The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby WinstonSmith » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:41 pm

Inspired by the "Map Pimpage Thread" on mAL, which was in turn inspired by other threads.

Show off what you're working at the moment! Making a map that you don't want to release as a WIP? Don't want to make an entire thread to discuss your map before you release it (which you shouldn't do anyway, for the record)? Post some screenshots in this thread and discuss others.

A few notes:
--Try to keep your screenshots at around 700px wide maximum, probably a bit less; not only are smaller images easier on load times, they actually fit on the forum view for most people.
--Linked thumbnails are nice but certainly not required.
--Be open to suggestions/criticism from others.
--On the above point: if you're going to provide feedback make it constructive. Don't pull an "OMG thos lazors suck and look ulgy", instead say "Good sir, I do think you might want to align the front of that laser with the wall. Cheerio."

And remember...
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby KenJeKenny!? » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:04 pm

Just a small preview of my new map(Lost in Testing #2). It's basicly just the entrance right after you exit the elevator but im gonna try and continue with this style. So it's like a sampler :P

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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby Marlovious » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:56 pm

A few shots from my upcoming "Marlow's coop Underground"

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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby Nacimota » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:35 am

Water looks a bit odd in that last shot, Marlovious; pretty nice apart from that though
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby Marlovious » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:42 am

Nacimota wrote:
Water looks a bit odd in that last shot, Marlovious; pretty nice apart from that though


Yes, I still need to finish off the details of the lighting and props.
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby Will T. » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:38 am

I have a functional two-room, laser-based chamber, but I'm sort of holding off on any sort of release until I can work out a third puzzle to complement the first two as what's there feels pretty short and simple for a complete release.

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I also have what is currently a "just-for-fun" aesthetics-based project. If I ever produce enough maps to assemble into a mini-campaign, this is where the player will start:

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It even has a nice vista of the antechamber before it, where test subjects arrive by elevator:

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There are full-size versions of these here, if anyone wants to see them bigger.
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby ChickenMobile » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:25 am

I've never seen an old aperture lobby done before. That might turn out interesting.
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby KenJeKenny!? » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:43 am

chickenmobile wrote:
I've never seen an old aperture lobby done before. That might turn out interesting.


I have to agree that looks really good! you gotta use it!...

Maybe have the waiting room look like its vacant for some time... and then have the wake up sequence run...as if you just got up from the floor after being out for a while...
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby WinstonSmith » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:40 pm

Hot dang those antechamber screenshots look good Will. Keep it up, I am definitely playing when you release it.
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby Will T. » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:52 pm

WinstonSmith wrote:
Hot dang those antechamber screenshots look good Will. Keep it up, I am definitely playing when you release it.


Thanks! :) I can't 100% guarantee a release, as any map pack it would be a part of is only an idea right now. I don't know that I'll ever really produce a complete map pack (I certainly won't officially announce one until it's well underway), but I'll likely include this if I do. I built it as an aesthetic exercise for now.
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby WinstonSmith » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:57 pm

Will T. wrote:
I built it as an aesthetic exercise for now.

Heck, if I were you I'd make a map pack completely out of those.
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby baca25 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:25 pm

Taught myself how to get these bad boys to get working in my own ghetto way.
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby MissStabby » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:50 am

Here is the scanner i worked out for my Angrybombs map.

Even though its only intended for the maze to be solved by the bomb, i added different responsed for other objects getting scanned in the maze.

It is composed of a "facade" model from the turret factory, the scanner model and the faithplate.

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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby Brainstone » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:55 am

Here is a screenshot of a gravity machine. I know that changing gravity is nothing new, but I added a stylish machine just for gravity.
And also there is bts area, where you will get to know t the gravity machine.
It`s all part of a campaign I`m working on. I have 7 maps so far and I plan on having at least 20, if not 30.
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Re: The ThinkingWithPortals Map Showcasing Thread

Postby Robdon » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:41 pm

Hi,

Here's some from my first map I'm trying....

I've only done the first room so far.

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