Cliffs Creating Too Many Visleafs [Guide] *Edited*

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Heronherald, Dec 11, 2017.

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  1. Heronherald

    Heronherald L4: Comfortable Member

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    Cliffs are cool, they tower above the map gracefully, making the map instantly have great detail, but, if you make them the wrong way, you might see the compile time skyrocket from 15 minutes to 5 hours if you have a somewhat average computer. First things first though, dont make a cliff with a bunch of brushes, they look good, but they boost your compile time. If you don't know how to make cliffs, here's a fantastic guide that shows you! https://tf2maps.net/threads/guide-youmes-guide-to-displacement-cliffs.798/

    I hope this tutorial helped, have an absolutely fantastic day.
     
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  2. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    wrong forum, and that's not how you do cliffs.... at all...
    It's not even the engine tf2 is using.

    You will always use displacements for cliffs. They are a lot cheaper than brushes and can be edited much more conviently.

    Oh man, did you seriously make cliffs out of a shit ton of brushes in tf2?? :confused: oh boy!
     
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  3. BigfootBeto

    aa BigfootBeto Too obsessed with perfection

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    That video was uploaded in 2009....
     
  4. Heronherald

    Heronherald L4: Comfortable Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! :)
     
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  5. iiboharz

    aa iiboharz Meme Queen

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    Yeah my man this tutorial is for goldsource mapping.
     
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  6. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    this thread has an uncanny resemblance to this ol' gem:

     
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  7. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    I was just thinking about posting that one video. True classic
     
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  8. Heronherald

    Heronherald L4: Comfortable Member

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    Well, you know what they say, live and learn :/
     
  9. Heronherald

    Heronherald L4: Comfortable Member

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    I tried the displacement way and it looks fantastic! Thanks guys, your criticism payed off ;)
     
  10. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    Did you really just write "don't make a cliff out of brushes", link to somebody else's tutorial, and call this a guide...?
     
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  11. Another Bad Pun

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  12. Aquadango

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    What a good tutorial. Saving this one to my personal collection.
     
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    My portalcount jumped from 2k to 10k, Nice!
     
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  14. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Most scholars would agree that it's better to first learn, THEN make online guides.
     
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