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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 10,539
Help

How do I generate a NAV file?

Im running a custom map at the moment and when running nav_generate command on the server it makes the nav, and reloads the server. But the nav file doesnt appear in le files and it cannot find a nav file for the map. Why is this?

5 Minutes Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
2 67
Help

Good Industrial Sound Effects?

As title says, looking for some good industrial sounds. Machinery, alarms, klaxons. Everything.

59 Minutes Ago
by TechnoSandwic Go to last post
0 14
Help

Where would the best place to learn Hammer be?

I've recently started getting into mapping with hammer, and at the moment I've been using the valve wiki to find out how to map, are there any other tutorials that will be better? Can you guys tell me how you learnt hammer? Thank you!

1 Hour Ago
by lyosea Go to last post
5 286
Shitpost

Any semi new RP maps?

Specifically rp_downtown_v4_exl or any modified version of it. I like the layout and the suburbs but can't find any newer versions

1 Hour Ago
by lyosea Go to last post
10 748
Map

The Official Facepunch Mapping WiP Thread v17: Carve Edition ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 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....

3 Hours Ago
by AeonCastle Go to last post
312 25,046
Map

Fence effect becomes error on compile

So I made a fence by the beach/lake I made, but when I compiled the map it became an error, the model is models/props/de_tides/tides_fences_b.mdl and the entity is called prop_detail. I am using the CSS hammer aswell.

3 Hours Ago
by AeonCastle Go to last post
1 37
Help

Mapping Question Megathread v5 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 84 85 86 87 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 Vincentor Go to last post
3,460 133,117
Work In Progress

why arent there more f-zero tracks?

during the development of my new map, i implemented a racetrack. but not your normal crappy scar user approved racetrack, i had a go at an f-zero style track. and ya know what? it is freaking so much fun im surprised how well it works out. the...

5 Hours Ago
by TheOwnageFish Go to last post
1 73
Help

curved arch?

i would like to make a half pipe moving along the side the outside of this curve how would i do this? thanks

6 Hours Ago
by ROBOT EVAN Go to last post
2 71
Post Your

need lodging design ideas for futuristic metropolis themed map

the map im working on is a futuristic city. so all metal and concrete, gloomy colours only broken my the metal wasp stripe hazard texture here and there. i have made a few houses but deleted them because i didnt find them fitting. does anybody have any...

9 Hours Ago
by Marcolade Go to last post
10 506
Request

Looking for a Volunteer Mapper For a Half Life 2 Deathmatch Project

First of all, apologize for broken English and i know this could be (maybe) one millionth request you've seen in this forum. But i wanna try my luck. Also, i'm not really sure if it's a "HELP" post or a "request" one, so sorry if i put wrong post icon to...

17 Hours Ago
by Baycosinus Go to last post
2 151
Question

What makes a good level editor?

I've recently started working on a small level editor for my game engine, and I'd like to collect some ideas before I proceed any further. Here's the current state: It's an ingame-editor written in Lua (Allows for easy modification), but just an...

17 Hours Ago
by Silverlan Go to last post
14 777
Map

Model won't appear in-game and in hammer

Compile message: Setting CBaseEntity to non-brush model models/props_c17/door02_double.mdl Though I'm pretty sure I added the model's textures before in its right folder but still didn't work nor appear.

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20 Hours Ago
by Humam Go to last post
4 192
Question

GMod Tower - Lobby 2 mirror?

Ever since GMOD tower closed down, all the downloads related to it died aswell. Does anyone have a mirror to this really pretty map?

1 Day Ago
by AeonCastle Go to last post
6 378
Request

Average Cost for High Quality Mapper.

To Clarify. I am not as of right now, searching for a mapper to perform some sort of godly work, and I myself do not use SDK Hammer, and the other tools that a mapper may use. I lack the creativity, and general skill that a mapper would use, and haven't...

1 Day Ago
by Clientside Go to last post
6 276
Photos

gm_cityrail W.I.P. ( 2 3 4 5 .. 23 24 25 26 Last )

Cityrail is a modern train-build map started by oskutin who then lost interest so I continued it. But at the moment it's more of a two-person project so both of us contribute. It takes place in south Finland, containing hopefully several kilometres of...

1 Day Ago
by Kickin Balls Go to last post
1,033 72,042
Help

GMOD: I need a mapmaker for my garry's mod server.

I need a person who can make maps and or edit maps. I can pay you a price you cant turn down. Contact me on steam or here for more details. http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198176948746/ (SWRP Maps)

1 Day Ago
by Adguy Go to last post
4 239
Map

RP Rockford VMF Release ( 2 3 Last )

v2a now available. After being released for awhile now and being used on over 180 servers (currently 185 as per this post and recorded on gametracker) I have decided to release the VMF of the map so people could learn from it and attempt to make edits...

Statua Thread has images 1 people are reading this thread x 1
1 Day Ago
by kpjVideo Go to last post
89 16,001
Request

REQUEST : NeoTokyo HDR Map (Disengage)

I'm in the middle of making something in Source Filmmaker. I want to use the map nt_disengage_ctg from NeoTokyo for it. Sadly, like all NeoTokyo maps, it does not have HDR lighting enabled (High Dynamic Range). I tried decompiling it myself and...

1 Day Ago
by benoski Go to last post
0 138
TV

Facepunch Mapper's/Modder's Google Hangout v1 ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Last )

Gonna update this thread on every time there's a hangout in progress. Of course it's not strictly just for mapping so modellers and other modders are welcome alike. Current one:...

1 Day Ago
by Lamarr Go to last post
347 16,572
Question

LEFT 4 DEAD: Can you create breakable walls that L4D zombies can break if it's positioned face down?

I was wondering if Left 4 Dead zombies have the capability of breaking through walls if it's positioned face down? A lot of the walls on my map have slopes or uneven surfaces so I'm trying to create alternative entrances that zombies can break through.

1 Day Ago
by GoldenCumfart Go to last post
5 443
Map

SE1_DECALS

I've been trying to know what game this folder is from. Would appreciate if anyone could tell me where this folder is at.

2 Days Ago
by Humam Go to last post
2 179
Work In Progress

[WIP] rp_rapture_kashmir

Hi, I'm sorry for my bad english but i'm french.. I'll show you a map under development, as you will surely understand all rapture takes place. It will be a deathmatch map, after this short presentation will follow the images, so you have an...

2 Days Ago
by Portugalotaku Go to last post
10 1,369
Question

Creating a Glowing orb of light

I'm trying to create a glowing orb of light inside a dark room and I thought I'd ask if env_sun works as glowing orb especially if it's inside a building?

2 Days Ago
by Richard Simmons Go to last post
1 162
Map

Need help finding a map

The map from this MrSark Prop Hunt video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7igp_QwyJow I've spent weeks looking all over garrysmod.org, searching Google, looked on the Gmod workshop on Steam, and asked countless friends and fellow players, in addition...

3 Days Ago
by kevinmd88 Go to last post
3 294
Lua

Get Hammer Entity properties with lua

I tried for quite a while and also checked the wiki aswell as searching the forums but i had no luck so far. In Hammer i created an entity called "garage_panel" and i gave it a property called "Target" with the value "garage_door_1". Iin lua i need...

3 Days Ago
by Brookelyn Go to last post
2 193
Help

MAX_CHANNELS issue

Hi, I've found a problem with a map (rp_sectorc_beta) that wasn't here before. Indeed the map have lot of problems with sounds, for example when you open the door it doesn't make any sounds, some loop sounds doesn't occur, some event sounds doesn't play....

3 Days Ago
by annilator3000 Go to last post
6 314
Map

Chunks of map dissapearing

So I decompiled the map called rp_downtown_v4c_v4_sewers from the workshop and added this beach to it: When I ran the map many textures were gone/glitched and huge chunks of the entire map was just gone out of nowhere, what is causing this? The...

3 Days Ago
by Beefdroid Go to last post
14 238
Beta

[CSGO] AR_Picnic (beta)

a arena rats map of a picnic. This map will be improved in the next iteration based on player feedback. I hope to playtest on a few servers so if it get's hosted, let me know!

4 Days Ago
by VaSTinY Go to last post
4 400
Help

Immense lag.

I've been working on large maps for many games such as Team Fortress 2. But most of the time when the base of my map is finished ( Simple geometry , a lot of dev textures ) Hammer starts to freeze and crash alot making it very hard to work. I have...

4 Days Ago
by 1 Duck Go to last post
5 254
Help

Experiencing unusual compile time

I'm somewhat new to mapping so bear with me. When I am compiling my map I usually have to wait 1-2mins for it to compile and then load the map I have gone through the compile log and I have no clue as to what is causing this ...

5 Days Ago
by AGoose Go to last post
8 289
Help

Particles help

I tried adding a custom particle I made to one of my maps - for the first time might I add - and it renders very strangely. It only appears every now and then as well as being a lot bigger than I had expected even after scaling it down in the particle...

5 Days Ago
by Joshpai Go to last post
0 163
Map

Exite Portal Challenge remake

If you played Gmod 9.0.4 or Exite in 2006/2007, you'll surely know what this is. This map is a complete port of gm_portal_challenge, a map that was designed to emulate Portal well, before Portal. This map was filled with many unique chambers that are...

5 Days Ago
by efflucas Go to last post
3 685
Request

Map request - Beach/island

Hi, if anyone knows of maps similar to these pictures please could you share them? I know this might a a big thing to ask but if you know of any, please share! Thank you :D This is Barry Island in Wales, UK Here's another part of it! Thanks...

6 Days Ago
by ItsBlazertron Go to last post
2 298
Help

logic timer use

Hi Guys; i wish edit logic_timer without hammer or any editors. i tried bspsource but lighting bugs and many bugs visible in my map. pls give anythink Note : CS : GO

1 Week Ago
by knife672 Go to last post
8 283
Map

error map

I tried to make a map to source filmmaker but I am getting this error: ** Executing... ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer\bin\vbsp.exe" ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files...

1 Week Ago
by dib91 Go to last post
8 389
Work In Progress

EvoCity 3 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 11 12 13 14 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 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Mapping King x 178
1 Week Ago
by Joey1 Go to last post
537 82,990
Help

How To Edit BSP Files Without Hammer Editor?

How To Edit BSP Files Without Hammer Editor? 15th August 2016 someone reply it? 15th August 2016 pff :(

1 Week Ago
by Moltard Go to last post
4 296
Help

VBSP not building .bsp file

vbsp log is as such. ** Executing... ** Command: "c:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\sourcesdk\bin\ep1\bin\vbsp.exe" ** Parameters: -game "c:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\neotokyo\mapping" "c:\program files...

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
4 349
Question

How do I compile my map WITH custom sounds and materials?

Hello. I'm sorry I'm asking alot of questions, I'm new to Hammer and have learned lots but haven't gotten around to this.. So for example, when people do this for their maps, they have their custom sound folder and materials folder. I try doing the...

1 Week Ago
by GoldenCumfart Go to last post
5 446
Help

Making a cinema in an RP map.

Hey. So i was trying to build a cinema in a RP map. Everything goes great and the whole cinema is done. But when i try to flash my flash light on it, it wont reflect any light at all. Not even the projector for my cinema addon.

1 Week Ago
by ROBOT EVAN Go to last post
13 721
Map
1 Week Ago
by ROBOT EVAN Go to last post
3 308
Map

How do I cut this edge?

Im trying to cut this edge off on the sidewalk, how do I do this?

1 Week Ago
by OfficerLamarr Go to last post
6 344
Question

queries about optimization

first one, func_detail. what is the most efficient way to use this? so far i have been making entire buildings 1 big func_detail (except doors and other entities) thinking it is easier on rendering. or am i completely wrong about that? second, area...

1 Week Ago
by GoldenCumfart Go to last post
3 547
Games

Cold Village

Hello everyone! After a while the launch of my map on garrys mod workshop , I want to do an update and want ideas on what I should add to it to get even better :) My map: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=732692331

1 Week Ago
by Lemint Go to last post
6 624
Question

Possible for a map to crash if its not on a certain IP/server?

Is it possible for a map to crash if its not on a certain IP/server? Looking to protect custom maps.

1 Week Ago
by Moltard Go to last post
16 545
Tutorial

Smooth curved and sloped roads using displacements

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 109
1 Week Ago
by Knifey Go to last post
38 7,442
Help

Disappearing Brushes

I recently tried my hand at making a map. The following happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g91un1NhvA (Take note that walls that fail to be drawn in the 3d view also disappear from 2d views. Please forgive the atrocious video quality.) ...

1 Week Ago
by Csp499 Go to last post
2 343
Help

Odd lighting errors

I've been getting random light sources appear in my map, I notice that they are the same colour as the environment light so it's possible that for some reason brushes are not blocking light correctly? My map is very large and has almost filled the brush...

1 Week Ago
by Jonwfw Go to last post
2 283
Help

Map Compile Error

On map compile bsp throws a qhull precision error, the map does load in game but rad takes the map as stale and wont compile it. I am using O3C0s func_detail_blocker modified VBSP and the map compiles normally using the garrysmod bsp compiler(with detail...

1 Week Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 229
Map

de_supply

Hello! I've been working on my my de_supply for a year and a month now and I'd like to hear what you think! I know I'm no professional and I know that many of you will think it's really amateur-ish, but I enjoy playing on it. The map is a bomb/defuse map...

1 Week Ago
by snaipers96 Go to last post
2 537
Work In Progress

RP_NewYork ( 2 Last )

Hello people of the facepunch community, i'm back (again) bringing to you yet another New York map, accept this map is a bit different, when i first started mapping i was told to build things that are in real life, after months of recreating my house and...

2 Weeks Ago
by Borris_Squad Go to last post
62 5,823
Stupid

Making seats sitable?

How do i make it so you can sit in chairs and benches in source SDK?

2 Weeks Ago
by Stiffy360 Go to last post
5 1,284
Help

How to create this weird form in Hammer editor

I don't have any idea how to do this form in hammer

2 Weeks Ago
by Timrai Go to last post
6 544
Release

RP_EvoCity_v4b1 ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

Map Name: RP_Evocity_v4b1. Map type: Roleplay Large. Map Setting: Stereotypical valley setting, day and night enabled with skypaint skybox. Description...

Sgt.Sgt Thread has images Mapping King x 88
2 Weeks Ago
by Edned Go to last post
170 79,603
Help

I need help with lighting Issues.

So I have edited and rp_ map and after I get done with editing and compile, the map is just fullbright. I have tried full compiling, but nothing works. any fixes?

2 Weeks Ago
by TheBloodyNine Go to last post
3 325
Help

Need someone to do a map edit [will pay]

Heyo, I need someone to do a very very basic edit to cinema_theatron, that i cant do on my own due to time constraints. I am willing to pay a reasonable sum of money for the map edit, just add me on steam for further details.

2 Weeks Ago
by EdvardSchnitz Go to last post
3 442
Help

Hammer don't want to build mesh with the snapped grid

Please anyone help me ? Since maybe 1 hour, i've a problem with my hammer grid. When I build mesh, the limitation of the mesh don't want to snap to grid. Je suis franais. SCREEN :

2 Weeks Ago
by Timrai Go to last post
2 273
Question

Tips on mapping outside things?

Hello, I'm trying to recreate where my place (my district, to be more exact) and was wondering if anyone has a tip on mapping the areas where humans usually go to?

2 Weeks Ago
by VIOLATION_SNG Go to last post
4 480
Help

How to use Laatido on Hammer?

Hello! First of all I would like to apologize for my bad English, I use google translation! x) I come here because the French are not great forum ... In short, in fact, I would change rp_rockfort and saw that it was necessary to compile Laatido use. Only...

2 Weeks Ago
by Kemerd Go to last post
3 379
Map

Rp_City12 District14 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 30 31 32 33 Last )

Credit for the Banner goes to Useful Dave. Latest News 26/09/14 Still Kicking. This map is not dead. It won't die. I won't let it. I work now as a freelance graphic designer so a lot of my time is spent doing that. However, recently I have spent...

1 Duck Thread has images Mapping King x 134
2 Weeks Ago
by Kemerd Go to last post
1,291 138,232
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
27 2,709
Help

Why is my flashlight doing this?

Only happens when my flashlight is on in my map I'm making... can't seem to figure it out. For reference, here's the room without my flashlight turned on

2 Weeks Ago
by meowximum Go to last post
2 358
Help

env_entity_dissolver in cs:go?

I have no idea where to put this thread so I feel this section would work best, I want to use env_entity_dissolver in csgo, and it works, but the visual effects are missing, is there anyway I can import them from other games into csgo?

2 Weeks Ago
by 343N Go to last post
2 357
Map

WIP - RP_Neustadt ( 2 3 4 Last )

RP_Neustadt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Description RP_Neustadt is meant to be the successor of RP_Littletown. It's architecture is of european style around...

3 Weeks Ago
by €r!k Go to last post
152 17,700
Question

How would I go about getting the textures used in GMOD's Construct map?

I really like the grass, concrete and shit used in the map. Is there any way I could extract them and use them in my map? Thanks!

3 Weeks Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
7 394
Help

Lighting Problem

Hello, users of FacePunch! I'm having a problem with my light_environment lighting everything in my map. Please note, this is for CS:GO. :) And here is the .log file: http://pastebin.com/Zh1ttenW Thanks, FlyingSixtySix

3 Weeks Ago
by FlyingSixtySi Go to last post
6 325
Map

Upward (Payload) Port to CS:GO

Steam Workshop Link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=733917380 This map is PORTED from TF2 to CS:GO Just like the map in TF2, you can push the cart, trigger checkpoints and more! Input. If there are any problems or bugs...

3 Weeks Ago
by Kisco Go to last post
0 379
Map

Garry's Mall (gm_gmall) ( 2 3 Last )

---------------------------- What is this? ---------------------------- Garry's Mall is a collaborative shopping mall map created for Garry's Mod, where each store inside the mall has been contributed by a different person. Making a total of 12 unique...

3 Weeks Ago
by sirdownloadsalot Go to last post
95 15,578
Map

Need mapper for Garrys Mod

We need map in universe killzone. So we need 2 bases in sci-fi styles, half-ruined city and others. Concept maps , we will explain when dealing http://steamcommunity.com/id/Arxangelrus/ - this for communication Money 50-150 $

3 Weeks Ago
by Mr Anonymous Go to last post
1 461
Love

Mapping Reference Image Dump ( 2 Last )

Proposed title was original "Super Mapping Mega Image Dump Deluxe" Anyway, the title is self-explanatory. Post images you think would benefit as reference pictures for others. I'll start with some shots from around my college campus. I think there's a...

3 Weeks Ago
by EddieLTU Go to last post
46 2,323
Release

RP_Vault127_B

Backstory: Vault 127 is an unmarked civilian vault that is running an experiment that has not yet been publicized. Based in the area of Edgewater, Maryland. Backstory: This map is unfinished at it's current state, still in Beta. Send me your questions...

3 Weeks Ago
by Portugalotaku Go to last post
3 690
Hobbies

Adding a playable piano to my map.

I am making a Gmod map for my cinema server. How would i place a playable piano or an arcade machine in it and be able to interact with it? When i load the map up i cant interact with the arcade machine, it only loads the model. Piano:...

3 Weeks Ago
by TheOwnageFish Go to last post
3 444
Map

Import a model 3d a 3dsmax into hammer

Hello :) how to import a model 3d 3dsmaax into hammer ? thanks :)

3 Weeks Ago
by Stiffy360 Go to last post
2 410
Question

When I compile, my entire map is fullbright, how can I fix this?

I've tried turning off mat_fullbright once in game, that didn't work. I've tried looking for any leaks, there were none. I've optimized my level as much as I could. I don't know what's wrong. ** Executing... ** Command:...

3 Weeks Ago
by BlueSkilly Go to last post
8 459
Request

map maker needed for map edit

hi my name is wolf and i own the community element servers and we are looking for a reputable map maker to make a venator edit for our swrp server currently i am able to offer 40 dollars

3 Weeks Ago
by Kemerd Go to last post
9 681
Help

(Help) How does one make a source filmmaker map?

So new to modeling here and importing things to source filmmaker(New as in only doing it once so far) Im making this post to ask you how does one make maps for source filmmaker/gmod? i know you gotta use some 3D modeling program like blender or maya, But...

3 Weeks Ago
by gnampf Go to last post
1 357
Map

TTT_Canvas

Developed under the project name Foreguard, TTT_Canvas is my current project. I've been working on it very off-and-on since 2014, and it's come a long way. Screenshots: Traps:

4 Weeks Ago
by glitchvid Go to last post
10 916
Question

Why is my map very bright.

Hello. So this never started to happen to me until I created another structure at the corner of my huge map. My map is full of water (middle to bottom) and I have func_viscluster running from all above the water and below. I was making an oil rig...

4 Weeks Ago
by ROBOT EVAN Go to last post
24 737
Question

trigger that disconnects player?

the one time i feel a question is small enough to go on the megathread and i cant even find it. oh well... in half-life levels, the map (level) changes when the player hits a trigger_multiple. is it possible to remake this but instead of the map...

4 Weeks Ago
by ROBOT EVAN Go to last post
9 830