Attaching Flags to Anything
Hello all mapmakers! Have you ever wanted to place a flag to more buildings than the keep, towers, crenulated walls or gates? This tutorial will show you how to achieve this result.
Here you can see a few examples:
Place a single tile of wall.
Step 2: add a crenulated wall.
Step 3: delete the first wall tile and leave only the crenelated wall.
Step 4: cover the surrounding area with water.
Step 5: lower the wall, by placing a rock both on the wall and on the water.
Please note that I use the water tool to make the lowering faster and it also helps to lower the crenelated wall more to the ground.
Step 6: erase the rock, flatten the land and cover everything with water once more.
Step 7: Place a flag on the wall.
Step 8: Continue the lowering of the wall as in step 6 until the wall is lowered to the limit (7 or 8 times). Delete the water. The result:
Step 9: Place the building which you want the flag to be set on.
Step 10: Rotate the map to see which side has a glitch. Please note that the flag is still placed on the wall so when looking from a different side the flag will just flow in the air.
So we’ve found the side where the flag doesn’t look the way we want it.
Step 11: Hide the flag with a tower, huge construction or the best: place another building.
Now when looking from this angle, it seems that the flag is on the inn. We’ve killed two birds with one stone!
Step 12: However, there’s still a visible clue which can easily reveal the trick – the lowered wall tile. Again let’s hide or mask this little thingy:
As you can see there are so many possibilities using this trick: you can use the nature to hide that little tile as well!
As you might understand you can control the height of the floating flag – it all depends on the height of the crenelated wall.
Happy flag placing!