How do I make a good background?

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massacre master

L2: Junior Member
Feb 2, 2018
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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?
 

Da Spud Lord

Occasionally I make maps
aa
Mar 23, 2017
1,341
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.
 

Da Spud Lord

Occasionally I make maps
aa
Mar 23, 2017
1,341
You don't need to decompile them. Just download whichever map you wanna look at from this thread.