Hammer Arch Properties

From Valve Developer Community
Jump to: navigation, search
Русский

The Arch primitive allows you to make complicated curved arches or circular staircases simply and quickly. The graphic preview gives an approximation of how the final arch will look with the settings chosen.

Hammer Arch Dialog.png

Preview

This button will redraw the graphic preview of the arch using the current settings.

Wall width

This is the width of the individual pieces of the arch. You can extend the arch walls outward by using a negative value here.

Number of sides

You can enter a value here between 3 and 100.

Arc

This is the number of degrees the arch will span. You can enter a value here that is between 8 and 360.

Circle

This button sets the Arc field to 360, which will generate a circular arch.

Start Angle

This lets you adjust the angle of the arch pieces, by setting the degree that the first piece is created:

Hammer Arch StartAngle.png

Add Height

This allows you to make a stepped arch (like a circular stairway). Positive values create steps upward, and negative values downward. The steps increase or decrease in a clockwise manner:

Hammer Arch AddHeight.png

It's also possible to reverse the direction of the rotation of the steps by using the scale tool and setting a value of -1 for an axis that is not the axis along the staircase (e.g. if you make a spiral go up, its axis is the z-axis, and a value of -1 for Scale in X or Y will reverse the direction that the stairs travel.

See Also