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#1 11 years ago

Hi, I've just got to grips with most of the basics of Radiant. I understand how to do the bevels and caps but I'm not sure how to recreate the shape below. bartopcopy.jpg If anyone can tell me how to create this I would appreciate it. Thank you.




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#2 11 years ago

You need to check out patch meshes. Forget about bevels and caps for now - they're just modified meshes.

Find a curve patch tutorial and lean how they work, and after you get the hang of it, you can construct the entire thing by putting 90 degree curves together.

(BTW, to texture a mesh in Radiant 1.4 [not sure about 1.5], push shift+s.)

If that fails, you can use edge manipulation to construct it out of brushes - just be ready to use a lot of them.




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#3 11 years ago

Thank you for the help. I shall give it a go.




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#4 11 years ago

Any future questions, I'd be happy to try and help. Post back if you run into trouble. :)




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#5 11 years ago

Also remember in 1.4 there's the thicken tool.. Very useful.




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#6 11 years ago

Ah yes, forgot about that. Thicken tool tends to generate some extra material, though, so after using, deselect the faces you want to keep and press backspace/delete. That way, you're sure to only have the ones you want.




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#7 11 years ago
Yzmo;5220294Also remember in 1.4 there's the thicken tool.. Very useful.

Never use the thicken tool, at least in my opinion. It is much better to manually form those curves because it lessens problems later. Thicken tool tends to make the verticies go off the grid, so proper manipulation can be a pain later down the line.




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#8 11 years ago
MaceCrusherMadunusus;5220393Thicken tool tends to make the verticies go off the grid

So select them and press Ctrl+G. ;)




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#9 11 years ago

I wish I could remember the way Mace showed me a week or so ago. It actually looked pretty simple, even for someone like me, who can barely grasp the simple things. I was actually able to pull off something similar - I didn't use it for the map however, too thick for what I wanted, but it was great practice regardless.