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Some work done on the Black Mesa outdoors area + a new map being made for chapter 2.

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Welcome to our first weekly report! I decided that before I start remaking the map after NPZ Floor 1 that I would work on the outer areas of Black Mesa 2. Both to get some more practice in with displacements and to see exactly what I need to do with the map.

So, I vis grouped the current inner parts of the black mesa map and deleted the outside area and am in the process of remaking it. I also started on the second outside section that you will go through when you leave Black Mesa 2. I do not have any screen shots of the second map but I have some of the first outdoors area. Please keep in mind this is very early work, just started it yesterday. I am just tinkering around with this and that and seeing what I like.


Thanks,
Geowil

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

Maps looking a bit bare, but looking good so far!

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DugIt
DugIt

The map looks a bit bare. And way too blocky for my taste. Maybe you could make it look more natural?

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tesher07
tesher07

Hmmm your moddb profile image is the hacker symbol from Ghost In The Shell.

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chaosmaster4
chaosmaster4

all hail the laughing man! ^^

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emetalce
emetalce

Yeah displacements are a bitch sometimes, im in the work of making somewhat of a tutorial for a mountain side or cave, if i get the time.

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Geowil Author
Geowil

no truer words said bout displacements lol. Was working with em today and i tell you, i have never had so many problems.

but got some arse kicking in and they started behaving.

I wont post up the new images but the map has changed a lot since yesterday. the middle island things have been removed and replaced and had displacement work done on them.

I fixed the water texture (idiotically I applied the $bottom texture to the brushes lol) and added some trees to the middle land spires. I also did some displacement work on the left upper and lower sections (lower right still to do) and readjusted some of the trees on top of the left upper side.

I may link some more screens in a comment later on this weekend.

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emetalce
emetalce

Good to hear! Cant wait to see them.

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Geowil Author
Geowil

This map is getting pretty close to 45% done now. most of the outer area is done, just a few things to add so that if you fall off one of the rope bridges or cliffs that you can get back up.

as well as a way to link the NPZ out doors map to this one effectively.

I will post up Week 2's report tomorrow. will be screens of the second area I mentioned here. Finally got around to compiling it xD.

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