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Old 06-22-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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Round Shapes

Is there any way to make completely round shapes such as a perfect sphere?

PS: Also, what's the easiest way to make a triangle(4-faces) with a square base?
 
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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brush-based spheres in hammer are ug-ly unless they are bigger than a useful dimension ie 128 units. much better to model them outside of hammer or look for a model aleady built by someone. though i recall seeing a basketball somewhere, you might be able to reskin that.

making a pyramid is pretty easy, if you know the clip tool.
make a cube, look at it in side view, clip off one side at the angle you want, do the other side, select it, crtl-m rotate z @90 and repeat
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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I actually need a full circular sphere to play around with it a little bit, I'll see about that basketball.

Ah, thank you. I should have that about that.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:06 PM   #4
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So to clarify, there's no geometric shape that can be used as a complete (non-hollow) circle / sphere?

Edit: How would you approach this? http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/7099/circleyz3.jpg

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Old 06-22-2007, 09:36 PM   #5
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Here's a bsp

I've built a program that generates spheres... Still in alpha. Is this what you need?
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:10 AM   #6
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I believe that's what I need. Check the image above your post.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:09 AM   #7
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Download prefabs here.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:17 AM   #8
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Thank you.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:32 AM   #9
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My pleasure. I'll hopefully release the exe that generates these soon, as soon as I implement a heightmap to sphere feature.
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:44 PM   #10
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Well zyklus, I tried both your Hi-Res and Low-Res Sphere Prefabs and here are the results:

Hi-Res: Crashed when I tried to carve with it.
Low-Res: Completely disappeared when I carved with it.

:/. Am I doing anything wrong? Or is it impossible to carve with Prefabs?
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:51 PM   #11
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There is an easy way to create a sphere. Make a cube, select the whole cube and go into the displacements. Create and then Subdivide. Voila, perfect sphere.

Do not CARVE spheres. They crash hammer
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:05 PM   #12
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Well, bloody hell, your technique worked, but if I can't carve it I'm back to square one! lol.

Marinelo, how would you create something like This ?

I want to carve a bloody sphere! God.

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Old 06-23-2007, 07:52 PM   #13
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Like this link2009?

http://garrysmod.org/img/dl/219_1.jpg
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:59 PM   #14
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Yes! Can that be carved?
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:31 PM   #15
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That can actually be made with out carving. I'll tell you how to do it later.
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