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Colored lights

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Is possible to colorize the "air" or "vacuum" nodes to emulate colored lights?
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Re: Colored lights

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Well...

Standard issue air is kinda a completely invisible node...

Like... The not rendering at all kind of invisible... I think...

So unless you replace it by other invisible node or override it's drawtype... Not really...

But if you do replace it with another node or replace the drawtype, it kind of should be possible... But I think it would look pretty ugly and look terrible with plants, nodebox and transparent nodes...


However, MineTest supports hardware coloring, so you could probably use that to simulate colored lights... But it takes up the node's paramtype slot, so it wouldn't work well with nodes that are supposed to use paramtype for something else, but could look somewhat OK with other nodes...

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Re: Colored lights

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Thanks for your reply,
I'm going to investigate (hardware coloring) and try it, it might not go too bad

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Re: Colored lights

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or override air node and add post_effect_color

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Re: Colored lights

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AspireMint wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 21:43
or override air node and add post_effect_color
This only applies when "the player is inside the node". Not valid for distant vision purposes.
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Re: Colored lights

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1faco wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 16:41
Thanks for your reply,
I'm going to investigate (hardware coloring) and try it, it might not go too bad
I would be interested in your findings and basic implementation. I'm working on a biomes that I intend to have a colored tint.

Besides, it would be nice if a red colored lamp actually emitted red light. 😬

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Re: Colored lights

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No, colored lighting is a desire, still not real.

https://github.com/minetest/minetest/issues/2670

The problem is the implementation, not backward compatible with old worlds. Read that.
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Re: Colored lights

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runs wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 00:49
No, colored lighting is a desire, still not real.

https://github.com/minetest/minetest/issues/2670

The problem is the implementation, not backward compatible with old worlds. Read that.
A small price to pay for colored lights

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Re: Colored lights

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i made this replacing the default "air" with my own but it's so laggy... so, i hope that this will implemented in the future.

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