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Tutorial

- Basic Guidelines -

Yo relax, this is just keeping this subforum in check. New: Some non-source mapping is fine, even down to discussing mapping/architectural concepts with or without software. Have in mind this place is primary for Source mapping. Just thought...

16th September 2014
by Craptasket Go to last post
1 13,484
Map

The Official Facepunch Mapping WiP Thread v17: Carve Edition ( 2 3 4 5 .. 26 27 28 29 Last )

Post your works in progress, get cool ratings! RULES: MAX 3 IMAGES PER QUOTE! IF YOU'RE USING A 1920X1080+ RESOLUTION USE TAGS SO YOU DONT BREAK EVERYONES COMPUTER WIP's ideally should be compiled! Discussion of WIPs is allowed, and encouraged....

56 Minutes Ago
by GoldenCumfart Go to last post
1,140 116,964
Question

Propless versions of Neotokyo Maps?

I really want to use some of the Neotokyo maps for some scenebuilding but it's hard to do it because there's static vehicle props all over the map (i.e. vehicles) that I can't move or remove. Is there any chance someone has some propless versions of these...

1 Hour Ago
by itak365 Go to last post
4 378
Help

scripted sequense

so i am making barney wave his hand while he syas something how to make his mouth move? also how i make so when he is sitting he sit while and then goes to next one 26th February 2017 okay that was bit unclear how i make it so it starts doing...

2 Hours Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
2 52
Garry

New Map Editor Wishlist & Discussion ( 2 3 Last )

I want to hear your thoughts on what would make your life easier making maps. What are the things that hammer does well and what could be improved? This wouldn't be for the source engine and would be used for making maps for a Garrys mod type of game....

2 Hours Ago
by Shirky Go to last post
106 5,948
Help

Compiling in darkness

Recently I have been adding onto a working map of mine, Then suddenly It said something about object not loading for something like that and then asked if i wanted to remove them and save it or not do anything. I just clicked yes and instantly all my...

6 Hours Ago
by thegruntkill Go to last post
3 246
Help

I think I've found a fix for Crafty's missing textures.

I decided to give Crafty another shot and discovered that there is a console inside the program. A notable error in it is this 25 materials loaded from WAD file cstrike.wad. WAD file halflife.wad not found. Loading materials from WAD file...

18 Hours Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 116
Help

Beach Map Request

someone has a beach map similar to the one used in the first death stranding teaser? it doesn't have to be filled with fishes, i just need a beach with black sand, dark water and cloudy sky. thank you.

21 Hours Ago
by Katazuro Go to last post
5 315
Map

NEW Star Wars RP Map Ideas?

Hey everyone and especially swrp people! As my previous map is basically done (ran into a problem any help ->https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1542165) I want to start a new map. It will be an open space map with a feature Im currently...

1 Day Ago
by LordTrilobite Go to last post
32 1,923
Help

No Entities

I opened my map and all entities were just gone, what happened and how do i fix it?

1 Day Ago
by greenspleen17 Go to last post
4 114
Help

lot of lag

so i opended my map today and it lags like hell i dont have much props or brushes and before this it was smooth and good how to fix? edit fixed lock and move thread

2 Days Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
2 149
Map

rp_puerto: Would a pirate town RP map be cool? Built-in day/night cycle, huge 3D skybox

rp_puerto How interested would the community be in a late-1600s Caribbean colonial/pirate town? Here are some screenshots. Still a heavy work in progress. So far there are about 26 buildings, between 1 and 3 stories tall. There is a day/night cycle,...

2 Days Ago
by KnightLight Go to last post
20 1,066
Release

(HCC) HAVOK's Custom Map Compilers

HCC is a modified version of the Source SDK 2013MP map compiling programs. Its goal is to provide additional command line options apply various fixes to the Source 2013MP map compiling tool set. Current Features: 2/12/17 (1.1) Download Build 1.1...

2 Days Ago
by GiGaBiTe Go to last post
7 683
Help

Mapping Question Megathread v5 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 103 104 105 106 Last )

Going to be editing this OP. If you have any mapping-related problems, use this thread to ask them, rather than creating a whole new thread. This is not the place for requests. If you want to request a map to be found/made, create a new thread. Do not...

2 Days Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
4,208 179,166
Help

Doors blue ball missing

That blue ball which you see when you select door is missing how to get it back?

3 Days Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
5 220
Map

TurtleeyFP VMF Release

I decided to upload some of my old VMFs in case anyone wants to reuse them, a lot of them are close to being finished and I've gotten a few requests. These are the ones I think are worth continuing - they go back to 2011, so fair warning, I didn't (and...

3 Days Ago
by Marcolade Go to last post
30 2,517
Work In Progress

rp_coastalcity - a new collab opporunity that maybe won't be terrible ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

There have been many mapping collabs on facepunch over the years. Some have dissipated without a trace, some have died along with the OP, and others have gone on to greatness. Hopefully this one at least does something. This is RP_CoastalCity. ...

papkee Thread has images Mapping King x 35
3 Days Ago
by papkee Go to last post
161 17,229
Map

Extract Materials + Models

Hello :) I shall like extracting all the materials and models from my map, but when I make with gcfscape, he gives me only a part of materials with no models. How to have all the materials and models? Thank you

4 Days Ago
by Moltard Go to last post
2 263
Map

Remove a entity

How to remove a entity one a map with a script in lua/autorun/server ? Thank you :)

4 Days Ago
by |B|ad|C|ompany Go to last post
1 297
Help

create an invisible skybox

I would like to create an invisible skybox and I wonder if it is possible.

5 Days Ago
by Moltard Go to last post
6 306
Help

Static prop lighting problem

Hi everyone! I've some problem with my map when I compile, I fall off on static_prop lighting problem. See : With the -staticproplighting command in light exe, appear like with no light, no shadows :

5 Days Ago
by Kemerd Go to last post
2 275
Help

Hammer Editor

I have problems with compile: materialPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\materials Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global...

5 Days Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 201
Map

Backdoor on map Gmod

Hello, I have I create a map and thus shall like that she is only usable for a waiter how to prevent other waiters from taking the map? Sorry for my english ^^ Thanks !

6 Days Ago
by Stiffy360 Go to last post
5 539
Map

Protecting packed content ? (.Bsp)

Is there any way to protect content that is packed into a bsp file? I know there are ways to protect the map structure by altering the bsp so people have a harder time decompiling etc. but can I also protect custom (self-made .. lots of time put into...

6 Days Ago
by MrHeadHopper Go to last post
7 485
Help

map wont open

when i try to open up this map, i get this:

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
6 333
Help

No lighting

My map has no lighting, there is a env_sun and light_env but still nothing

1 Week Ago
by greenspleen17 Go to last post
14 487
Help

Whats happening to this wall?

Seriously what happened here and how do i fix.

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
8 417
Help

Admin Site isn't compiled

I made an admin site out of the map but somehow, it isn't compiling. Inside; I tested the map and everything was fine but it wasn't there.

1 Week Ago
by Merijnwitje Go to last post
4 353
Map

gm_seastation_new_v06: You wanted undersea domes? You finally got undersea domes!

SIX years ago, Brerben teased the third Seabase map in his undersea map series. A map that promised domes, reefs, and kelp. Along with a working, waterproof airtight submarine. People were skeptical of this, until he finally showed it off. ...

1 Week Ago
by GiGaBiTe Go to last post
6 867
Map

[INFO] Clocktown Version 2 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 12 13 14 15 Last )

As many of you know, Fluxmage released trade_clocktown_b1 just last year: http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1133972 . My friends and I have been working on trade_clocktown_b2 for a few months now it's finished. WARNING: CLICK DIRECT DOWNLOAD...

Sreap Thread has images Mapping King x 33
1 Week Ago
by hannes96 Go to last post
589 85,132
Question

VRAD and lightmaps

Hi all, I'm writing a lightmap optimization guide and I want to be sure I understand how VRAD works with lightmaps to light the luxels in the map. In-game, I'm using mat_filterlightmaps 0, mat_fullbright 2, and mat_luxels 1 to identify the luxel faces...

1 Week Ago
by Sevin Go to last post
7 335
Map

Hammer Crash Issue. Any help is appreciated.

Hey. I am currently making a map for Garrys mod using the Counter Strike Source hammer. But the editor is beginning to crash more and more, to the point of which I am unable to do any major work. The crash just closes the program, it doesn't really...

1 Week Ago
by SebaON Go to last post
3 205
Help

Best hammer editor

I currently use Source Multi-Tool that can be found here - https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1327883 I was wounding if there is a better editor out there that i don't know of yet.

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 321
Post Your

Custom Maps

Right now im exploring my options in what i want to do in GMOD, i can program, map and model, etc so im gonna try do some more mapping for people, il do all this for free, just for my own experiments, just tell me some ideas below 5th February 2017 ...

1 Week Ago
by GoldenCumfart Go to last post
9 727
Help

This bug is ruining my map

What the fuck is going on with my map, this keeps happening. How do I fix it?

1 Week Ago
by GiGaBiTe Go to last post
20 690
Help

[Map] Hammer LEAK Empty

Hello, In my map, i have a big LEAK ! but the leak is in the empty, I can't find him Help me please ! Thank you !

1 Week Ago
by GiGaBiTe Go to last post
7 389
Help

How do I start?

I am wanting to map, it looks cool making your own world. Can anyone forward me to a good way to learn or teach me some things? ( making maps for garry's mod mostly) I have no idea how to open hammer, I don't own CSS or HL2 so I don't know if that will be...

1 Week Ago
by Sir. Pumpin' Go to last post
4 387
Map

Map Compile 11 Hours

Hello, For 11 hours, my compile is active, it fast there was no error but of the it hdr full the is not finish after 11 hours a compile It is normal? Sorry for my english ^^ Thanks

1 Week Ago
by GiGaBiTe Go to last post
15 649
Map

Rp Stardestroyer ( 2 3 Last )

New thread and new version! Name: rp_stardestroyer_b4 Version: Fourth Beta Description: A huge Imperial Class Star Destroyer with interior and exterior in space. Steam Workshop...

1 Week Ago
by LordTrilobite Go to last post
118 22,148
Map

Metrostroi (gm_metrostroi) ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Last )

GMOD 81-717 Subway Simulator 2014 Biggest train map in GMOD ever! Download (subscribe to both addons): http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=261801217 http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=306834272 Concept,...

BlackPhoenix Thread has images 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Mapping King x 93
1 Week Ago
by Callinstead Go to last post
354 58,005
Help

Model lighting issues

top and bottom pieces of the wall are black. ive tried spilitting it into different pieces and different map compile settings.

1 Week Ago
by brerben Go to last post
4 522
Work In Progress

Rp_Rapture ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 Last )

Hello everyone, after porting a lot of models from Bioshock (1,2 and Multiplayer) to Source,i started with mapping the map of the beautiful underwater city of Rapture. I made some time ago a little topic about this map but it's dead,so i've decided to...

1 Week Ago
by Stroheim Go to last post
255 40,386
Question

Saving data using Commands?

I'm making a Portal 2 workshop map, and I want it to be able to "remember" certain events after you've played it once or twice. However, there doesn't seem to be any obvious ways to do this. As far as I can tell, the console doesn't allow you to write to...

1 Week Ago
by da space core Go to last post
1 314
Help

Too many models?

I do not know if this is a common error with hammer but, when ever I put entities and turn them into Prop_static models and scatter them around the map hammer decides to leaves chunks of the map missing when compiling. When ever I reduce the amount it...

1 Week Ago
by thegruntkill Go to last post
8 688
Help

Area portal question on rp_rockford_v2b vmf

Hello, so basically, when I finished compiling rp_rockford_v2b on hammer editor, it looks like this : http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/84843445627620884/F2F835DCDBA6A6FC9906D5CC028415C0E6D871F4/ I can't see behind some wall because of a...

1 Week Ago
by Zokeys_ Go to last post
2 293
Help

Bug or option?

So, recently I've been mapping, and I deleted my work because it said "Fix Tjuncs". So I started again, and this time ran in to same error. I just launched hammer, placed one brush. And it still telling me to fix Tjuncs ** Executing... **...

1 Week Ago
by Borris_Squad Go to last post
7 468
Help

weird leak

i have leak that goes trought walls if i disable all props it goes trought difrend brush

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
3 281
Stupid

Map crashes at some places

I have started to port de_inferno from CS:GO To CS:S, but i have one problem. When i go to some places, whole game just crashes. When I disable nodraw from visgroups, the map works just fine. Can anyone help me with this?

2 Weeks Ago
by Kinkoo Go to last post
12 464
Help

no more room in hell hammer questions?

how to make door that i can barricade whit boards? guns wont spawn why? i have runners at first wave and it wont display waves how to fix?

2 Weeks Ago
by Spamppa2 Go to last post
1 301
Question
2 Weeks Ago
by xXGaaraXx Go to last post
0 259
Help

Model checkered in Hammer

Snagged a model and tried slapping it in hammer, but it's doing the purple black checker texture. Model in hammer: http://i.imgur.com/ZKLgxin.png Mapping with HL2 EP2. Pretty sure everything's in the right place, I think. File Location:...

2 Weeks Ago
by glitchvid Go to last post
11 528
Help

Problems with map

Hi guys, I can not solve some bugs with the compilation and the map itself. I want to edit a map from the workshop with all credits to the author, for our server. The problem is that I get a leak, even unedited map (original), as well with areaportals...

2 Weeks Ago
by heu3 Go to last post
10 379
Help

func_movelinear misbehaving in gmod

I basically copy/pasted one of my Portal 2 maps into gmod, since it used almost no entities specifically from Portal 2. While most things work well enough (nothing I can't fix, anyways), there's one big issue; a func_movelinear isn't moving properly. I've...

2 Weeks Ago
by Sonador Go to last post
2 340
Help

Hammer editito wont complie maps.

Alright so im some what new to hammer editor and all but im editing a map to be more performance friendly fro my server and also adding more theng into anyways at first i was having to many textures max 1024 but now i got that sorted and im getting this...

2 Weeks Ago
by Tanoshi Go to last post
3 341
Help

Map not compiling again.

Hey, I've been working on a custom map of rockford v2b. Recently, I just added those things so helicopters can land : http://imgur.com/a/FHnQw I've already tried to delete some buildings, but it keeps telling me : ** Executing... ** Command:...

2 Weeks Ago
by Zokeys_ Go to last post
4 294
Release

Opposing Force maps on gmod

So a while back I did a blue shift maps thread, where I released my blue shift ports, but then I learned model porting and kinda forgot about maps for a while. Now I decided to go to the goldsource map ports I have been piling up over the years, polish...

2 Weeks Ago
by Portugalotaku Go to last post
15 1,514
Help

Portal2: Cannot see env_explosion but can hear it

Hello. So I'm having a problem here. I created a series of breakable brushes (crates), gave them some parameters that I felt would be good for maybe an explosion, but as has been stated in many places, an explosion will not spawn. It is more for how the...

2 Weeks Ago
by Edward256 Go to last post
3 323
Help

Map not compiling

Hello,My map is not compiling and I've been looking for days to fix this issue. Im compiling a custom rockford map just so you know. Can anyone help me? Here are the logs : ** Executing... ** Command:...

2 Weeks Ago
by Zokeys_ Go to last post
10 359
Release

rp_industrial17_snow [V2]

Been meaning to post a Facepunch thread for a bit now.

2 Weeks Ago
by _Commander_ Go to last post
1 466
Help

L4D2 Mapping - Loading Map Error

Hi I'm going to make this brief but detailed to not confuse anyone. I have been mapping for L4D2 for awhile now and it's very different from HL2 as L4D2 requires a huge chunk of optimisation. Anyway, compiling the map, which takes under a minute...

2 Weeks Ago
by AnOldLady Go to last post
4 271
Help

ambient_generic not looping

So I wanted to make a button that loops the citadel alarm sound until pressed again, but it won't loop. Is not looped is unchecked and I set it to toggle the sound when pressed but it's not looping, it just plays once and doesn't play again. How can I...

2 Weeks Ago
by greenspleen17 Go to last post
6 439
Help

hammer error map. It does not end the map.

I have a map that is only done with props models and the bare minimum, but when I try to compile it, do not come to the end and not the end. This is the log: materialPath: C:\Program Files...

2 Weeks Ago
by dib91 Go to last post
7 511
Help

Faces are dissapearing!

The faces on my map disappear when from a distance, how can i fix this?

2 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
3 384
Help

Propper won't compile model

Hey everyone, I'm having a problem with Propper that I can solve myself. Each time I compile a propper_model, the materials are created but never the actual model. I'm following the instructions listed here. Here's a copy of the compile log. Thanks for...

2 Weeks Ago
by CryptAlchemy Go to last post
6 538
Map

de_skyscrapers (WIP)

Hi guys, it's me Mapnoob1994 again! So I have this map that I need your guys help on. I want to make a map based on a map from The Specialists called ts_lobby. De_skyscraper is going to be like a Counter Strike Source version of this map. I'm going to...

2 Weeks Ago
by gnampf Go to last post
6 620
Question

How to make breakable glass?

So Iv been fiddling around with vtf edit and GCFscape to find out how how to make a custom glass texture that works with Func_breakable_surf. When im in vtf edit iv seen a few options when i click the auto vmt. The options consist of Base texture 1, Bump...

2 Weeks Ago
by thegruntkill Go to last post
2 357
Work In Progress

[WIP][HL2RP] City 15

INTRODUCTION I started this project around 2012 or maybe late 2011, I can't remember too well. It was first City 14, has nothing to do with City 15 anymore other than maybe some ideas. I started mapping mostly because I really wanted to, but taking on a...

2 Weeks Ago
by Looter Go to last post
7 1,421
Work In Progress

EvoCity 3 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 12 13 14 15 Last )

The map that never dies is back. I have finally entered full production on EvoCity 3. This map has been in the works for some time. Now I finally have the plan together to really get started with construction. This new map will be more detailed and...

Sgt.Sgt Thread has images Mapping King x 184
2 Weeks Ago
by Glunar Go to last post
595 98,120
Release

rp_REbangclaw (v1, v2d_lite, v2d)

Hi! I would like you to show off your work and that you appreciated / help my first work on hammer: rp_REbangclaw_v1 Very small edit, new mini-area, edit police and mayor structure, in fact, this is the usual bangclaw Workshop:...

2 Weeks Ago
by Jlx7 Go to last post
36 4,856
C#

Source Multi-Tool ( 2 3 Last )

Source Multi-Tool is meant as a replacement to Valves Source SDK Launcher. Current features: * Launch hammer for any game or mod * customConfig, a way for you to setup hammer for mods and Garrys mod and even lets you choose what content to mount! *...

2 Weeks Ago
by ViralHatred Go to last post
107 38,739
Help

Map_edit in Garrys mod Not working

Is there any way to get get map_edit working in Garrysmod? As soon as i update anything it crashes. is there a Workaround or is it straight up broken?

2 Weeks Ago
by ViralHatred Go to last post
1 268
Beta

Half-Life 2 Leak Textures

My friend Skotty got this all working, but I decided to upload here so that all you guys can get to it more easily. Has a ton of textures and the skyboxes as well. You stick the "hl2_leak" folder straight into your materials folder Download...

3 Weeks Ago
by KnightVista Go to last post
35 8,139
Help

Can't open new CSGO map in SFM

Hi, I've downloaded a CS:GO map called 'de_roma' from a site (gamebanana) and I've done the GCFScape extraction like in this video, then I put the .bsp file of the map in the 'maps' folder in the new created 'csgo' folder, and edited the text file adding...

3 Weeks Ago
by hati Go to last post
5 735
Help

area portal broblem

i have broblem whit my areportal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-w2JkffJhA&feature=youtu.be

3 Weeks Ago
by Roleplayguy Go to last post
6 372
Help

Skybox not appear problem

Hi everybody again, i've a problem in the skybox that when you see at the center of the skybox or sometimes at somewhere of the sky, it's like there isn't skybox If u need some data, tell me

3 Weeks Ago
by Fenix 22 Go to last post
5 396
Help

How do I fix this door?

This door is extremely annoying, its hinge is at its side but it opens like the hinge is in the middle.

3 Weeks Ago
by greenspleen17 Go to last post
2 321
Everything/Nothing

Facepunch Mapping Discord

Hey, so I was talking to some of the guys in the Valve Cut Content discord and I asked if we had a Discord server for mappers here on the forums. As far as any of us know, we don't. If I'm wrong then I apologize, but I figured we could probably use...

3 Weeks Ago
by Marcolade Go to last post
0 291
Help

SFM - Can't upload to steam workshop

I was on my way to uploading my first map to the SFM Workshop of all things and I get this error message "unable to connect to Steam." I searched the internet and came to no avail. and when I use a alt account it works but for some reason using my main...

3 Weeks Ago
by Animation808 Go to last post
0 234
Help

Keyvalue error

I can't run my map AGAIN... The error finder says "Entity (func_breakable_surf) has an unused key value "error" about a thousand times. I have had those entities in my map since I started it though so I don't get why it would make an error now, and the...

3 Weeks Ago
by Moltard Go to last post
3 361
Help

Weird cut on my brush

one of my map part has this weird cut on the brushes. heres some pitcures this weird thing is messing with my map's lighting on that area. any help would be greatly appreciated.

3 Weeks Ago
by Blade Rx69 Go to last post
13 724
Help

Rockford problem

Hi everybody c: I tried to modify rp_rockford for enjoy it better with friends, but when i open it in hammer, i see all the doors like an error and i don't see a texture called "blend_sidewalk_01" (Or something like that) Where can i download that...

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3 Weeks Ago
by Maclman Go to last post
2 489