Where do you start building from?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by RSalad, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. RSalad

    RSalad L1: Registered

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    I ask this cause I know everyone has different preferences or ways of working.

    Every time I make a scrap map, I start from the center, then build around it. Though that ends up making every 'project' I make into an arena or koth map and symmetrical at that. CTF maps can sorta follow the symmetrical system as well I'd think.
     
  2. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Most of the time I start from the spawn area, and build around it.
     
  3. ricardojvc6

    ricardojvc6 L6: Sharp Member

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    i start more with the detailing parts in most other times i start by the base first.
     
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  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    a lot of the guys here simply draw it out on paper, then start from what they consider the most interesting part of the map. A layout can normally be thrown out in a day if it's basic/small enough. So starting on a speficic part of the map doesn't really come to mind, just the whole layout is the start of the map and it develops from there.

    If it's A/D though, i would start from the spawn and go from there, it kinda makes sense.
     
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  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I start from whereever I have the most concrete ideas.
     
  6. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    In A/D, I'd start at BLU spawn. In symmetrical maps, I start at the center.
     
  7. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    Pretty much these. There arent much other ways that make much sense.
     
  8. Ashigak

    Ashigak L1: Registered

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    I usually focus on the part that I visualise first. If I have an idea for a control point or mabye a spawn then that's where I start from.


    Ashigak