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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Indigo Grape, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Indigo Grape

    Indigo Grape L1: Registered

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    Hi. I've been playing TF2 for a bit more than a year now, but only really got interested in using Hammer a month ago. I've read a ton of tutorials and threads. Hoping to learn more still.

    So I really only have 1 question that could hopefully get answered. Might update this post if I have more.

    1) How do you select brushes through the 2D view? I remember when I started using Hammer I was able to do it, but I can only select brushes by clicking on them in the 3D view. Answered

    2) What's the best way of putting a square brush inside another? Answered
     
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  2. Attsy

    Attsy L3: Member

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    Try clicking on the outer edges of the brush.

    Or for groups click and drag to make a box, then press enter. Just remember to have the selection tool (shift+s)

    I hope this helps and good luck!
     
  3. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    Click the X in the middle of the brush
     
  4. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    Welcome!

    Usualy I have to click the origin of the brush in the 2d view, unless as Spank says, it's a group just drag a box over it. I find it easier to select the brush in the 3d view rather than have to find the right origin though. I used to be able to click the outer edge, but that doesn't work anymore :s
     
  5. Indigo Grape

    Indigo Grape L1: Registered

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    Yeah, clicking on the X worked. Thanks for the responses!
     
  6. Pooluke41

    Pooluke41 L5: Dapper Member

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    Sup. Nuff Said
     
  7. Indigo Grape

    Indigo Grape L1: Registered

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    Alright so I have another question. What's the best way of putting a brush inside another without carving it? Since I heard carving is generally frowned upon and produces too many polygons. I tried experimenting with the clipping tool but I really don't know how to use it in this case.
     
  8. The Political Gamer

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    Welcome to TF2Maps.net!

    I don't really get the 2nd question. I mean do you want the brush inside to be seen by the player or what?
     
  9. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    he probably means like a glass textured brush to act as a window.

    if you are doing simply a rectangle inside another rectangle which is flush on all sides, carving is somewhat okay, since it's just a faster version of the slice tool in this case, but you should basically ALWAYS use the slice tool. it's the one that has a cube which looks like it has been..well..sliced.
     
  10. Indigo Grape

    Indigo Grape L1: Registered

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    Yeah, I meant like putting a rectangle inside a rectangle. Thanks for the response.