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Mapping Interior Lights for Camera / Console

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I'm curious about mapping interior lights that are illuminated, for things like a dash camera or center console switches.

 

I would think it works kind of like mapping wig wags; just create a duplicate and map it to some part that lights up, like a headlight, since GTA automatically turns on the headlights at night. But, as far as I can tell the headlights only illuminate at night which is fine, since you can't really see the lights on switches and such during the day as prominently as night. But I know I've used some models that have the dash camera / console lights illuminated all the time so I'm curious how it works.

 

I thought I'd see if anyone more experienced knows how this is done and wanted to share the advice.

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I think it's illuminated because the mapped texture that's lighting up is an emis texture, meaning it lights up. I believe it's named something like lights_emis or lightsemis or something.

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The part that you want to light up would be mapped to any texture (doesn't matter which, as long as it has the colour that you want) - denoted by "xyz". The material would be called xyz lightsemissive and the part would be attached to something like chassis or bodyshell, etc.

 

So to recap, map the part to a lightsemissive material and attach it to chassis etc.

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The part that you want to light up would be mapped to any texture (doesn't matter which, as long as it has the colour that you want) - denoted by "xyz". The material would be called xyz lightsemissive and the part would be attached to something like chassis or bodyshell, etc.

 

So to recap, map the part to a lightsemissive material and attach it to chassis

 

So I'm totally lost here but looking to do this lol. Would I take the texture from like an example a roof light bar that I have on the car and just put the light over the dashboard gauges? I show that it would only be the light texture and not necessarly light up just the lights that I want illuminated.

 

Also I detached the gauges from the chasis of the car so I could have it separate and then attached a headlight to the dash lights with no luck there either.

 

 

Basically I'm trying to get it to do this (I know i'm not the best at explaining what I am trying to do lol)

 

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