FT Tools Tutorial: Part 1
"Making a simple building with a roof, a light, and a spawn point."
"Note: If you are stuck on part of this tutorial and have no idea what to do email me and I will help you."
Putting Down The Floors:
Before you start!!!
Getting to the floor tiles.
Making some floor space.
Ok now we just need to finish it. Start at the tile at the very top and make another line. Continue to do this until you have a floor that is 10x10. Be sure it's inside the yellow box. If it's hanging out just move the yellow square so the floor is inside of it. Now we have our floor!
Putting up the walls:
Finding the walls.
Putting up the posts
"But Golden, what are those little blue boxes?" Well, those show you the height from the ground floor. The blue box for your wall is 1 unit from the ground floor, now don't get scared it's supposed to be. That 1 unit is from 0 to 1 and the ground floor itself is aligned with the very top of 0 but JUST under 1. So, yes, they are sitting correctly. Now you want to put a post at each of the other 3 corners. And make sure that it has only that one piece touching the floor.
Putting the walls in..
UH OH! we have a space that the normal wall wont fit in at the end! well that is easily fixed. Got to the bottom of the list, now click on the brick wall tile to the left of the grey post tile. "Hint: It's the one on the bottom row, second to the right." Now line that piece of wall up in that space between the post and the other brick wall. It should fit it quite nicely. Now we will do the upper left or UL side of the building. Now go to you tile list and select the brick wall that goes from the upper left (UL) to the lower right (LR). I think you know what to do here. Line em up from one post to the other. You'll get to use that one short piece again. Now you have 2 sides left and they work just the same as the upper 2. I'll get to doors in my next tutorial. so don't worry about those yet. Do you have all the walls done? Good! If you have little white lines all over you lovely building click the View button and go down to Show Tile Bounding Box and click it. Now hit the R key. OoOoOoOoOo, it has shading. Well all the walls are up! If you want to make rooms inside your building you can but myself and the others are going to move on to the next section, Roof Capping.
Finding the Caps
Putting the Capping on top of the wall.
If it does, GOOD! If it doesn't look ANYTHING like it then email me and I'll guide you though. Well on to the next section, Roofing.
Roofing, the easy way:
Finding the roof.
Getting your "roof" on. ; )
If it looks like the above and you have the roof covered then you are almost finished with the building.
Making the roof POP!
Lighting it up:
Getting to the lights.
Editing Light Properties
Finding the spawn objects..
SinglePlayerSpawn - Used for single player only missions.
SpawnGeneric - Can be used in multiplayer to spawn players.
SpawnPlayer - Used to spawn specific player groups.
SpawnRevisit - Used in single player. Sets a spawn when returning to a mission.
SpawnTeam - Used to spawn a specific team.
If you need any extra help or information email me.
Also reply with your Questions, Comments, or Rants. I want to know what people think about it. I have more planned but I'm not going to bother if people aren't interested.