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Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:24 pm
by Rachael
Considering this setup is so hard to understand, at first, until you've done it a few times, and it's hard to understand it when it's put into words, I figured I'd try and put it in a diagram.

Keep in mind, it's hard for me to put this in words, so forgive me if this explanation is too brief. I am hoping the diagram says more than I can typing it out.
StackedSectors.png


Also, here is an example map, with the setup working.
StackedSectors.wad
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Basically, think of it this way - the "source" is inside the tagged sector, and it *exactly* matches a "target" linedef in the exact same spot in the target sector, except for "misc" being set to 1 in the target.

If someone can put it to words better than I can, feel free. >_<

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:02 am
by Kappes Buur
I don't know if this is supposed to be like that or if it is a bug,
the stacked sector effect does not show up for me

Spoiler:


I expected to be able to see into the upper sector.

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:32 am
by Rachael
Wow - thanks - I really wish somebody would've said something sooner. Fixing now.

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:30 pm
by Tormentor667
This is of good use, thanks for the thread

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:56 pm
by Rachael
Thank you, Torm! :)

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:35 pm
by Zen3001
is there a reason to use this instead of 3d floors?
I'm guessing it takes less performance

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:38 pm
by Rachael
Performance doesn't really have much to do with it.

The primary reason is to be able to map an upper and lower area separately, in a way that is more flexible than 3D floors. It's especially useful when a 3D "open area" is relatively small as opposed to the rest of the areas above and underneath them. In truth, both this method and 3D floors have their advantages and disadvantages.

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:41 pm
by Graf Zahl
Not to mention that both methods can be combined to use the strengths of each.

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:57 pm
by Tormentor667
Just noticed that the diagram isn't right as well - it says both times "ceiling plane" but that way it doesn't work. It needs two of them to be "floor plane"

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:36 pm
by Rachael
Crap, you're right.

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:09 pm
by Rachael
Redone. Used Photoshop this time instead of MSPaint to make it slightly better.

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:25 pm
by Darkcrafter
I once tried to understand what holy doom scriptures say but then my brain explodes and... I do it just like shown here and it works like a charm lol.

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:16 am
by Snarboo
Thanks a lot for this! I've been investigating portals and stacked sectors for a future project, and this helped me work out how they function.

Re: Stacked Sectors

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:35 am
by Rachael
Snarboo wrote:Thanks a lot for this! I've been investigating portals and stacked sectors for a future project, and this helped me work out how they function.

You're welcome, and I am very glad that it has helped you!