Material

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A material is used in a BZFlag world to define a new look for otherwise regular objects, such as meshboxes.

Code

To put a material in your map, first it must be defined:

material
 name example_material
 texture filename
 addtexture filename
 notextures
 notexcolor
 notexalpha
 texmat -1
 dyncol -1
 ambient 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
 diffuse 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
 color 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
 specular 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
 emission 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
 shininess 0.0
 resetmat
end

Valid parameters for a Material are:

  • name: name for reference
  • texture: set the texture (don't use PNG extension)
  • addtexture: add a texture (again, no PNG extension)
  • notextures: don't use textures.
  • notexcolor: don't apply the color to the texture
  • notexalpha: don't use the texture's alpha channel
  • texmat: specify a texture matrix. -1 for no texture matrix.
  • dyncol: specify a dynamic color. -1 for no dynamic color.
  • ambient: ambient color
  • diffuse: diffuse (main) color
  • color: synonym for diffuse
  • specular: specular color
  • emission: emission color
  • shininess: shiny!
  • resetmat: restore default values

To actually apply a texture, you must use some sort of reference in an object, like so:

meshbox
 position 0 0 10
 rotation 0
 size 10 10 5
 matref example_material
end

History

Materials were added in BZFlag 2.0.0.

Editor Support

Materials are supported in Blender with BZWTools, pyBZEdit, and Wings3D with the BZW Exporter for Wings3D. Materials are NOT supported in BZEdit or BZFed.