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Author Topic: Designable modular stone stairs, with shape options  (Read 24726 times)
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« on: March 16, 2008, 05:28:27 pm »

*compatible with any game up to FT, no EP needed*

There's a lot of choice for modular stairs now, thank to Numenor and some other great modders; but for my mountain lots I needed something a little more wild, which isn't really possible with the repeating steps shape, no matter how you recolour them...

So I came up with an idea that turned out nicely: each step of these stairs includes 4 different meshes, that use different alphas and are revealed/hidden with the design tool. So the default shape is a single large stone, but once the stairs are in place the steps can be changed individually to 3 more different shapes.

In my game, wild version:



In Yakov's game, civilized version:


I was a little concerned with the poly count, but in fact it's considerably less than some EAxis modular stairs (550 faces and 288 vertices per step, while the euro stairs from OFB have an average of 770 and 1114) Smiley

I also included 2 recolours to match my rocks and waterfall shower:


HOW TO INSTALL: these require Numenor's Scriptorium to work properly; extract all the files, put the main and the recolour packages in your downloads folder, then click the "Scriptorium_ModularStairs" shortcut (it should be in your downloads folder) and put the "301_Marvine_rockstairs.txt" in the scriptorium folder.

If you want to recolour these, it's a little particular: for a single texture, 4 recolours with different alphas are needed. I combined them in single packages for convenience, but of course they can be kept separate.


Thanks and credits: Quaxi and the SimPE team, Numenor for the CEP and the Scriptorium, MTS2 for the tutorials and creation forums, and as usual my dear Beosboxboy for beta-testing and support Smiley

Instructions for using these modular stairs without Scriptorum: see Post 21 of this thread

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* rockstairs1.jpg (144.42 KB, 508x653 - viewed 4805 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008, 05:32:38 pm »

woohoo! I was really hoping you'd make these after the water-fall shower =)

the rock shower demanded these to be complete =)
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008, 05:37:42 pm »

Thank you Ju! I will be doing some serious landscaping with these! A wonderful addition as always, with an unsurpassed attention to the details Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008, 05:52:29 pm »

These are fantastic, I think I'm going to try them out in Castaways Story also. Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008, 05:52:30 pm »

I've always wished someone would make convincing stone stairs and these are great, thanks a lot Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008, 04:49:33 am »

Nice Job
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008, 04:57:13 am »

Just waht I need, GREAT WORK.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008, 02:23:49 pm »

Wow, I love these stairs. Its sooooo pretty. Thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008, 02:25:22 pm »

Thank you very much. I didn't know I needed this until I saw it. Yay!
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008, 02:36:42 pm »

Perfect!  I was looking for some great stone steps recently.  These are steps that were a long time coming!  Excellent job!  :clap:
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008, 02:59:38 pm »

thank you very much!it will be great for my the newest project's photos ^^

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2008, 03:32:21 pm »

these are amazing :thumbup: thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2008, 04:17:15 pm »

Oh I love these JU, these will go great with the shower and rocks, I have to build a nature retreat now. Thanks so much.
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2008, 04:23:52 pm »

brilliant!  thank you for making and sharing!
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2008, 05:12:12 pm »

Outstanding, thanks
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