Everyones step / stair size?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Garner, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Garner

    Garner L4: Comfortable Member

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    Hi :)

    Would like to know what the commonly used stair / step size is?
    I know the ratios, but its getting that precise step size that i need to tackle.

    Would be great to know the common step size in hammer units if possible.
    Thank you :)
     
  2. AgeNt_

    AgeNt_ L5: Dapper Member

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    stairs should be 8 units tall and 12 units wide. or a 2:3 ratio
     
  3. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    Don't know the common, but I use 8 high, 12 long, I guess? Since the ideal ratio is 3over2up.

    EDIT: GO AWAY AGENT
     
  4. Garner

    Garner L4: Comfortable Member

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    Thank you :)
     
  5. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Well it should be mentioned that something like 16 units tall and 24 units wide is usually really ugly. 2:3 ratio isn't necessarily good looking, just remember that.
     
  6. Garner

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    is Valve's 1:2 ratio any better?
    If so, what are the advantages? If not, what are the disadvantages?

    Would like to know for future reference :)
     
  7. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    I believe Valve uses 8x12 as well (sans the last point on Gorge, of course).
     
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  8. Mustek

    Mustek L1: Registered

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    The dev texture says 8x12 as well.
     
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  9. StickZer0

    aa StickZer0 💙💙💃💙💙

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    I actually use 4x12 with a gap in between each step, but otherwise 8x12 if I want it to be a solid staircase
     
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  10. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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  11. Garner

    Garner L4: Comfortable Member

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    Thank you all :)
     
  12. Waif

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    Use whatever fits best , but never go over a rise/run ratio of 3:2 , even that looks incredibly steep.
     
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  13. Captain Hatman

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    in practice, you can usually make stairs any size you like that looks "right" and shove a player clip volume over the top of them to create a smooth ramp. what looks right can depend entirely on the stair's context and surroundings - tall, narrow stairs tend to create a cramped, old-fashioned feel while broad, short steps look more modern and open.

    I personally find myself using 1 up for every 2 forward more often than anything else.
     
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  14. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Fix'd
     
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