Friday, March 19, 2010
Is this a major breakthrough? I've made a house with an exposed, functioning, basement.
With a proper stairway from "foundation" to basement, and windows on the edge(they are visible from in the basement, too)
I'll probably make a proper tutorial later, but here's what I did:
1. Raise the land a few clicks
2. Put a basement to test
3. Using Constrainfloorelevation False, flatten the land around the basement
4. Go to the basement and, using moveobjects on, place privacy windows
5. Check. Are they visible? You're good. No? Try again. delete the basement, raise the land some more.
6. Once it's good, build your basement and flatten the land around it.
7. Put a foundation next to the exposed wall of your basement.
8. Is the foundation height the same as the exposed wall? If so, you're good. If it's too low, build it on a tiny raised piece of land to get it to match.
9. Once the foundation is at the right height, build it around the perimeter of the basement.
10. Use the invisible tiles around the edge of the foundation to place floor OVER your basement
11. There will be gaps in the center that can't be tiled. Place a foundation piece in those, and add more floor. Delete the foundation, and add floor where it was(since there's floor around where it was, you can now place floor there)
12. REpeat until the entire thing has floor.
13. Build walls on the floor
14. Remove floor for stairs
15. Place stairs
An extremely simplified explanation is that a bunch of floating floor tiles with deleted foundations(and therefore no support, just plainf loating) are floating over an exposed basement, made to stick out using CFE. It's surprisingly simple.
I don't believe I've seen anyone do something like this yet. As far as I know people still think it's impossible.
A lot in China has stairs going direct from floor tiles to a basement, through the ground. I do not know for sure, but I think a similar method may have been used there.
I'm currently uploading a video of me pressing "redo" to show off the steps. I can't post on MTS anymore, but if someone feels like it, a topic about this in the building forum might be nice. I'd like to know if this has been done before and whether or not I'm special and badass for figuring out a way to do it. :p