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Cross Sections

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Hi, can someone explain these to me because I don't really understand how to use them.Free counters!
Before we start, use some levels that you know have cross sections as references, such as level 1-2. Study how they use cross sections, and try copying some of the formations so you understand them better.


There are some main objects you need as bases if you want to create successful cross sections. These are:

  • Right/Left corner of Normal Ground

  • Regular Ground (Snow, it's snow! In EVv0.80)/Big Orange Block

  • Cross Section (named "Ceiling and floor with cross section".)

  • Using cross sections is all about the order of which you place objects. Firstly, to make the entrance, you need to stretch either a right/left corner of normal ground downwards as far as you want, and same with the normal ground/orange block. After you've placed the two objects, insert the cross section. Now, the cross section HAS TO BE placed ontop of the left/right corner and the normal ground/orange block, that way, the entrance appears and you have a way through.

    This should be what it looks like if you followed those instructions:

    Although, cross sections don't always have to start from the left/right corner of objects. You can stretch them from the top of normal ground downwards, or from the bottom and going upwards. Although, using it from underneath normal ground requires you to place a "Ceiling with slanted edges" underneath the ground, then placing the cross section above that, like you do with right/left corners of normal ground.


    If you want to put some ground and slopes inside cross sections, use "Filled Ground". Search that up on Eggvine and you'll find them. Experiment with them, like you do with normal slanted ground, until you get the hang of it. Same with ceiling, search up "Ceiling", and you'll see objects like: Ceiling, normal down right; Ceiling, gradual down left. These are your ceiling objects. Once again, experiment with them to get used to them.

    The platforms you can use with cross sections are called "Platform with crosssection background" and "Normal ground platform". Just search up "Cross Section", and you'll find them. These two objects are sized vertically, so you stetch them downwards to increase their horizontal size.


    Second time writing this ...

    Okay, basically you have three objects, two are the structure of the cross section, and the other is to style it.

  • Object 7F ("Hole in Cross Section")

  • Object 7A ("Weird")

  • Object 7B ("Weird")

  • 7A and 7B is your cross section objects, and 7F is what you use to make it look fancy.

    To start off, you have to make the basic structure of the above-ground cross section. To do this, create object 7A, and yes, order of created objects DOES matter, then two 7B's. Place 7A wherever you want, and as high as you want on the ground you're using. Move one of the 7B's to the right of it, stretch it vertically the same size, and size it horizontally the way you wish. Once you've done that, move it one tile to the left, so that it's overlapping 7A by one tile. Stretching 7B horizontally will increase the slope on the top of the cross section, and stretching it vertically will just increase its vertical size.

    For the left side of 7A, size the other 7B negatively (meaning stretch it so the dot on the corner of the object is on the bottom left rather the bottom right) and do the same like you did with the other 7B, stretch it the same vertical size, and stretch horizontally however you please. The catch with the 7B on the left is that you don't have to place it one tile overlapping 7A.

    Test your level, and the cross section should look like a square with two cut off corners. If you successfully did that, use 7F to make it look good. If not, try and try again.

    That's it for the tutorial. If you have any questions, PM me so i can answer your questions, and maybe add it onto this post.
    Originally posted by Blumiere

    Thank you for this incredibly useful post. I would have responded earlier, but being away and all .. yeah. I'll be adding this to the 'Helpful Info' thread.

    I'll also close this thread for now.
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