Model railing pieces to fit all staircases.

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  1. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Consider this image:
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    1 of these models does not cover the whole staircase, and 2 models would make it stick into the floor.

    Request:
    Break the model up in pieces that can be connected together to fit any staircase.
    (Remember the mirrored variant!)
    I'm thinking Start/end points, the vertical bars, multiple lenghts of the diagonal parts.


    Please?

    models/props_spytech/spytech_railing04a.mdl
    models/props_spytech/spytech_railing04b.mdl
    optional: models/props_trainyard/handrail_stairs.mdl
     
  2. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    I believe that one can put one handrail partly into another, and there won't be a lot of z-fighting. Not the best of solutions, but worth a try.
     
  3. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Unfortunately, that handrail is just ever so slightly shy of a perfect 2/3 slope, so there might not be z-fighting but there would be an awkward transition. It doesn't look quite right even when you're leaving gaps between them.

    You may be better off just leaving out the railings completely; Double Cross doesn't put any railings on its many staircases and I didn't even notice until I checked just now (it has zigzag staircases are about the same length as yours).
     
  4. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    well then I suppose whoever fulfills this request should make it fit the correct slope
     
  5. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    I second this request, would be hella useful to have some modular handrails.
     
  6. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    I just don't like that handrail model very much...call me impatient or whatever, but I'd would much rather attempt to make a new set of handrails of those dimensions and angles, but make them modular instead. I can't say I like that handrail model enough to put love into it.
     
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  7. Westerhound

    Westerhound L5: Dapper Member

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    You mean like a totally new pack of handrails? That would be awesome!
     
  8. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    I picked these railings for the request since they have additional pieces to go with them (straights, curves and these stair-shaped ones). So I figured adding more to that set would give it even more freeform capabilities.

    However, Any modular handrails would make me jump of joy!
     
  9. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Personally, the handrails I've always wanted are glass framed ones. Like these, sorta:

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    Except maybe a bit more conspicuous.
     
  10. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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    I would love for some modular hand rails (horizontal ones too!). Wish there were some official ones.
     
  11. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    Couldn't one just add their own glass to the existing handrails? But really, I would like to second some new, improved, modular handrails.
     
  12. honorum646

    honorum646 L6: Sharp Member

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    I smell a modeller project. >.>

    Modular railings? :D
     
  13. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    A set or two of modular railings would be an awesome addition to the sdk.
     
  14. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Rexy is our knight in cubemapped armor!
     
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  15. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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  16. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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  17. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    It's an older joke.