KS6.66 - BUILDING TIPS AND TRICKS

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KS6.66 - BUILDING TIPS AND TRICKS

Post by JenneyOC » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:57 pm

Eyle:

Some folks have asked about the best way to integrate lava rivers (using lava river tiles) into regular-painted Caverns. One great way to do that is by using the banks pieces (available both in this KS and as part of KS6). Banks with either the lava or the caverns paint scheme will work for this.

To do lava river using Caverns banks, first lay out your lava river tiles and surround them with a few flat lava floor pieces. Then, build the surrounding cavern area one floor tile higher (using extra floors and/or our new foamcore risers underneath) and transition down onto the lava area using the Caverns banks. This creates the effect of a "lava rift" in the cavern floor.

Alternately, build a wide flat Cavern floor. Then build your lava river on top of it, and use lava-painted paints around it to transition down on to the regular cavern area. This creates the effect of a lava flow that has run out across the cavern. (This method also works if you want to build on top of our new light panels... lay out the light panels, place caverns floors around them, and then cover the panels with lava river tiles and lava banks.)
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Re: KS6.66 - BUILDING TIPS AND TRICKS

Post by JenneyOC » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:57 pm

Eyle:

Here's another useful thing to be aware of for those who want to create transition areas from regular to lava caverns: the lava caverns pieces are painted with the stone around the lower, lava-filled areas dark and scorched, but the upper parts of the walls (where the stalactites are) looking more like normal caverns. It's as if Hell is bubbling up from below. So, one could easily create a multi-level build with Caverns at one level and then lava caverns one level lower down, with a cliff edge/ledge/etc. at the downward transition, and the color scheme would flow very naturally.

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