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Learn how to destroy a breakable wall with the help of a triggered explosion.

Posted by Silverfisk on Feb 5th, 2010
Intermediate Mapping/Technical.

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First we create a wall and cut out a shape in it that we tie to the func_breakable entity. Then we create the env_explosion entity and set up a trigger_once to trigger the explosion when activated.

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wazanator
wazanator Feb 5 2010, 7:13pm says:

Not sure if your a model or a Google sketch-up user but Valve now has a plugin for exporting models so that you can compile them and stick right into your maps :) A tutorial on this process would be greatly appreciated

If your sticking with hammer then a tutorial on how to set up and use cube maps might be nice

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Feb 5 2010, 8:40pm replied:

Thank you for the requests!
Even though I'm currently doing Hammer, I will take almost any tutorial request.

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G71TC442
G71TC442 Feb 5 2010, 9:30pm replied:

Are you talking about Propper?

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altercuca
altercuca Feb 5 2010, 8:23pm says:

thanks for this!!

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Su[)az][mA
Su[)az][mA Feb 6 2010, 2:07am says:

very well explained tutorial. i watched all of them.

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ammd
ammd Feb 6 2010, 5:39am says:

Pls hint and skip next time

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wazanator
wazanator Feb 6 2010, 8:50am replied:

If your talking about the brushes hint and skip then yes please :D

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Feb 6 2010, 9:04am replied:

Thank you for the tutorial requests guys! (Optimization is the most requested tutorial right now) ;D

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SysOp.
SysOp. Feb 6 2010, 2:39pm says:

Great tutorial as always. Excellent job, keep it up!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus Feb 7 2010, 9:39am says:

Fantastic tutorial, anyone could understand this!

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Holymac
Holymac Feb 7 2010, 6:04pm says:

Yea optimization would be nice I make sufficiently large maps and they are unoptimized since I am a noob to that stuff so I hear they run slow which is dissapointing.

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Feb 7 2010, 6:37pm replied:

I will add this as a request also, thank you!

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Jike
Jike Feb 9 2010, 1:01pm says:

Can you make a tutorial on flying npc navigation?

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Feb 10 2010, 5:49pm replied:

I'll add it to the request list, thank you!

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Juliano_MrHakaider12
Juliano_MrHakaider12 Jul 12 2010, 7:12pm says:

one question because i am using blender 3d , what app are you using?

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j0lt
j0lt Jul 16 2010, 4:37pm says:

Very cool, your tutorials are nice, quick, and easy to follow.

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Seaal
Seaal Aug 2 2010, 1:04am says:

With the selection tool, how do you select all of those. I can only select one with the selection tool.

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