tabSo, I'm learning how to use Hammer editor. tabFor those who don't know what Hammer is, it's basically Valve's tool for creating/editing maps for source games. If you want to know more, there's a bunch of stuff on the Valve Developer Community, a lot more about Hammer that I probably don't know about. tabWhy am I doing this? Well, I have a surplus of spare time, and I want to learn how to do this as I have always wanted to make maps for games, and now that I have the tools and the will, I guess I'm actually going to do something. I created this thread for a few reasons: 1.) I'm bored and crave attention, so NOTICE ME. 2.) I need somewhere to document my failures (and my success!), and what better place to do it than a public forum? This also leads to the next point, 3.) There's the possibility that someone on this forum knows more than I do and is willing to share advice, which is always welcome. tabGoing into things, I have had some experience with 3D modelling software, but it's pretty limited, so I'm pretty much going in blind. I'll be making a map for TF2, which is a game that is fun. Also, I have made sketches of the map on paper, but I don't have a finished middle for the map, so I'm going to have to finish that at some point in the process. tabI'll be uploading images of the map I'm making/things I'm learning how to do onto Imgur and inserting those into posts here, so there'll be a visual part to most posts. On top of that, I might upload the map files onto Dropbox and post those, so that people can download for themselves and look at my pitiful attempts at mapmaking. tabArmed with only his wits, a good amount of tech-savvy, a bunch of YouTube tutorials, a knife, a mouse, keyboard, computer, monitor, and speakers, hand-drawn maps, and confusing tools, will MrPseudonym figure out Hammer fast enough to make his map? Tune in next time to find out!