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Skybox Texture Names - A Tutorial for Team Fortress 2.

List of TF2 Skyboxes for use in Hammer

..::Update::..
Below each picture are the ideal light settings for each skybox texture. If you don't know how to add an light_environment entity to your map then you should check out this tutorial:

How to Add Sunlight

There are also ideal angles for env_sun entities. If you don't know what an env_sun entity is, then refer to this tutorial:


All of the below sun and light settings were all obtained from the Valve Developer Community. All credit for the settings goes to the VDC. However the screenshots were taken by me and credit for the screenshots goes to me.
This tutorial was made to simply help everyone that wishes to map for TF2. I have compiled all the skybox textures for you guys so you can pick which ones you like or dislike. Check them out. To change the texture of your map's skybox, simply load your map, then go to Map-->Properties (Screenshots #2). Then look for the part in your map properties that says Skybox Texture Name. Just type in the texture name that is on the skybox picture below, and you are set. As of now, the only skybox that supports a full HDR sky is sky_gravel_01. All other skyboxes will still work with HDR lighting, but will not have an HDR skybox. To view each skybox texture, just click on the picture to enlarge it full size. Each picture has the texture name that you put in your map properties.
Enjoy :D sky_badlands_01

Sun Angle: 0 210 0
Sun Pitch: -30
Brightness: 251 201 155 250
Ambience: 153 159 187 170
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1 sky_dustbowl_01

Sun Angle: 0 30 0
Sun Pitch: -25
Brightness: 254 210 152 800
Ambience: 151 135 180 420
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1 sky_goldrush_01

Sun Angle: 0 108 0
Sun Pitch: -35
Brightness: 254 226 186 600
Ambience: 118 114 139 350
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1 sky_granary_01

Sun Angle: 0 130 0
Sun Pitch: -15
Brightness: 255 226 196 500
Ambience: 116 113 149 300
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1 sky_gravel_01

Sun Angle: 0 167 0
Sun Pitch: -32
Brightness: 250 216 146 850
Ambience: 106 134 174 500
HDR Brightness: 250 216 149 650
HDR Ambience: 106 134 174 380 sk_hydro_01

Sun Angle: 0 51 0
Sun Pitch: -37
Brightness: 244 215 193 750
Ambience: 156 178 255 250
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1 sky_night_01

Sun Angle: 0 108 0
Sun Pitch: -35
Brightness: 66 73 100 175
Ambience: 66 73 100 175
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1
Thank you Void-S for the Sun Angle and Sun Pitch values for sky_night_01. And also thanks to Jazz for the Brightness and Ambience settings for sky_night_01.

sky_tf2_04

Sun Angle: 0 145 0
Sun Pitch: -45
Brightness: 216 207 194 700
Ambience: 200 202 230 60
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1

sky_trainyard_01

Sun Angle: 0 300 0
Sun Pitch: -65
Brightness: 253 243 208 600
Ambience: 124 138 203 500
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1

sky_well_01

Sun Angle: 0 300 0
Sun Pitch: -35
Brightness: 248 197 139 400
Ambience: 142 154 182 200
HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1
HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1

I do not believe that I am missing any of the sky textures that pertain to Team Fortress 2. However, if I am missing any, just PM me with the texture name of the sky and I will add it.
Please Access this tutorial. I like favorites. :D
Also check out the Valve Developer Community for a complete list of all skyboxes for the Source engine. Thanks to Jazz and Void-S for giving me some settings for the sky_night_01 skybox.

*Last Updated*: With sky_night_01 Settings 11/12/08

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    Thank u soooooo much!!! this helped me get off my worries by a ton! I tip my top hat at you my good freind! before it did not work (the skybox) but now its fixed!!!
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    where do i find sun angles and sun pitch for skynight01? sry this is my first map :C
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    Thank you very much mister, usefull stuff, good pictures, well explained.
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    Pros: excellent!!! Cons: none Improvements: none
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    Posted by Void-S Been meaning to bump this with new info regarding the Night Skybox. Sun Angle: 0 108 0 Sun Pitch: -35 It uses the same settings as Goldrush, besides the brightness and ambience of course. I learned this after playing with it for a while. I'd say go with a purple-ish or light blue color for brightness and ambience, as it is very sunset like.
    Thanks for the settings. I updated with the new settings and included you in the author's field.
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    Been meaning to bump this with new info regarding the Night Skybox. Sun Angle: 0 108 0 Sun Pitch: -35 It uses the same settings as Goldrush, besides the brightness and ambience of course. I learned this after playing with it for a while. I'd say go with a purple-ish or light blue color for brightness and ambience, as it is very sunset like.
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    Posted by Cobalt Very useful and easy to read. Thank you!
    You are very welcome :D
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    Very useful and easy to read. Thank you!
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    I have the light_environment settings for sky_night_01 if you would like to add them to the list... Pitch Yaw Roll: 0 300 0 Pitch: -65 Brightness: 66 73 100 175 Ambient: 66 73 100 175 HDR Brightness: -1 -1 -1 1 HDR Ambience: -1 -1 -1 1
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    Updated today because I forgot I had this tutorial here. I added the badlands, goldrush, trainyard, and night skybox textures. Hope everyone starts trying out the new alpine textures valve made :D
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