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Learn how to create displacements and use the displacement editing tools in Hammer.

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First we create a brush, we use the texture application tool to select a face and turn it into a displacement.

Then we go through the tools provided in the displacement editor quickly one by one.

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St33m
St33m

This is quite basic, but i would really have appriciated it back in the days!

good job on these

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Yeah it's meant to just go through the basics.
Thank you!

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ammd
ammd

NICE

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Thank you!

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Nikholai-Chan
Nikholai-Chan

This is a really good tutorial. Nice one my friend.

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Thanks a lot!

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Relto
Relto

Soothing voice is soothing

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Yeey! I'm very very glad you like my voice! The first-voice-compliment award goes to you! :D

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Varsity
Varsity

If you're creating a lot of displacements, Nem's Terrain Generator is a better option than Hammer. Nemesis.thewavelength.net

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Yeah, Nem's Terrain Generator is awesome when you have to make big pieces of terrain!

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

link fail

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Nah it's just that site, for some reason it likes to go down seemingly on random. But it's up after a while again.

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Khameli
Khameli

omfg dude, so much tuts in so small time ^^
i like your voice, its easy to understand = big plus!

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Second voice compliment! I'm very glad you like my voice, if you didn't I would be kinda screwed. :D

BTW, more tutorials are coming. ;D

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PytoX
PytoX

A tutorial making some large cliffs would come in handy :D

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Ah, good request! I think I will make a tutorial on this specific subject someday. Thank you.

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matthewdryden
matthewdryden

I'd like to see prop placement and the different things you can do with it.

Perhaps creating a proper ladder?

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

You mean a tutorial on the different prop types?
A ladder tutorial is a good idea, it's added to the list, thanks!

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FootBallHead
FootBallHead

I've been looking for a tutorial on this! Thanks! It always bugged me how I would see "organic" terrains and have no idea how to create them.

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Ah, I'm glad I could help you!

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Croco15
Croco15

Another good tutorial. New mappers must love you.

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

Thanks a lot! :)

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Jay-Jay34
Jay-Jay34

Great Tutorial, even though i know how to do it. Its good for all the new comers to source mapping :)

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Silverfisk Author
Silverfisk

I'm glad you like it, thanks!

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JK4ever
JK4ever

Great tutorial :D

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