Starting Quake Mapping - Link Resources

Discussion for Level editing, modeling, programming, or any of the other technical aspects of Quake
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Starting Quake Mapping - Link Resources

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Q3W Level Editing & Modeling Link Resources


Welcome to the Quake3World Level Editing & Modeling Link Resources...
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Table of Contents
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AEon
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Post by AEon »

Getting Started with Quake 3 Engine Level Editing - Essential Files:

  1. Uninstall Radiant (should you still have an old version installed)

  2. Get GtkRadiant editor
      Current stable releases:
      :arrow: Download list for GtkRadiant.
      :arrow: If you install versions above 1.4 you will need to download the game packs, which can also be found on the Download List page linked above.

      :arrow: GtkRadiant Version 1.4
        Install current stable version.
        (widely used, less plug-ins though).
      or
      :arrow: Get the latest GTKradiant version that also supports DOOM 3 and Quake IV (real-time lighting):
        Go :arrow: here to get the latest versions and the game packs for versions above 1.4

        For the latest v1.5 branch of GTKradiant development the GtkRadiant 1.5.0 Documentation will help.


        The other supported gamepacks for Enemy Territory, Half-Life, Heretic 2, Jedi Academy, Jedi Knight 2, Quake II, Q3A/TA, Soldier of Fortune 2, Star Trek Voyager / Elite Force, and Wolfenstein, can be directly downloaded from radiant/nightly/1.5 @ idsoftware.com. The gamepacks can also be downloaded from the link above on the download list page. Visit qeradiant.com for more information.

      AEon: Note presently (2010) I am using v1.4, because the model rotation/preview works, compared to v1.2.13.

  3. Get Q3Map2 compiler
  4. Get Q3Map2Toolz front-end
      Current stable release:
      :arrow: Get Q3Map2Toolz and install
      :arrow: Q3Map2Toolz by Hr.O not sure the version of the download

  5. Scan the rest of this thread for information and content to learn from and use.

  6. Then Start Mapping for Quake III Arena!


Feedback

Post all of your known links here in this thread to help out other mappers.
    :arrow: Please check to make sure the link is not in the list below, *before* you post!
    :arrow: Please only post relevant information.
    :arrow: Please let us know if any of the links are dead or have new URLs.
    :arrow: Broken links are marked with ***, if you know replacement links, post them!
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Post by AEon »

General Level Editing Links


Archived Q3W Level Editing Forum Threads
Architecture, Urban Exploration, and Inspiration
Level Design
International - German Sites
FAQs
Linux
Macintosh
Manuals
Mapping Communities and General Sites
Map Hosting
Map Objects
Map Packing Utilities
Map Review Sites
Miscellaneous
Plug-ins
    Bob-tools no longer available from my old site (roughrider)

Screenshot Hosting


Search Engines
Sound Effects
Terrain Stuff
Tools
Tutorials
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Post by AEon »

Modeling


Getting Started
Visual Modeling of Natural Surfaces and Objects - Tools
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Post by AEon »

Textures / Shaders / Tutorials


Miscellaneous Texture/Font Items
Graphics Tutorials and Texture/Shader Learning Aids
Template Textures - Placeholders
Community Texture Collections
Texture Collections by Artist
Skyboxes, Environments, Cloudscapes and Skies
Photorealistic Textures
Artist Download Packs - Quick Access to Textures
Metal and Ore Textures
Organic, Plantlife & Liquid/Gas Textures
Object Textures
Effect Textures
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Kat
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Post by Kat »

Just posted some new rock textures that you may want to add to the list above somewhere...!

http://www.quake3bits.com/htm/textures/kt_rock_6.htm
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Post by AEon »

riddla wrote:
My Mapediting Favorites in a zip file
If these possibly can help to rebuild a decent sticky thread have at it:

http://www.lrctf.com/users/riddla/Q3mapediting.zip

These are just IE favs in a zip (unzip using folder names). Yeah, I know there are quite a few shortcuts pointing to threads on the old Q3W board, but I feel like the other stuff outweighs that aspect.

Thanks to slinki of our mod project (http://www.lrctf.com) for hooking me up with most all of these favs back in the day

Hope this helps out...


Myth wrote:
Consists of 106 unique textures. Samples:

ImageImage
ImageImage
ImageImage

Download: Hope & Glory - New Gothic Texture Set (2.2MB) by Myth
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Post by redfella »

black & white blanket logic
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Post by MaxGaMin »

Hi!
I'm a new comer here.
Thanks in advance.

This page has a great free app to generate textures quickly on and on.
I think this tex-editor is a must-have one.

http://www.imagemagick.org/
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Post by obsidian »

Chris Cookson's (Mojo) site's (hopefully temporarily) down so his Gmax/3dsMAX importer/exporter plugins are unaccessible.

Here's one mirror for those who still need his plugins:
http://www.game-editing.net/dev/sources ... thor&id=44
[size=85][url=http://gtkradiant.com]GtkRadiant[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com]Q3Map2[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com/docs/shader_manual/]Shader Manual[/url][/size]
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[size=85][url=http://gtkradiant.com]GtkRadiant[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com]Q3Map2[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com/docs/shader_manual/]Shader Manual[/url][/size]
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Post by Kat »

obsidian wrote:Chris Cookson's (Mojo) site's (hopefully temporarily) down so his Gmax/3dsMAX importer/exporter plugins are unaccessible.
His old 'Mojo' site is dead as it was linked to the original gmax server which died quite a while ago. GMax stuff is all now handled by TurboSquid.
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Post by obsidian »

Method's Level Design Process Tutorial

http://method.gamedesign.net/ld_process.htm
[size=85][url=http://gtkradiant.com]GtkRadiant[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com]Q3Map2[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com/docs/shader_manual/]Shader Manual[/url][/size]
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Post by Hipshot »

High res cliff and grass textures, this thread has images and replies.
http://www.quake3world.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8757
Q3Map2 2516 -> http://www.zfight.com/misc/files/q3/q3map_2.5.16_win32_x86.zip
Q3Map2 FS_20g -> http://www.zfight.com/misc/files/q3/q3map2_fs_20g.rar
GtkRadiant 140 -> http://www.zfight.com/misc/files/q3/GtkRadiantSetup-1.4.0-Q3RTCWET.exe
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Post by AEon »

obsidian
You also probably need q3map_skylight.

Experiment with the sun/sunExt intensity value as well as the skylight amount value. Larger intensity values with small amount values will result in darker shadows, while smaller intensity values with greater amount values will result in lighter shadows.

I recommend the use of q3map_sunExt over normal q3map_sun for better quality of shadow edges.

Read this:
http://www.shaderlab.com/q3map2/shader_manual/apI.html


Advanced info on skybox lighting use!


Edit: Just noted the rest of the new manual (Q3Map2 Shader Manual):

http://www.shaderlab.com/q3map2/shader_ ... index.html

Totally awesome obsidian and ydnar!


Edit2: 5 new Hi-Res Skyboxes by Hipshot thread (fixed ;)):
http://www.quake3world.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9242
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Post by obsidian »

Method's Quake 4 Ambient Light tutorial:

http://www.gamedesign.net/node/1186
[size=85][url=http://gtkradiant.com]GtkRadiant[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com]Q3Map2[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com/docs/shader_manual/]Shader Manual[/url][/size]
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Post by a13n »

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Post by skwas »

Hi peeps,

Not sure if it is still used by anyone, but I just wanted to note that MiriX is still available through FilePlanet.
I'm not sure if it will work with D3/Q4 though, probably not.

hf,
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Post by AEon »

Advanced Skybox Tutorial by Hipshot

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki ... -_Advanced

"This tutorial explains how to create more advanced skies with Terragen, in combination with Skypaint and Photoshop."
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Post by obsidian »

Great plugin that installs a .dll file in your Windows system32 directory that allows you to browse through thumbnails of .tga files with Windows Explorer.

http://greggman.com/pages/thumbplug_tga.htm
[size=85][url=http://gtkradiant.com]GtkRadiant[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com]Q3Map2[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com/docs/shader_manual/]Shader Manual[/url][/size]
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Post by obsidian »

Map hosting:
map-factory.org
[size=85][url=http://gtkradiant.com]GtkRadiant[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com]Q3Map2[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com/docs/shader_manual/]Shader Manual[/url][/size]
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Post by a13n »

roq compiler 3
http://icculus.org/homepages/riot/

Now roq creation is much, much easier than it never shuold in conjunction with ioquake3.
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[color=#FF00BF]I pwn police! - Biff[/color]
[color=#666666]When I went to a zoo, I found myself in another zoo, too. - a13n[/color]
[color=#999999]Homeless is a living proof that[/color] [color=#FF00BF]Benjamin Franklin's quote "There're two things certain, tax and death" is wrong[/color] [color=#999999]and GOD had wanted[/color] [color=#FF00BF]him to be an evil liar, that is, SATAN[/color][color=#999999]. - a13n[/color]
[color=#666666]There are too many GODs in this werld for [/color][color=#FF00BF]the ONE&ONLY[/color][color=#666666] to be valid. - a13n[/color]
[color=#666666]Nothing ventured, the rest of everything just given. - a13n[/color]
[color=#FF00BF]I need a soldier! - Sarge[/color]
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[color=#FF00BF]I pwn police! - Biff[/color]
[color=#666666]When I went to a zoo, I found myself in another zoo, too. - a13n[/color]
[color=#999999]Homeless is a living proof that[/color] [color=#FF00BF]Benjamin Franklin's quote "There're two things certain, tax and death" is wrong[/color] [color=#999999]and GOD had wanted[/color] [color=#FF00BF]him to be an evil liar, that is, SATAN[/color][color=#999999]. - a13n[/color]
[color=#666666]There are too many GODs in this werld for [/color][color=#FF00BF]the ONE&ONLY[/color][color=#666666] to be valid. - a13n[/color]
[color=#666666]Nothing ventured, the rest of everything just given. - a13n[/color]
[color=#FF00BF]I need a soldier! - Sarge[/color]
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Post by obsidian »

O'dium's "next gen" (normal/specular/diffuse) texture creation tutorial.
http://www.quake2evolved.com/overdose/s ... exture.htm
[size=85][url=http://gtkradiant.com]GtkRadiant[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com]Q3Map2[/url] | [url=http://q3map2.robotrenegade.com/docs/shader_manual/]Shader Manual[/url][/size]
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