area portal help

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by BigBangTheory, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. BigBangTheory

    BigBangTheory L1: Registered

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    I am wondering how you would deal with a room that has 2 openings and basically a skylight. Obviously the 2 openings (entryways to the room) has to be portaled, but was not sure how to deal with the skylight opening.

    1) should that skylight glass indeed be a tied to world?
    2)would an area portal be, in the glass or sized slightly larger than the glass in the z direction such that the skylight glass is slightly smaller than the area portal in the Z direction?
    3) when and how do we use func_areaportalwindow?
  2. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    1. doesnt matter. if it causes problems with portal, funcdetail it
    2. it should close the hole when you turn off funcdetails. glass size doesnt matter
    3. when you want them to autoclose at a certain distance, like the windows in pipeline right in front of 3rd stage spawn
  3. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    The one window in the third stage of Thunder Mountain is possibly the best example of an areaportalwindow because it closes from the inside and pretty much everyone has seen it fade in and out during gameplay.
  4. BigBangTheory

    BigBangTheory L1: Registered

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    I keep getting this message

    FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (1816.3 -1039.0 -784.0)
    Leaf 0 contents:
    viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_WINDOW
    This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_WINDOW
    Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_WINDOW
    Candidate brush IDs: Brush 721229:

    Suggestions on how to resolve this and/or to troubleshoot would be greatly valued

    I can find the general area of this (1816.3 -1039.0 -784.0) and this has nothing to do with the 2 parts of the map I am trying to portal off
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  5. Beetle

    Beetle L9: Fashionable Member

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    I think that can happen if you have a prop entity completely overlapped by a world brush
  6. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    Did you make the following situation (if you load the portal file the red line makes a loop)? If so, the window needs another area portal to actualy seperate the 2 sections.

    Once there is an area portal in the map you should have 2 completely seperate areas where there is no connection allowed at all. there allways should be another portal closing the other exit. See it as if an area portal makes a section a completely seperate map. If it reaches the other side of the portal it leaks there.