How do I make a good background?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by massacre master, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. massacre master

    massacre master L2: Junior Member

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    In many maps with outdoor places there are backgrounds of huge mountains, but when I just put a couple of mountains it doesn't look very good. How to make a realistic background?
     
  2. Da Spud Lord

    aa Da Spud Lord L0: Crappy Member

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    You mean the 3D skybox?

    Check out some decompiled Valve maps and see how they do it. Often they use a bit of displacements with foliage props sprinkled on top, followed up with tree skycard props.
     
  3. [Rx.] Christian Troy

    [Rx.] Christian Troy L4: Comfortable Member

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  4. massacre master

    massacre master L2: Junior Member

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    thx da spud lord but how do you decompile from bsp to vmf? Vmex doesn;t work
     
  5. Da Spud Lord

    aa Da Spud Lord L0: Crappy Member

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    You don't need to decompile them. Just download whichever map you wanna look at from this thread.