Making an Office Building

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In this tutorial we will build an office building using Studio tools.

We will start by building a single window. Insert three new parts into your game using the Part button. Two of these parts will be for the frame, the last part will be for the glass of the window. Be sure to change the color and material of the parts.

OfficeBuildingBase.png

Next we will make the glass see-through. Open the Properties window and then click on the glass part. Find the property called Transparency and set it to 0.5.

OfficeBuildingTransparencyProperty.png

OfficeBuildingTransparency.png

We need more than one window for our building. Instead of creating new ones from scratch though, lets copy the one we have now. Click and drag to select all of the parts in your window and use the Copy and Paste buttons to make copies of it. Place this copy next to original.

CopyPaste.png

OfficeBuildingCopied.png

You can also use the Duplicate button to make copies of your selection.

Paste several windows and arrange them in a line.

OfficeBuildingRow.png

Select the entire row of windows, copy and paste it, and place it on top of the first row. Repeat this until you have several rows stacked together.

OfficeBuildingStack.png

Select the entire stack of of windows, copy and paste it, then use the Rotate tool to rotate it 90 degrees. Move the copy so it fits next to the first stack of windows.

OfficeBuildingCorner.png

There are hotkeys to rotate selections. Press Ctrl+R or Ctrl+T and your selection will rotate 90 degrees

Select both of the stacks, copy and paste it, then use the Rotate tool to rotate it 90 degrees. Move the copy so it fits next to the other stacks.

OfficeBuildingFourWalls.png

Insert a new part and using the Scale tool cover the top of the building.

OfficeBuildingRoof.png