Spire prop blockbullets

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Collaide, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Freyja

    aa Freyja It hurt itself in it's confusion!

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    I'm sorry, I've tried, and honestly I can see why valve did what they did. Any attempts at making an accurate collision model literally just doesn't compile due to being too complex.
     
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  2. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar Live demonstration of the hairy ball theorem

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    Split it up into several models? Might make dummy props that are just there for the collision. Sacrifice: Bullet decals
     
  3. Collaide

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    Does anybody have a custom texture to make it act like blockbullets?
     
  4. Quantum

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    If I'm not mistaken, test/invisible should work the same as blockbullets. It seems like it would be a huge pain to work with, though.
     
  5. Empyre

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    I just thought of an idea. What if somebody remade the spire with a simpler shape? The tricky part would be to make it simpler while still looking good and still recognizable as the spire.
     
  6. Collaide

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    That would probably work, although I doubt anyone would go through that amount of effort for a pro version of and old valve map.
     
  7. Collaide

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    For the record, none of the "invisible" textures work as blockbullets, already tried it.
     
  8. FloofCollie

    aa FloofCollie I really suck!

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    I'm not sure I entirely understand the problem, but a new (I.E. not the old two-clips-per-stair) method for clipping spiral stairs is explained in this video.
    Presumably it could also be used by the volumes in collision meshes.
     
  9. Collaide

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    It's a prop and it's not alligned with the hammer grid. That's the problem.
     
  10. Empyre

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    I surely wouldn't be much more effort than has already been put into trying to make a collision model for the existing spire. Also, the spire gets used in other maps, so the new spire would continue to be useful for years to come.