OMG big selection problem!! (probably easy fix)

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by El Pyro, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. El Pyro

    El Pyro L1: Registered

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    ok im working on a map and whenever I go to select something like a brush or an entity it just selects the skybox around everything.

    ive tried:

    restarting hammer

    and making the skybox again

    neither worked

    please help
     
  2. Spacemonkeynz

    Spacemonkeynz L5: Dapper Member

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    What window are you selecting them in?

    I always use the 3d-view.

    If you drag a box selection in the 2d view, it will select everything that intersects the selection box, which usually includes the skybox.

    If you are using the 2d view, the best way is to select the X at the center of the brush.
     
  3. MayorMcCheese

    MayorMcCheese L1: Registered

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    Hollow out your skybox?
     
  4. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    1. A skybox around everything is a BAD idea.
    2. see 1

    on the subject though, did you place just one big brush around everything?
     
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  5. El Pyro

    El Pyro L1: Registered

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    ok here:

    1. I am selecting in 3-d view I know thats the easiest way
    2. How else should I make a skybox
    3. thank you fo the feedback but my problem isnt solved yet
     
  6. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    well you make a skybox like you make walls with a ceiling. most basicly.
    if you would box in your entire level in a skybox, you would in fact need 6 skybox brushes. like you would make a room.
     
  7. Spacemonkeynz

    Spacemonkeynz L5: Dapper Member

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    You should really think about making a skybox as the 'outside' of the map.

    Instead you should think about making your entire level as it was inside, comprised of rooms.

    Then with the 'room' which you want to be 'outside', change the texture of the celling, (and maybe some of the walls) to skybox

    Maybe someone else could explain it better then I can.
     
  8. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    plastiqmanb L1: Registered

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  10. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    thanks, my mistake I did not check