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Psy
09-17-2009, 03:42 PM
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1008157/Misc/cliff-wall-mirrored.jpg

Description

I took it upon myself to mirror all the cliff walls as I was creating a small section for Nightfall making use of a few of them. The map is mirrored like Pipeline and Ravine and you can't perfectly mirror a lot of models which can cause grief.

So this is why I made this. To make mirroring easier. :)

How To Use


Create a brush along the line of symmetry.
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1008157/Misc/step1.jpg
From the top-view, select all your cliff wall models, hold down shift, then drag them across.
Flip the models horizontally (CTRL + L) or vertically (CTRL + I) and align the brush you've created so it meets up against the line of symmetry.
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1008157/Misc/step2.jpg
Whilst you still have the models selected hit CTRL + SHIFT + R (Replace) and replace .mdl with _mirrored.mdl.
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1008157/Misc/step3.jpg
Now you simply have to fix your models rotation which is quite simple. You simply invert each model's angle along the X-axis.

So for example I would change this...
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1008157/Misc/x-axis1.jpg

To this...
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1008157/Misc/x-axis2.jpg


http://tf2maps.net/misc/download.gif (http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=2501)

Enjoy!

Zwiffle
09-17-2009, 03:46 PM
Thanks for sharing Psy, this is cool stuff.

J4CK8
09-17-2009, 04:05 PM
Wait? You can mirror a model in hammer?

Dr. ROCKZO
09-17-2009, 04:16 PM
I think he's made 2 different models if I'm reading correctly, thank you Psy, may come in handy.

Ravidge
09-17-2009, 04:25 PM
Wait? You can mirror a model in hammer?

No.


Looks like an useful thing, especially for mirrored maps, like plr ;)

J4CK8
09-17-2009, 04:37 PM
Ah, I see now. The example is what do to get them mirrored properly.

Psy
09-18-2009, 04:48 AM
Wait? You can mirror a model in hammer?

Nope but I bet you can in UE3. I wish Hammer had more features from UE3. :(

Beck
09-18-2009, 05:42 AM
Thank you. Will no doubt come in handy at some point :)

I also wish Hammer had more features from UE3. It so easy to import models :(

ricardojvc6
09-18-2009, 06:01 AM
good job mister :D i like it