Modular Construction Kit: Barns

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by FlavorRage, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. FlavorRage

    FlavorRage L4: Comfortable Member

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    After much work, I've come to what I believe to be a release worthy stage in my new Modular Construction Kit Project. The first theme I've tackled is: Barns, for farms and farm-like places.

    Find yourself having trouble in erecting realistic structures? Look no further, traveler! This here is the MCK: Modular Construction Kit, fresh fom Kiwi Studios. Put together different pieces to create your buildings, quickly and easily!*

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    Different roof types and several kinds of walls are included in this package, as are RED and BLU versions of each. There is much room for improvement (obviously :crying:), and I am open to suggestions. What Styles and Themes would you like to see? What am I doing well? What am I doing wrong? What could be added to improve/expand the Barn set? Please let me know what you think, I want to make something that'll be helpful to the community (since I'm no good at making full maps :crying:). Please post with your comments!

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    Included in the RAR: "MCKit- Barns" folder (goes in sourcesdk/bin/orangebox/bin/prefabs) and a vmf containing the original prefabs and two examples of what can be done with these pieces.

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    *Some assembly (texture alignment, props, minute details such as supports) is required.
     
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  2. ricardojvc6

    ricardojvc6 L6: Sharp Member

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    Awesome thats totally amazing i like it.. indeed.
     
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  3. Exist

    Exist L6: Sharp Member

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    Thats some crafty work there.

    I always find myself stumbling to find the correct wood textures for blue.
     
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  4. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    wow nice.

    now combine it with this or this :drool1:
     
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  5. FlavorRage

    FlavorRage L4: Comfortable Member

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    Glad you guys like it! What should I do to improve upon it?

    I think next I'll go for a concrete spytech base theme.
     
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  6. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Classy.
     
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  7. lana

    aa lana Currently On: ?????

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    Now we're going to have a lot more barn maps.
     
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  8. FlavorRage

    FlavorRage L4: Comfortable Member

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    Concrete base theme started. Tentative title: Compounds.

    Sneak Peek!
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  9. Nixshadow

    Nixshadow L1: Registered

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    Ooh, Very nice looking,
    I downloaded the barns kit :)
    (Lazy me)
     
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  10. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    HOLY SHIT I LOVE YOU!
    I am now going to make my map into a barn. Because of this.
    How can you improve? Make a spytech one! I LOVE YOU!
     
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  11. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Are they func_detail'ed?
     
  12. FlavorRage

    FlavorRage L4: Comfortable Member

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    :facepalm:
     
  13. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    All the edge faces where they would be touching other segments should be nodraw'd as they won't get culled if they are all separate func_detail, resulting in lots of extra faces/lightmaps.
     
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  14. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    Damn it, you are making mapping far too easy!
     
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  15. sHiZo

    sHiZo L1: Registered

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    Damn, that´s great work :) I think, i can use some of that :D
     
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  16. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    Well this should be useful for detailing and inside map.
     
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  17. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Holy shit that's awesome.

    Spytech modular pieces would be cool too.
     
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  18. FlavorRage

    FlavorRage L4: Comfortable Member

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    Thanks for the tips ABS, TPG. I'll be sure to func_detail and nodraw future prefabs, and once i get done with the spytech theme I've started, I'll go back and update these ;)
     
  19. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    I was just thinking, maybe a possible way to improve this would be to put in some common barn props for the picking.
     
  20. lana

    aa lana Currently On: ?????

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    Or you could do some work and place them yourself.