How would I make a lift like Doomsday?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by ExtraCheesyPie, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. ExtraCheesyPie

    ExtraCheesyPie L7: Fancy Member

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    I believe the Capture Area moves with the lift on doomsday. I want to make a semi-diagonal moving lift with the CP moving up. I already have the prefab for SD, but unfortunately the lift is not included.

    Should I use a func_tracktrain brush on the lift? And how would I get the CP to move with ti?
     
  2. Narpas

    aa Narpas Failing at Scaling

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    I believe it uses func_tracktrain. To get the CP to move with it, you need to parent it to the func_tracktrain. Also, I would recommend, instead of making the func_tracktrain the platform, make it a small nodraw brush and parent a func_brush platform to it.
     
  3. BenCo

    BenCo L5: Dapper Member

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    Also just check the decompiled version of doomsday and see how valve do it.
     
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  4. ExtraCheesyPie

    ExtraCheesyPie L7: Fancy Member

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    It works now! Sorta. I can't believe how much of a clusterfuck the logic on SD is. Who the hell decided it was a good idea to mash up CTF and Payload with the whole stationary-point idea of koth
     
  5. PossessedInkieShark

    PossessedInkieShark L3: Member

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    Well, Special Delivery doesn't need to use the lift, I just used two painfully slow doors but it does the same thing: Forces the intel carrier to stay in one exposed spot for a long period of time
     
  6. ExtraCheesyPie

    ExtraCheesyPie L7: Fancy Member

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    yeah but it's for the layout I drew up. If you're going for the non-moving then that's cool, but I'm trying to do something already.
     
  7. Powerlord

    Powerlord L3: Member

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    I haven't looked at it, but I also assume it has a func_flagdetectionzone above the platform with the OnStartTouchFlag/OnPickedUpFlag set to start forward movement and the OnEndTouchFlag/OnDroppedFlag set to start backward movement.
     
  8. Joshenkstone

    Joshenkstone L5: Dapper Member

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    I tought there was a valve developer wiki page about lifts.