What did you do in Empyrion today?

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  1. Tyrax Lightning

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    My latest going ons in Empyrion is I overhauled my Creative Mode HV Building Pad to Modernize it then used it to make this to revitalize the Asymm Thread with. :D
     
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  2. rainyday

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    Are you sure it's same direction? Block is symmetrical but the light beam isn't. Check the orientation of the block.

    Here's the 'normal' orientation, notice the blue bottom of the block indicator.
    20171219085333_1.jpg

    Here's it 'flipped'. Bottom is now in front.
    20171219085055_1.jpg

    And here's the difference in light beams.
    20171219085123_1.jpg
     
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  3. Sparrowhawk65

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    That's it! I had no idea of that maneuver. lol. On my example both spotlights look the same. Ok, I'll delete my bug rep. :)
     
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  4. Pantera

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    Try this but spawn it in space:
    replaceblocks ID FuelTankMSLargeT2 HullFullLarge

    It will replace the t3 tanks with steel blocks or you could use the copy & paste selection area to delete large areas of them when the area is wrapped around so many.

    I think this is right for the fuel tank names:
    T1 = FuelTankMSSmall
    T2 = FuelTankMSLarge
    T3 = FuelTankMSLargeT2
     
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  5. MEKNET1977

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    I was only shocked when I read that you have reported this behavior as a bug! ;-)
    I like this behavior of the spotlights because they give me a little bit more flexibility!
    This allowed me to better illuminate the hangar of my Workshop CV:

    1214933850_preview_Hangar.jpg

    @Sparrowhawk65 thanks for pointing out the vulnerabilities. I do not know if you have already noticed, but I have removed them from the Workshop Blueprint.
     
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  6. Razorwire

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    Try these (at work and can't remember which it is, think it's the first one):

    replaceblocks [structure-ID] [tank-name] blank
    replaceblocks [structure-ID] [tank-name] empty

    [structure-id] can be found by using the DI command from the console.
    [tank-name] varies by tank type, as @Pantera posted above.

    **edit** I use this command all the time when stripping chassis-specific devices from builds I've changed the type on; like getting Adv.Constructors out of a CV I've turned into an SV. **/edit**
     
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  7. Pantera

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    I forgot about the empty part thanks ;).
    So yes this works to remove all the different fuels tanks from the structure:
    replaceblocks ID FuelTankMSLargeT2 empty
    replaceblocks ID FuelTankMSLarge empty
    replaceblocks ID FuelTankMSSmall empty

    Also for the o2 tanks these should work for their names:
    Small = OxygenTankSmallMS
    Large = OxygenTankMS
     
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  8. Razorwire

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    Out of interest, @Pantera , why did you recommend spawning in space?
    I've never had the replaceblocks...empty command give me any trouble, and have always built on Akua (mostly for the ambient light).
     
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  9. Pantera

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    If you leave the structural integrity on with that particular BP sometimes it may collapse or atleast it did when I tried it when removing the tanks.
    Maybe just turn SI off instead of going into space in creative mode with it.
     
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  10. Theurgist

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    I'm suffering a bit with my decoration efforts. Symmetry is outright bad for it. I decided to turn symmetry off and decorate it all 1 block face at a time. By rights it should take a similar time to using symmetry and then going back over it ALL again afterwards to fix the symmetry mode derps.

    Hmm, do you guys think this could work?

    Currently texturing is based on the orientation of the block (The blue hex on one side). What if it worked based on that blocks location to the axis? So the block on this side orientation would be diametrically opposite to the associated opposite block?

    The idea come partially from Blender; Transforms based on a Origin point means that one side is always exactly the same as the other side. It might be slightly more complicated as we're now talking about blocks instead of points, but the basic premise is the same.
     
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  11. StyleBBQ

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    Just curious; can the Block Id be used rather than the name? And is there a switch for DI (or another cmd) to show the Block Id in-game?

    Block Id: 1035, Name: FuelTankMSLargeT2

    Only used the replaceblocks cmd a tiny bit but if the above were possible it would have been a fair bit easier :).
     
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  12. Razorwire

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    Ah, that'd be it. I mostly build SV/CV so SI is not (currently) a thing I ever have to deal with :D
     
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  13. Tyrax Lightning

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    That's kinda my bad... i'm the one who recommended doin that. It never occurred to me that Sparrow mighta been failing to understand the purpose of the 'Block Bottom Aiming Mesh'... so old hat to me by now I forgot to think about New Players not automatically knowing about such things. >_<
     
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    Awesome story!!! Did you find that Pentaxid in a cargo box in the original Constructor Room? I remember stuffing some in there before we made a special cargo box below. I have a bad habit of putting things in random locations and then occasionally forgetting. :oops: One time I lost my Epic Minigun for a whole human day because of it.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with, but please don't make changes near the water's edge. It would be far too easy to alter the terrain there, which would be a sadness.

    [​IMG]

    I'm sorry I haven't been able to play the last couple days, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get back in the game now. :)

    P.S. You don't need to fill any boxes at the base... oh, except the gold one I'll set up! :p
     
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  15. rainyday

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    @Starwing6 Don't worry - I'll consult you before doing any drastic changes to our landscape :D
     
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    LOL of course, because I am the Land Management Officer, responsible for protecting the terrain that I made confusing by breaking the map. :oops: In truth, I am only responsible for that corner of the Fort.
     
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  17. Pantera

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    The id numbers can be used also.
    1035 t3 fuel tank, 260 t2 fuel tank, 259 small fuel tank. The rest are in the config.ecf.

    Example: replaceblocks ID 1035 empty

    Block id's are only viewable in the config.ecf afaik.
     
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  18. Theurgist

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    I was struggling to come up with a 'luxury' color combination I liked that wasn't too dark overall to show off many shaping highlights until I landed on this one. Now I have this worked out I can adjust it it to follow the shape better where needed. Screenshot_21.jpg Screenshot_22.jpg
     
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  19. Kieve

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    . . . "What in the...?"
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    Okay, so I know this is just my opinion, but hear me out.
    1. The word "Luxury" does not co-exist with the scratched-up Combat Steel texture in any plane of reality I can fathom. This is akin to buying a "luxury" condo with moldy plaster peeling off the walls. Unless you're deliberately trying to be ironic for humor's sake (and sorry, tiger is not laughing, just horrified), that poor thing needs a retexture.
    2. I know we have a severe lack of color choices, so palette options are limited, but you really ought to read up on some color theory. You could probably make Red or Purple work (I'd lean towards purple), but together they are visually confusing and chaotic. The emissives are likewise all over the place - green, red, magenta (with blue from thusters and devices, which we can't edit) all make for a muddled "box of crayons" look that fits no definition of luxurious I can think of.
    My apologies if that sounds overly harsh - my intent is to help. If you like it the way it is, that's fine too, it's your ship after all. The shape isn't bad, but I strongly recommend taking a new pass with the color and texturing.
     
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  20. Theurgist

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    It's all good, the purple and red was due to 'Royal' purple, and I couldn't find another combo that fit well at all. The other colors are due to their RP function. If anyone can suggest better combos I'll gladly try them. At least inside is easier; Wood and marble. Can't go far wrong there lol
    [Edit: I'll try the smoother metal textures, but when I did my initial uncolored testing I though they looked a bit bland overall.
     
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