Curved Wall with Trimming... Cafe Style
Many peope have asked questions as to how I have created my curved
walls and trimming for my cafe.. So I have decided to make this very
simple and easy to follow tutorial that even a beginner can master. It
is very simple, and this tutorial could have been made quicker, but as
mention it is layed down so beginners can understand too..
So let's begin.. I have included a start.map file here
with the basic start of construction to making a SPR style cafe.. this is where you will begin..
Download and open start.map in Gradiant.. This is what you should see..
Set gird to 4.. Go to top view.. In caulk; draw out a
square brush that touches both walls.. In this case 64x64 units wide..
Change to side view and resize brush to the height of the main walls..
In this case 136 units tall..
Now with the brush still highlighted, go to the top drop down menu and select Patch
Now our brush has been converted into a curved mesh..
As you can see the edges of the curved mesh should meet the outer parts
of the main walls..
Choose the texture you like.. In this case I have used " Industrial/concrete@dam_concrete4
After we have applied the texture to our mesh we can bring up the
surface inspector dialog box by hitting "S".. You can see that there
are several texture options for patches.. Select fix..
Deselect mesh and select the floor brush.. Using
clipper tool.. Set grid to 1 and clip the shape of the curved mesh to
trim floor.. Deselect main brush of floor..
Delete selected brushes and then texture the caulked
parts of the brush.. Easiest way is to select the face of teh edge of
the floor that is already textured by holding down ctrl, shift and left
mouse button.. then select the caulked parts the same way.. Press "S"
and simply press apply..
Set grid to 2 and select curved mesh.. Hit space bar to copy the patch..
.. Or simply press ctrl - I as a shortcut.. Notice that this has inverted the mesh so that the texture is on the inside..
Resize mesh to meet the edges of the inner sides of
the main walls.. In this case it has been resized to 48x48 units away
wide and deselect..
Select front mesh again and press space bar to
copy.. Now resize mesh.. In this case it has been resized to fit the
texture blocks.. Move this new mesh 4 units away from main curved mesh
and be sure to resize width to touch main walls..
Go to the top drop down menu and select Patch
.. Or simply hold down shift ctrl - T as a shortcut..
A thicken patch box will appear and at default is
set to 8 units, change this to 6 units and keep seams ticked this
should make edges on our mesh and be 2 units into the wall as well as 4
units sticking out..
With the meshes still selected press alt "H" to hide
the rest of brushes.. Deselect it all except inner seam and press
delete, just to save on FPS etc..
Shift "H", to show all again.. Select rest of
remaining seams and bring up the surface editor inspector "S", and
select natural under patch..
With seams and patch selected hit the space bar to
copy and arrange to your liking.. In this case I made one at the top,
bottom and in the middle..
Just copied what we did and added it above the meshes for second floor..
Well I hope my first official tutorial helps people master this.. and that it makes sense..
You can get the .map file here
Tutorial by madcrow