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Thread: Fortress Isle - a Dimension on the Bloodiron (EU) Server

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    Soulwalker
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    Default Fortress Isle - a Dimension on the Bloodiron (EU) Server

    Hi everyone,

    May I introduce my (finally) finished project located on the Shoreward Island dimension:

    It took me about four months, 5,000+ plats, 2,000 items, and a few barrels of coffee.
    As for tools, I used an addon called Dimension Toolbox - an utility which every serious dimension builder absolutely needs.
    For the constructions I used AutoCAD 2013 - a tool with which technical or architectural drawings are created.

    Central feature of my project is the large tower in the center of the island which is now integrated in a huge fortress:

    Then there's a harbor, a market, some settlements, a park, etc.
    Oh, and a rumor makes its round about a small treasure cave somewhere on that island...

    Have fun, kind regards

    Cyss

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    Oh, that is really cool. I've always wanted to see that tower built into another structure. I'll have to come check it out.
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    Very cool indeed! Great work

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    Wow great job matching up the facades! I need to roll a toon over there and check this out.
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    I will check this out next time I log in. Also did using AutoCAD help? I am a project engineer by trade and considered using my day job software to help build my own dimension. Decided aginst it tho, nothing worse than turning what I do in my spare time, into my day job.
    Rikalus. Retired lvl 60 P76 Noob Mage. Bloodiron *Blue Team*
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    If you create everything at a 90° angle - then you won't need AutoCAD. But anything off angle is a nightmare placing it exactly without using trigonometric calculations - or just draw it up in your CAD program and pick the numbers; that's the easy way ;)

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    I tend to build structures on the grid in an alt's EoI with a nice, flat surface. Then save it to Toolbox and load it up in a new location where I can turn the whole thing at once. Have to use sets around 150 items or less but that accommodates most structures or elements nicely.
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    Hmm...

    1) Select all (up to 150) items, one by one
    2) Save them
    3) Move to your new dimension
    4) Lay all (up to 150) items on a surface, one by one
    5) Select all (up to 150) items again, one by one
    6) Load the saved structure
    7) Use the wheel to the desired approximate angle (possibly using a ruler of some sorts), and place it (exact angles can't be made, same as for the location to be placed)

    In my opinion, that's quite a steep task to accomplish...

    In any case, that would be more or less impossible with the fortress (about 1,000+ items), which would need to be set at exactly 12.2 degrees (that's the direction the tower is facing), and placed on a certain exact position.

    Uh, I stick to my CAD drawing method, I guess ;)

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