hammer background

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by shdw.puppet, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. shdw.puppet

    shdw.puppet L2: Junior Member

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    This may have already been answered, but I could not find it with a search of either google or the forums.

    I want to take various drawn maps and put them in hammer editor in such a way as to allow me to build on top of them, without them actually being in the map. Like changing the background color from black to something else, but the something else is a picture.

    If this is not possible, it will take me significantly longer to block out my map, so any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Acegikmo

    aa Acegikmo

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    It isn't possible.
    However, you can make custom textures with your drawings and place them in the editor.
    If you don't know how to do it I can do it for you if you like.
     
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  3. shdw.puppet

    shdw.puppet L2: Junior Member

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    I hadnt thought of that, but yeah, I know how to do that, thanks for your help.
     
  4. zornor

    zornor L4: Comfortable Member

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    You could also draw it up in Sketchup and import that in
     
  5. Brandished

    Brandished L5: Dapper Member

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    Truth. Actually, I'm a little surprised the last update didn't get more attention. Now all Valve customers who have access to the Source SDK also have access to the SketchUp plugins, not just Left 4 Dead owners. (Although SDK Content might need a refresh before it shows up in the "sourcesdk" folder).
    http://store.steampowered.com/news/2635/