How to make curves

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by SparkyShock, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. SparkyShock

    SparkyShock L3: Member

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    Im following the official valve page on how to do it but its not working. Isnt there like a toll or something?
  2. shadowslasher11

    aa shadowslasher11

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    What do you mean by curves? Just brush work? Because if so, you can go to the brush creation tool and you should see this little box wherever you have it on your screen.

    It should just say: 'block' at first, but you change this to the 'arch' brush and you'll be almost all set.


    Wall width is how large the brush will be from the outside inwards.

    Number of sides, pretty obvious.

    Arc will change the shape by being a certain angle. (I prefer to make a full 360 and multiply the number I need by 4 so I can cut it down)

    Start Angle will change the direction it starts at.

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  3. Piezo_

    Piezo_ L2: Junior Member

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    There's also displacements. In the face edit ( :faceedittool: ) dialogue, select "displacements" from the top menu.
    From there, click "create" (botom left box). (power 3 is usually OK.)
    helpful tutorial I found.
    Credit: bad@chaos


    Note that displacements, just like detail brushes, WILL NOT SEAL A MAP!
    Use nodraw brushes to close off your map or it will leak to hell and back.