Spiral staircase

Spiral staircase

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EMO_with_AWP

2008 Mar 23 • 192
How do I make a spiral staircase? I'm trying to make it with the arch tool but I can't seem to get the right settings.
 
 
2010 Feb 18 at 19:30 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
1.Make an elongated box (the shape of a regular stair)
2.Make one side bigger than the other
3.Stack them up
4.?????
5.profit!
 
 
2010 Feb 18 at 19:39 PST
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
Rockbomb said:

4. Rotate them to create a ... spiral staircase

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2010 Feb 18 at 22:27 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
SRAW said:
Rockbomb said:

4. Rotate them to create a ... spiral staircase


OH SNAP! No you di'n't!
 
 
2010 Feb 19 at 08:54 PST
bigmac

2009 Nov 1 • 68
If you want you map to have character, normal stairs just don't cut it, so why not build a winding spiral staircase for a change?

Sounds difficult but it is quite easy if you know how.

First you need the place where you want your staircase to be. Winding staircases don't just stand somewhere in the middle of a map, so try to find corner or a shaft or something like that.

When you have found your location you'll need to create an arch-brush (in the top-view) by selecting the block-tool and then switching to the arch-tool:


New objects arch
Your brush should have dimensions of about 128 x 128 x 12 units (Width x Depth x Height). So your character can walk over them without any problems.

If you look at the Dimensions tutorial, you will see that you can not walk over steps greater than 16 units high. That is why I have chosen 12 units.

After pressing enter this window should appear:


Arch Properties
Apply these settings:
Number of sides - stands for your amount of stairs
Wall width - stands for the width of your stairs (surprise :-)
Add height - you can shortcut the scaling/moving of the single stairs: Just add height of 12 (height of the stairs) and your staircase will be complete, but the way described below is much better to get a basic understanding of how it works.
(Note: the more stairs you want, the more narrow they get and the more overall height you can achieve)

After creating the arch you will have to ungroup it (split all the stairs from one another) by selecting the brush and pressing CTRL+U. It should look like this:


Arched Brush
Choose your starting brush, then Select the brush next to it by clicking on it. Move this brush so that the bottom of it is inline with the top of your starting brush. Then select the next brush and do the same, keep going till you run out of brushes.

It should now look like this:


Spiral Brush
In my example the staircase has 12 stairs, each with a height of 12 units and a overall height of 144 units (Formula: amount of stairs x height of the stairs = overall height).

That's about all you need to do for winding stairs, but it is a good idea to enclose the staircase to avoid leaks, and make it look better. To do this you'll have to place a wall around the stairs.

Just create another arch-brush as described above but scale it a little bit bigger: If you want to have a wall width of 8 for example, you'll have to add 16 (2 x 8 on the width and 16 on the depth which makes a brush of 144 x 144 units.

In the appearing arch-properties window just apply this:


Arch Properties
Now you'll have to increase this new arch in height (should now look like this):


Arch Wall

And don`t forget the doors :-)

The only thing left to do is place the stair textures:

Browse for some nice texture and apply it to the stairs. When adjusting the textures try this:

Just divide the whole degree of the staircase (360
 
 
2010 Feb 19 at 12:38 PST — Ed. 2010 Feb 20 at 11:03 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
bigmac said:
Copy/paste without crediting the original writer and not even including the helpful pics.

http://twhl.co.za/tutorial.php?id=77

...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 
 
2010 Feb 20 at 05:09 PST — Ed. 2010 Feb 20 at 09:00 PST
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
601 ₧
that picture was FUGLY it really made me close to barfing
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2010 Feb 20 at 05:46 PST
Mate de Vita
Kelli

2008 Oct 4 • 2453
159 ₧
SRAW said:
that picture was FUGLY it really made me close to barfing

Due to the foramapostrophes low cleaning budget (superjer being broke and all) I replaced the picture with a duller one.
Anyone with a stronger stomach can still find the original at http://mirror.servut.us/kuvat/copypasta.jpg
...and that's the bottom line because Mate de Vita said so.
 
 
2010 Feb 20 at 09:01 PST — Ed. 2010 Feb 20 at 12:19 PST
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3070
-6 ₧
Rockbomb said:
1.Make an elongated box (the shape of a regular stair)
2.Make one side bigger than the other
3.Stack them up
4.?????
5.profit!




I drink to forget but I always remember.
 
 
2010 Feb 20 at 10:31 PST — Ed. 2010 Feb 20 at 10:36 PST
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