Experimental Brake Glow Mod 1.2

Ah that's hot! The brakes can now SMOOTHLY glow on all default game cars

  1. Inn0centJok3r
    Glowy brakes!!
    I'm not sure why this isn't already a feature in BeamNG but here it is.


    This mod is a pretty simple and kind of? "Rudimentary" one. It brake glow to every vehicle with disc brakes via HTML.
    As you may notice, the code for this is borrowed from another mod of mine, the Gavril Vertex

    How it works:
    The brake models have been replaced by an edited version of them that simply have a different material. The material includes an HTML texture as colour map. The HTML has 3 texture stages that it can smoothly move between by changing the layer opacity. Stage 1 starts at 350°C, is fully visible at 400°C and is a slightly red glow. Stage 2 is fully visible at 500°C and adds some orange to the glow. Stage 3 is fully visible at 600°C and adds more orange and yellow.

    At 375°C, the texture is changed to an emissive one, to allow the glow to be seen in the dark. This change is quite noticable but the only way to not make them emissive 24/7 until translucent HTML textures are a thing.

    I adjusted the temps a bit downward to make the brake glow more noticable, so it's not that rare occasion that you can sometimes see when looking at it in the right moment. However, not that low that its always there. Heavy braking may lead to a short moment of red glow. Proceeding to do so will obviously heat-soak the brakes etc.

    Stage 1-3 look like this on normal brakes. Race brakes glow more.
    hotbrakes1.png hotbrakes2.png hotbrakes3.png
    Race brakes look like this
    screenshot_2020-08-08_23-06-51.png screenshot_2020-08-08_23-07-42.png screenshot_2020-08-08_23-08-24.png

    Here is how it changes between the glow-iness!


    Here some more images of the glowiness
    screenshot_2020-07-17_23-42-15.png screenshot_2020-07-17_23-38-00.png screenshot_2020-07-17_23-35-24.png bluebuck.png pigeon.png midsize.png vivace.png piccollina.png etk800.png
    A bit of technical stuff:
    If you know a thing or two about modding, this section here might also be interesting. Basically, the brake temperature gets accessed by a lua program that I have written. It converts the electrics value of the wheels into a value that can be used in a glowmap. It also pushes the values forward to an HTML program. There is one HTML and one lua for each wheel. The HTML has 3 texture files that it consistantly changes the opacity of. This allows for a very smooth transition between the textures. The electrics values are used to control a glowmap that switches the material to an emissive one. That is essentially how this whole thing works!


    Currently Supported base-game vehicles: (all vehicles are supported)
    • Autobello Piccolina
    • Bruckell LeGran
    • Bruckell Moonhawk
    • Civetta Bolide
    • Cherrier Vivace/Tograc
    • ETK I-Series
    • ETK K-Series
    • ETK 800-Series
    • Hirochi SBR4
    • Hirochi Sunburst
    • Gavril D-Series
    • Gavril Roamer
    • Gavril H-Series
    • Gavril Barstow
    • Gavril Bluebuck
    • Gavril Grand-Marshal
    • Ibishu Pigeon
    • Ibishu Miramar
    • Ibishu Pessima (old)
    • Ibishu Pessima (new)
    • Ibishu Hopper
    • Ibishu Covet
    • Ibishu 200BX
    • Solaid Wendover
    All base game vehicles that have Disc Brakes are supported in this mod.

    Credits:
    • @aljowen for the base of the HTML that I could work on
    • @13Stewartc for being kind and explaining how the HTML worked for it's original intend

    Anyways, that's all there is to this little mod, have fun!

    Feel free to leave a review ^^
    If you have any issues, please DM me or write into the Discussion Thread of this mod!

    Also feel free to implement the glow into your own mod vehicle(s)
    Message me so I can add your mod to the supported mods list in the thread about this mod

Recent Reviews

  1. Eudnen
    Eudnen
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Happy to see that this mod has gone further than I expected, great work dud
  2. damian2801
    damian2801
    4/5,
    Version: 1.2
    This mod is really good,adds more immersion to beam its just that when the brakes cool down all of a sudden it goes straight to normal but still this is very good
  3. Nacho Problem
    Nacho Problem
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    the new update really makes this a joy to use ! Very nicely done c:
  4. WarDaddyUSA
    WarDaddyUSA
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Really neat mod
  5. Josh Grindheim
    Josh Grindheim
    3/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Don't be fooled by the fact that I only rated 3-stars (which usually means good, but can be improved), I use this mod all the time, and just like the mod's description says: This should be something that's already in the game. Since the brakes glow based on BeamNG's fairly-accurate brake thermals model, it makes the feature even more believable, as it doesn't overdo the effect like some games do (cough, cough, Forza) and can even be used as a rough guideline for how hot the brakes are. That said, like many others have already pointed-out: Only having 3 phases is not enough to completely sell the mod. Even having 7 or so levels might not make the heat transitions completely seamless, but it would make the mod so much more immersive - especially when the brakes are cooling-off.
    Despite the overly-simply implementation of the brake glow effect, I still really like this mod and use it whenever I can; though, an improved version in the future with more than 3 heat levels would be highly appreciated to anyone (myself included) who uses it.
    1. Inn0centJok3r
      Author's Response
      Thanks for your review! I have taken my time and fully redid the way the mod works by making the glowing 100% smooth now
      I hope you enjoy it! :3
  6. ARES IV
    ARES IV
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Great as always!
  7. nawa
    nawa
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    excellent mod, love it
  8. Harvin9991
    Harvin9991
    5/5,
    Version: 1.06
    works great and makes my cinematics look 10 times better
    1. Inn0centJok3r
      Author's Response
      The glow changes everything
  9. Mullayho
    Mullayho
    5/5,
    Version: 1.06
    Just excelent, something that should be vanilla
  10. Jer
    Jer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.06
    It's awesome! I didn't realize I had it until I looked at the wheels, and there was a glowing brake! Awesome work!
    1. Inn0centJok3r
      Author's Response
      Thank you! And yea, the effect of the mod is pretty subtle but it's there ^^
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