[WIP] arena_brawl

Discussion in 'WIP (Work in Progress)' started by Jazz, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Jazz

    Jazz L5: Dapper Member

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    Yea, I know, I am making a payload map too. Basically, brawl is a side-project that I will be working on to get my mind off of my payload map. Right now I made the center part of the arena and will work on the spawns next.

    Here are some screenies! :D

    Overview:
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    Middle Building:
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    Another Angle:
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    Inside:
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    Room 1 In building:
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    Room 2 (above Room 1) In building:
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    I will also be sure to fix up the displacements on the ground later.
     
  2. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    The building looks good, but I think the outside area around it is too big for an arena map, maybe try making it tighter. And also inside the building there are too many light props, use a bit less and it will look better. Looking good so far.
     
  3. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    You have shadow bleeding, this is normally caused by accidently creating displacements on your sides of your brush too. Check and "destroy" the uneeded sides.
     
  4. Jazz

    Jazz L5: Dapper Member

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    Yay, an update!

    Overview of the map (Yea, its an early early morning theme now):
    Overview

    Here is the improved farm interior:
    Interior

    I added some dams and created the cliff displacements (still need to make ground displacements):
    Red Dam
    Blue Dam

    Then I added this lumber building (stupid sawblades!):
    Building
    Lumber Room

    After that I created a more high-tech blu building
    Outside
    Inside

    I am not so sure how I feel about surrounding the arena with cliffs and fences, any ideas for a good substitute?

    Also, comments please. :p
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Its getting better, but its still way to boxy, take a look at ravine, its got buildings all over the place, and the terrain changes height all over the place as well. Try to break up the areas with more stuff (buildings, rocks, canyons, whatever)

    Cliffs and fences are fine but using one brush alone for the fence doesn't look so good, I personally like the dustbowl fence on the right (attackers PoV) in stage 2, but I've not seen it in many custom maps. basically you want to be adding supports to that fence (and no, the texture with supports isnt enough :p)
    Vary the height of the cliff and perhaps in a lower bit you want to use one of the model fences so you can see past it and put some interesting terrain behind it, again dustbowl and goldrush are great examples of putting fancy terrain outside the playable area.

    The goldstream light, it looks a tad too yellow for the lightsource its coming from, also, what entity is it? a light_spot? or just a light? I'd use a light spot personally with an outer angle set to something like 70-80 and make it far less yellow :p

    Since its nighttime the map is naturally dark, but that doesn't mean it HAS to be dark. Add more lamps to the outside of the buildings and give them all powerfull spotlights (1000 brightness+) and perhaps for the more open areas use those industrial spotlights, again with a wide angle in the light_spot and a big brightness (for a light shining on a far away surface try 2000 to start with)
    Don't forget to couple your spotlights up with point_spotlight entities!

    One final thing, Alpha paint!! There are a few threads about it from a day or two ago so they shouldnt be hard to find but you really need to displace the ground (not only in height) but to make the texture blend between the rocky stuff and the dusty stuf, that will add loads to your map and break up some of the repetativeness of the texture.
     
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  6. Jazz

    Jazz L5: Dapper Member

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