Quick Questions.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by OmegaZero_Alpha, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. OmegaZero_Alpha

    OmegaZero_Alpha L1: Registered

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    Hi all, Im OmegaZero_Alpha, currently playing from [eX] clan. I have been playing half-life games since I got hooked on TFC's Adminop mod, but never attempted to make a map, but thought i'd give it a try.

    My first question is about the program itself. I have been using autocad (well) since the late 90's and would love to be able to make a first draft in autocad and then import it to hammer (or whatever is the best editor right now). Is there a process that will make this possible?

    Second, is it possible to set the model that your flag uses within your map? (like if you were to make an American footbal map, could you have the intel be a football?)
  2. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    Don't know about the first question, but theoretically, you could just replace the briefcase.mdl with the mdl file of [insert object here], renamed briefcase.mdl

    ETA: It's also kind of answered here http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=2401
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  3. bob+M|M+

    bob+M|M+ L6: Sharp Member

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    Hi Omega, welcome to the forums.

    I'm sure you must be very efficient with your native autocad program but if you want to make a map for the half-life 2 engine, you gotta learn the basics all over again..

    I'm sure you will learn very fast though!

    Here's some convenient tips that I think are extremely useful (pulled from this site: http://www.few.vu.nl/~vugame/docs/documents_hammer.html)

    2D Views
    Mouse Wheel Zoom in/out
    "]" and "[" Change grid size
    Ctrl+E Center 2D Views on currently selected objects.
    Shift+(Hold and Drag Left Click) Duplicate object

    3D View
    -Left Click/Right Click Hold and move mouse for Easy Navigation in 3D view.
    -Mouse Wheel Zoom in/out.
    -Space (holding) Holding the left mouse button allows you to rotate your angle of view in any direction, while the viewing point remains stationary. Holding the right mouse button will allow you to move left, right, up, and down while keeping the viewing angle constant.
    -W Move camera forward.
    -S Move camera backward.
    -A Move camera (strafe) left.
    -D Move camera (strafe) right.
    -Ctrl+Shift+E Center 3D View on selection.

    Selection Tool
    -Ctrl Hold Ctrl and click to select multiple objects.

    Block Tool
    -Left Mouse Click and drag left mouse to draw a new brush shape.

    Texture Application Tool
    -Ctrl Hold Ctrl and click to select multiple faces.
    -Right-click Apply the current material settings to the face that is clicked.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  4. psihomir

    psihomir L4: Comfortable Member

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    I remember seeing a plugin for 3DSMAX a while ago that allowed you to export to VMF (Hammer's format). Don't know if such a thing exists for AutoCAD though.