New to this whole mapping thing :-)

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    My name is Colin and I've played TF2 probably a little more then I should. I've been teaching myself 3ds Max on and off for a little over 2 years and decided to try and learn hammer to make myself a few Maps. From the few tuts i've see on the net most of them allow you to create really blocky levels using just brushes. How do you detailed modeling in hammer? and can i import custom models from 3ds Max to hammer?

    Drop me some links please :)

    thanks

    ah yes and where do i access the steam map chat?
     
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    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=807
    Work your way though that, it has almost everything

    You can do sort of detailed work with brushes, certainly adequetly detailed but if you really want that unique and profesional touch then you can make your own models. there are plentry of tuts on how to do this.
     
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    I took a look at your link. And i've checked out some of those tutorials. But of the ones i've acctually tried it either is not detailed enough or i don't have a current update of Hammer.

    ex. finding the "entity func_respawnroom"
     
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    that would be a brush entity, perhaps you should start with something quite generic like this - http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Your_First_Map - follow it all the way though and you should end up with a basic understanding of most things, this guide meets my aproval, it is afterall what I used to start mapping
     
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    allright will do. also i was just in a steam chat related to TF2 mapping. i found it 3 days ago and never logged out. no idea how i found it and you were in it. restarted my comp and no idea where to find it. ideas?
     
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    Whats your steam name? I'll shoot you an invite.
     
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    i made it in now. now to tackle that tutorial
    :laugh: