-Life Wad Texture Contents List
Camouflage/Cloth Skinning Tutorial
Camouflage/Cloth Skinning Tutorial
How to create transparent sprays
How to create transparent sprays
Making good WADS for distribution
A few notes on what seems to "help" with making wads easy to distribute and use.
Converting real life photos into HL textures
Making custom textures can be annoying at first, I'm here to help that process.
SKINMAKING
SKINMAKING
Wally - Using the Bullet Hole tool
Using the Bullet Hole tool
Loading Hi-Res TGA files into Trinity
One of Trinity's big features is its external texture loader
Texturing weapons - part 1
Texturing weapons - part 1
Wally - WAD Merge Tool
WAD Merge Tool
Spraylogo Tutorial Tutorial 3 - Spray with Hltagconverter With Transparency
Spray with Hltagconverter With Transparency
https://twhl.info/wiki/page/VERC%3A_Creating_Skys_with_Terragen
VERC: Creating Skys with Terragen
Wally FAQ
Wally FAQ
Making Textile textures for skinning
Making Textile textures for skinning
How to use detailtextures in a professional manner
How to use detailtextures in a professional manner
Creating Custom Menu Art for the Half-Life Launcher
This tutorial will explain how to create and implement custom graphics for the Half-life menu system.
Making textures
using Wally and PhotoShop
Stand Still, You Sprite! (or: How to Fix Sprites' Axes)
This tutorial explains how to fix sprites' axes. Normally, a sprite will aways face the player, but using this method, the sprite can be prevented from moving on some or all axes.
The GoldSrc Spraylogo Tutorial 5 - Creating A Fixed IndexAlpha Spray
Creating A Fixed IndexAlpha Spray
GoldSrc Sprite Tutorial - PART1: Normal Sprites
PART1: Normal Sprites
How to use detailtextures in a professional manner
If you don't know what a detail texture is, I shall explain
How to Make Transparent Textures with Wally
How to Make Transparent Textures with Wally
Modeling / 2D Art Frequently Asked Questions
Modeling / 2D Art Frequently Asked Questions
Half-Life Color Decals
Half-Life Color Decals
GoldSrc 'Chrome' Guide
'Chrome' in GoldSrc is a special texture mode that allows for a simple environment-like texture
How to Add Custom Texture on a Model in CS1.6
How to Add Custom Texture on a Model in CS1.6
Wadfather Colour Spray Tutorials
Wadfather Colour Spray Tutorials
Mirar's sprite guide.
mostly broken sprite guide
Animated textures
Making them, and getting them to work
QRAD Textures and the .RAD file
QRAD Textures and the .RAD file
How To Use Environment Maps
How To Use Environment Maps
Model Texturing Oldstyle Methods
Model Texturing Oldstyle Methods
The GoldSrc Spraylogo Tutorial 1 - Creating a Spray
Our first tutorial is creating a Simple spray
How To Make Sprite For A Skin.
How To Make Sprite For A Skin.
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 2
PART 2 Masked Transparent textures
Making Decals
Decals are images that you can 'spray-paint' on walls to...um make a statement. Making decals is extremely easy, so let's get to it.
Making a texture start to finish
Making a texture start to finish
Batch image processing transparency method
Batch image processing transparency method
Overview Image
Overview Image
How to make skys for cs 1.6
In this tutorial i will show you how to make a sky texture for cs 1.6
Creating Textures and Texture WADs for Half-Life
Creating Textures and Texture WADs for Half-Life
How to make a muzzleflash in Gimp.
How to make a muzzleflash in Gimp.
Controllable Looping.
Controllable Looping.
Creating New Textures Using Wally
Creating New Textures Using Wally
Texturing weapons - part 3
Texturing weapons - part 3
Wally - Creating a custom decal texture
Creating a custom decal texture
The key to making good tileable textures
Relic explains the techniques on how to make textures that tile seamlessly.
Materials.txt
Change the sound of your textures!
Logos/Decals for Half-Life
Logos/Decals for Half-Life
Animated sprites & fixing palette issues in Photoshop
How to make animated sprites in Photoshop, and how to fix the frames of your sprites so they share the same palette.
How To Recolor Texture
How To Recolor Texture
Making a custom crosshair in CS and HL
Making a custom crosshair in CS and HL
Texture Types Info
Texture Types Info
How to Retexture in Photoshop for CS (CS Rn'RG)
This is a HIGH DETAILED tutorial. The first one of two about texturing and rendering using Photoshop and HLMV for Counter-Strike and Half-Life.
Lights Textures
Lights Textures
Adding .bmp in .wad
OK, this tutorial is about how to make a .wad. I'm only showing how to import a .bmp into a .wad with Wally
Wally - Using the Patterned Paint tool
Using the Patterned Paint tool
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 4
Part4 ANIMATED Textures
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 10
Batch Conversion
Create your very own menu background
Create your very own menu background
Texturing Tutorial Thread
a bunch of tutorials compiled over the years to give people a head start on texturing weapons, props and such
How to make a solid radar
In this Tutorial I will attempt to learn you how to make a solid radar with transparent areas. It's not really hard when you understand what we're doing.
Developing Photo Textures Using PanoTools
A small little tutorial on how to turn an object from a digital photo into a reasonable texture.
Making a Half-Life Decal in Paint Shop Pro
Decals are as easy as drawing in black & white and saving it into the right directory.
How to use detailtextures in a professional manner
Pro Detail Textures
Color Logos/Decals for Half-Life
Color Logos/Decals for Half-Life
Wadfather Colour Spray Tutorials
Wadfather Colour Spray Tutorials
Wally - working with RES files
working with RES files
The see through texture.
The see through texture.
Transparent textures for Counterstrike 1.6 Maps
Transparent textures for Counterstrike 1.6 Maps
Spray Tutorial
Spray Tutorial
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 9
DETAIL Textures
How to get perfect texture rotations in Hammer
Tutorial covering how to calculate the perfect texture rotations in hammer
Creating a Hand Drawn Texture (part two)
Creating a Hand Drawn Texture (part two)
GoldSrc Sprite Tutorial - PART2: ADDITIVE Sprites
PART2: ADDITIVE Sprites
Creating Sprites for Half-Life
Making sprites for Half-Life is an easy way to add visual appeal to any new map or add-on that you create.
Custom Textures
Learn how to incorporate your own custom textures into maps.
How to do Realistic Shine
Hey, today I'm going to show you a easy to use but not well known technique using chrome that gives a realistic shine and reflection.
Wadfather Colour Spray Tutorials
Wadfather Colour Spray Tutorials
Wally - Editing WAD Files
Editing WAD Files
Making (SEMI-)Transparent Textures
Making (SEMI-)Transparent Textures
Half Life Logo Creator
An intoduction to logos in Halflife What are logos and how can I use them?
Wally - Using the Rivet tool
Using the Rivet tool
GoldSrc Sprite Tutorial - Introduction
Introduction
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 5
PART 5 TOGGLED AND TOGGLED ANIMATED TEXTURES
Half-Life Sprite Tutorial
Half-Life Sprite Tutorial
Adding startup movies to your Steam mods
So you want a movie to play, right before your Steam mod loads? Did you know that you can actually do it very simply with Steam?
How to Create Realistic Looking Shadows
The way it's done is by using decals
Wadinclude in bsp
Wadinclude in bsp
Creating your own decals
Something useful I learned over the months of mapping with VHE.
How to re-skin model to cs 1.6
How to re-skin model to cs 1.6
The GoldSrc Spraylogo Tutorial 4 - Slightly higher resolution Sven Co-Op spray using wally
Slightly higher resolution Sven Co-Op spray using wally
Blast Marks using Painter
Blast Marks using Painter
Textured lightning.
Textured lightning.
How to make a REGULAR HL logo
How to make a REGULAR HL logo
Custom Skyboxes for Goldsource
Using Terragen to render and put together a custom skybox.
The Color Logo Bible
The Color Logo Bible
GoldSrc Sprite Tutorial - PART3: IndexAlpha Sprites
PART3: IndexAlpha Sprites
The GoldSrc Spraylogo Tutorial 2 - Creating a Spray With Transparency
Create a Simple Spray with Transparency
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 1
PART1 SIMPLE TEXTURES AND WAD PACKING
Custom Sprays - Decals
How to Create a Custom Spray - Decal
Entity system in goldsrc
In this tutorial, I will show you how do entities in cs 1.6
How to include custom texture files (.wad files) into your finished .BSP
How to include custom texture files (.wad files) into your finished .BSP
GoldSrc Custom Map Texture & Sprite Tutorial
This is a massive 16-part tutorial series on custom Map texture and Sprites
Creating Skies With Terragen
Creating Skies With Terragen
Editing .mdl Skins
This tutorial covers how to use the Model Viewer from the Half-Life Workshop to edit skins for .mdl files using the Recon Grunt as an example.
Changing weapon textures
This tutorial is for BEGINNERS, yes BEGINNERS and for those who don't know how to change the extra textures between weapons if the extra texture is provided.
Wally - Using the Patterned Paint tool
Using the Patterned Paint tool
Installing GUIs/Sprites
Installing GUIs/Sprites
Info tutorial on texture types
This is NOT a tutorial on how to make textures. Instead, here are all the texture types I know of, the symbols their names should start with, roughly what they do, and some of the potential problems.
Skinning by Tormentus
This is a tutorial for skinning set out to be as easy as possible.
How to install Custom Crosshair in Day of Defeat
A Fast and Easy way to install Custom Crosshair's in Day of Defeat !
Texturing weapons - part 2
Texturing weapons - part 2
dod texture list
dod texture list
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR DEATHMATCH MAPPING - Part 3
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR DEATHMATCH MAPPING
Part 3
Half-Life Full Crosshair Tutorial.
Half-Life Full Crosshair Tutorial.
Creating overviews for maps
his tutorial will show how to make quick and easy overviews for maps.
textures too dark? here the solution
in this tutorial will teach you to create brilliant textures and polished like a champion
GoldSrc Sprite Tutorial - PART4: Masked Sprites
PART4: Masked Sprites
makels and qlumpy explination
makels and qlumpy explination
Making ENV. Maps with Bryce 2
Making ENV. Maps with Bryce 2
Hands/Recoloring
Hands/Recoloring
How to create overview for CS 1.6 map
Steps to creation overview
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Introduction
Creating Textures for GoldSrc Mapping
The GoldSrc Spraylogo Introduction
What are spraylogos? Spraylogos are images you can place on most surfaces multiplayer games, with the exception of models.
Light Environment
Light Environment
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 6
PART 6 WATER Textures
Detailed Textures in Half-Life
Improve the look of your maps using Valve's powerful 'Detail Texture' upgrade.
Creating and Editing WAD Files
Ever wanted to know how to add your own textures into VHE? Here you can find out!
How To Make A Transparent Radar
Hello, in this tutorial I will teach you, how to make your own transparent radar. There is a tutorial for solid radars, but it explains only the basics and it doesn't cover the transparent radars.
The glass(es) texture(s)
The glass(es) texture(s)
How To Make Transparent Thingy Work
How To Make Transparent Thingy Work
HalfLife Crosshair Tutorial. From concept to reality.
HalfLife Crosshair Tutorial. From concept to reality.
GoldSrc Sprite Tutorial - PART6: BEAM Sprites
PART6: BEAM Sprites
Creating Skies With Terragen
Creating Skies With Terragen
Adding Custom Sprays
Adding Custom Sprays
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 8
Custom Skies
Texturing Techniques (PS Filters, And Features)
jOeSmOe gives us a tutorial on advanced texturing using PhotoShop.
Preserving Details (Blending Modes)
AKA Blending Mode
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 3
PART3 ADDITIVE TRANSPARENT Textures
GoldSrc Map Texture Tutorial - Part 7
SCROLLING Textures
How to make your own *.wad file
How to make your own *.wad file
TEXTURE REDUCTION TUTORIAL
TEXTURE REDUCTION TUTORIAL
How to make 'Transparent Textures' the easy way.
In this tutorial I hope to demonstrate an easier way of making those pesky transparent textures that have R:G:B: blue areas that disappear when used in the Half-Life 1 engine.
Textures from Plastic Models
Textures from Plastic Models
GoldSrc Sprite Tutorial - PART5: Animated Sprites
PART5: Animated Sprites
Modifying the HUD
Changing the look of your HUD in Half-Life
Texture dimensions vs. appearance, memory, and r_speeds
Texture dimensions have a significant effect on the appearance of the texture, the memory used by textures, and in a minor way on r_speeds.
Making a Half-Life Decal in Photoshop
Decals are as easy as drawing in black & white and saving it into the right directory.
How to make your texture HD (Highpass increase)
So, there are some people complain about my texture, I'll make it up to you by writing this tutorial
Reskinning A Model
So, you want to know how to edit your 'Half-Life 1' model and have them show um in your mod?
Brief guide about realigning textures
Brief guide about realigning textures
Brief guide about realigning textures
How to create team colored
How to create team colored
Making Textures and Wads
Im no texture making expert, but ill give you what I believe to me the way to make textures and wads, wait keep reading!
How to fix texture missaligments
A simple tutorial for fixing texture missaligments
Super easy Counter Strike 1.6 Guns skin creating !
Before we can begin note taht that i didnt created program ! this program isn't for skining but i founded super easy way to do it with this program ! So lets start !
Creating a Hand Drawn Texture
Creating a Hand Drawn Texture
Wally - Using the Decal tool
Using the Decal tool
Half-Life Deathmatch Skin files
Half-Life Deathmatch Skin files
Making a Territory Control Map
This tutorial explains how to make a basic map where there are flags to capture