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TS2 Gazebo Tutorial!

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1TS2 Gazebo Tutorial! Empty TS2 Gazebo Tutorial! on Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:48 pm


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Building a gazebo using boolprop constrainfloorelevation false...

First, lay an octagonal foundation. You can add ballustrade now if you want to, or later. I prefer to do it at this stage so I know where my steps etc. will go.
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Add columns so that there's enough support for roof tiles - add four temporary columns to the centre of the foundation. These will be removed later.
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Add floor tiles on top of the columns. There should be enough support to cover the columns. Add more columns if you get gaps.
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Use the fence tool to create diagonal lines and use CTRL-click to remove excess floor tiles.
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Use the fence tool to add decorative patterns to the roof.
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Remove the floor tiles if you like or leave them on - up to you. You'll certainly need to remove the four temporary columns.
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Switch down to below the foundation level. Press CTRL-SHIFT-C. Turn on the boolprop cheat.

boolprop constrainfloorelevation false

Use the terrain levelling tools to drop the floor level so that you create a bowl shape. Ideally, you need to create a mirror image of the roof shape you want to make.

Look back up at the roof you created earlier. It should look something like this, with a dip in the foundation.
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Drag the levelling tool across the top of the gazebo roof so the tiles even out again, then go back down below the foundation level and do the same there.
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The roof should now blow out (a bit like an umbrella in the wind - see, you get similes and metaphors in my tutorials) to the opposite of how it looked before.

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Or, if you kept the floor tiles on, it would look like this.
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Now you can turn off the cheat.

boolprop constrainfloorelevation true

As a final step, add steps and furnishings. Done!

Last edited by Cyber on Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:37 pm; edited 1 time in total

2TS2 Gazebo Tutorial! Empty Re: TS2 Gazebo Tutorial! on Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:41 pm


usefull - would have been good if youd put a picture of flattening the top of the gazeebo too, otherwise all good Cool

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