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Map - Canterlot High School by SketchMCreations Map - Canterlot High School by SketchMCreations
After 5 whole months in development, the thing you've been waiting for (I presume some of you were waiting for this) is finally here! Canterlot High School, the map! The kids love this one.

An ambitious project after no one else would take the torch, (though I am aware at least one other person is making a canterlot high recreation of their own) I bring to you my own recreation of Canterlot High from the Equestria Girls movies! Usable in both Garry's Mod and Source Filmmaker, like the maps before it. But hey, before you go slamming that Download button, lemme clue you in a bit on the features going on in this map, because it's a li'l important this time around.

Map features included:
- The whole of the school property with nearly every important relevant location from the first three films and several of the shorts and a bit of the specials (with some attempt to place them logically in the building; I really did page through the whole of the first three movies for this project) (The library did take a bit of a beating because of this attempt to merge all the media into one element)
- Faithful assets; just about everything you see here was created specifically for this project, sampled directly from the movies
- DIY Classrooms; the known, important rooms from the films don't nearly completely fill out the number of classrooms available in the building; there is a total count of 58 classroom spaces, inclusive of the known established rooms. Not counting those, there are 52 empty classrooms and 2 pre-decorated classrooms. Included in this download is a basic pack of props from the map to decorate the blank classrooms as you please; as well, some of the classrooms have see-through windows on their doors for that extra touch of detail, inclusive of the entire west half of the third floor. And, as well, the third floor is also taller and has lots of windows in the outer halls, if you desire such an environment for your scenebuilding purposes.
- Smaller miscalleneous details include being able to open the trophy cases in the lobby (with use of the context menu or some other unlocking/opening apparatus), toggling the up/down state of the blinds on Luna's window (no dynamic light changes included), access to the roof via the library, and the same general room controls the gym had in the beta map.
- Evening and Nighttime variants; this mainly only changes the outside of the building, the library, and the two frontmost corridors in the side wings. The Daytime version is the one true complete version, however.
- Layout maps of each floor are also provided in the download as nice, crisp .png files.

Full-res preview images:
Canterlothigh Preview 1 by SketchMCreations  Canterlothigh Preview 2 by SketchMCreations  Canterlothigh Preview 3 by SketchMCreations  Canterlothigh Preview 4 by SketchMCreations

Now, this is quite a big map, and a lot went into making it as accurate as sanely possible. But, well, that comes at a bit of a price; there are a lot of empty classrooms due to me nearly overloading the map file and breaking everything, several times. But, since there aren't that many individual special locations to begin with, that opens up all the more scenebuilding potential for some of you out there! It also kind of detracts a little if you just want to explore or RP or something, but, well, prices to pay and all that. You can just hang around in the  established areas if that's the case for you.

And, unlike the last few maps, this map was a collaborative effort, so as to get it done better and more efficiently than it would have been should I have worked alone the entire time. Friendship is magic, huh? Some directly contributed to the project, while I credit others for use of their models and hope they're totally okay with me using them.
CREDITS:
- Stefano96 Created the student desk models
- Dracagon Modeled the various horse-y decorations and a lot of the smaller, intricate props around the map
- Sig Hoovestrong I needed some MLP-styled trees, and you had just what I needed. Hopefully you're okay with me using these!
- Ultiman9711 Designed the kitchen, helped fix my terrible optimization, and helped with a few other small detail things
- Fauna-Joy, HerrDoktorSteam and Dreadmaster231 Providing general support and ideas
- Anyone else creditable that I may have forgotten since starting this project
- Captain_n00bva for making the original Killing Floor 2 map that inspired me to start this one. Because while a Great Resemblance is good and all, it's simply not enough. We needed to go deeper.

So. Development of CHS is finally done. Well, for the most part, in the event some detrimental bug is found somehow or else my packing tool failed to pack in a certain material. Regardless, that's that endeavor finally done. Though, that does not mean I am done making maps to post here; if you buy me a cuppa cocoa on Ko-Fi (button below), I can do map requests for you. Context may apply. For now, I hope you enjoy the work that I and several other people (but mostly me) slaved over for several months to bring it to you. Thanks for bein' here.

Click here to download the map. Let's help Twilight win the crown in a battle of the bands so we can find those pennants for the Friendship Games and brag about our victory at Camp Everfree, shall we?

you read that description, right? i know it's a bit wordy, but that's all the important pertinent information you could need going into this. get those reading glasses on!
also, since i had to outsource the download link for this thing, i can't see a counter for how many people have downloaded the map. so it would be cool if you left a comment after downloading so i'd know!


Also may as well mention, someone uploaded a file download of just the maps on PonySFM if you don't want the prop pack bonus or don't like Google Drive.
ponysfm.com/canterlot-high-sch…

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:icondemogamer:
DemoGamer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019
i know its for sfm and gmod, but is there a fbx, obj or anyway i can open it in blender?
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, because the map itself was not made in a 3D modelling software, it was made in the Hammer Level Editor, which only creates maps for Source Engine games. You can't just stuff a .vmf file into another program and expect anything to happen.
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:icontonypilot:
Tonypilot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018
Why not make an MDL.FILE of the School Building aswell?
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because that's not how Hammer works.
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:icontonypilot:
Tonypilot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018
Is I Found out. So I Give up.
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:iconlpssoft:
lpssoft Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
are there bathrooms??
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One set, via the first movie. Found adjacent to the cafeteria on the east side of the school.
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:icondarkvenom666:
darkvenom666 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018
i want to report that all 3 maps didn't load 4 me (:
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Gmod or SFM? And did you try a second time for any of them?
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:icondarkvenom666:
darkvenom666 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018
gmod,and i try at least 2 times i got 6 crashes
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it's a particularly heavy map. There's a chance your computer can't handle it.

Otherwise, if your computer is moderately strong, it may just be a clientside problem.
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:icondarkvenom666:
darkvenom666 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
the second is my case then
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:iconredfoxeditor:
RedFoxEditor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
hello, could you help me? Can you throw off me to drop the high school one file as a mod for SFM, or 3-4 files as a map. I like your work, but when I download to the program with which I'm working, not all the details are uploaded because of the restrictions on the polygons. I would be very grateful if you at least answered me.
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have rendering of Other Entities turned on?

otherentities by SecminourTheThird
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:iconredfoxeditor:
RedFoxEditor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
in the SFM everything works, it's not a problem, I'm trying to open it in another program, but because of the large number of fields in that program, not everything is opened, if you know the program Crafty?
can that that you will advise?
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never heard of Crafty. This map is only made for Gmod and SFM, and it's unadvisable to try and use it with anything else, as aside from the low-to-nothing compatibility, the map internally is a massive mess and is likely not worth whatever time you were about to spend on it doing whatever. 
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:iconredfoxeditor:
RedFoxEditor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018
ok, I'll think of something, if I have to hand it out. And if not a secret in which program this map was created?
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can only make Garry's Mod/Source Filmmaker maps in the Hammer level editor, which is the tool Valve themselves used to make their games like Portal 1 and 2, Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and so on.
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:iconredfoxeditor:
RedFoxEditor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Big THX!!!
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you're doin' something shady with my map without specifically asking permission first, I'd like it if you stopped whatever it is you're doing. Or if you at least told me what it is you're actually trying to do.
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:iconsporealtair:
SporeAltair Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
We are waiting for the model of the classic Equestrian Canterlot.
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First 'a all, a map is not a model.

Second o' all, I'm pretty sure there's already a Canterlot map or two.
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:iconsporealtair:
SporeAltair Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
There are, but not quality.
And realistic in free access were not issued.
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, Canterlot is a very sprawling sort of area, with a lot of bits and bobs we don't see, and not every relative position in relation to other things is shown. And as well there's the distinction between Canterlot as seen in the show, and Canterlot as seen in the movie, both of which are quite different. 

So unless somebody wrote out a well-executed layout plan, there's no chance in Tartarus I'd be able to do a map of Canterlot. And that doesn't even touch on the fact that the city is literally on the side of a mountain, so such a mountain would have to be made (likely as a model) and made to coincide and connect with the town properly. And don't even get me started on the skybox, since being a mountainside city, you could see a lot below if you went to the edge of town.

All in all, that's a heavy load that a single person like me would have quite a bit of trouble with.
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xombiekilla Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heyoo!!! I'm trying to make a Changeling Zombies sfm video and gamemode for Gmod and I could really use your map. I was wondering if I could give it a creepy makeover to feel abandoned, or like hell like Alcatraz Island from Mob of the Dead on COD Zombies? With your permission,I would like to proceed.
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SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Blokeski. You can do whatever you want within the map, as long as you give credit to me somewhere. And don't spam multiple comments like that, consolidate just the important information to a single comment, okay?
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xombiekilla Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry about that and thanks
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:iconanarchysouled:
AnarchySouled Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Downloaded, and thank you for the text file, as someone like me is still very new to Gmod like four days in new. Used it Twice actually, once for a crappy little parody film (the outside of the school) found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjA10i… and to make a picture to tease a Pone friend of mine:  Rarity tries to make pancakes by ShadeowRealm  looking forward to seeing the rest of the creations for gmod by you.

(no I cannot run sfm, this is a older laptop so it will either crash or becomes super laggy for me)
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
's how it was in the old days, man, before there were any workshops. Had to download and place everything manually.
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:iconanarchysouled:
AnarchySouled Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
*chuckles* Well the note card helped a utter noob like me and it was much appreciated.
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:iconpika-robo:
Pika-Robo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018   General Artist
Props to everyone who made this map!  Maybe the next big one could be Twilight's school, we're also years late for her castle.  If you or others decide to make one of those two maps, I'd like to help in any possible way I can.  (I experimented with making custom maps at one point, but I didn't really know what I was doing.)
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SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have plans to at least tackle Twilight's lecture room, I'll give you that. 

I could give some other places a go, but along the way, some support via my Ko-Fi linked in the description would be nice as well. /generaladvertising
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:iconsuperplay64:
Superplay64 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2018
Awesome map and all (great for one-player RPs I do [despite only having watched the first movie]), but uhh...
Is no one going to mention those impossible windows in the principal's offices?  Does this tell more about the CHS building than we first though? o_o


I also took nearly all my vehicle addons and managed to fill the parking lot (with spaces left intentionally blank for a little realism). =P
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SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, in all my studies of the school building, there really was no way for them to be possible in the first place. At the very least Celestia's office is located in a position where it is completely impossible for it to be bordering an outer wall of the building, as conjecture shows it to be adjacent to the lobby, on the inner hall on the left. And it isn't possible for it to look out into an inner courtyard either, and asides, CHS isn't quite fancy enough to have one of those. Luna's office follows suit given it is placed symmetrically across the foyer from Celestia's office.
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:iconjarrodis2012:
jarrodis2012 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
You gonna upload this to steam?
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Likely not. Nor do I give anyone permission to do so in my stead. I'd rather it just stay here.
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:iconkleiner-jay:
Kleiner-Jay Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Professional Artist
hopefully this one is not a terrorist, deathmatch and prop hunting map, i guess...
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just the school. It's listed as a gm_ map, which just indicates sandbox. Whatever you choose to do within it are choices of your own.
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Amazing work!
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An additional compliment from the unofficial EqD bot account instead of just the 'Your content has been featured' message? That's amazing. Thanks~
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
I originally intended to only use this account for botting and nothing else... but some things are just way too awesome to not comment on them. This easily fits into that category!
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TheAtomicGamers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Downloaded
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:iconrdash5001:
RDash5001 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Downloaded!
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:iconkuco28:
kuco28 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
"i can't see a counter for how many people have downloaded the map. so it would be cool if you left a comment after downloading so i'd know!"

For example Mediafire have one.
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:iconsketchmcreations:
SketchMCreations Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, I don't want to trust Mediafire with this thing. Nor would I want to clog up a Dropbox.
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Ikarooz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just out of curiousity: is there a way to convert the files into a format which is supported by other 3d applications as maya or unity?

outstanding project you did here, kudos! :o
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