Texture subforum?

I have a suggestion.

As we all know, textures are very important in maps. On top of it, to make a map unique, you cannot deny custom texturing.

So my suggestion is a mapping subforum (like Releases and Requests) called… “Textures”! Or even it’s own forum?

This would be great for exchanging, showing, requesting, trolling about, ask about, etc etc textures.

So how about it?

This sounds like a good idea, textures can make or break a map and they should deserve a subforum tbh.

Hit agree. I command you all! AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH

Fuck yes and tutorials about texturing from a scratch:smug:

Yeah awesome

Material & Texture Information
[ul]
[li].TGA (Targa)
[/li][li].VMT (Valve Material Type)
[/li][li].VTF (Valve Texture Format)
[/li][li]Creating a Waterfall Material
[/li][li]Du/Dv Maps
[/li][li]HDR Skybox Creation
[/li][li]Map Icons
[/li][li]Material
[/li][li]Material Download Sites
[/li][list]
[li]Halfwit-2 Page
[/li][/ul]
[li]Material Information
[/li][li]Material Creation
[/li][ul]
[li]Animated
[/li][list]
[li]Link 1
[/li][li]Link 2
[/li][li]Link 3
[/li][li]Link 4
[/li][/ul]
[li]Albedo / Diffuse
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1
[/li][li]Link 2 (Photoshop)
[/li][li]Link 3
[/li][li]Link 4 (Photoshop)
[/li][li]Link 5 (Photoshop)
[/li][/ul]
[li]Blend
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1
[/li][li]Link 2
[/li][li]Link 3
[/li][li]Link 4
[/li][/ul]
[li]Decals
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1 (Photoshop)
[/li][li]Link 2 (Gimp)
[/li][li]Link 3 (Photoshop)
[/li][/ul]
[li]Normal Map
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1
[/li][li]Link 2 (Photoshop)
[/li][li]Link 3 (Gimp)
[/li][li]Link 4 (Photoshop)
[/li][li]Link 5
[/li][/ul]
[li]Reflective
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1
[/li][/ul]
[li]Refract
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1 (Photoshop)
[/li][/ul]
[li]Skybox
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1
[/li][li]Link 2 (HDR)
[/li][/ul]
[li]Sprite
[/li][ul]
[li][*]Link 1 (Photoshop)
[/li][/ul]
[li]Surface Properties
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1
[/li][li]Link 2
[/li][/ul]
[li]Switchable
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1
[/li][/ul]
[li]Transparency/Translucency
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1 (Gimp or Photoshop)
[/li][li]Link 2 (Photoshop)
[/li][li]Link 3 (Photoshop)
[/li][/ul]
[li]Water
[/li][ul]
[li]Link 1
[/li][/ul]
[/list]
[li]Material Proxies
[/li][li]MIP Mapping
[/li][li]Normal Maps
[/li][li]Shader Information
[/li][li]Sky List
[/li][li]Texlights
[/li][li]Tool Textures
[/li][li]VTEX Compile Parameters
[/li][li]Water Shader
[/li][li]Water Textures
[/li][/list]

Enjoy.

On the other hand, I’ll ask about this next time I try asking for a Source Mods subsection.

Sweet! Thanks Terrenteller!

Yeah thanks :slight_smile:

Big thanks to you, Terrenteller!

and you need a compatition subfourm, mapping is going to have loads of subfourms if we get our own way.

http://www.facepunch.com/forumdisplay.php?f=40

Models/skins

Skins for models. Not for mapping.

A competition subforum isn’t necessary for the occasional thread.

Also, I remember now that Garry denied a similar subforum request months ago.

To be honest though, I don’t see a point of denying a texture subforum. If the subforum doesn’t seem to meet the condition in specific amount of time/days then Garry or anyone with admin power can remove it easily.
Texture is a valuable material to games and is generally a reason why map from different games look unique. Plus it would benefits the map section by providing maps with custom contents to use rather than stick to the default boring HL2 assets. (Depends I guess.)

It’s for both, materials for mapping and for models are exactly the same.

This.

Both of them have the textures as VTF’s with an accompanying VMT as a material type. The only difference is that you have to add a $model 1 line for models, as well as change the shader to “VertexLitGeneric”

While we are possibly at it, we should add a model sub-forum with the same functions, too many people use brushes in places that should be models.

Or just do a combination of both. A modeling/texturing sub-forum.

I would like to see this. Also, it’s odd, there is quality maps, competitions, pimpage thread and interesting posts in the mapping forum here, but the modeling forum is a cesspool of dodgy model hacks and rips, I never even bother look in there anymore.

Again, how could you miss the Models and Skins Forum

Thats a hell hole don’t go there, your request will only get done if you post porn in the OP.