How to make stalactites and stalagmites?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by cornontheCoD, May 13, 2008.

  1. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    how could I make them? could I use a brush or would I need someone to make a custom model for me?
     
  2. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Hmmn. You MIGHT get away with some displacement work.

    Make a shape similar to a slagmite, (big to smaller, big to smaller, etc)
    make them into displacements and subdivide them.
     
  3. Open Blade

    Open Blade L7: Fancy Member

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    If you want to make a quick one, just create a brush (spike) and change how many sides you want.
     
  4. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Blade that just lacks though.
     
  5. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    I think if you wanted to make it with displacements, you'd make a cylinder with however many sides, and then narrow the sharp end. Make all sides but the base a displacement and do what Lord Ned said. Oh, and bubble out the tip.
     
  6. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    You really will want a model with a normal map on it, that would be the best.
     
  7. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    After playing around a bit with displacements, subdivide, noise, powerlevel changes, etc.

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    Could probably make it more bumpy, but i dunno,.
     
  8. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    that might work, I'll have to see...
     
  9. Kaiser

    Kaiser L1: Registered

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    Arn't there some in the Half-Life 2: Episode Two caves level you could base them off?
    On 2nd thought...those may be props :(
     
  10. Arhurt

    Arhurt L6: Sharp Member

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    I'm making some for my level, I'm using modelled props in Max and will release them when I'm done if you can wait a little.

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  11. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    looks cool. let me know when you're done