Talk:Reshaping Solids

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Check out Nodrawts2do (Talk | @) 18:48, 20 Nov 2005 (PST)

Wow, I've been using Hammer for 4-5 years, and I didn't even know about the vertex scaling! --Campaignjunkie (talk) 20:06, 20 Nov 2005 (PST)

you know what vertex scaling does? scales the selection—ts2do (Talk | @) 20:07, 20 Nov 2005 (PST)

use ~~~~ and nodrawts2do (Talk | @) 19:43, 23 Nov 2005 (PST)

Mirror Image

Is there any way to reshape a solid into a mirror image of itself without having to do it manually? I find this very annoying.--Darthkillyou 14:45, 8 Aug 2007 (PDT)

Nope, you could make half of it, duplicate it and flip it and then notepad hack the vmf for it into 1 brush. But thats about it. --Angry Beaver 15:46, 8 Aug 2007 (PDT)

carving arch

Basically I have an arch, and I need to cut an opening in a wall to accommodate it. However Hammer likes to crash whenever I try to carve it. Anyone else have these issues?Unsigned comment added by Lancelot (talkcontribs). Please use four tildes (~~~~) to sign your username.

Don't carve, EVER. Use the clipping tool instead. Solokiller 11:20, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Then what's the tool good for? --Lance
Making life easier for new mappers who couldn't easily do this otherwise.--1/4 Life 23:00, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
So how can I use the clipping tool to make an arch shaped hole? It looks like it just cuts whole shapes along a plane. --Lance
Read the information on the clipping tool that's on the wiki. For your specific need i'd say, create your arch, then in the 2D view, use the clipping tool to cut up a brush using the arch as a basis. You can also try modifying the arch with the vertex edit tool. Solokiller 13:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
Vertex seems like a better option, since I don't need it to follow the arch exactly. It just needs to not stick out. Much simpler. I'll see how that goes. --Lance
The carve tool is perfectly fine for rectangular brushes, anything more complex and the clipping tool should indeed be used. Further reading: [1] --Nacimota 19:43, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Carve_Kitten.JPG --SiPlus 11:48, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Broken Link

The link to "The Carve Tool and You" at is no longer working, so it needs to be removed.