Correct overlay proportions?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by sevin, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. sevin

    aa sevin

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    I feel like this should be an easy thing, but every time I slap an overlay down - a sign, road, poster, whatever - it's blown up and ugly. How do I ensure that it stays in the correct proportions as I scale it down to a size I need?
     
  2. Beetle

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    are you sure you're using the overlay tool and not the decal tool?
     
  3. sevin

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    Positive. You can resize overlays using the handlebars, but the proportions get messed up if you do and often they don't start out in the correct proportions.
     
  4. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    You can open the VTF to find out exactly what proportions the overlay is, but most tend to fit nicely in a square.
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Are you moving the individual vertices using the overlay tool, or resizing it with the selection tool? You should be doing the latter (with texture lock turned on) for resizing signs and stuff you don't want distorted like signs. In general any of the wall decoration sort of stuff should scaled down to either 50% or 25% of the default placement size. Should be obvious which one looks right once you do it.