Displacement Library - Updated 19/02/2010

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by YM, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. YM

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    You've been waiting for it ladies and gents, here it is for you to use.

    --About--​

    This is a library full of displacement templates that I've made for you to copy into your maps and alter how you see fit to create all sorts of fantastical natural maps. I decided to get down useful starting points for displacements after realising that they might encourage people to play with displacements more, having a starting point already can be less daunting than starting from scratch. I don't want anyone to rely on this alone for their displacements, but rather to use it as a tool to learn to become self-sufficient or as a time saver.

    --Usage--​

    • Once downloaded extract the single .vmf to your \steamapps\<USERNAMEHERE>\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc folder.
    • Simply open the .vmf in hammer, browse through and find one you want to use then copy/paste it into your map for modification.
    • I recommend that you spend a bit of time making them fit nicely together once you use them, as they are not designed to all fit together in every possible combination.
    • The style guides are there as an artistic reference of how valve's main styles are constructed. I wouldn't recommend using them directly in your maps but they are there if you want to use them in what ever way you can think of.
    --Changelog--
    19/02/2010 - First release


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  2. Limesimme

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    Thank you!
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  3. Tyker

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    You are making mapping way to easy!
     
  4. Mick-a-nator

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    Actually, even if you use this, you still have to sew it all with the rest of your map, and you would need to re-texture, and tweak the displacements to make them feel less uniform etc etc.

    Anyway, good work YM. Another useful resource out in the community!
     
  5. The Political Gamer

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  6. zpqrei

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    +Win for you, good sir.

    Just you try and stop me!

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  7. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Good stuff, I guess... I'm gonna download it because I love all libraries. And who knows, I might find a use for this one too.
     
  8. FlavorRage

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  9. Dustoxx

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    thanks!
     
  10. Cynick

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    Good stuff. Displacement cliffs can be hard sometimes to get them looking right. Thanks! :thumbup:
     
  11. Porkchop

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    Thanks a lot for this.

    I may not use it, mostly because I want to work with displacements myself and learn them better, but this will be great for me to see how you handle and do some of them.