Hammer measures

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Sliipperi, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Sliipperi

    Sliipperi L1: Registered

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    What's happening to Hammer's measures? If I move blocks, they don't align with the grid and some blocks change their measures to not align the grid (for example a block with 928 units wide turns suddenly 920 units wide).

    If it is something to do with my system:
    Win 7 64-bit
    Intel i5 processor
    Ati Radeon HD4770 graphics card

    I can't make any symmetric maps if this keeps happening. :(
     
  2. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    Check if you have snap to grid unchecked.
     
  3. Sliipperi

    Sliipperi L1: Registered

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    It is checked and they move along the grid usually. But sometimes they don't.
     
  4. Mr. Happy

    Mr. Happy L6: Sharp Member

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    Are these brushes that have at some point been moved while a prop was selected at the same time? Props are often offgrid and if you move or rotate a group of objects that includes props the bounding box will often be off grid and that will send the props on grid and the brushes off grid if you drag it around.

    To avoid situations like this (and because it's so damn useful) I use the arrow keys to move objects. There is a checkbox in tools->options->2d views "Arrow Keys Nudge..." to enable this. It also works in the 3D view.
     
  5. Passerby

    Passerby L2: Junior Member

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    it is prolly just props throwing it off,

    if you need to move a bunch of brushes and props jsut select them all and turn props off in the vis group they will move with everything else but it wont try to snap a props off grid bounding box to grid that way
     
  6. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    when moving a brush, it uses the corner closest to the mouse for grid snapping. So if you have a brush which doesn't fit perfectly into the grid, depending on which corner snaps to grid, it can get misaligned.
     
  7. Sliipperi

    Sliipperi L1: Registered

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    I have no props in my map yet, because I'm still making the rough shape of it.
    It's not doing it now.