Making a round Grain Elevator Elevator

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  1. Qwertymenow

    Qwertymenow L1: Registered

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    So, I had an idea for a Control Point on my A/D map, that would be inside of a grain elevator: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Alicel_grain_elevator.jpg

    I want it to be round, and I want there to be three entrances, but I'm not sure how to do this. I tried using multiple arches and leaving gaps between them for doors, but it wasn't very precise and they weren't on the grid. Any suggestions?
     
  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    I don't think you can do this on grid if you want your doors to be equidistant from each other, but if you want to make a Y shape you can just make a 360 degree arch with wall thickness 16 or whatever and then use the planing tool and vertex tool to cut/raise brushes into doorways with frames. So long as you use a power of 2 for the arch size, it'll be on grid, albeit the 1u grid in parts.
     
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  3. taxicat

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    Like Tyler said you can't do three entrances in an equidistant Y shape and keep it on grid, but a T shape or modified Y shape would work.

    Here's some pictures of the process:

    360 degree arch, make sure the number of sides is a power of two
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    Turn on Ignore Groups and move up some pieces of it
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  4. Qwertymenow

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    Wow, thanks for the quick reply guys! I'll try that out in a bit.

    Edit:
    Hey, it works perfectly. Thanks again :)
     
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  5. Izotope

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    *Quote from doctor who :D