As the heading states this is a tutorial on how to use the new stair options that came with a recent patch.
You will need to know the amount of steps per wall height as now the stairs will only break at multiples of 4, 8 and 12 steps
. This will be important to know when trying to get even sections as it will only be possible depending on wall height.
You can see in the pic below that the small wall is 12 steps; the medium wall is 16 steps and the tall wall is 20 steps.
When you place stairs now you will see a new button (circled in red below) that allows you to break the stairs into sections and you can pull on it to make a basic "L" shape or "U" shape.
This will now give you three buttons which, for this tutorial I will call "Break" button (circled in red); "Slider" (circled in blue) and ""Swivel" button (circled in black) in the pic below.
- The "Break" button is what lets you divide the stairs into different sections.
- The "Slider" allows you to change the number of steps in the section it is attached to or remove the break altogether.
- The Swivel allows you to change the direction of the stair section it is attached to.
By manipulating those three buttons in various ways you can create a number of different stair shapes. I recommend you practice pushing and pulling these around so you can get use to them and see how they work. Below is a pic of some of the different shapes. Some of these configurations can be stacked over multiple floors but others will only be suitable for use as one set to take you from the ground to first floor.Something worth noting
: If you want to make a "U" shaped staircase that has an even number of steps in both sections, you must use the medium wall height (8 steps per section) to achieve the desired look. (see below)
In the next post we will see how to make a couple of different stairwells.