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Old 02-03-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Steven Blazek
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Help making a city

I am making a city for a movie. I didn't want to use the Skyscraper plugin, I wanted to make it myself. It will be a MASSIVE project, but oh well!

Anyway, I have some concerns about how I plan to do it.

Quick summary: I created a plane, sub-divided it, and I basically chose different faces and extruded them upward. BAM! Instant skyscrapers to work on. However, my concern is that now, I don't have individual skyscrapers to work with i.e. if I try to select one as an object, obviously, it will select the entire plane. I don't mind too much working this way, but due to inexperience, I don't think I am aware of possible problems I could have along the way.

My second option, obviously, is to create them separately out of cubes. However, this would mean needing to make literally hundreds (possibly thousands) of separate skyscrapers. I could work on each one separately, but this would be very difficult; mostly placing each one just so on the plane. I don't mind doing it this way, I just think the first option would be easier.

Any suggestions? Maybe you have a better way of doing this? Any help is greatly appreciated!
Old 02-04-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Model each building as a separate file, then reference them in to a main scene.
Old 02-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thanks! Thank goodness I asked before I got too far into it. It kind of dawned on my last night when I was writing down props to make and I was thinking, "well, you're going to make THOSE separately. Why wouldn't you make the buildings separately?"

Thanks a lot, now I can move forward.

By the way, I look forward to your Princess Mononoke project. That looks like its going to be awesome!
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