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# Editor Tutorial #2 - Create tool & Drawing Board

This is the second part of a series of tutorials for Meland’s in-game editor. You can check the 1st one here

Hi, Melanders.

In this tutorial, we will show how to use the "Create tool" and "Drawing Board”, which are pretty useful since they give you a lot of interesting materials to build something incredible.

💡 If you prefer a video tutorial, we have prepared one as well. ( Youtube Video Link )

Outline:

  • How to use the Create Tool
  • How to use the Drawing Board
  • Create a personalized scene
  • What’s next
    • Attribute tool
    • Code Block tool
  • Editor Building Competition

How to use Create Tool

  • Once you have laid the ground, the next step is to place various objects on the ground. (Please see the previous tutorial for how to lay the ground)

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  • Click the button "Create" on the toolbox area and select a material as you like.

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  • Build material by clicking the left mouse button.

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  • Build quickly in a row by dragging.

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  • Click the left mouse button to select the entity for manipulation.

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  • After selecting a material, click the right mouse button to delete it.

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  • Hold the left mouse button and drag to select more entities.

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  • Now, let's build a prehistoric tribe.

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  • In the process of building, don't forget to use the map tool to save your fantastic creation =)

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How to use Drawing Board

What if you don't have the suitable material in the process of creation? Don't worry, here is the Drawing Board tool.

By uploading and creating custom materials, you can make as many objects as you want!

See how it works!

  • Find it in the Auxiliary tool area.

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  • Use these drawing tools to draw patterns on the canvas. Image description

Or upload your picture files.

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  • Adjust the length, width, and height of the material and save.

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  • Now, you can find it in the Library: Custom category.

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Create a personalized scene with custom materials you like

  • First, we will use the Drawing Board to upload some snow land images.

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  • Arrange the lands in a rectangle.

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  • Let’s put some funny buildings on it. What’s about a water collector?

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  • Adjust the size and give it a clear name to use it later 😄

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  • Select the item and drop it on the land.

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  • Repeat the steps(import->modify->select). It might take a while. Enjoy it.

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🏃 What's Next

There will be more tutorials coming on the way,

  • Attribute tool
  • Code Block tool

Stay tuned~ 🙏

📢 Editor Building Competition

There will be several editor building competitions in February, with great prizes waiting for you, so get into the editor now and show the world your wonderful creativity!

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