Hello, I want to build maps!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by luckeytree, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. luckeytree

    luckeytree L1: Registered

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    Hello everyone,

    I have had an interest sometime now in building a TF2 map and seeing as how I think I'll have time this semester I figure now's a good a time as any to start. I am a graduate student studying game and level design and think this will be great practice for me. I've built levels and games in the UDK and Unity before, but this will all be new to me. Hopefully I can get involved helping and getting help here :]

  2. Garuda112

    Garuda112 L1: Registered

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    Hello there!

    There are plenty of resources on this website that will get you on the right path. I'm assuming you have had no experience with Hammer, correct?

    Coincidentially enough, I just went through the perfect thread for starting out. Its Mapping-Link Resources - many good bits of info from theory to technical.

    Oh, i'd also like to recommend the Valve Developer Community Wiki. Its like the encyclopedia to mapping in Hammer, and has a tutorial for starting a working map from scratch (the basics, that is). I linked to the part about Level Design specifically.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with,
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  3. Bakscratch

    aa Bakscratch Finisher of Maps

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    In a few days there will be a 72 hour contest with lots of mappers stream, try to watch some of them :)
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