Roof Creation

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Galago, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Galago

    Galago L2: Junior Member

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    I've spent HOURS trying to figure out how to make a brush roof. Can someone direct me to some sort of tutorial?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Earl

    Earl L6: Sharp Member

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    Patience and witchcraft is all it takes.
     
  3. ProfFiendish

    ProfFiendish L2: Junior Member

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    By making a brush roof, do you just mean creating the geometry for angled roofs? If you're trying to angle brush faces you can use the vertex edit tool, which allows you to position individual vertices to where you want: here you could create a box, and raise one edge of the box.
     
  4. Galago

    Galago L2: Junior Member

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  5. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    Just download that decompiled goldrush and see for yourself :)
     
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  7. luxatile

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    But those are very simple roofs, aren't they? It's easy to make that kind of roof with the vertex tools only, just make two halves (make a box, then drag your desired edges upwards) and put them together afterwards, mirroring one of them. In fact, the roofs you're referring to might even be a bit thick - 4 or 8 units thickness is usually good.
     
  8. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    I don't really see what you're struggling with here? The thickness of the roof? How to use vertex tool? How steep it's supposed to be?

    B: yOU'RE A TROLL?!
     
  9. Scotland Tom

    Scotland Tom L6: Sharp Member

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    Now, It's been a while since I've done any mapping, but aren't these kind of roofs practically "my first room" type of stuff? It's just transforming a flat brush surface into a sloped one.
     
  10. l3eeron

    l3eeron L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Here, I wrote up a quick tut for you

    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4372

    Hopefully after going through these steps, it will open some doors for you to learn how to manipulate brushes.... CORRECTLY, not just sloping and stretching things.
     
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