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Terraforming Tutorials

Discussion in 'Creative' started by noodles77, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. noodles77

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    So I made this thread to give people some techniques for terraforming. None of these styles require world edit so stone ranks can use them as well. Using these terraforming styles could increase your chance of getting Parkour Builder or Builder (Less likely). To start off, here are 2 techniques of mine that I use in my builds...
    Technique 1:
    Step 1
    • Create a dirt tower somewhere on your plot. The height of the tower will be the height of your hill.
    Step 2
    • From each side of the tallest block from your tower, build out in squiggly lines that gradually make it to the ground. These lines don't have to be symmetrical and I don't suggest that you make them that way.
    Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 2.12.32 PM.png
    Step 3
    • Connect the squiggles together from each direction. The less perfect, the better. The more squiggly the connections are for each layer, the better of an outcome you'll get.
    Step 4
    • Add natural details like trees and grasses. I suggest not using bonemeal for it can sometimes imply laziness upon the builder. Take the time to put in the effort for your builds.
    Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 2.12.54 PM.png

    Technique 2:
    Step 1
    • Create a dirt tower somewhere on your plot. The height of the tower will be the height of your hill.
    Step 2
    • Form a squiggly line to the left or right of the tower.
    Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 2.13.13 PM.png
    Step 3
    • Form more squiggly lines, each one one block farther out than the previous one. Try to give the lines a similar direction to the previous line - not the same, but similar.
    Step 4
    • Continue the process of step 3 until you reach the ground.
    Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 2.13.33 PM.png
    Step 5
    • Fill in the spaces between each line with dirt and stone (Maybe ores if you like to party). Add natural designs like flowers and grasses. If you want it to look even more natural, make the lines at the top and the lines at the bottom closer together to form more of a curved slope.
    Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 2.13.41 PM.png
    I hope these techniques help you!
    -noodles
     
  2. Trickmaster

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    https://www.cubecraftgames.net/threads/trickmaster237s-advanced-building-tips-guide.19670/
    You can look at the terraforming thread if you want my opinion on larger scale terraforming + planning. Overall, while you dont have to place every block carefully every five seconds (theres's a LOT of block breaking and replacing) you should in the end have a result thats smooth but NOT perfect.

    Although noodles your method basically is the same as mine except I make my squiggly lines upwards not horizontally ;)
     
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    I personally like to make a small circle, then start to build upwards, depending on how steep I would want it to be, it would be more advanced.
     
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    Realy nice!
     
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    Nice, This Is useful to for me because I have trouble with terraforming
     
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    Obsidian = Commands
    Stone = Manually.
     
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    I like the second one. :)
     
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