Brushwork Library (WIP)

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by wareya, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    This is a library of extremely common brushwork in stock TF2 maps, or stuff that keeps showing up everywhere in different forms.

    This is mainly for new mappers and people who want something to get a better sense of scale of their alphas.

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    Here we have the main portion of the library. This is stuff that you can drop right in your map, or use as an example on how to make similar geometry that looks right. Everything here is straight out of official maps, or so simple, normal, and common, that people keep making it from scratch anyway.

    The big attraction is the various kinds of stairs. There are also doorways, supports, platforms, and barriers.

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    This is a collection of stuff that should only be used as a reference for how to make certain structures look normal. If you drop these directly in your map, it's gonna look out of place, cheesy, or ripped off, because they're more complex structures.

    Everything here was either taken out of a stock map, or created from scratch based on inspiration from several other maps.

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    A bunch of things you're probably going to want to do with displacements. Again, don't copy/paste these.


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    I'm planning on adding much more brushwork in the future; if something very common and useful is missing, please advise me!
     
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  2. stegarootbeer

    stegarootbeer L2: Junior Member

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    You should get the door frames from pipelines with the arched tops.
     
  3. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    Don't forget about windows. It could also be useful to put cart tracks on different pitch slopes (like 1:2, 2:3, etc) for referencing what angles the models should go.
     
  4. Shanghai

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    these arched windows in particular because that brushwork is painful
     
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  5. Pocket

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    Painful as in badly made to begin with or painful as in hard to recreate by hand?
     
  6. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    Both, I checked.
     
  7. dustmotes

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    Pretty sure I know how those windows are made, and from what I'm thinking they are painful.
     
  8. wareya

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  9. YM

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    all styles of stairs on 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4 ratios would be RAD (and I mean angled in Z there, so not at 90 degree angles in the top view)
     
  10. wareya

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    Are you asking that I make every(-so-far) possible stair? I can do that, just want to make sure.
     
  11. YM

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    The main styles, wooden, metal, metal floating, in each of those ratios.
     
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    But there are also 2:3 stairs, the kind I like to use the most often. (8 HU tall, 12 HU wide)
     
  13. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    1:3 and 1:4??????
     
  14. YM

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    You're talking rise:run, I'm talking about north:east ratios. As I said, rotated from the top view.
     
  15. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    update, main addition:
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    this took fucking forever and was incredibly tedious and it's still inconsistent. so i'm "giving up" on doing it properly (clipping, multiple slopes, etc) and throwing it up like this.

    download:
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=5690
     
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  16. Sergis

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    isnt that the main idea behind having a library in the first place? :p
     
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  17. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    I was notified that someone had problems opening my library. Does anybody else have a problem with it?

    EDIT: I'm going to assume the file on the server got corrupted. I replaced it with a link to my personal file server now.
     
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  18. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    Download link repaired.
     
  19. wareya

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    Once again the uploading site got on some wildcard blacklist for malicous files, so I put it in a different type of archive and now Firefox (Aurora) will let me download my own file again.

    Basically, link repaired again.

    I'll be adding some new stuff later, but it's not the most stuff in the world. Just keep an eye out.
     
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    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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