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Thread: Room Brushing a circular staircase in a cylinder

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    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Boston MA

    Room Brushing a circular staircase in a cylinder

    I have never done circular staircases because I could not figure out how to room brush them. Any suggestions?

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    Registered: Jun 2011
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    Check out the big central tower in The Whistling of the Gears by Firemage, it's a long and tedious process but highly rewarding.

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    Registered: Jan 2006
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    Best way is - don't use a cylinder. Do spiral stairs in a rectangle. If you do that, you don't need to worry about rooms spilling out of the cylinder because it's a box. Then, make the central pillar of the staircase an air brush rather than solid, and fill it with a tall object. That way you can just use one roombrush with the centre inside that hollow space/object pillar.

    If you do use a cylinder, it's possible, but a PitA.

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    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Boston MA
    Forgot to say Thanks Nicked. Great advice. It would have solved a problem I had early on where I made a small pool with a fountain in the middle (sitting on a solid brush).

    Remember the old expression “ love is never having to say you’re sorry?” I say “Dromed is never really knowing all the answers, but help is always nearby.”

    Thanks
    bbb

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    Registered: Oct 2017
    Location: France
    Adding on to what nicked said, I've found it best to use a fill-air cube and then fill in the corners with wedges to simulate a cylinder, like so: https://i.imgur.com/3xWJfaJ.png (taken from Sound of a Burrick In a Room). Makes roombrushing as easy as shift-insert as you can see: https://i.imgur.com/0DY4Cov.png . This also works with actually using cylinders too like I did in My Favorite Year here: https://i.imgur.com/zQEKSNG.png and https://i.imgur.com/UHjwPfy.png . Just make sure the cylinder staircase has a good amount of void around it or it will leak outside this way!

    Personally, I've never had any issues just putting the roombrush down even if the center of it is inside a fill-solid brush for these staircases. I see other authors do it too, but maybe we're all spreading bad habits!

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    Registered: Jan 2006
    Location: On the tip of your tongue.
    Roombrush centres in solid is one of those things that's technically bad practise, but 9 times out of 10 it won't cause any problems. But if you ever get audio cutting off where you think it shouldn't, show_player_room should be your first port of call.

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