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So, I can't believe I'm doing it, but: CUTE WARPATH

Discussion in 'TF2 Mapping' started by Zind, May 28, 2009.

  1. Zind

    Zind KING OF CHAT
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    The title says it. I'm downloading SDK as I type, and should have Warpath decompiled before the night is through.
    IN THIS THREAD:
    • [*:35rpnlct]Name discussion.
      [*:35rpnlct]Texture/color/model suggestions/links (I have some experience at 3d modeling, I can do some simple things from scratch if getting it into [*:35rpnlct]valve-mode isn't too difficult).
      [*:35rpnlct]Any suggestions on adjustments or changes you'd like to see beyond a simple re-skinning (I'll be working off of Darth's edited version [*:35rpnlct](unless he makes some objection) so all of his changes to gameplay will still be present).
      [*:35rpnlct]Any general advice more experienced mappers have for me. I've only ever done CS:S mapping before, so I'm not sure how different this [*:35rpnlct]will be, if at all (links to tutorials are okay I guess, but i'm capable of finding ones I need for specific methods as I need them).
     
  2. motherboy xxx

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    Pictures that would be cute to have:

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    I used to have a hello kitty email. It was the cutest email I have ever seen. :)
     
  3. kief__catcher

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    i'd say pretty much anything from lisafrank.com would fit.
     
  4. Darth Cyrax

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    I'm pretty sure the name was decided a few weeks ago, "SprinkleSparkleMcWarpath" :lol:
    You'll be needing the .vmf and the custom textures in there also. The .vmf goes in your /sourcesdkcontent/tf/mapsrc folder(approximate file extension), the overlays folder goes in the /teamfortress2/tf/materials folder.
    I'm assuming you know how to build cubemaps, and use pakrat when you're done with all this.
    Also, Proven knows a lot about how to convert picture files to the proper format, so you should ask him for some pointers.
    EDIT: Also, you should replace the normal boxes with companion cubes :mrgreen: . You'd just have to add the model to the map as well since not everyone has Portal.
    EDITEDIT: And, you should find out how to make your own skybox, and put a rainbow in it with pink clouds :mrgreen: .
     
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    that's a great idea
     
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    Good luck. I started on a venetian warpath, got frustrated and quit. :grin: (That's how most of my projects go...)
     
  7. Zind

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    Awesome man, thanks. I had already decompiled the bsp, but having the bits by themselves is probably a bit safer.
    Depending on how "sparkly" this gets, cubemaps might be the most time-intensive part o___o
    I've done several pictures myself for sprays and the like, so I should have that easy enough, although I'll keep him in mind if I run into issues.
    LOVE the companion cube idea. My first idea was to find a 3d model of a unicorn and just put a box-shaped player_clip around it >.>
    The skybox was one thing we never figured out. To avoid issues we literally just made one really big box and put around the rest of our map
     
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  9. Zind

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    That isn't how it works.

    It takes the image (which will end up being a funky cross thing) and applies it to (basically) a gigantic grid which is always rendered from the same viewpoint and holds the illusion that it is stationary.
     
  11. Zind

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    Okay. So my first plan, we shall see how it works sometime soon, is as follows:
    I've gone into the GCF and extracted all the textures used for the concrete structures. I'm going to "pink-ify"/"purple-ize" these and do a straight replace (with lighting tweaks as necessary), and if it looks just the right kind of awful, I'll move onto the ground.
    I've also looked over skybox creation and i think I have a plan for that, although due to the shape of the skybox already there, it may not work as cutely as I'd like.
     
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    Sorry, I totally meant to post this a few days ago, but if you're still working on making this incredible map, here are some ideas that Savage suggested:

    -Cotton-candy and rainbows in the sky
    -The last cap point to look like a gingerbread house
    -Rainbows and unicorns everywhere! (That's my suggestion, but the rest were his).

    What do you think? Are these do-able?
     
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    I do not recall that, your honor.
     
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    Would you rather have credit for all the super cute, super awesome ideas that came out of our conversation? I don't mind. :)
     
  15. Zind

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    The first and last are eminently doable. The cute capture points is something I was considering myself, but unless I can find a good prefab it's a bit beyond my modeling skills. I will take a look around though.
     
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    Get someone to make the cap a giant flower?

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    I'd rather have it be a big hello kitty face than a flower.I don't know if flowers fit into the sparkle and rainbow theme.
     
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    Uh what?
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    They all kind of go together... right?
     
  19. Darth Cyrax

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    Ah, yes- one more thing.
    func_dustmotes

    It can be set to any color so I'm thinking this and this would be appropriate.
    Just think about it- sparkling pink and purple dust. Zind, your map is going to be ridiculous.
     
  20. TheChaosOfX

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    I wanna play! (Suggestions to come later)