WoLD Store Search About Contact

World of Level Design

Tutorials to Becoming the Best Level Designer and Game Environment Artist

Hammer Source Map Construction Breakdown

Category: Source: CSGO SDK, Source: L4D 1 & 2
December 02, 2010

Hammer Source Map Construction Breakdown takes a look at what elements levels are made up of in Hammer Source. Knowing how a map is constructed inside Source helps you to understand your own process and what you need to do with your own maps.

The tutorial covers:
How the map constructed?
What elements are used?
How everything comes together in Hammer Source.

3 example map files were used from L4D2.

styleguide-semiurban.vmf
styleguide-swamp.vmf
styleguide-urban.vmf

Brushes and Entities make up the map inside Source.

Brushes are the basic building blocks. Walls, buildings, skyboxes, roads are all made up of brushes. Brushes are best used to define the shell of your environment. Basic geometric shapes.

Brushes can also be converted into entities inside Hammer. When a brush becomes complex geometry it is often converted into func_detail.

Displacements/Terrain are also created from brushes.

Entites are various gameplay elements such as player starts, weapons. Entities are also lights, props (static, physics, dynamic), complex geometry and converted brushes.

When you are creating your environment, start with basic brushes. Simple geometric shapes.

Then move on to more complex brushes and entities.

SUBSCRIBE & GET 2 FREE PDF GUIDES

Subscribe to WoLD and receive 2 FREE PDF Level Design Guides (200+ pages).

Subscribe and Get 2 Free Level Design PDF Guides

Want to know more what you are getting by subscribing?


Follow WoLD




BEST SELLING UE4 SERIES


EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT PLANNING


Home Terms of Use/Trademarks/Disclaimers Privacy Policy Donate About Contact

All content on this website is copyrighted ©2008-2018 World of Level Design LLC by Alex Galuzin. All rights reserved.
Duplication and distribution is illegal and strictly prohibited.

World of Level Design LLC is an independent company. World of Level Design website, its tutorials and products are not endorsed, sponsored or approved by any mentioned companies on this website in any way. All content is based on my own personal experimentation, experience and opinion. World of Level Design™ and 11 Day Level Design™ are trademarks of Alex Galuzin.

Template powered by w3.css