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Cynder loves Portal

L420: High Member
Jan 9, 2016
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What is the maximum height you can build tower block in hammer and it'll still work in TF2 or any source game?

or can I make it any height as long as I can seal the skybox without leaks?
 

Ihauoli

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May 20, 2017
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It can't touch the edge of the editor, If I remember correctly.
other than that, you're good.
 

killohurtz

Distinction in Applied Carving
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Feb 22, 2014
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Not quite. Ridiculously huge brushes may cause problems for the compiler, and the default farz plane will abruptly cut off rendering at a certain distance (you can increase that distance, but at the cost of performance). Your best bet is to split up big things into multiple brushes, even if you don't need to structurally - not only will it give vbsp an easier time, it will also help you optimize lightmaps and avoid overlay issues.
 

henke37

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Sep 23, 2011
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Doesn't vbsp already cut large faces?
 

DrSquishy

we've all had better times to die
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Feb 10, 2017
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Why are you thinking of doing this. Is it a skyscraper or something outside the map?
 

Crowbar

Spiritual preprocessor
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Dec 19, 2015
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In fact, VBSP also cuts faces that exceed the limit of 32x32 lightmap cells on them.
Unconfirmed, but probable: This may cause the compiler to fail with ridiculously large displacements with relatively big cell densities, because it can't cut a displacement or a displacement triangle.
 

Cynder loves Portal

L420: High Member
Jan 9, 2016
456
Why are you thinking of doing this. Is it a skyscraper or something outside the map?

I was thinking a skyscraper for a map, that's why I asked.
 

DrSquishy

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Feb 10, 2017
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