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vertex editing

Discussion in 'Level Editing - Advanced' started by jreister, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. jreister

    jreister heretic

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    Can anyone recommend a good tutorial on vertex editing?
     
  2. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    I can't think of a tutorial, but ill explain below...

    find the vertex editing tool: the top right button on the left bar.
    click on the green cube button.

    the keys you will need to use are: Alt, Ctrl, and Shift.

    click on the [vertex edit button] then click on the brush you want to edit. If you hold down both Alt, and Ctrl, and left click and drag over the points you wan to edit. You will see those points turn white, and the unselected points grey. Hold the Ctrl button down while left clicking an dragging (on the 2d view) and move the points around.

    If you want to change the middle points of the cube, select the [vertex edit button] and then select the cube, hold shift while left clicking and dragging. There is little use for this, but i've needed it now and then.

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    or heres another way..

    without using the [vertex edit tool]

    click on the [camera button], then click on the brush you want to edit. then click on the single point you want to edit. Hold Alt while left clicking and dragging and move the point around.

    Another little useless trick: using the camera button, hold shift while left clicking and dragging to move the grid around instead of the brush.
     
  3. Shin

    Shin Ethical Illusionz

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    Here's a good site to help ya out

    Unreal ED

    Good luck :D
     
  4. Hourences

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    Thanxx alot:tup:
     
  6. jreister

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    The second method works, the vertex tool screws in my UEd. It only marks one edge white, you can move it, but no second one afterwards. So whats the difference between the too, cause the second method works more simple:
     
  7. jreister

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    Serious Question

    Just wanna ask again
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    I can't think of a tutorial, but ill explain below...

    find the vertex editing tool: the top right button on the left bar.
    click on the green cube button.

    the keys you will need to use are: Alt, Ctrl, and Shift.

    click on the [vertex edit button] then click on the brush you want to edit. If you hold down both Alt, and Ctrl, and left click and drag over the points you wan to edit. You will see those points turn white, and the unselected points grey. Hold the Ctrl button down while left clicking an dragging (on the 2d view) and move the points around.

    If you want to change the middle points of the cube, select the [vertex edit button] and then select the cube, hold shift while left clicking and dragging. There is little use for this, but i've needed it now and then.

    -------------------------------------

    or heres another way..

    without using the [vertex edit tool]

    click on the [camera button], then click on the brush you want to edit. then click on the single point you want to edit. Hold Alt while left clicking and dragging and move the point around.

    Another little useless trick: using the camera button, hold shift while left clicking and dragging to move the grid around instead of the brush.

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    The second method works, the vertex tool screws in my UEd. It only marks one edge white, you can move it, but no second one afterwards. So whats the difference between the too, cause the second method works more simple:
     
  8. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    The second method does work a little simpler, actually i just figured that out a few minutes before i replied to your question. the only problem with the second method is when clicking on a vertex to edit, it only selects the one vertex in front. What if there is 2 or more vertexes on the same grid cross. You have to use the vertex edit tool to select both vertexes (the one in front and the one behind that you can't see).

    The first method is what i use the most. I learned this method first, so im fast at it.
     
  9. jreister

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    alternative method

    In the second method you can click the other vertexes in the 3D-view. It works fine!
     
  10. Akuma

    Akuma Deacon Massif

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    ued has the most horrible, buggy vertex editing known to man :)
     
  11. Ulukai

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    If I had a pound for every time I got that delightful "Not enough vertices" error, I'd be a happy chappy :)

    If you're trying to edit a brush with dimensions of 8 or less, It sometimes helps if you make the brush with a dimension of 16 or more to begin with, and then downsize the grid and move the vertices to the required position.

    This tends to stop the bug where three or more vertices stick together when you move them (but it still a'int perfect)
     
  12. Hourences

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    vertex isnt buggy here :) i never have those vertex errors, while i make half of my brushes with it
     
  13. Bot_40

    Bot_40 Go in drains

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    Cubes and stuff are OK.
    Editing large numbers of vertecies in one go on large terrain brushes is a different matter :(

    And don't go telling me to make my terrain out of tess cubes :D
     
  14. Akuma

    Akuma Deacon Massif

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    thats not a bug, it's a feature

    you do know you can turn it off, dont you? :p
     
  15. Akuma

    Akuma Deacon Massif

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    seriously, I could never go back to Ued's vertex editing - the very thought of having to deal with the vertex editing mode brings me out in a cold sweat.

    ctrl+left click? we don't do that round here sir, you have to drag this here laggy red box over your verts then hope for the best
     
  16. Ulukai

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    Why are you all monkeying around with CTRL, SHIFT and big red boxes anyway?

    All I've ever used is ALT+Vertex click.
     
  17. jreister

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    seems that the vertex-function has its own individual life in every PC....

    What are your experiences with the second methods. Functions without problems, so why did they include that vertex editiong button?
     
  18. Bot_40

    Bot_40 Go in drains

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    You can just click on a vertex and press Alt+drag to move it, or for editing larger sections/whole sides of brushes, go into vertex edit mode. Press Ctrl+Shift+Drag and drag out a box to select multiple vertecies. You then use Ctrl+drag to move them like you would a brush
    VERY useful for terrain, but can be a bit prone to crashing if you're not carfull :mad:
     

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