Annoying shortcuts and a water problem

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by absurdistof, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. absurdistof

    aa absurdistof

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    Ok, so I think I accidentally hit some shortcuts on my keyboard that are causing hammer to be very, very inefficient. Namely, I cannot flip anything horizontally or vertically anymore, and I mean anything.

    Secondly, my version of Hammer has spontaneously decided that showing where a light_spot will go (the cone showing color, and various ranges..) and showing the sphere that appears around a light with 0% falloff or 50% falloff is a terrible idea, so that doesn't happen either.

    Both of these together = fucking annoying



    Finally, I have water on my map that my version of Hammer has also decided should be invisible as well as everything under it, but swimming under it should look normal. I.e. the water does not appear unless you are under it. It does touch the skybox if that's a problem. Aside from that, all sides are nodraw, and the texture is swamp_water_murky from the swamp pack, I believe.

    Please help :(.


    Absurdist
     
  2. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Well the water was updated in the latest.. swamp patch. I'm not sure what version you're using. I don't know whether it was 'broken' in the patch, or fixed, i actually used 2fort's water in my map.

    But this was a common issue, in about 30% of the maps in the competition. Probably the result of a missing or corrupt material file.
     
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  3. Shadow Tyrant

    Shadow Tyrant L69: Deviant Member

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    Ctrl+I and Ctrl+L Are flip vertically and horizontally respectively. Make sure your mouse is hovering over one of the 2D views and you have the selection tool (shift+S) selected. You can also right click an object in a 2D view and go to Flip > horizontal/vertical.

    As far as the water goes, firstly, try using a different water, because I've had problems with the swamp water in the past. You should probably keep it from touching the skybox at all. I don't know that it would cause problems, but I'm not sure.

    I'm not sure about the light thing, but a compile log might help in figuring out what's wrong with your water.
     
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  4. absurdistof

    aa absurdistof

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    Where can I obtain the patched version? It would be most appreciated :D
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Same place, http://swamp.tf2maps.net the exe just has a different name now.

    For the light_spot helpers, there is a button on the toolbar that toggles helpers.
     
  6. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Also, on the topic of annoying hammer problems...My hammer has started showing a red/green grid on brushes when I select them, but only when close enough. Its annoying, but bareable...What have I done?
     
  7. Shadow Tyrant

    Shadow Tyrant L69: Deviant Member

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    You turned on the 3D grid. Push 'P'.
     
  8. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Or use :grid3d:
     
  9. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    THAT'S what the 3D grid does? I've never needed to use it.
    I feel so stupid now, thanks xD