iv just started mapping relay but im relay keen to make a map for stranded .
You are placed on a map you have a heath bar a water a food and sleep bar. your job is to look after your player and keep him alive you make tools collect stone, copper, iron, gold by mining you chop wood etc.
Every thing you spawn like props has a cost so for phx props you may need 20 iron depending on the size of the prop as well as props their is structures they have a cost to you use them to make better tools to get iron gold and copper (you only get stone with ur hands).
So what i need help with is the darn rocks i have chatted to the server admin of the server im making the map for and he said the server can put the rocks in. But i don't trust that to put rocks in the right/ good places.
To do it in Hammer out of brushes you can only cut in three directions, making the rocks look very poor. To craft a better rock you'll need to view from off-axis views, which cannot be done. Plus rocks may have concave surfaces which brushes cannot handle.
You're looking at a Model Editor to create your own models using complex meshes, and your own textures.