Mapping Techniques

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Mapping Techniques are methods of hit object placements/patterns that are widely used by known beatmappers in their maps.

These pages are here as a beginner's guide to help explain how to do such techniques until you have developed your own mapping style. For starters, it is recommended to observe and copy these mapping techniques from experienced mappers while allowing your creativity flow freely little-by-little. Many great mappers have sharpened their skills at first by imitating others they admired, so there is no shame in doing that yourself.

Below are links to the some of the well known mapping techniques widely used by mappers. If need be, you could also get a gist of mapping techniques at Mapping Techniques/Basics.

If you want to know how to make good sliders, see Making Good Sliders.

List of Mapping Techniques

Formations

See also Mapping Techniques/Formations.

Creative

Symmetrical Shapes

Jumps

See also Mapping Techniques/Jumps.

Hit Circle

Slider

Rhythm

See also Mapping Techniques/Rhythm.

Spacing

Speed

Streams

Spinners

See also Mapping Techniques/Spinners.

Additional Effects

Spinner Variation

Sliders

See also Mapping Techniques/Sliders.

Patterns

Stylish

Miscellaneous

Unrankable

See also Mapping Techniques/Unrankable.