[Tip] Speeding up Your Mapping

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Termaximus, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    We focus a lot on detail and general methods for a TF2 map. I thought we could use this thread to share Hammer shortcuts and tricks that speed up mapping. Everyone share and I'll keep this list updated, and perhaps it should be added to the Mega Thread.

    Tips and Tricks for Faster Mapping:
    1. Hammer Viewports Guide (tricks on moving around your map faster in Hammer)
    2. Non-Hammer Compile Tool (For large maps, this may speed up your compile time. Uses fewer system resources)
    3. Hotkey Reference (Keyboard shortcuts. Worth Printing.)
    4.Grouping and Visgrouping (Grouping allows you to group objects together, and then you can select them all with one click. Visgrouping allows you to hide objects to get them out of your way, or only look at one Visgroup, like say func_details.)
     
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  3. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    Glad I could help. These things really speed up your mapping especially once you get all the shortcuts memorized.
     
  4. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    I downloaded the VBCT and I cant seem to get it to work. It says to open Source SDK, then open VBCT. I do that, but it says I haven't opened Source SDK yet. Help?

    edit: please help, I can't get any of the compilers outside the Hammer one to work. I really need to get this to work, it would help a ton. Thanks!
     
  5. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    Wish I could help. I've only used VBCT briefly and not any time recently. Check this thread, maybe you can find some help there: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734704
     
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    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    Oh no the thread has been spamed! *notifying admin to remove

    *Added grouping and visgrouping to list.
     
  7. NightHawK

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    This helps a lot. Thanks! ^_^