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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
08-10-2011, 09:38 AM
Originally Posted by Munrock
People do this? That's dedication... it must take ages, having to construct the set on a 2D grid and then load the map in play mode to check the positioning of everything, then going back to edit mode and tweaking... or is there an easier way than that?
there are some tricks that make it easier, mostly involving math and manually editing x, y, and z values for precision. But, yes, you're right. It can take a serious commitment of time and about 800 play tests to build a custom set using the 2d editor.

However, one thing that we're doing is sharing the info via pdfs to make it easier for other authors to replicate. For example, this ziggarut was a serious chore for me, but you can rebuild it for your own mission in about 25 minutes.