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Double W Jedi

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#1 10 years ago

Hello everybody, still working on the Dagobah map. There's something else that I need to know is how do create a perfect terrain landscape. Such as hills, grounds, mountains, cliffs ect. Is there a way how you can do it in radiant. I know that there is easy terrain generator, but filefront won't let me download it. So does anybody know what I need to do.




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#2 10 years ago

There are several ways of making nice looking terrain. The first, and easiest, and most recommended for newer mappers, is easygen. Easygen is quick to learn, and is much easier to use for terrain creation. The drawback is that it's blending capabilities are limited, but you can go around this by simply learning the dot2product system (it is very, very time consuming). The dot2product system has the better blending capabilities, and if done right, looks amazing.

So, here are the links to help get you started:

Most primitive method, completely manual terrain and texturing (website has many other very helpful tutorials and tools): Tutorials : Szico VII's Place

More limited, but much easier to use easygen (you must register at the site and post 1 post on the forums to download): Downloads : Szico VII's Place

Tutorial for easygen: Map Review : : This time it's personal

Dot2product tutorial: SimonOC - Articles, Creating Terrains, Page 1

Updated q3map2, needed for compiling your maps with dot2product (you may not need this, also if link doesn't work, you can find it in the downloads section of szicoVII's place): Downloads : Szico VII's Place

The above links have about everything you need to build your terrain, but I recommend you fully exploring the websites, for inspiration and other great tutorials.




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#3 10 years ago

Erm. Easygen links = No worky.




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#4 10 years ago
thejamesman;4552207Erm. Easygen links = No worky.

not just easygen, programs meant yo autogen terrain dont work well and are more of a pain to use then making it yourself.

Like what Soleutator posted, you pretty much just want to get to know these tutorials by heart. SimonOC - Articles Index Page

these are next to perfect terrain tuts for GTK, only problem is you wont be able to compile with 1.5 if you have it, it messes up the shader for some reason, you have to use 1.4




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#5 10 years ago

I use radiant 1.5, and it seems to work fine.




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#6 10 years ago

Thanks guys, I'll be sure to give that a try.




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#7 10 years ago
The Soleutator;4552458I use radiant 1.5, and it seems to work fine.

weird, when ever i compile it the textures don't blend correctly :/




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#8 10 years ago

Who knows, maybe they don't for me either, all I know, is that I generally like the effect it gives.




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#9 10 years ago

well it mean the textures dont blend or anything, they just stay as the normal texture :/ I need to read through the tut again, maybe i was doing something wrong.