Was just wondering if anyone here prefers using max over hammer for mapping. Their's a great plugin I've been experimenting with called convexity. It allows me to easily create cutouts of windows and doorways and then copy em to other buildings. Once you get use to using it, its a huge time saver. You can check out a tutorial here and the official website here. Theirs also a plugin that's free called wallworm, which you can also make maps with. Edit: Also forgot to mention, theirs a plugin called game level builder, that's available free from maple3d. If anyone interested in checking out the alternative to convexity since the developers discontinued it.