1. Post #1
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    MacHaddock's Avatar
    February 2008
    1,855 Posts

    I've been working on this house for a couple of hours, mostly trouble shooting and compiling alot of times to figure out why my brushes didn't cast shadows. After like 10 something compiles I thought, well I guess I could check If I have fullbright on. Yes... I did.

    About the map! I started working on it because I wanted to practice my mapping skills and because I wanted a nice house. I'm a real slow mapper so this could probably be done way better (correct brushworks, better light and stuff like that...) I like making maps of this size since it only takes like a minute or so to compile

    Oh yeah I'm a first time cubemap-user so if someone could tell me what's wrong with the texture on the porch and why some windows have that purple glow that'd be great!

    Anyway, I plan on expanding the map of course and add some foliage to it. I have no idea where to set the house, but right now it looks as if it would fit in some rich peoples suburbia. Maybe, and this is a big maybe (10% chance) I'll turn this into a whole map with more houses. But since I like details it would have to be a pretty small one.

    Anyway, lay anything you want on. I know what stuff I think looks horrible right now, but I can't change, but I wanna hear anything you wanna say! :D

    I'll expand the skybox and grass a bit more and take some additional pics of the whole house, since these are kindah useless :(

  2. Post #2
    JohnCarver's Avatar
    September 2006
    38 Posts
    Damn, nice.

  3. Post #3
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    - Livewire -'s Avatar
    November 2006
    1,240 Posts
    Try putting some railings with those stairs. Looks good though.
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  4. Post #4
    SilentS's Avatar
    November 2008
    217 Posts
    Looks very nice. One question, though: what's with the missing texture?

  5. Post #5
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    Jukka K's Avatar
    June 2007
    1,583 Posts
    Looks nice but it needs custom textures.

  6. Post #6
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    Mackalda2k6's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,216 Posts
    Haha nice way to use the food models in css for functional artwork.

  7. Post #7
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    eXperion's Avatar
    June 2006
    440 Posts
    Looks awesome, but the textures on the stairs and beam don't fit with the rest of the house.

  8. Post #8
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    SnakeFace's Avatar
    July 2006
    1,434 Posts
    I love the contemporary architecture style, now I want to do one too! :3:

  9. Post #9
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    MacHaddock's Avatar
    February 2008
    1,855 Posts
    Looks nice but it needs custom textures.
    I thought so too, got any ideas/suggestions? I loved the textures you used in suncity, but those won't be out until the map is right? Anyway, I'll browse my computer for some material packs, now that I know how to add them to hammer :3

    Also, thanks for the comments

    I'll update pictures with some minor progress soon.

  10. Post #10
    Qwiggalo's Avatar
    February 2005
    7 Posts
    The roofs need an overhang, atm if it were a real house you'd have serious water damage to the sidings. Make the cylinder in the stairway a displacement.

    You put cubemaps in? They should be 64 units above the floor, in each room, and when you load the map type buildcubemaps in console. The purple reflection textures should go away.

  11. Post #11
    Corporal Jas's Avatar
    January 2008
    52 Posts
    Really nice, kinda of modern look, I like it!

  12. Post #12
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    morgul's Avatar
    November 2005
    250 Posts
    the lighting needs improving, BIG time.

  13. Post #13
    supatails's Avatar
    May 2008
    336 Posts
    VERY NICE! Love the modern design, plus as Mackalda2k6 said nice job using prop textures as artwork thats creative! XD Once again I love the style, would looks epic with a warm more orangish lighting in some areas and a fireplace, with maby forest and cliffs going around the outside of the house at night-time (or you could go for a more modern aproach and set the house near a street surrounded by buildings with the same style of architecture :3

  14. Post #14
    Cliff Edge's Avatar
    August 2009
    37 Posts
    wow this is very nice. I could really see this house on like a cliff with a nice ocean view or something. Would be so cool if it was like a css map too. Like assault the house or something like that.

  15. Post #15
    nubcakez's Avatar
    January 2008
    808 Posts
    Still needs a lot of work to be done, but I like it where it is going.

  16. Post #16
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    HiddenMyst's Avatar
    June 2006
    6,384 Posts
    Quite a nice house. Shame that the thread is old.

  17. Post #17
    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,319 Posts
    My favorite class in diablo is the necromancer, anyway good map.

  18. Post #18
    ALT of Permaban's Avatar
    July 2009
    339 Posts
    holy shit! thats awsome. when you done i want!

  19. Post #19
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    SnakeFace's Avatar
    July 2006
    1,434 Posts
    holy shit! thats awsome. when you done i want!
    Read the thread dates.

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    ALT of Permaban's Avatar
    July 2009
    339 Posts
    read the thread dates.

  21. Post #21
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    Zambies!'s Avatar
    August 2009
    7,680 Posts
    Cool map bro. I'm just wondering what you're missing.

  22. Post #22
    Serman's Avatar
    November 2007
    168 Posts
    I'm loving the design of the house. Lighting and other stuff could use some work, but otherwise it looks awesome.

    Reminds me somewhat of those houses they have on the hills of Hollywood.