# basic units

I wanna use Hammer Editor to create a Garry’s Mod map based upon my house. Once I get the measurements of my house (in feet) how would I go converting the feet into the units used for Hammer?

Units are in inches.

Wrong. 16 units = one foot, but 9/10 times valve uses 128 or 256 for wall height, because it perfectly fits textures without need for scale.

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God I don’t have 2k posts yet its almost been 3 years

Post in the question mega threads.

That would make the guy like 4’10" wouldn’t it?

This, or the Source Engine Conversion desktop gadget helps if you have Windows Vista / Server08 / 7.

Players have a scale of 1ft = 12 units

1 unit represents 1 inch

I’m pretty sure that one Hammer unit is one inch. But Valve does use somewhat unrealistic proportions every now and then. Usually I just follow regular guidelines, or test in-game what looks better.

It doesn’t.

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1 = 0.75" = 0.01905
2 = 1.5" = 0.04
4 = 3" = 0.08
8 = 6" = 0.15
16 = 1' = 0.3
32 = 2' = 0.6
64 = 4' = 1.2
128 = 8' = 2.4
(160 = 10' = 3.0)
256 = 16' = 4.9
512 = 32' = 9.8

Player Collision Hull
32 = 2' 0" width & length
36 = 2' 3" height crouching
72 = 4' 6" height standing

Player Eyelevel
28 = 1' 9" height crouching
64 = 4' 0" height standing

Architecture
128 = 8' 0" normal corridor height
64 = 4' 0" normal corridor width
108 = 6' 9" normal door height
48 = 3' 6" normal door width

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Sauce.

whenever I try to make something to scale, it tends to look really wrong. So I’d say just make it so it looks right, but looks normal in hammer.

i just place an info_player_start and use that as a reference

Thank you. All great ideas. I’m gonna try them all (one method for discovering how long and wide I need to make the basic house, and another to see how tall to make the house)

One unit is .75 inches for geometry, 1 inch for people. Add in standard texture sizes for extra confusion.