[PREFAB] Skybox Building Placement

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  1. CapellanCitizen

    CapellanCitizen L2: Junior Member

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    [PREFAB] Skybox Prop Placement Kit

    Wanted to make a 3d skybox by creating it in real-size then scaling it down, but dismayed by the 3d skybox buildings from Well being difficult to place? (That is to say, this method like I do) Then you need...

    CapellanCitizen's Skybox Prop Placement Kit! (Version 1)


    But what is this?

    This is a set of prefabs that are the skybox props in tf2 (EXCEPTIONS: Skycards, Egypt props, Silo lids) with "Skip" textured boxes around them to show their size were they 16X larger, that is to say real-size. Just align the boxes where you want them, and they'll be in the correct place when you scale the skybox down. you don't even need to delete the boxes, because skip doesn't compile! It also has particle systems and ropes already aligned, where applicable, and even has props placed together in clusters E.G. the rocket and gantry, the boat and conveyor, etc.

    So,
    This: [​IMG]

    Becomes this:[​IMG]

    So now you know the size the skybox props in relation to each other, and place them precisely, no problems!

    Nothing complex, but something I made for myself that I thought you would find useful ;)

    Download it here!

    A continuation of the skybox building project.
     
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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  2. CapellanCitizen

    CapellanCitizen L2: Junior Member

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    Update bump. now with 90% less fail.

    Information added to OP.
     
  3. StickZer0

    aa StickZer0 💙💙💃💙💙

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    You are a god among other, smellier gods.

    Excellent prefab pack, but it seems to be lacking. I'd love for you to finish this and do every single skybox prop ;)
     
  4. CapellanCitizen

    CapellanCitizen L2: Junior Member

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    Thank you!

    When I can spare some free time, I'll set up a version with all of them.

    (To be honest, this was just something I did while making the 3d skybox for Cataclysm, and thought; "Hey, other people could use this")

    EDIT: I found some of that spare time. Expect an update with most of the tf2 skybox models ready soon. Particles included.
    EDIT 2: Finished. Updated the OP with relevant information
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  5. BagOfChips

    BagOfChips L5: Dapper Member

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    Is there a reason they're all in their own map file instead of one file?
     
  6. Mick-a-nator

    aa Mick-a-nator

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    ...that's what prefabs are.
     
  7. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    You paste them into your prefab folder, and then you can place them within a VMF.
     
  8. CapellanCitizen

    CapellanCitizen L2: Junior Member

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    Thanks for bumping this for me ;)

    Now that that's out of the way, how about some commentary and criticism?
     
  9. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Where are pictures! I want to see what I'm downloading before i do
     
  10. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    Pictures are the #1 thing that sells people on stuff! =) I agree with YM
     
  11. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Isnt all that would be picture here be skip brushes?
     
  12. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    Sounds handy, thanks CapellanCitizen.
     
  13. BagOfChips

    BagOfChips L5: Dapper Member

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    I have a prop prefab from ABS and it is all in one file.
     
  14. megawac

    megawac L4: Comfortable Member

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    Thats a map file where you can check what the props look like a prefab is different. They allow you to place something from something from a different file - like copy and pasting.
     
  15. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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  16. CapellanCitizen

    CapellanCitizen L2: Junior Member

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    How could I forget the first rule of the internet? Do not talk about /b/ No pics, No clicks.

    I'll have pics up soon
     
  17. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    oooh I see what these are.

    Yeah not very clear without pictures.

    ADD ZEM!
     
  18. CapellanCitizen

    CapellanCitizen L2: Junior Member

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    The pics are up. Ignore that I forgot to put the sky_camera in the shots.