Some of my doors are acting wonky

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by XFunc_CaRteR, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. XFunc_CaRteR

    XFunc_CaRteR L5: Dapper Member

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    Some of my doors act fine - made according to HammerWiki tutorial - but a few act bizarre. They slide up only part-way and seem to vibrate in mid-air erratically. Is there some issue with having non-BSP or other stuff above the doors that makes them not work properly?

    Also, why do they provide a door prop when they just give you the door texture anyway (metal/metaldoor001)? Has anyone here just made a func_door using that texture and just skipped using the door prop? The problem I have with that door prop is it makes it such a fiddly mess to set up a door - and it's almost impossible to get the func_areaportal to sit correctly inside. (The prop is 1.7 units thick. How do you get an areaportal inside that? Last time I shifted it a half unit then clipped the other half off - to get the areaportal half a unit thick - but at least I know for certain it's inside the door prop.)
     
  2. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    well, I prefer to use door models because I'm used to do them and I don't have to manually add the sound effect. saves me time tbh. +some door animations are so nice.
    and btw, your areaportal doesn't have to be thiner than your prop :\
     
  3. StickZer0

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    Hate to necro this thread but if the areaportal doesn't have to be thinner than the prop, how do you place it? I Always end up with the wall around the door showing the void and making a HoM when the door is shut and being fine when it's open. How can I fix this?

    (Also this thread was the closest I could find using the search function)
     
  4. XFunc_CaRteR

    XFunc_CaRteR L5: Dapper Member

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    I think that guys means you can use an ordinary "begins open" areaportal.

    Yeah, I've been putting in half-unit-thick areaportals. Make it a unit thick, move it up half a unit and clip it along the grid.

    Plus, I found out why my door was wonky. I had parented the trigger to the door, not realizing that that meant the trigger would move with the door. (At that time I thought parenting didn't necessarily refer to physical movement, just "control".)