This is my introduction thread.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by PhunTyme, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. PhunTyme

    PhunTyme L1: Registered

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    So, my name is PhunTyme, and I am an alcoholic.
    Kidding.
    Yeah so I started getting into custom mapping about three days ago, so I'm basically a beginner. I made some sketches two nights ago and now I'm blocking out a map based on that (I'll probably add all the texture and function stuff later) and this site has been a pretty significant help so far in helping me understand everything. So I already have to say thank you.
    Anyway I don't really have much to say here, and I doubt many people will even bother reading this post anyway soooo...
    Yep.
     
  2. Engineer

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  3. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    you've been in chat for a few days, haven't you? are you the one who couldn't register or was that somebody else?

    anyways welcome, and what's up with this thread's tags?
     
  4. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    Welcome! Post some screenshots of the map!



    Also: what's up with the tags? :|
     
  5. PhunTyme

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    Yeah I've been in the chat, but no you're probably thinking of somebody else.


    Well, I'm still REALLY new to everything so it's not really that great or anything compared to a lot of the stuff that you guys do. And it's all mostly just blocks.

    Oh uhh...I didn't think anybody would be able to see that so I thought it didn't matter..
     
  6. Mick-a-nator

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    Welcome! Yeah, let's see some pictures! Feel free to get stuff wrong... I mean, ask for help from any of us here. :p
     
  7. PhunTyme

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    Well I guess I can post one picture. Keep in mind that I'm completely new to this stuff and I started a few days ago so I haven't really finished anything.

    This is kind of an omniscient view of what I have so far:
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    That's the first CP, once it's captured then BLU unlocks a new respawn which is shown on the left. The room on the right of the bridge just has a health pack and then it leads out into the pathway shown to the right of the picture. The path will eventually lead into a building that has the second CP. Also, the empty space at the bottom of the picture is supposed to be a courtyard which I'll add more to later.
    I kind of already know what I want the map to look like, I just don't really know if I can achieve everything that I want.

    P.S. The weird yellow/black in the background is just a texture that I put on a box surrounding the map since I don't really know how to do skyboxes.
     
  8. Grim Tuesday

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    Im sure more people will say this, but you have some quite nasty sightlines. Make some buildings, or place more props to lighten it up. Try a real skybox instead of those trippy yellow and black patters. The point is very reminiscent of Yukon, but it looks quite good so far!

    Oh yes, try not to use orange for ground, it burns my eyes.
     
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  9. nik

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    when you map, try to not make it an empty box!
     
  10. PhunTyme

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    Thanks for the advice!
    And yeah sorry about the ground, I was following a tutorial that said to only use gray and orange textures but I ended up only using orange for the ground just to tell it apart. I'll change it later though lol.

    You mean the bottom part or the whole map in general?
    But yeah I think I get what you mean, I'm still adding stuff right now so hopefully it'll be better later.
     
  11. nik

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    Just don't start with your map as a big box, think of it in its different sections, and make them separate.
     
  12. PhunTyme

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    Oh, I didn't. I started with the arch and the bridge; basically I'm just working on the first CP.
    I added the box just now so there wouldn't be any leaks and I could go in-game to take a screenshot.
    But nonetheless, I still agree with you. Thanks for the help.
     
  13. The Political Gamer

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    Welcome! Looks like you already have hit the ground running. :p