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How to - Make Pipe Curves

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How to - Make Pipe Curves

PostThu Mar 06, 2014 2:47 am

Make Pipe Curves!

Ok, so Im going to make some tutorials on a few things regarding mapscape showing some cool things that can be done with it that are quite difficult in other editors.

1) We`ll start off by disabling auto mapping, this is important as we want the texture to wrap properly. Select our cylinder primitive and add 4 y-segments and make a cylinder. we can also create a 4-sided wedge to help us reference where our vertices need to end up.
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2) With our cylinder selected enter select vertex mode and multi-select by holding control the the top most vertices, this can easily be done via box selection by clicking and dragging out a selection box. Now hold shift + left mouse button to group rotate vertices by 90 degrees, then hold control + left mouse to move vertices as a group. We my also need to dec grid size for better accuracy. Unhold shift/control and click anywhere to deselect vertices.
note: If you hold control + left mouse when moving vertices and then release the control key, vertex will snap to grid.
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3) Select and move rest of the vertices in the same manner alongside the 4-sided wedge. We should now have a cylinder with a nice even bend.
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4) make conjoining cylinders.
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5) Our uv mapping is now stretched out and looks out of place.
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6) Enter select face mode to fix this, and adjust the V value.
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7) add some fixtures (not necessary though).
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8) Group pipes together.
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9) Build a little scene for the final results (remember to enable auto mapping!).
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