Voxel Terraforming

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Version: 0.6

Upon the 0.5 update of Medieval Engineers there was the introduction of possibly the most powerful tool to be introduced into the game, the shovel.


There are now five different variations of shovel that are used to move DirtBag.png Dirt around. The WoodenShovel.png Wooden Shovel being easily obtained and the metal ones metal ones having varied effectiveness and durability. There is also the introduction of the LandscapingStake0.5.png Landscape Stake, which is a small stake that is placed down and tied together with BasicRope.png Basic Ropes. If you are unsure if you have unlocked these items yet then check the Required Research of each item.

An example of the Voxel Terraforming method using the Landscape stakes and shovel tool is shown below. It is also possible to shape the terrain using Voxel Hands only in creative mode.

Example

First, start by finding a good location that needs to be modified.

Terraform1.jpg


Then prepare the land by placing the Landscape Stakes down.

Staking off the area


Connect all the Stakes with rope. Each enclosed area must have three or four sides only (triangle or square). When an area is properly created and a shovel tool is equipped the area inside the ropes should be highlighted. This will indicate the flat level you wish to create. Allowing for any dirt above this level to be lowered to the height of the highlight and any dirt lower to be raised to the height of the highlight.

Confirming the area


Now just simply remove dirt, or have dirt in your inventory and place dirt while within the highlighted area. If you need to work faster or correct a mistake, hold Shift while you shovel to ignore the highlighted plane.

Filling it all in


Finally, once all the dirt matches the height designated, it's now time to test the ramp or lose your cart while it rolls away...

Testing the Ramp


The Landscape Stake and Shovels can be used to shape the land and mold it to your will. To allow the creation of nice flat farm, better housing plots, even make your own roads* and so much more. The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination.


*Note: These roads will not show on the world map but can be made to look just like real roads.