Half a Sphere (a dome)

Discussion in 'WorldEdit' started by NOiR, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. NOiR New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am loving this plugin! I spend more time terraforming and building areas than i do building stuff and the others on the server seem to love the areas you can create with worldedit.

    Just one thing that kinda bugs me and thats the spheres. I havnt yet had the need to create one but i have several times had the need to create half a sphere. A dome.

    Would you concider adding a parameter or command in an upcomming version to create halfspheres?

    Some would probably use it upside down to create "bowls" :)

    If not, does anyone have any suggestions as to how i can mimic half a sphere with world edit? I tried shifting cuboid down into the ground and removing the sphere material from the buttom half, but that still leaves hollowing out the top part. Or creating a hollow sphere and filling the buttom part up again with some block. Seems like a "half-assed" way to do it though :)
  2. Reiver New Member

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    create a flat area, create a hollow sphere at ground level on the flat area, //copy and //paste the top half is how I did it (we just had to do it last night for one of our structures)
  3. NOiR New Member

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    Thats a very good idea thank you. If they get to a certain size it's quite hard to find a good area to create it in though. You need plenty of space both up and down unless your destroying the ground below the "copy" site.
  4. wizjany Administrator

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    This will be implemented when someone gets the time, it's already a feature request on the redmine.
  5. Noogies New Member

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    I would like to chime in with my 2 cents worth of opinion on the subject.

    I also have rarely had a need for a full sphere. However, it sure would be handy if we could set a Mask that would create the blocks that make up the Sphere or Hollow Sphere only in Air blocks. maybe a -m parameter that would tell it to use whatever has been set using the Brushes /mask command.
  6. wizjany Administrator

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    use a gmask
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  7. Noogies New Member

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    Thank you Thank you Thank you.

    Works perfectly!
  8. DEG_Systems_INC New Member

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    I also would support the addition of Hollow Domes/Hollow Bowls. I have little if no use for Spheres. And it is a lot of work in any way I'v found so far to use a Sphere. Several times after clearing out the bottom half and attempting to move or Cut/Copy and Paste Huge sections of the Dome vanish. Despite this highly desired option, I want to extend my gratitude with the work on the project thus far... Great job and thank you.
  9. Nividica New Member

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    I have a couple of scripts that may be able to help you out. I posted them in the craftscripts forum.
    Also, tyvm wizjany for the gmask suggestion. It was the missing key that I needed to really make my scripts work as I intended :)

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