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Discussion in 'Mapping' started by Tyrex, Jun 10, 2017.
more work on the nexus
i'm finally starting to really figure out valve's fuckery
this is what i spent all of yesterday doing but man am i proud
possibly first animated curtain model on source EVER??
the possibilities are endless now that i can model and animate and texture from scratch
i'm thinking of having little openable curtains on the inside of every window
i've also learned that blender is an incredibly powerful tool
sneak peak of something else i wanted to change
there is no combine prop for a light that gives 360 degree lighting like a lamp and i need one
well this was what i spent all of yesterday and today doing
any feedback would be appreciated, i'll probably upload it to the workshop at a later time
I'm a fan. May I suggest less symmetry? Combine design lacks symmetry in it's aesthetic.
Thank you. It was really hard trying to get something to turn out that would fit in with the vanilla light. I'm not sure what else I could do to make it more asymmetrical though than tacking stuff onto the center because it has to be rounded.
I'm thinking the arches above the light be at more sharp angles rather than rounded, and them not being of equal height/dimensions all the way around. Hell, you could even cover the bulb in 'spots' around the light. A sort of grid that protects the bulb. Uneven placements of the imperfections.
Maybe add some 'branches' on the pole itself that stick out a little.
Idk. I love combine aesthetic, and I think it's because of the asymmetry. But that also makes it a nightmare to design, because we prefer symmetry.
Edit: Maybe a 'root' type design that goes from the top and bottom to the top and bottom of the bulb to 'hold it'?
something like this? ignore the sloppiness I wanted to do it quickly for here and more of them would be added of course
That's amazing. But don't make them connect to each other and make them slink more to the sides.
If you look at the combine barricades and even those windows, they all have these weird antennas sticking out. I was thinking some of those on the bottom of the bulb holder and on the rod itself.
Edit: I've spent the last hour trying to remember where I saw the design I'm thinking about, and I remember it now. Find the Breen's Office window and imagine that design wrapped around the bulb.
did you say... breen window?
didn't do a great job on the uv mapping because its 3:30 am and i need to sleep
theres also more brushwork i would like to do along the bottom connecting it to the new thingy
Dude yes. That is perfect!
alright well i'm done with this, i could have accomplished so much mapping in the past 3 days instead of this! what a frustrating experience to try and get it to my liking, but it did turn out cool IMO and i will likely be using it a bunch in my map so i GUESS it was worth it
hopefully it turned out how you wanted it, i really can't put myself to working any longer on it
Uploaded it to the workshop! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1141587155
another sneak peak, i still have to add in the different locations for the target spawns
i can just picture units sitting in the nexus all day competing for the longest time... maybe this isn't such a good idea
edit: forgot to record sound woops
As always, I love your work. This is a firing range I'd actually use as opposed to setting up melons inside a blast door compound. Is it possible to turn the citizens into rebels or give them a debugwhite overlay? (True citizens don't carry guns and shoot at the MPF. So there's no point in practicing shooting them.) As long as it's not too much trouble, of course.
OKAY i sat down and put 4 hours aside to finally figure out a way to make the spawns truly random and it was totally worth it imo
notice how there isn't any lag in the video, there is lag when you load the map and push the button for the first time but it's not serious or anything and it's really short, i just hope it will play friendly with servers, also i lowered the health of them, debating on whether they should need 2 shots or 1 shot to the chest with a pistol, i can change the health of the pistol guys and the innocent guys independently, but i don't really have a reason to myself so please add your input
edit: It'd also be super helpful if some people feel like posting top down layouts for what they think the clearing area should look like, i'm redoing it as i had planned to do so in the beginning, it can be as big as you think is necessary but only one floor i got one
okay the foundation is finally complete, i had to make a monster_generic spawn in (the breen model) and have the citizens be scared of it to get them to move around a bit randomly but it works so whatever
now i just have to decorate it and sort out those last 2 rooms
if you couldn't tell, you can't kill an innocent or else it ends