Wall thickness

01-07-2008, 03:17 PM
I have searched around and cannot find a difinitive answer to the question of wall thickness. I did see the section about weapons verses walls and glass but that still did not tell how thick my walls should be. Right now it's set to default at 64 units but somehow to me walls that are six feet thick should be in bunkers and basements not in warehouses and houses. Should anyone out there have a general rule of thumb that would apply to most structures in DOD I would be gratefull to here it.
Thanks, Lt Bloodbath

01-07-2008, 03:33 PM
houses 16 units is the norm [width] X 128 units in height = 1 floor

01-07-2008, 05:23 PM
I think your demensions are for the room size because if I am right at 16 units with 1"to 1 per unit thats 16 inches thick. Is this correct? I am looking for the wall thickness and not room demensions. As it is now my walls are the equivalent to 6 feet thick.

01-07-2008, 11:12 PM
16 for wall thickness is a bit too thick, but it depends what your wall is for. 16 units is good for big buildings/castles. Usually, I use 6 or 8 (or sometimes 12) units for outside walls of a building and 4 unit walls for indoor walls.

It all depends on the use of the building. I know my numbers are a bit smaller than the usual. I often hear to never go under 12 in outside walls and always try to keep 6-8 units for indoor walls because of different bullet penetration thicknesses for different guns.

01-08-2008, 04:26 AM
A wall width of 16 pixels fits in perfectly with most of the outer doorway models. Interior walls can usually be a bit thinner. Try placing a doorway prop next to your wall and see how it looks.

01-08-2008, 11:19 AM
i make my wall, then do "hallow" then go "-16" works everytime.

For a door, do the same, then down size manually by grabing one of the verticies and moving it in or out until it looks good. Make sure to frame thoes doors.



01-08-2008, 09:29 PM
Thanks all for the input, it is all very helpfull and if I was'nt so thickheaded I would have gotten it the first time when Sli-Woody answered the question.LOL

01-09-2008, 04:28 AM
you know, doing -16 works some of the time. I do it if i make a brush, wihich is a block, that will be a room. ill do -16 for that, because im not doing each wall, floor or ceiling. So in that case, go for it. but if you make each wall, etc (this is a better way) then do 16, thats perfect. Ahem ...

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