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Walls and rooms gone invisible/black

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#1 Duke Lebowski

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

Hey guys,

So i have an issue that keeps happening, and after investigating all the logic possibilities, i have not clue what this is about.

First, there is a room that all the inside walls appear void when looking from outside of it. When i get inside,
the surfaces are rendered, but the place i come from becomes void (black). I removed ALL the visportals from that region.
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(From outside)
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(From inside- Lighting adjusted)

Second, a wall used by 2 rooms also becomes invisible, but you can see the inside of the rooms from outside. When inside these
rooms, everything is just fine. Then again, no visportals.
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Any clues?


#2 Springheel


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

Check this thread--it seems like a similar problem and many of the suggestions there might help:

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#3 Airship Ballet

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:56 PM

Yep, or the one I started with the same problem:


RJ was really helpful, and following his advice of just being really tidy to begin with has prevented it now. It's a bit restrictive to work off the grid so much but it's a nightmare fixing it.

#4 Duke Lebowski

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for the help guys! So i found the solutions to my problem, still i don't know the exact cause.

The black room was caused by 4 pillars (worldspawns) i copied and pasted there. I Just created new ones the it didn't cause the glitch.

The see-through wall was caused by weird-ass brushes i made to give shapes to my cavern walls. It seems DR really
doesn't like off-grid and weird shaped brushes. These didn't even collided with the wall at all.

On an other note, i need an other way of giving curves to my cavern walls. How can i do so without creating weird brushes?

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

You almost always want to use patches for curved architecture.
Layer them on top of square brushwork or caulk for sealing if you can.
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#6 Duke Lebowski

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:26 PM

Alirhgt! Thanks

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