Carving in Displacements

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by RevolutionTeam, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. RevolutionTeam

    RevolutionTeam L4: Comfortable Member

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    Hi!

    I wanted to create a tunnel (Think Badwater A) on my map, so I was going to use the carving tool to create a tunnel. However, I'd made a displacement on top, and for some reason, it wouldn't carve.

    Is there a more efficient way to make a tunnel? If I'm doing it right, can I get some help?

    I'm willing to supply pictures.
     
  2. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Don't. Carve. Ever. It will unleash all hell upon you and will make you wish you never new about the feature at all.

    If you want to create a tunnel, make it out of solid brushes first (with top, sides and floor) in the shape that you want. Then make the inward facing brushfaces displacements (only those faces, not the entire brush) and displace them to your liking.

    This tutorial goes in-depth in creating displacements. I recommend you give it a look.
     
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  3. Da Spud Lord

    aa Da Spud Lord Occasionally I make maps

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    Alternatively, the arch tool is pretty nice as it allows you to create nice arches easily. Select "arch" when making a brush to create arches:
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  4. RevolutionTeam

    RevolutionTeam L4: Comfortable Member

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    Thank you for linking it! I think prebuilding the tunnel, then displacing it seems like a better idea.

    I came here from watching a video about the arch tool. Cool stuff.

    Thank you!