Source SDK Hammer Tutorials - Need a tutorial? Request it!

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THIS IS OUTDATED & OLD, I DO NOT MAKE TUTORIALS ANYMORE**

Hello and welcome to this set of tutorials covered in more detail than your average tutorial, even if you don’t understand these i’ll help you out until you do understand! I’ll even take requests for tutorials as most things are all ready covered but need more clearing up. Now, most of these tutorials are in picture layouts, if the tutorial has a moving entity such as the path_track tutorial i may use a video. I would try and use a video for the whole thing instead of photos but i had 3 problems with that:

  1. Some people find it easier following photos
  2. You can add much more information to a picture
  3. I don’t have a mic, so unfortunatly there would be no sound.

So for now, you’ll have to suffer with pictures. I’ll add more as time goes on, but i need some requests, also it’s a very big OP already.

Name: Normal Map Tutorial

Information: I’ve never been a whizz at textures and normal maps took me a while to figure out, so if theres anybody like me who takes a while at learning stuff i figured i’d make a very easy to understand tutorial. If you do have any questions, don’t worry about PMing me either on here or steam. If this goes down well, i may do some other tutorials, step by step. I’ll probably sometime do another tutorial on using a normal map program, such as crazy bump and others but it’s pretty much the same just with no photoshop.

Tools needed:
VTFEdit
NVIDIA NormalMap Plugin


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Name: Editing light.rads

Information: Always been a fan of good lighting, sadly i’ve never tried anything to do with editing main files, until i decided i wanted a Sci-Fi type map with cool lighting. It’s a pretty simple thing to do, but works very well when used.

Tools needed
GCFScape


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wow that got replaced with a dragon dick


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Information: How to make a path_track and func_tracktrain, requested.

Tools needed
None other than the basics


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http://filesmelt.com/dl/pathtrack.png


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Video

Information: How to make a teleport using trigger_teleport and info_landmark, requested.

Tools needed
None other than the basics


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http://filesmelt.com/dl/teleport.png


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Name: How to successfully create a blendmodulate texture
**Information:**Steps on how to create a blendmodulate texture
Additonal Information - Need to read if creating new blendmodulate (Thanks tf2maps.net):

Tools Needed
Photoshop
Photoshop VTF Plugin
Notepad
Basic mapping tools


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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a71m2aqv7EA

[hd]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmrbEV40QTI[/hd]

Name: How to successfully create a transparent texture
Information: Steps on how to create a transparent texture

Tools Needed
Photoshop
VTFEdit
Notepad


Q: Is it possible to make normal maps with GIMP? 

Yep, and there is also a article about it on the valve wiki.


Q: Can editing the light.rad be used with a texture using $selfillum?

A: Yep, there is no problem with that. If anything i’d recommend doing that

What’s planned for the future:

Custom detail sprites

Particles - Not my strong point, but i can give you a rough outline of them.

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I'm here to help, so request!

:siren:

If you’re stuck and really have no idea what you’re doing, hit me up on:

[Steam -

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[Youtube -

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You can even PM on here (Takes you directly to send me a PM)

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THIS IS OUTDATED & OLD, I DO NOT MAKE TUTORIALS ANYMORE**

Really great tutorials, not_yet.

[editline]10:09PM[/editline]

And here’s the normal map plugin for Gimp (versions 2 and above).

Custom detail sprites (models, not the other kind.)

I dig these, simple to the point, but not confusing. Thanks man.

Particles

I do say dear chap I see “BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME BAN ME” all over the OP! I do request you fix something there, sir, as that would cause quite a problem there ho ho!

Time for some tea and crumpet’s if I do say so myself!

What happened there? Did you leave your computer available to someone else?

[editline]07:41PM[/editline]

Oh wait all your images were in a dropbox. Did someone change those?

Custom Particles. Or if anyone could link me to a site where it shows you where to put them (AKA Installing them). I can’t figure them out.

It’s sorta hammer and particle editor though.

Why were the images removed? I was using them for the tutorial .

I need help on making a curved texture,like this,I already construct the straightaway texture,But I need help with the curving of it.The curve needs its own texture because when I rotate the straightaway texture,the textures are crooked;help appreciated.

http://images01.tzimg.com/cache/h3w4/500_1191442700_241901_8871.jpg

http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=903904

Already did that,the texture still goes straight,I’ve tried:alt+right click,selecting both corner faces and alt+right clicking,rotation by changing the angles,still didn’t turn.

Select the top face, press alt right click on the face that goes into the ground, select that face you just alt right clicked, and alt right click the inside of the curve, selecting the next one you make, then do the same.

Thanks It worked!Rated you friendly. :smiley:

I disagree!

As do I. Goatse is not proper tutorial content.

It was called goatse as a joke it wasn’t actual goatse

Also I map for reference from it alllll the time

what the fuck happened

[editline]11:51AM[/editline]

fixed

What happened…?

no idea, i think something went wrong with dropbox

anyway heres the teleporting tutorial

Information: How to make a teleport using trigger_teleport and info_landmark, requested.

Tools needed
None other than the basics


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http://filesmelt.com/dl/teleport.png


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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a71m2aqv7EA