[Plugin] Essentials: a bundle to make your mapping easier!

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Re: TM & SM // Essentials - editor plugins compilation!

Post by SummerThime » 09 Feb 2017, 08:13

Pretty good, dude! Keep goin' :pop:

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Re: TM & SM // Essentials - editor plugins compilation!

Post by bervt » 15 Mar 2017, 20:50

Nice stuff , great job !
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Re: TM & SM // Essentials - editor plugins compilation!

Post by eyebo » 15 Feb 2018, 03:12

Thanks for this plugin! I use it all the time now.

HDTerrain also works in Canyon now. But it doesn't work in Lagoon. Too bad.
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Re: [Plugin] Essentials: a bundle to make your mapping easier!

Post by Dommy » 02 May 2018, 15:20

Essentials plugin just got updated and it features a few new options to improve your mapping experience!

What's new?

Completely new and improved skin selection window
Which one of your hundreds of signs was the right one? Where was it? It's no longer a problem with the new skin selection window - it lists all of your skins in their dedicated directories, as well as shows their live previews! No more browsing tons of pages just to select that one ugly "wrong way" sign you downloaded from some even uglier manialink. But wait - there's more! it even lets you choose a skin incompatible with the current block, sometimes providing good looking results, or just some funny looking crap.



Take a look at the Nations-themed inflatable or this gorgeous Danger sign Storm tree!

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Your 8 latest blocks on top of your screen
This also was available as a stock plugin. But who said it couldn't be done better? Essentials can list up to 8 blocks you've been recently using - for sake of your comfort and quick access.



Shortcut to super fast shadows calculation
Last but not least - this little button lets you calculate super fast shadows, in case you need a quick preview on how the lighting may look like on a finished product.


Bonus: Ghost Blocks and Air Mapping toggles are now separate.
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Re: [Plugin] Essentials: a bundle to make your mapping easier!

Post by ripper_roo » 06 May 2018, 10:45

Just a little feedback about the sign selection menu: for some reason it couldn't load custom signs properly, they were listed but without any previews and with long slowdowns between each page. Fixed the issue by removing .loc files, loading all pages one by one in the menu and putting locators back.

I still have a one minute long loading screen when I open a map - I guess because I have something like... 840 signs in my folders - but I get no more slowdowns when selecting custom signs and all previews are shown properly now.

Really useful tool by the way :thumbsup:

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Re: [Plugin] Essentials: a bundle to make your mapping easier!

Post by Frankthetankmp » 08 May 2018, 21:08

For the HD terrain thing: It also works in lagoon. You just have to add this into code:

// Constants
// ---------------------------------- //
#Const C_HDTerrainModels ["DecoTerrainHD", "Cliff8HD", "DecoTerraformingHD"]
#Const C_AutoSavePeriod 20000
#Const C_NbBlocksListed 8

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Re: [Plugin] Essentials: a bundle to make your mapping easier!

Post by Platysynthesis » 16 Nov 2018, 23:45

For some reason, the previews of the skin selection window aren't loading to me..

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