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auldiyen01
12-10-2010, 02:55 PM
<p>Hey <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>When you build a house with a slanting roof, what do you use to fill the triangular gap between the walls and the roof ?</p><p>It is probably totally obvious to everyone but me <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  </p>

Gzelle
12-10-2010, 03:00 PM
<p>no - I struggle with it also... I haven't really found a "solution" but you /can/ turn a tile or whatever you are using at an angle with the layout editor and try to cover up some of the triangle.</p>

Jexi
12-10-2010, 03:07 PM
<p>This is such a frustration for me, so any building I make with slanted roof are attached to the side of a wall or in the interior of a home so you can't see that side. We need a triangle shaped tile.</p>

Ceeamee
12-10-2010, 03:29 PM
<p>Yesss!  We surely need triangle shaped tiles.  As well as some triangle, circle, square and rectangular stained glass windows.</p>

wullailhuit
12-10-2010, 03:41 PM
<p>Would an oblong block , on it's side at and angle of 45 degrees work ?</p><p>   ___________________________</p><p>/  ___________________________</p><p> /___________________________/</p>

Eveningsong
12-10-2010, 04:00 PM
<p>If your roof is a 90 degree angle, you could use a tile turned as a diamond to fill in the spot.  If your walls are thick enough, you should be able to embed the bottom half of the diamond into the wall so its not visible, or just use it as part of your house design.  The rough wood tiles or cobblestone tiles would work fairly well for a house.</p>

Aner
12-10-2010, 04:06 PM
been seeing more often people having i guess a square house, but both n/s dividers tilted to each other and then another pair of dividers e/w tilted to each other, so the triangular gaps are "filled" with the perpendicular dividers. i dont know how it looks inside, unless you just create a dropped ceiling

Geden
12-10-2010, 07:13 PM
<p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">I second the 45% roof slant for the solution./pleas the devs to add triangular tile to the recipes</span></span></span></p>

Jesdyr
12-10-2010, 08:32 PM
<p>45% or less pitch works ..</p><p>At 45 you can use 1 tile .. a roof with a pitch less than 45 requires 2 tiles to fill the area. You will also need a slightly thicker wall below the triangle (a divider should do) .. I will play later and take some pics with instructions about how to do this.</p><p>It is not much different than how I made the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YP_0cR7L0pI#t=17s" target="_blank">wall designs in the west room</a> on my Haunted House contest entry.</p>

Jesdyr
12-11-2010, 02:27 AM
<p>I hope this makes sense ...</p><p><a href="http://www.eq2designers.com/?page_id=177" target="_blank">House Gables 101 @ EQ2Designers.com</a></p><p>Basically makes -</p><p><img src="http://www.eq2designers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Housegable_DoneBack_s.jpg" /></p><p>Using this</p><p><img src="http://www.eq2designers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Housegable_layout.jpg" /></p>

Gzelle
12-11-2010, 03:04 AM
<p>Great info!!!  Thanks Jes for taking time out once again for us!</p>

Aiana
12-11-2010, 11:35 AM
<p>Thats a big help Jes. Thanks! Roofs are really tough. :/</p>

auldiyen01
12-12-2010, 06:17 AM
<p>Wow thanks guys <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> i'll try and get my brain into gear today and make the house <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>