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CryENGINE 3 Cookbook by Dan Tracy, Sean Tracy

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Making basic shapes with the Solids tool

An essential tool for any level designer is the Solids tool. This tool can be regarded as a very simplistic shape creator. Ideally, you will eventually want to get an artist to build the proper asset for you in other external 3D applications. However, by using the Solids tool, you will still be able to create simplistic white box assets to get both the object's volume footprint and dimensions.

Getting ready

  • Before we begin, you must have Sandbox 3 open
  • Then open My_Level.cry

How to do it...

  1. In the RollupBar, click on the Solid button.
  2. With the Follow Terrain enabled and Grid snap set to 1 meter, click and drag anywhere on your terrain.
  3. Create a 30x30x30 meter cube by following the measured size displayed on each ...

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