WIP Odst architecture map

Hey there

I got a little bored and started to fool around with hammer and sketchup.

So I took a reference image from an old “New Mombasa” thread that had shut down a while back and cobbled this together.

Obviously its not all that impressive or worth showing, but I thought the community could tell me some things I could do to make it more “halo-ish” and possible point out where i could find some ODST textures to help finish it off.

I’m no expert and I really only use hammer for fun, made a few maps before but never released them because of quality.
I’ll be glad to answer and questions.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3887/mombasa30005.jpg

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4291/mombasa30007.jpg

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6470/mombasa30006.jpg

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/457/mombasa30004.jpg

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2114/mombasa30003.jpg

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1497/mombasa30002.jpg

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6246/mombasa30000.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5723/mombasa30008.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img839/8954/mombasahammer0000.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img687/4670/mombasahammer0001.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img259/6096/mombasahammer0002.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img834/1340/mombasahammer0003.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img801/506/mombasahammer0004.jpg

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1283/mombasa0004.jpg

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/7209/mombasa0003.jpg

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3290/mombasa0002.jpg

I used default textures as I only put it together last night and kinda want to wait till I get my hands on decent textures.

I’m no way done with this map, I’m building away at it everyday and hope to be finished soon enough.

Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve got planned.

http://a.imageshack.us/img688/4861/43507599.png

Only one of your pictures work.

Yeah im trying to fix that :S

[noparse][/noparse] Is what you want.

Yeah thanks, it was the wrong link facepalm.

Fixed

There is a sketchup to .vmf converter in the alien swarm sdk I think. You can use it and make a .vmf, then save it, then load it up into the source engine 2009.

Yeah that comes with source sdk now too, its pretty handy.
Except that you need to use simple shapes, rather than complex ones.

Wow. I think you’ve made more progress on a New Mombasa map than anyone in that thread ever did, and you’ve done a good job of it as well.

…Now I wait for people to come on and whine about something they see wrong.

Anyway, if you want models of the New Mombasa buildings, I made some a while back for that thread, I might be able to get them to you.

Fixed.

Oh you.

Thanks, I’m sure the hammer version isn’t exactly neat at all.
Those models would be awesome if you have them lying around somewhere.

Your saying what i was to polite to hehehe, ahh nah I’m sure Civil is a fine person.

Hes pretty annoying. Not to mention he tries to hijack threads.

WARLOCK MOTHE-

Just kidding.

where is that converter?

Its in the source sdk folder after you install source sdk, there should be a plugin folder for sketchup in there, I’m sure there is a page on the wiki.

Next build of the map is being compiled…its taking ages too.

@Galoi: The buildings are mostly based on in-game, but they have some slight variations. A few of the buildings had subtle differences anyway, but I think I have two extra ones based on the trailer.

They’d be pretty handy if you dont mind me using them :smile:

Of course, I’d be happy to have them used. Mind you, they were on a computer that was kind of broken, and I might not be able to retrieve the originals. I can probably remake them, though, if that isn’t a problem.
How much detail are you looking for anyway?

Well if its possible, I could use them as best I can.


***update***

I hate how hammer hates how I map.

http://a.imageshack.us/img294/6337/mombasa0000.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img202/5531/mombasa0001.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img814/3290/mombasa0002.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img148/7209/mombasa0003.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img831/1283/mombasa0004.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img255/1555/mombasa0005.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img827/3407/mombasa0006.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img204/5670/mombasa0007.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img411/9462/mombasa0008.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img251/2858/mombasa0009.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img409/4070/mombasa0010.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img534/7100/mombasa0011.jpg

Needs a lot more work and detail