Do you build your 3d skybox in full scale or mini?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Armadillo of Doom, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Just curious really. I always get a much better sense of scale if I start my 3d skybox normal sized, then shrink it later. Usually this is just for mountains, or structures I want to create myself. When adding skybox props, I'll go 1/16 before placing them. I also like to add the sky_camera after scaling. Crazy I know, but so much easier to find the map's center point that way. So how do you guys create your 3d skybox? Any special tricks you use for design?
  2. Wiebbe

    Wiebbe L1: Registered

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    I do the same as you do, i just start creating the skybox next to the original map so i can check it out in full scale (without the camera in yet) Then when i am completely ok with the skybox i move everything at the edges of my map to the skybox spot and place the camera.

    Works good for me :)

    Most skybox props have a regular prop as well, so its quite easy to test :p