Mapping while napping

Posted 2 months ago2018-08-06 21:31:02 UTC
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
As the title says, I sometimes dream about mapping.

I know a lot of us do, but I decided to share the memories so we can see how bizarre it gets.

One of the oldest mapping dreams I remember was being in a castle, in Hammer 4.
The castle’s brushwork was fine, but there were no textures. In fact, there were lightmaps so it had that blurry lighting. At first I thought I was maybe in a map viewer like Crafty, or using Hammer’s ray-traced preview. But then, I encountered a sprite which was on top of a torch. The sprite was oriented to face away from the wall, and it wasn’t parallel to the player’s view like most sprites are.

I compiled the map, and the sprite was scaled 10x more and it was parallel. Odd.

Next up, I dreamed a huge mapping collab 3-4 days ago. So, a bunch of people from the Sven Co-op mapping scene (Trempler, Puchi, Aurora, Nih, Keen) and I (basically the Dream Team of SC mapping) were doing a huge collab map. But the thing is, it was in a unified “multiplayer mapping” solution that allowed Hammer, J.A.C.K., Sledge and even Trenchbroom users to work on a map in real time, like in Cube 2 Sauerbraten.

Brushes were spawning in front of my eyes, I was so lost, but it was just beautiful. Mappers were represented with light bulb sprites, with a nickname above them. It was a huge map set somewhere in the mountains. I remember that one mapper (Trempler) was making a fence along one path, and I was turning it into func_detail and adding CLIP brushes. When we compiled the map via the network in 30s or so, we ran it on a dedicated server and it was just amazing.

And 2 nights ago, I had perhaps the most unusual one. I was teaching how to make maps. But not in any software – in QuArK. But not to anybody – to a vortigaunt from Iran. Yes, a HL vortigaunt from Iran. How is he from Iran, I don’t know, he probably teleported there from Xen and came to Bosnia.
I was driving a car (another thing that isn’t real) through my village, and came across a house where the vort lived. I remembered he told me to teach him QuArK, so I did. At least I started. I said “QuArK can be used as many things, a map editor, a model editor and object viewer, a texture editor and browser” (I don’t think some of those are true, but hey, it’s a dream) and then my phone started beeping like the “computer talk” WAVs from Half-Life.

Then the dream ended, and I woke up at 5 in the morning.

I was reading about my old dreams and there seems to be one about modeling too:
"An hour ago, I had a weird dream. AleKK and H2Whoa were in it. AleKK was seemingly contacting someone at Valve about a mod that someone was making for Half-Life. The mod had castles and dragons in it. More precisely, red dragons with armour? Interesting. The modder was making the maps in Blender, and all of that stuff on his very old PC. TBH I haven’t had a dream in a long time, so I’m not surprised that this one is so bizarre."
I also recall dreaming part of the actual design process in Blender. It’s miraculous that my dream had a 1:1 Blender UI and stuff, even though I rarely even used Blender.
Hmm. This sounds oddly specific due to the dragons and all. :P
But yeah, it’s a good thing I keep track of my dreams. All sorts of stuff can happen.
I once had a dream where Sven Co-op 7.0 was released and they added “dynamic map geometry modules”.

9 Comments

Commented 2 months ago2018-08-07 16:44:23 UTC Comment #101427
I think it's time to go outside, buddy
Commented 2 months ago2018-08-07 20:27:21 UTC Comment #101431
It burns!It burns!
Commented 2 months ago2018-08-07 22:43:55 UTC Comment #101432
Eh you want to have more features? But it is already sc_rusts and it is buildable or removable brushes like Minicraft or Cube 2.. But i am so surprised because sc_rusts has outside skybox hollowed room for items for build and remo
Commented 2 months ago2018-08-08 08:28:57 UTC Comment #101435
On a somewhat related note, this journal title led to me sitting here by myself saying "mnapping" over and over. It sounds like the human equivalent of any given video of animals making sound while eating.
Commented 2 months ago2018-08-08 10:00:45 UTC Comment #101436
I think it's time to go outside, buddy
I hope you're joking. I go outside at least once a day. :P

@SourceSkyBoxer
You know what a super feature would be?
Compiling on HLRAD with a graphics card. Now that's a dream.
Commented 2 months ago2018-08-09 11:52:26 UTC Comment #101439
Once a day! Our ancestors used to live outside.
Commented 2 months ago2018-08-11 08:10:55 UTC Comment #101445
mapping while napping is almost as good as cooking without looking!
Commented 2 months ago2018-08-12 18:15:33 UTC Comment #101448
mapping while fapping
Commented 2 months ago2018-08-13 08:15:56 UTC Comment #101450
mapping while fapping
I knew someone would say it. Damn it. :/
Now you made me think of mapping as a fetish.

You must log in to post a comment. You can login or register a new account.