[Annoyance:]Stuck to the grid

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Thristhart, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Thristhart

    Thristhart Guest

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    for a long time I've had this problem, and see no reference to it here... so I figured i must be doing something wrong.

    Whenever I make or try to resize brushes, the sizes I can resize to are only 0 and multiples of 256. what am I doing wrong?
     
  2. YM

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    use [ and ] to change the sizes of the grid

    and hold down Alt when resizing something or moving something to turn off snapping to the grid
     
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  3. Paddy

    Paddy L1: Registered

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    go to the menu along the top look for "Map" then deselect "Snap to Grid"
     
  4. YM

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    That never worked for me, I've no idea why. so I use Alt :)
     
  5. l3eeron

    l3eeron L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    go to tools - options - 2D view and change the default grid size to 8 (or what ever you want)
     
  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Alternatively the buttons for grid size are here, and the hotkey for snap-to-grid is Shift+W. I recommend just using a smaller grid (16, 32 and 64 are norm for me) rather than turning off snap, because if you just turn off snap you'll be working on a 1 unit grid which can be difficult and messy :)
     
  7. ZargonX

    ZargonX L3: Member

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    Yeah, just use [ and ] to adjust grid size to what you need; turning off snapping, while sometimes necessary, can often lead to leaks when you think two things are flush that are not.
     
  8. Intraman

    Intraman L4: Comfortable Member

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    I hear that if you do that, you end up with a map that the game won't beable to read.
     
  9. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    QTF^

    I found out the hard way on the first thing i made...lucky it wasnt anything i cared for but i was fusterated when i zoomed in all the way and saw A LOT of lines running parrallel
     
  10. YM

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    Ctrl+B snaps the selected to the grid
    Shift+Ctrl+B snaps ever individual selected item to the grid
     
  11. Half-Life_Maniac

    Half-Life_Maniac L3: Member

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    Yes- never turn off snap to grid grid. It's there for a reason.
    Also, don't use the smallest grid size all the time either. I still don't understand why even today people still do this.

    A grid size of 8 or 16 would normall be used for all your basic room construction. You can then go up and down when you get to making very large things (cliff walls for example) and smaller details.
     
  12. Thristhart

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    thanks for all the responses. i already knew about the changing grid size thingy, just it wasn't changing. turns out i needed to restart hammer ^_^
     
  13. Scoobingsthe2nd

    Scoobingsthe2nd L4: Comfortable Member

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    snap on grid is your friend, it keeps you from getting small irritating leaks you can't find. I felt the same way you did for a long time until I saw the light of sticking to a grid.