What are cubemaps and how to make them?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by rubr, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. rubr

    rubr L1: Registered

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    What are cubemaps and how to make them? Im new.
     
  2. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    This article has a lot of info on the subject. In summary: Cubemaps are basically 360° screenshots (think Google Maps street view) of the map that reflective surfaces use to show what is around them. You make them by placing env_cubemaps in your map and building cubemaps via console (a step-by-step process is outlined in the VDC article).
     
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  3. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    They are actually relatively simple to create in hammer, but actually building them in-game so they work is a bit more of a process. It's still easily doable though if you look at a tutorial.