Galactic Adventures Construction Tips
Posted by ballightning on April 14, 2009
Grimbot from the official forums has created a guide on how to create creations when preparing for Galactic Adventures. He tells us how to skip over many of the potential problems, and also gives us advise on how to maximise your creations. It is advised for any want to be creators to view the community interview, and to watch the numerous videos. Here are the main points which he covered:
- Low Complexity
- Space, Size, and Scale
- Stopping Time
- Thinking Outside the Box
Here is the first topic, head over to the thread to view the rest of his post.
We know that you can build props and prefabs in any editor (props are usually single objects like flaming televisions or lamp posts and prefabs are pre-grouped collections of objects like pieces of buildings or forklifts full of crates). We also know that the complexity meter for an adventure calculates in the complexity of the original objects that are put into it. That means that the less complex your objects are, the more you can have in a single adventure.
This fire extinguisher doesn’t show up on the complexity meter at all.
You need at least three pieces to be able to save in any of the editors. Once you’ve added a fourth piece, that’s potentially one less object you can have in your adventure, so make sure that piece is worth it.
In fact, make sure they’re all worth it.
If you want to build economically, try not to have hidden objects that are buried in the center of another object. Also, try to avoid burying complex objects deep inside other objects. There’s probably a way to get the effect you’re looking for cheaper. Of course, sometimes you need to have hidden parts, but in the building editor you don’t need “supports” if you’re using SHIFT and CTRL, so there’s no excuse!
Also, here is an update on some of the new sporecasts for GA props and buildings.
These are the 2 main sporecasts for Galactic Adventures, the first featuring common use items and the second for buildings and other large items.
And here is a list of other related sporecasts:
Andeavor’s eye-popping architecture
Cathartidae’s maze collection
LSunday’s Maze parts
Dragon131’s castle set
Ninjageek’s lava set
Adiata’s desert buildings
Kiwi-Tea’s fabulous library
Kiwi-Tea’s golden huts and houses
Sciocont’s killer weapons
Grimbot’s Many and Varied prop sporecasts
01001101’s Interstellar Intersections