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Offline Tioga060

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Smooth spiral ramps that can be surfed both directions
« on: September 23, 2011, 10:55:08 PM »
I thought about this method and it turns out it works pretty well:

First make a tall ramp, 5x4 height by width ratio (or whatever ratio you usually use).



Next make a semicircle ramp using the normal vertex alignment method:



Next clip the ramp diagonally if you want to make it into a spiral:



Then clip the upper half of the ramp, personally I just moved each vertex of the clip line 384 units up:



Finally, some texturing:



And a video:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UI7akPgWc6A" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UI7akPgWc6A</a>

I attached the vmf in case you're too lazy to make your own

Edit: from a theory crafting perspective, tilting a regularly curved ramp may actually be a better way to make a ramp that is surfable uphill because you will not have the tenancy to fly off the side of the ramp like you do with these.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2013, 04:59:50 AM by Tioga060 »

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Offline Lightning

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looks really nice. thanks.

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Nice technique, the only problem with it is that you end with a smaller ramp than what you started with.
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Offline Tioga060

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Yeah, If you clip properly you can make it fairly equal on both sides but I was too lazy.

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another tutorial of rare working ramps are available for nubs to make.. good job.

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Perfect! Looks really cool in hammer also
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inb4 the next 10 maps has stages with these ramps

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inb4 the next 10 maps has stages with these ramps

u mad?

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na just typical to see all mappers copy paste the newest ideas, no originality left