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So I Just Learned the Basics...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lava Cake, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Lava Cake

    Lava Cake L1: Registered

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    Hello everyone! As you can (probably) see, my name is Lava Cake and I JUST learned how to use the basics of Hammer! I am here to learn, be inspired and to show people what I can offer as I get better at mapping! I am excited to be part of this forum.

    -Lava Cake
     
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  2. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    Welcome! It's always great to see enthusiastic new mappers :)
     
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  3. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    Hey there Lava Cake, welcome!

    If you haven't already, check out UEAKCrash's tutorials on the YouTubes. They're so good even Valve took notice of them and made a blog post about it! Check those out here.

    For other stuff join the discussion and question section here to ask anything about everything Hammer/TF2/Source related. If you have any maps you want to show to the world and get tested, upload them here by clicking on the big blue button on the top right that says "Add Download". It gets put in the Map Factory automatically for you. The Valve Developer Wiki is also a great place to search for things related to Hammer and Source, as well as other Valve titles you might want to map for. Finally, there's this place. If after compiling something is broken, or if there's something in the compile log you don't understand, run it trough the website to have it check for errors. 90% of the time it points you to the error, and it saves you from having to post your compile log here (which we're gonna run trough the same website anyway since we're not libraries with every error in our brain). If neither you nor Interlopers can figure it out, post it here anyway. That part about us not having every error programmed into our head isn't entirely true by the way; some of us do have it.

    Have fun with Hammer! Just don't forget to mash CTRL+S after every change you've made in Hammer, just to be sure.

    Have a great time here, and most importantly, have fun! (that's so important I have to say it twice within 3 sentences!)
     
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  4. Poutinator

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    I am a new mapper too. I think it will be fun to see other mappers learning and getting good with me ^^
     
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  5. Lava Cake

    Lava Cake L1: Registered

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    Thanks for the advice! I actually learned mapping basics through the tutorial you mentioned and it mentioned those rather beautiful websites. Still, thanks for being nice to new forum members like me! ;)