Try to make parallel lines (copy-paste is your friend). Similar to technical drawing. I hope this image explains it better. Red lines are all at the same angle, and blue lines idem (well, they are supposed to, I draw them after the black sketch ). Although you have to position correctly the several parts to look balanced.
(I posted this because I died seeing those chair legs x_x )
Very helpful, thanks! (My one highschool art class i took like 5 years ago has failed me)
The cube tool in Google Draw doesn’t give many editing options so I’ll have to go back and create them by hand. I only spent like 20mins messing around with the program for the first time and made this so I’m impressed. haha
You guys are definitely on the right track! If you look at the stuff in the stockpile icons, you can see that everything is drawn from roughly that perspective too–top down, 2 pt perspective. Real 2-point perspective has the lines get closer to each other as they recede from the foreground, but for icons, this is probably too much detail.
I am finding that “stonehearth vibe” is a pain in the ass to do properly, took a lot of tweaking to get that big tree to look like it actually belonged in Stonehearth, currently kicking around a couple ideas for the runestones, trying to decide between a christmas tree and a more Stonehearthy square pillar, opinions? (I have not voxel shaded them yet).
@grmachiavelli, these are AWESOME. Everyone-at-the-office-clusters-around-and-all-agrees-its-awesome, awesome. The effort you’ve put into making the giant tree Stonehearth-appropriate voxel resolutions definitely shows. Thanks so much for sharing!
second, this is some brilliant stuff, and right out of the gate too!
echoing other comments in that the artwork fits perfectly with the SH theme…
oh yes, this would be a wonderful touch…
edit: as for which pillar, thats difficult… they both look great, and both would fit right into the landscape… i suppose my initial reaction would be for the first option? adds a little more of a unique design?
P.S. Need to summarize what I have changed and make it a bit more understandable. Also I need to put a bit more effort to make the additional workshop functional. Once this is done, the second tutorial will follow.
Uff… that was a hard bit of work. But finally I have a custom profession up and running (so it is also crafting and logging the promotion). Once I have customized the look a bit, the tutorial will follow. The bad part is that if you want to setup a custom profession you will have to edit two Lua-files. I am pretty sure this will change soon… but that’s part of the game, no?
… where I have to add a folder with the name of the profession and the folder has to include a file named “profession.lua” with several references to components. If this file is missing, the profession is not working (Stonehearth stops after the promotion).
Ah, I’d forgotten the .promote() functions. Your guess is right; Tom had added the weaver one a long time ago, before I actually added the weaver. Hm, well, at least this one has very little logic, and is mostly like a config file. I’ll see what we might be able to do to automate that. (No guarantees.)
The second one is absolutely going to change later. We still need to talk about it, but we’re probably going to make that load_activity function public, so it can be called from any mod’s lua file, or from a mod’s manifest.