I've had a few goes at building (mainly streets) but after coming up with very basic and small sections, I find myself reluctant to go further in case I've made some fundamental design error that's going to make things very hard later on. E.g. I know that visportals are essential, and that we can seal outside areas using PortalSky brushes, but do I really understand them?
With previous building attempts, I've used one huge set of PotalSky brushes to allow me to make brush changes without the hassle of inadvertently creating leaks, but it's occurred to me that I may then end up with architecture that makes it very hard to create more localised sealing and good visportals.
For my current attempt I've tried to keep things tighter - sealing areas locally and making visportals rather than just thinking about adding them later. Adding a new street is more of a hassle because keep creating leaks, but I'd be interested to know if that's preferable, for a noob, to leaving it to the end when it may prove impossible.
Please see this attachment for my very small set of streets:
tut.txt 168.71KB 25 downloads
I've be interested to know if it seems like I have the right idea with visportals and PoralSky brushes. To me the latter look a bit messy, but it might be the only way when there are buildings with multiple heights (and I'd like to add pointed rooftops eventually). I'd also be interested to know if the street layout looks okay to work with, e.g. do you see any problems with adding more detail, and interiors for some buildings?
Edited by R Soul, 03 March 2018 - 04:18 PM.