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Tutorial

- Basic Guidelines -

Yo relax, this is just keeping this subforum in check. New: Some non-source mapping is fine, even down to discussing mapping/architectural concepts with or without software. Have in mind this place is primary for Source mapping. Just thought...

16th September 2014
by Craptasket Go to last post
1 14,955
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Mapping Question Megathread v5 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 114 115 116 117 Last )

Going to be editing this OP. If you have any mapping-related problems, use this thread to ask them, rather than creating a whole new thread. This is not the place for requests. If you want to request a map to be found/made, create a new thread. Do not...

5 Hours Ago
by Firegod522 Go to last post
4,670 220,314
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new to level design

hey guys, so first of all, can cubemaps be inside an entity? also, I'd really appreciate if someone could show me more about cubemaps.

13 Hours Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 148
Map

RP_City2017_Daiii_V1 l New Roleplay Map

Hello Guys and Girls, Over 1 Year i was working on this Map and soon it will be done. What does it have? - 53 Apartments (4 hidden) - 8 Shops - Train Station - Canal

17 Hours Ago
by Wavie Go to last post
7 521
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NPC - make it look at something

Im trying to make a map where a npc have to look at something, because it well, stares blankly at the wall. I know about scripted sequences and other things, but cant seem to find any information about how to make it look somewhere. Oh an other...

17 Hours Ago
by CP_unit2 Go to last post
6 201
Map

The Official Facepunch Mapping WiP Thread v17: Carve Edition ( 2 3 4 5 .. 48 49 50 51 Last )

Post your works in progress, get cool ratings! RULES: MAX 3 IMAGES PER QUOTE! IF YOU'RE USING A 1920X1080+ RESOLUTION USE TAGS SO YOU DONT BREAK EVERYONES COMPUTER WIP's ideally should be compiled! Discussion of WIPs is allowed, and encouraged....

17 Hours Ago
by gnampf Go to last post
2,009 213,957
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Lighting issue?

This is probably a very dumb issue but I can't seem to find a solution online for it. Probably not using the right keywords as I've attempted to fix it for the past hour. I'd really appreciate if I can get some help from you guys! ...

2 Days Ago
by 03C0 Go to last post
2 87
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Error When Trying To Compile Gmod Map.

I am making a gmod revolutionary war map and I cannot find the bsp file after compilation. heres the log. ** Executing... ** Command: "D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\bin\vbsp.exe" ** Parameters: -game "D:\Program Files...

2 Days Ago
by Gary D Go to last post
6 150
Help

prop_static vanishing

-snip- i'm retarded

2 Days Ago
by Wavie Go to last post
0 90
Games

Put existing map-model from other game to Garry's Mod

Hello! I've made an exporter of Scenery from one PS2 game into Obj file and now i want to export it into GM. As i searched, there is no way of importing Obj to hammer. The only advice i found - remodel map in the Hammer Editor. If i could remodel that...

2 Days Ago
by VaSTinY Go to last post
4 170
Question

[Half-Life 2] Incorporating stealth elements

Hi fellow mappers, so, lately, I've been watching lots of Metal Gear Solid let's plays again, and since my main projekt is stuck anyway due to an issue with Hammer, I thought I'd pick up an idea I had quite some time ago, which was creating a...

3 Days Ago
by HashtagMC Go to last post
0 161
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Help please can not install HL2beta texture

Help please can not install HL2beta texture. I translated them into the folder with the materials th at I downloaded here https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1431845, then I used a .fgd file with a beta anon, I did not try different methods but not...

4 Days Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 87
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[Portal 2 Mod] Team looking for various Talented people.

***** Note that we have no budget, thus all of this is voluntary works as we cannot afford to pay for any services. We are looking for talented individuals who wish to contribute to our Portal 2 Mod called "Abyss" We're looking to expand the team...

4 Days Ago
by pac0master Go to last post
0 192
Beta

Upstate Speedway

First of several map attempts/releases relating to vehicle creation and testing in Garry's Mod. It is kind of small but I figured it's better off released. This thread and OP will be used for any additional racetrack maps. Road Course...

Xanadu Thread has images Mapping King x 26
4 Days Ago
by moose98 Go to last post
19 5,862
Help

A Beginner's Texture Problems ( 2 Last )

I am a new mapper in the Garry's Mod community and need just a bit of help getting started with textures. I tried to de-compile some of the generic Star Wars textures in some maps and placed them into the Garry's Mod materials folder using the...

4 Days Ago
by MARIOGUY789 Go to last post
54 853
Request

[CS:GO] de_fiasco [WIP]

This map is set in Cuba. It's in alpha stage right now, therefore most areas are still not very detailed. I would appreciate any piece of advice, so feel free to playtest it yourself and provide some constructive criticism. - Workshop link:...

5 Days Ago
by Kabus Iblis Go to last post
1 177
Release

Play on Half-Life 2 ( 2 Last )

#1 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-E-IRnyM_5nY0c2UnFtblpuUGs #2 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-E-IRnyM_5nR0UzUVJQQ05xb1U

6 Days Ago
by ogreWarrior Go to last post
46 4,732
Question

Different Teleport Locations

Hey guys. I have a question: I have a trigger_teleport which teleports the players to a info_teleport_destination. But the problem is, if multiple players play the map they get teleported to the same place and then they stuck. Is there a way to...

6 Days Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
3 164
Map

Can't Compile map what's wrong?

Here's the compile log. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Running command: cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\bin"...

6 Days Ago
by Taco Penguin Go to last post
2 99
Help

Skybox goes over all brushes in game

So I wanted to use a skybox other than the default one and then this happened It turns back to normal when I face certain directions, but when I turn back it goes back to skybox cover map.

6 Days Ago
by General Grant Go to last post
9 553
Science

A lathe tool

After reading Anyone good with ceilings? and discussing precision problems in Hammer and the compile tools with GiGaBiTe, I wanted to try something... When generating a brush with a program, I have complete control over the vertices that make up the...

6 Days Ago
by Shrinker42 Go to last post
26 2,707
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Model Browser unuseable when mapping with Hammer Editor for a mod

Hello everyone, I've picked up my Portal mod again, after quite a break, and quickly found myself confronted with the problems that caused me to quit last time. Some I managed to solve, but what's keeping me from working right now is that I can't use...

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
11 201
Help

Brush 2524477: nummapbrushes == MAX_MAP_BRUSHES

Hey, i edited a map, an added a little section, and suddenly the compiler says i got to 2.5MIL brushes?! what do i do? The VMF File

1 Week Ago
by KnightVista Go to last post
3 200
Request

Mapper needed for the Gmod Store Competition. (Gamemode: Attack of the Mimics)

Hi, I'm competing in the Gmod Store Competition, and I have very little time left at this point, so I need a mapper to assist me in making the map for the gamemode. I will give the mapper (assuming they do a good job on the map) 2/3rds of any...

1 Week Ago
by raubana Go to last post
0 152
Help

Idiot-proof ladders?

I'm making a simple TTT map for my friends and I to play on but they just seem too stupid to properly use ladders. I have tried both func_ladder and also func_usableladder with func_ladder working the best, although my players still complain about not...

1 Week Ago
by Lucky9Two Go to last post
9 645
Help

Vrad,vvis vbsp

Hi, is there a modified vrad and vvis vbsp for css source -steam?

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 121
Help

Skybox is flickering

Hello guys, I have a big problem. When I compiled my map and play it my skybox starts flickering randomly when I'm outside. The whole skybox get white for less than a second. And that repeats in random intervals. Please help me. You can't...

1 Week Ago
by Alphaverse Go to last post
2 161
Map

Blue Shift maps part 1.

Well to celebrate the release of Sven Coop on steam I decided I might as well release my crap too. In the past few years I have been working in porting Half-Life expansion maps. Anyone here who has decompiled a Gldsrc map knows how much of a pain in the...

1 Week Ago
by Portugalotaku Go to last post
24 2,318
Work In Progress

I am creatign a new map Freedom City but Compile is taking over 18 hours

So I've decided to create, and soon publish my first map, and yet I've ran into some confusion, and that is, is it normal for a compile to take as long as it is for a map like mine? ( It's been over 18 hours )

1 Week Ago
by Jcw87 Go to last post
6 705
Map

New Mill

A quick map a made and wanted to share. It's set somewhere in Germany.

1 Week Ago
by Taco Penguin Go to last post
0 189
Help

Progressive lag from map only on the server and not in singleplayer

After making a map for a while whenever I put my new map onto a server, the server progressively lags players until they time out Note: There are 0 errors when compiling the map The map is made of 4 sections surrounding a 5th and are sealed off by...

1 Week Ago
by glitchvid Go to last post
3 177
Map

Porta pottie door

so I'm trying to add a porta pottie to my map but it's not working the door just floats around the instead of acting like a door that has hinges.

1 Week Ago
by Firegod522 Go to last post
3 212
Tutorial

Easy, infinitely scalable multilevel elevator that has NO alignment issues

Using the func_tracktrain gives us some missalignment when using a long track so when you arrive at a level there will be a step from the elevators floor to the levels floor. I found the following method in order to fix this problem. It also has the...

1 Week Ago
by Alphaverse Go to last post
2 254
Help

Map wont compile

Hello, Ive edited a map, Ive finished it, and want now to compile it. After compiling Ive copied the map in my gmod maps folder, launched gmod, and started the map. But ingame, there was no changes made. Ive got all textures, and compiling takes 26min. I...

1 Week Ago
by Arkander Go to last post
7 125
Help

npc_helicopter crashes game when in player's field of vision

I made a map with an npc_helicopter. I was in an airboat, once the helicopter was in the field of vision of the player, the game crashes.

1 Week Ago
by NostalgicBird Go to last post
2 134
Love

[CSGO] fy_marathon_route66 (Marathon Infinity remake)

Intended for 5v5 Fight Yard action, this small, simple map is a little love letter to Bungie's pre-Halo classic Marathon, and a remake of Marathon Infinity's net map Route 66. Terrorists spawn with the AK-47, counter-terrorists spawn with the M4A1....

1 Week Ago
by Agameofscones Go to last post
1 178
Help

env_fog_controller : Far Z Clip Plane render as Chunks

Hello, i have a strange problem : It seems that my map is render in "chunks" So, there is an IMPORTANT clipping that cause some massive fps drops and unstable Some informations about my map : - It's a private map, so i can't post the vmf sorry...

1 Week Ago
by atomic-emnu Go to last post
4 181
Help

Hammer editor problem

Hi all! I'm experienced hammer editor user, but today I bumped into a problem. For some reason in the 3d view all the textures that are blend have the texture flipped. E.g. if i use a nature/blendgrassgravel001b instead of being grass by default its...

1 Week Ago
by atomic-emnu Go to last post
5 163
Map

Creating prop_vehicle_apc completely overwrites map

I was working on a map and I had placed a prop_vehicle_apc and an npc_apcdriver. It was on a slanted brush, not completely on ground and above water. I compiled the map and my computer froze after a few seconds. I tried again twice and it happened both...

1 Week Ago
by HGrunt Go to last post
1 174
Tutorial

Smooth curved and sloped roads using displacements ( 2 Last )

Here's a quick guide on how to create smoothly curving roads using displacements. In my experience, this method is much faster and easier than working with traditional brush-based roads. Additionally, it reduces the number of texture seams and it's a bit...

03C0 Thread has images Mapping King x 113
1 Week Ago
by 03C0 Go to last post
55 12,536
Art

Mr. Chop's Big ol' skybox pack (403mb)

Because Mr. Chop/Colter was too lazy to re-upload the entire pack, I decided the zip it up and toss on my dropbox. Sample skyboxes.

1 Week Ago
by Tetova10 Go to last post
32 4,669
Help

Suddenly unable to compile map

Been working on a map for a while now but i suddenly get stuck in Compiling the map Log file (Note * is hidden text) materialPath: F:\Programfiles\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\materials Loading C:\Users\***\Documents\Hammer\***.vmf...

1 Week Ago
by spreadkiller Go to last post
7 180
Help

Failing to compile a map

Hey everyone I'm trying to compile a map but it just won't let me do it. It says "The specified file was not found" I've never experienced anything like that, so I have literally no idea how to fix it. I've tried to find a solution on google but...

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 98
Help

Propper Model Missing

Hi! So I tried to make a model using propper, the textures are present but the old issue is back - models are missing. ** Executing... ** Command: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\bin\propper.exe ** Parameters: -game...

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 83
Work In Progress

MSV_Washington

Hey everyone, you guys might remember me from the mapping thread and an old project of mine, rp_district14. I'm here to show of my project which I started on in the fall of 2016. I've picked the project back up just yesterday and well, I'll let the...

1 Week Ago
by Reformed Go to last post
1 181
Stupid

help me remember rp_ map name

I cant remember the name of this map things I know its older than one year but not super old from a topdown perspective is vaguely rectangular with one rectangle loop of road (with some height deviation) main thing i remember, it had a fountain in...

1 Week Ago
by Rocketsurgery Go to last post
3 242
Help

Missing Textures on Hammer

When I start Hammer and go to a map file I decompiled I have missing textures for hl2 (i can see hl2 textures fine) tf2 and css (im sure if i go to a map that had any other ones i would get missing textures too) when I have those games fully installed. I...

2 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
7 147
Work In Progress

EvoCity 3 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 13 14 15 16 Last )

The map that never dies is back. I have finally entered full production on EvoCity 3. This map has been in the works for some time. Now I finally have the plan together to really get started with construction. This new map will be more detailed and...

Sgt.Sgt Thread has images 2 people are reading this thread x 2 Mapping King x 186
2 Weeks Ago
by THGG Go to last post
629 114,506
Help

Steamy | Help <3

So, I have the manhole cover nailed, but was wondering if I could make steam like that? My map is centred around New York, and I think it would look great. Any video tutorials would be appreciated!

2 Weeks Ago
by Borris_Squad Go to last post
3 166
Help

Question about protect the secret room

Can i restrict noclip in the trigger zone? I have a secret room on the map, and I want it to be protected from the noclip, teleports and other, only the knowledge of the password will give access to this zone, can this be realized?

2 Weeks Ago
by heu3 Go to last post
2 142
Question

Changing health of generic_actor

How would I change the health of a generic_actor entity? I am creating a scripted sequence with Combine Soldiers and an alien grunt an I have to have the soldiers just stand there and do nothing while the grunt crushes them with an APC. The tut on the...

2 Weeks Ago
by Moltard Go to last post
1 94
Map

Map light problem WTC office floor

I have attempted to create an office floor from the World Trade Center Complex of the South Tower, I've gotten very far but recently I have ran into some technical issues, and since I have no idea how to solve this problem, I am asking Facepunch. ...

2 Weeks Ago
by KingPommes Go to last post
6 277
Help

Looking for some nostalgic maps

Hi everyone, long time no see. I'm looking for some maps that I played back when I was active here. One was a sort of desert valley with a bit of water and a tower in the middle. You can detonate a charge to blow it up. The other was a roleplay...

2 Weeks Ago
by Rickzzz Go to last post
3 313
Help

GMod Hammer Editor Help - Leaks are freaking out (TTT Map)

Hello dear Facepunch Community, I am right now working on a Trouble in Terrorist Town Map for Garry's Mod. I am almost done with the exterior, so that I can move on with the props and textures inside the building. Unfortunately, this time, a critical...

2 Weeks Ago
by CheetahGames Go to last post
11 308
Help

point_clientcommand/point_servercommand Dooesn't work in game

If point_clientcommand doesnt work in game so why this exists?

2 Weeks Ago
by jackrabbit Go to last post
2 103
Work In Progress

RP_Andromeda | A new map.

Hi, I'm not actually Troy McClure, however, you may have remembered me from creating maps such as RP_NewYork and various other New York Styled maps. However, they were never released, simply because they were impossible to finish as they exceeded sources...

2 Weeks Ago
by Borris_Squad Go to last post
27 1,675
Help

animated texture doesnt play.

im trying to make an animated texture that shows an arrow sign , the first frame starts with a transparent texture. the texture does play in vtfedit , and i think i followed everything that should be put in the vmt file, in game the texture doesnt play....

2 Weeks Ago
by saos Go to last post
0 66
Help

detail textures not displaying properly

hello, i am making a mod to restore some of the maps that leaked a few months ago with the episode 2 beta leak and it loads detail textures from episode 2 on half life 2 textures that its not supposed to load on and then it doesnt load the episode 2...

2 Weeks Ago
by Maxx 5.0 Go to last post
2 93
Help

Hammer is being weird.

Hi all, so - I've been deving a map. And the compiler would take me no more than 11 Minutes, now. All of a sudden, its taking forever. Even if load older versions of the map that compiled quickly. I can't figure out why, up until this point hammer has...

2 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
16 241
Request

[CS:GO] Map feedback: AIM AWP METAL - What should I change?

Feedback request: AIM AWP METAL --- I would love to get some feedback on my aim map. Yes, I know, it's an aim map, but I want to improve it. Lighting, props, gameplay, anything you think might need a change, please suggest :-) Workshop Link

2 Weeks Ago
by gargamel9000 Go to last post
2 120
Help

data.000-0009-Overwatch

How to compile maps under the old engine sours 2007 (User was banned for this post ("Undescritive Thread Title" - Kiwi))

2 Weeks Ago
by Videowarrior Go to last post
1 170
Map

my CSGO custom map won't let me play with friends

So I have been working on this map for a matter of months and now It's finally ready to go on the workshop. So i put it on the workshop and downloaded it so that i could 1v1 with my friend. But when i went to make a local server it Just loads Dust. ...

2 Weeks Ago
by Fwusha Go to last post
2 112
Question

did func_dustcloud get removed from gmod?

i swear dustclouds used to be a thing in gmod hammer. if i try to set an entity as func_dustcloud now, its not in the entity list. anyone else have this or just me?

2 Weeks Ago
by Havch1k92 Go to last post
13 330
Release

My first map for ttthas been released!

Hi fellow mappers and players, after 2 days of working in this thing 80% of my time Im happy to announce that is ready to be played. ttt_Elgrande: Is a big-medium sized map, with open and indoor areas, traitor traps and loads of places to hide...

2 Weeks Ago
by turshitposter Go to last post
0 150
Help

Detail sprites not lining up

So i'm using the urban_grass_overgrown detail sprite vbsp config from l4d, which corresponds to the detail/detailsprites_overgrown I have set that up in my map parameters, and added it to my material vmt files, but when i look at them ingame they are...

2 Weeks Ago
by dhog10 Go to last post
0 101
Request

Fountains

Someone has a prefab of a fountain, preferably with a rounded base, looking for, has not found anywhere, and if it is "still working", it's generally cool!

2 Weeks Ago
by heu3 Go to last post
0 118
Help

Puddles

I think I asked before, but I can't find the OP. So I was wondering on how I could make nice reflective puddles? I've seen some for CSGO, but I can't get them to work in CSS.

2 Weeks Ago
by KingPommes Go to last post
1 111
Help

Port CSGO FOR CSSV34-OLD

After compiling the card, no props are stitched, I use vide, I can put screenshots, my main problem is that in the CSS in 34 models are not stitched and there are not half of the cards! Thanks for reading

2 Weeks Ago
by sklyarov01 Go to last post
0 92
Map

My Custom CSGO map isn't loading

So I have been working on this map for a matter of months and now It's finally ready to go on the workshop. So i put it on the workshop and downloaded it so that i could 1v1 with my friend. But when i went to make a local server it Just loads Dust....

2 Weeks Ago
by Taco Penguin Go to last post
0 115
Help

ambient_generic(s) breaking my map

I have two ambient_generic entities and they are breaking my map. To give context, they are in a different area of the map, completely walled off, and about 1000 units away. I have a trigger_once that is supposed to set the volume to 0, stop the sound,...

2 Weeks Ago
by jackrabbit Go to last post
2 193
Help

All map is black (no light)

Hi all, I had a very serious problem, which I can not solve. This is a problem with the lighting, it is not. More precisely it is, but doesn't "work", all map is black. And an error "sun extent from map = 0.000000", "sun extent from map = 0.087156", "zero...

3 Weeks Ago
by heu3 Go to last post
20 1,157
Release

Futuropolis Circuit v1 - For all the antigrav junkies

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/778408025891277304/4CB69E5CC0DF226386BECE9B24EAA1FF00BF0F7B/ Because there were no good maps in Gmod for anti-gravity racing, and I have a huge collection of antigrav vehicles, the natural solution was to fill...

3 Weeks Ago
by Rookzilla Go to last post
1 503
Help

Port CSGO FOR CSSV34-OLD

После компиляции карты,не вшиваются props,я использую vide,могу вложить скриншоты,моя главая проблема что в ксс в 34 не вшиваются модели и пол карт нет!Спасибо что прочитали (User was banned for this post ("Please use English" - OvB))

3 Weeks Ago
by sklyarov01 Go to last post
0 210
YouTube

Scattering and Clustering Props

Took some time to show how to scatter props using Forest and using some of the new clustering tools in WW: Enjoy. See more info on the Convert Scene to Model functions.

3 Weeks Ago
by wallworm Go to last post
0 203
Help

Attempting to use Compile Pal - Can't find steam app user info.

So, my map's grown a bit, and compiling directly via Hammer now takes ~5 minutes and renders the system practically unusable until it's done. As such, I decided to try Compile Pal, since it's not only supposed to solve that problem, but also includes...

3 Weeks Ago
by Rixxz2 Go to last post
1 132
Map

Jailbreak Mapping Contest

Hey guys, It's a bit hard to get some visibility during the Mapcore mapping contest; but another one is actually running too ! With a group of Jailbreak communities, we organized a mapping contest, maybe some of you can be interested. You can get...

3 Weeks Ago
by Raphi Go to last post
0 182
Release

CSGO map ports for Garry's Mod

Thanks in large part to this thread and literally years of fumbling around in Hammer alone or with partners, I've finally more or less mastered the art of converting maps from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to the Garry's Mod engine. I'm still in the...

3 Weeks Ago
by AutismoPiggo Go to last post
30 3,894
Question

How would I set up an entity to fire outputs based on line of sight?

I'm currently working on a CS:GO map, and I would like to add moving guards that fire outputs when they see players that aren't hiding behind cover. I'm planning on setting up the guards themselves using a func_tracktrain, func_breakable, and...

3 Weeks Ago
by muffinman576 Go to last post
0 142
Question

When is it best to use the no draw texture?

When making a map in Hammer, when is it best to use the nodraw texture?

3 Weeks Ago
by Rory Go to last post
8 366
Link

The Valley - Old Mod Release

I was going through some of my old files when I found an old mod I was working on back In 2014. Theres nothing amazing, or really of any use, but I felt like I should release it. The mod was called The Valley and it was supposed to be a horror mod set...

3 Weeks Ago
by Shirky Go to last post
7 512
Request

Looking for an experienced mapper for custom Garry's Mod project. Paying cash, $500+

Hi FacePunch Users, INTRODUCTION: My name is Patrick Nett. I've been playing games since I was roughly 10 years old. I am now 23 (24 next month!) and still playing casually in my off-time. I currently own a local restaurant and I like to jokingly...

3 Weeks Ago
by Stiffy360 Go to last post
7 490