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Tutorial

- Basic Guidelines [Updated 10/08/2017] DO NOT POST BASIC QUESTION THREADS USE MEGATHREAD -

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...

1 Week Ago
by icemaz Go to last post
2 15,224
Work In Progress

forest river devblog

forest_river is a old map I've been working on for a while now. Since I only work on it from time to time I figured I could make a thread to post progress as well as cover miscellaneous topics that arise while working on the map. Here is the last...

30 Minutes Ago
by KnightVista Go to last post
3 39
Map

The Spire

I currently have a Fallout: New Vegas roleplay map (rp_spire) that was created around 4-5 years ago. Sadly, the map is far to large to be uploaded to the workshop; but the map is amazing. I'm seeking tips, suggestions, or overall answers regarding the...

35 Minutes Ago
by glitchvid Go to last post
9 294
Help

How to add custom weapons skins in half-life mod?

Does anyone know and could show me how to add custom weapons or skins into a source mod for half life,thanks. (User was banned for this post ("Wrong Section - This has nothing to do with mapping" - Mezzokoko))

3 Hours Ago
by Username71 Go to last post
4 51
Help

Mapping Question Megathread v5 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 122 123 124 125 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...

4 Hours Ago
by Grenade Man Go to last post
4,970 233,134
Help

Texture artifacting?

So im trying to turn an image into a vtf and when I open it up in VTF edit and I preview it I get this https://gyazo.com/4e11f56d03bad092e1134755a2db9185 When it is meant to be like this https://gyazo.com/e341a9284395e7c78d787a9fe6df3081

AGoose 1 people are reading this thread x 1
4 Hours Ago
by Grenade Man Go to last post
3 52
Help

env_fog_controller : Far Z Clip Plane render as Chunks

Hello, i have a strange problem : It seems that my map is render in "chunks" So, there is an IMPORTANT clipping that cause some massive fps drops and unstable Some informations about my map : - It's a private map, so i can't post the vmf sorry...

Falaxir 1 people are reading this thread x 1
8 Hours Ago
by HGrunt Go to last post
6 291
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...

19 Hours Ago
by BucikPRO Go to last post
31 3,985
Map

The Official Facepunch Mapping WiP Thread v17: Carve Edition ( 2 3 4 5 .. 52 53 54 55 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....

1 Day Ago
by Wwadlol Go to last post
2,163 229,743
Map

rp_City01 , Half Life 2 RP based map in progress

I'd like to take a moment and reveal to the Facepunch community my first project in Hammer Tool: City 01, a coastal metropolis built in the veritable Art - Deco art. I've started learning Hammer roughly one and a half month ago, but I always wanted to...

Roby Thread has images 2 people are reading this thread x 2
1 Day Ago
by Roby Go to last post
5 491
Release

North Yankton

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/861731047956937374/CED92C09992C2F57A754B6EBD7F30E85C3EDC080/https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/861731047956942718/588A95200D66A934050B7C992B0D407E1453440A/https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/8617310...

2 Days Ago
by gnampf Go to last post
1 319
Help

ED_Alloc: no free edicts

Today when I was working on a map im creating I compiled after finishing a room with a gunrange in it and it compiled fine with no errors but as it got onto the initial loading page the game crashed with the error thats in the title. So I googled it...

3 Days Ago
by AGoose Go to last post
8 274
Map

Rp_Freedom City/ Garry's Mod / WTC / NY /

Since my previous thread was taken down for reasons I know not of, I've decided to make another thread just for this map, and its' progress. The pictures you are about to view are based off of Freedom City. Freedom City is a map based off of New York,...

3 Days Ago
by CityArchitect Go to last post
3 343
Work In Progress

A stargate themed map

Hi all, I would like to present to you a stargate map I started working on. For this map I take inspiration to the stargate lore, but I am not recreating places from the shows. For now it features 2 planets: -A Tori base called Base 43 -A...

5 Days Ago
by The_jumper Go to last post
0 157
Source Mod

Need help with textures

I packed a VPK of all of my textures for a mod I am making, but when I put it into the materials folder and open Source SDK Hammer for my mod, it only sees the regular ol' base HL2 textures. Before you ask, I did pack the folder with VTF's and VMT's.

6 Days Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
3 294
Help

Engine Error : map with no textures

Hello, i've an error with my map's compilation. In fact, if we see the log, there apparently no serious error but when the game start i have this error : Map with no texture. :/ Here is my log : ** Executing... ** Command: "C:\Program Files...

6 Days Ago
by KnightVista Go to last post
5 188
Work In Progress

GM_Apartments_v2 - The started but never finished project.

Hello, I don't really do mapping anymore but a while ago (in 2015) I started working on GM_Apartments_V2 (Successor to GM_Apartments). For those who don't know: GM_Apartments was: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1071089 A community...

6 Days Ago
by gnampf Go to last post
1 364
Help

Custom entities

So is it possible for me to make a custom entity in hammer. I want to make something like a custom vehicle, can I make it with an add-on (User was banned for this post ("Didn't read the rules sticky" - OvB))

1 Week Ago
by Firegod522 Go to last post
8 183
Work In Progress

FarCry 2 inspired map, early terrain prototyping.

I have been playing FarCry2 lately, and all of a sudden I got this idea to make a map that was themed off of Africa. I got this idea because FarCry2 breaks up it's map into small segments, that are about the max seize of a big hammer map each. So I...

1 Week Ago
by GoldenCumfart Go to last post
34 1,343
Release

RP_Mecklenburg ( 2 3 Last )

finally bringing the final product here, the map took roughly an year to grow into what it currently is features: HDR 3d skybox tall skybox for flying club with 25 songs to play much more have some panoramic eyecandy:

cameleot Thread has images Mapping King x 82
1 Week Ago
by Rika-chan Go to last post
100 31,249
Tutorial

Smooth curved and sloped roads using displacements ( 2 Last )

Here's a quick guide on how to create smoothly curving roads using displacements. In my experience, this method is much faster and easier than working with traditional brush-based roads. Additionally, it reduces the number of texture seams and it's a bit...

03C0 Thread has images Mapping King x 113
1 Week Ago
by Statua Go to last post
61 13,292
Map

City 6 Labs

Sequel to my other map. Tried different stuff with the lighting this time. Any and all criticism is appreciated. :D

1 Week Ago
by jackrabbit Go to last post
5 465
Map

Looking for some feedback

Hello all, After two years of very on-and-off mapping work (basically completely off lately), I stumbled upon my rp_downtown_v4c_v2 variant, rp_downtown_v4c_v4. Now before y'all crucify me for making a downtown variant (yes, I know it's controversial),...

1 Week Ago
by smashballs Go to last post
1 143
Help

Newb asks about map

so i want to remix rp_avalon_space cause i want to fix it but i cant find the bsp or vmf files anywhere could someone help (User was banned for this post ("Undescriptive Thread Title" - Mezzokoko))

1 Week Ago
by KnightVista Go to last post
2 189
Games

The Facepunch "Other Engines" Pimpage thread ( 2 3 4 5 .. 11 12 13 14 Last )

Hey all, basically i have been using yap n blabber to post my unity work, but as it is now dead, and the other non engine thread was specific to UDK, i decided to make this one. Feel free to post your unity, udk, or other engines, be they custom or...

1 Week Ago
by hops Go to last post
535 61,582
Map

[INFO] Clocktown Version 2 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 13 14 15 16 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 2 people are reading this thread x 2 Mapping King x 36
1 Weeks Ago
by Sreap Go to last post
601 93,294
Science

LOD model performance research

A few months ago LordTrilobite asked me if I could port some models he made. In the progress we also stumbled across the LOD- feature. After a few tests I came to the conclusion that they dont really help performance and are not worth the time and effort....

2 Weeks Ago
by Grenade Man Go to last post
2 152
Work In Progress

RP_Andromeda | A new map.

Hi, I'm not actually Troy McClure, however, you may have remembered me from creating maps such as RP_NewYork and various other New York Styled maps. However, they were never released, simply because they were impossible to finish as they exceeded sources...

2 Weeks Ago
by Borris_Squad Go to last post
39 2,711
Source Mod

Help with gmpu HAMMER MAP

So i made a map on hammer and its in the proper bsp format. All I want to do is add it to the workshop so my boys and I can play on the map. I don't know anything I'm doing but from all the youtube videos, I know to download gmpu and fix it there. I was...

2 Weeks Ago
by KingPommes Go to last post
1 179
Map

3d Skybox Help

Heyo. I'm doing my map. And, I have started the 3d Skybox (Some textures are not sized correctly. Ignore them). The main focus is lighting the bloody thing. My skybox is pitch black. I have lit it up with some in game lights to show you how I'd like it to...

2 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
10 231
Beta

Half-Life 2 Leak Textures ( 2 Last )

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...

2 Weeks Ago
by BigGuy2121 Go to last post
40 11,449
Question

[Half-Life 2] Incorporating stealth elements

Hi fellow mappers, so, lately, I've been watching lots of Metal Gear Solid let's plays again, and since my main projekt is stuck anyway due to an issue with Hammer, I thought I'd pick up an idea I had quite some time ago, which was creating a...

2 Weeks Ago
by Rookzilla Go to last post
1 421
Help

entity snapping

I can't seem to get entities lined up correctly. For example, I can't get doors lined with adjacent brushes correctly. I've tried removing the grid snaps, etc. How would I go about getting entities lined up correctly whilst still keeping a...

2 Weeks Ago
by Wavie Go to last post
6 239
Map

RP_City2017_Daiii_V1 l New Roleplay Map

Hello Guys and Girls, Over 1 Year i was working on this Map and soon it will be done. What does it have? - 53 Apartments (4 hidden) - 8 Shops - Train Station - Canal

2 Weeks Ago
by soullink Go to last post
10 1,004
Help

Model Browser unuseable when mapping with Hammer Editor for a mod

Hello everyone, I've picked up my Portal mod again, after quite a break, and quickly found myself confronted with the problems that caused me to quit last time. Some I managed to solve, but what's keeping me from working right now is that I can't use...

2 Weeks Ago
by HashtagMC Go to last post
13 308
Question

map not dark?

the map isnt dark, how do i fix this. 30th July 2017 30th July 2017 OMG.... never mind i found why.

2 Weeks Ago
by WaIdoZ Go to last post
2 173
Help

Hammer: Failed to create empty document.

Hi guys, i got a huge inspiration to start experimenting with CS:GO mapping, but something has broken my hammer editor completely since i last used the program some time ago, and i have a weird bug that doesn't allow me to use the hammer editor AT ALL ...

2 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
3 193
CSGO

The Collection

Pretty much a warehouse full of the terrorists old target I would be honored if you gave it a try http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1093965337

3 Weeks Ago
by Taco Penguin Go to last post
0 173
CSGO

[CS:GO] coop_headquarters

I made an objective based wave defense Co-op Strike map featuring player reviving and a class system. Play with 3 or more players for the best experience! If you suicide while downed, you'll break your game. Workshop Link:...

3 Weeks Ago
by muffinman576 Go to last post
2 219
Map

Changing an entity all the same time?

So I'm trying to change the color of all my lights in my level accept it's really tedious to do them one by one so i'd like to edit them all at the same is it even possible to do this?

3 Weeks Ago
by highvoltage Go to last post
3 132
Help

UE4: General Questions,

Hey guys. So....I've been playing with UE4's SDK lately, and I've learned some neat stuff moving from Source. I don't know much at all about coding, though I am willing to learn. I'm having a bit of trouble, and googling results isn't helping me...

3 Weeks Ago
by Firegod522 Go to last post
1 146
Help

new to level design

hey guys, so first of all, can cubemaps be inside an entity? also, I'd really appreciate if someone could show me more about cubemaps.

3 Weeks Ago
by Wavie Go to last post
2 354
Help

NPC - make it look at something

Im trying to make a map where a npc have to look at something, because it well, stares blankly at the wall. I know about scripted sequences and other things, but cant seem to find any information about how to make it look somewhere. Oh an other...

3 Weeks Ago
by CP_unit2 Go to last post
6 295
Help

Lighting issue?

This is probably a very dumb issue but I can't seem to find a solution online for it. Probably not using the right keywords as I've attempted to fix it for the past hour. I'd really appreciate if I can get some help from you guys! ...

3 Weeks Ago
by 03C0 Go to last post
2 164
Help

Error When Trying To Compile Gmod Map.

I am making a gmod revolutionary war map and I cannot find the bsp file after compilation. heres the log. ** Executing... ** Command: "D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\bin\vbsp.exe" ** Parameters: -game "D:\Program Files...

3 Weeks Ago
by Gary D Go to last post
6 228
Help

prop_static vanishing

-snip- i'm retarded

3 Weeks Ago
by Wavie Go to last post
0 180
Games

Put existing map-model from other game to Garry's Mod

Hello! I've made an exporter of Scenery from one PS2 game into Obj file and now i want to export it into GM. As i searched, there is no way of importing Obj to hammer. The only advice i found - remodel map in the Hammer Editor. If i could remodel that...

3 Weeks Ago
by VaSTinY Go to last post
4 253
Help

Help please can not install HL2beta texture

Help please can not install HL2beta texture. I translated them into the folder with the materials th at I downloaded here https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1431845, then I used a .fgd file with a beta anon, I did not try different methods but not...

4 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 161
Help

[Portal 2 Mod] Team looking for various Talented people.

***** Note that we have no budget, thus all of this is voluntary works as we cannot afford to pay for any services. We are looking for talented individuals who wish to contribute to our Portal 2 Mod called "Abyss" We're looking to expand the team...

4 Weeks Ago
by pac0master Go to last post
0 272
Beta

Upstate Speedway

First of several map attempts/releases relating to vehicle creation and testing in Garry's Mod. It is kind of small but I figured it's better off released. This thread and OP will be used for any additional racetrack maps. Road Course...

Xanadu Thread has images Mapping King x 26
4 Weeks Ago
by moose98 Go to last post
19 6,119
Help

A Beginner's Texture Problems ( 2 Last )

I am a new mapper in the Garry's Mod community and need just a bit of help getting started with textures. I tried to de-compile some of the generic Star Wars textures in some maps and placed them into the Garry's Mod materials folder using the...

4 Weeks Ago
by MARIOGUY789 Go to last post
54 954
Request

[CS:GO] de_fiasco [WIP]

This map is set in Cuba. It's in alpha stage right now, therefore most areas are still not very detailed. I would appreciate any piece of advice, so feel free to playtest it yourself and provide some constructive criticism. - Workshop link:...

4 Weeks Ago
by Kabus Iblis Go to last post
1 259
Release

Play on Half-Life 2 ( 2 Last )

#1 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-E-IRnyM_5nY0c2UnFtblpuUGs #2 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-E-IRnyM_5nR0UzUVJQQ05xb1U

4 Weeks Ago
by ogreWarrior Go to last post
46 4,944
Question

Different Teleport Locations

Hey guys. I have a question: I have a trigger_teleport which teleports the players to a info_teleport_destination. But the problem is, if multiple players play the map they get teleported to the same place and then they stuck. Is there a way to...

4 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
3 227
Map

Can't Compile map what's wrong?

Here's the compile log. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Running command: cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\bin"...

4 Weeks Ago
by Taco Penguin Go to last post
2 167
Help

Skybox goes over all brushes in game

So I wanted to use a skybox other than the default one and then this happened It turns back to normal when I face certain directions, but when I turn back it goes back to skybox cover map.

4 Weeks Ago
by General Grant Go to last post
9 670
Science

A lathe tool

After reading Anyone good with ceilings? and discussing precision problems in Hammer and the compile tools with GiGaBiTe, I wanted to try something... When generating a brush with a program, I have complete control over the vertices that make up the...

4 Weeks Ago
by Shrinker42 Go to last post
26 2,862
Help

Brush 2524477: nummapbrushes == MAX_MAP_BRUSHES

Hey, i edited a map, an added a little section, and suddenly the compiler says i got to 2.5MIL brushes?! what do i do? The VMF File

4 Weeks Ago
by KnightVista Go to last post
3 285
Request

Mapper needed for the Gmod Store Competition. (Gamemode: Attack of the Mimics)

Hi, I'm competing in the Gmod Store Competition, and I have very little time left at this point, so I need a mapper to assist me in making the map for the gamemode. I will give the mapper (assuming they do a good job on the map) 2/3rds of any...

4 Weeks Ago
by raubana Go to last post
0 289
Help

Idiot-proof ladders?

I'm making a simple TTT map for my friends and I to play on but they just seem too stupid to properly use ladders. I have tried both func_ladder and also func_usableladder with func_ladder working the best, although my players still complain about not...

4 Weeks Ago
by Lucky9Two Go to last post
9 723
Help

Vrad,vvis vbsp

Hi, is there a modified vrad and vvis vbsp for css source -steam?

4 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 187
Help

Skybox is flickering

Hello guys, I have a big problem. When I compiled my map and play it my skybox starts flickering randomly when I'm outside. The whole skybox get white for less than a second. And that repeats in random intervals. Please help me. You can't...

4 Weeks Ago
by Alphaverse Go to last post
2 216
Map

Blue Shift maps part 1.

Well to celebrate the release of Sven Coop on steam I decided I might as well release my crap too. In the past few years I have been working in porting Half-Life expansion maps. Anyone here who has decompiled a Gldsrc map knows how much of a pain in the...

4 Weeks Ago
by Portugalotaku Go to last post
24 2,448
Map

New Mill

A quick map a made and wanted to share. It's set somewhere in Germany.

4 Weeks Ago
by Taco Penguin Go to last post
0 261
Help

Progressive lag from map only on the server and not in singleplayer

After making a map for a while whenever I put my new map onto a server, the server progressively lags players until they time out Note: There are 0 errors when compiling the map The map is made of 4 sections surrounding a 5th and are sealed off by...

4 Weeks Ago
by glitchvid Go to last post
3 237
Map

Porta pottie door

so I'm trying to add a porta pottie to my map but it's not working the door just floats around the instead of acting like a door that has hinges.

4 Weeks Ago
by Firegod522 Go to last post
3 276
Tutorial

Easy, infinitely scalable multilevel elevator that has NO alignment issues

Using the func_tracktrain gives us some missalignment when using a long track so when you arrive at a level there will be a step from the elevators floor to the levels floor. I found the following method in order to fix this problem. It also has the...

4 Weeks Ago
by Alphaverse Go to last post
2 364
Help

Map wont compile

Hello, Ive edited a map, Ive finished it, and want now to compile it. After compiling Ive copied the map in my gmod maps folder, launched gmod, and started the map. But ingame, there was no changes made. Ive got all textures, and compiling takes 26min. I...

15th July 2017
by Arkander Go to last post
7 175
Help

npc_helicopter crashes game when in player's field of vision

I made a map with an npc_helicopter. I was in an airboat, once the helicopter was in the field of vision of the player, the game crashes.

15th July 2017
by NostalgicBird Go to last post
2 194
Love

[CSGO] fy_marathon_route66 (Marathon Infinity remake)

Intended for 5v5 Fight Yard action, this small, simple map is a little love letter to Bungie's pre-Halo classic Marathon, and a remake of Marathon Infinity's net map Route 66. Terrorists spawn with the AK-47, counter-terrorists spawn with the M4A1....

15th July 2017
by Agameofscones Go to last post
1 240
Help

Hammer editor problem

Hi all! I'm experienced hammer editor user, but today I bumped into a problem. For some reason in the 3d view all the textures that are blend have the texture flipped. E.g. if i use a nature/blendgrassgravel001b instead of being grass by default its...

14th July 2017
by atomic-emnu Go to last post
5 212
Map

Creating prop_vehicle_apc completely overwrites map

I was working on a map and I had placed a prop_vehicle_apc and an npc_apcdriver. It was on a slanted brush, not completely on ground and above water. I compiled the map and my computer froze after a few seconds. I tried again twice and it happened both...

14th July 2017
by HGrunt Go to last post
1 237
Art

Mr. Chop's Big ol' skybox pack (403mb)

Because Mr. Chop/Colter was too lazy to re-upload the entire pack, I decided the zip it up and toss on my dropbox. Sample skyboxes.

Stiffy360 Thread has images 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Useful x 20
13th July 2017
by Tetova10 Go to last post
32 4,753
Help

Suddenly unable to compile map

Been working on a map for a while now but i suddenly get stuck in Compiling the map Log file (Note * is hidden text) materialPath: F:\Programfiles\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\garrysmod\materials Loading C:\Users\***\Documents\Hammer\***.vmf...

13th July 2017
by spreadkiller Go to last post
7 240
Help

Failing to compile a map

Hey everyone I'm trying to compile a map but it just won't let me do it. It says "The specified file was not found" I've never experienced anything like that, so I have literally no idea how to fix it. I've tried to find a solution on google but...

13th July 2017
by taz0 Go to last post
1 144
Help

Propper Model Missing

Hi! So I tried to make a model using propper, the textures are present but the old issue is back - models are missing. ** Executing... ** Command: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\GarrysMod\bin\propper.exe ** Parameters: -game...

13th July 2017
by taz0 Go to last post
1 131
Work In Progress

MSV_Washington

Hey everyone, you guys might remember me from the mapping thread and an old project of mine, rp_district14. I'm here to show of my project which I started on in the fall of 2016. I've picked the project back up just yesterday and well, I'll let the...

13th July 2017
by Reformed Go to last post
1 247
Stupid

help me remember rp_ map name

I cant remember the name of this map things I know its older than one year but not super old from a topdown perspective is vaguely rectangular with one rectangle loop of road (with some height deviation) main thing i remember, it had a fountain in...

13th July 2017
by Rocketsurgery Go to last post
3 305
Help

Missing Textures on Hammer

When I start Hammer and go to a map file I decompiled I have missing textures for hl2 (i can see hl2 textures fine) tf2 and css (im sure if i go to a map that had any other ones i would get missing textures too) when I have those games fully installed. I...

12th July 2017
by taz0 Go to last post
7 201
Work In Progress

EvoCity 3 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 13 14 15 16 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 186
12th July 2017
by THGG Go to last post
629 116,406
Help

Steamy | Help <3

So, I have the manhole cover nailed, but was wondering if I could make steam like that? My map is centred around New York, and I think it would look great. Any video tutorials would be appreciated!

12th July 2017
by Borris_Squad Go to last post
3 212