knolli wrote:What tools do you use? Os did you build the towers and everything by hand?
I understand that the three towers are half ellipsoids and that a program should be able to design them in seconds, but to plan just one of them by hand took me nearly two hours. And I didn't even start building, yet. In Survival that will take some extra time.
No, this was all by hand. I plotted them out with the help of MCEdit, but I did not directly use the brush tool.
I was about to, but I was afraid that the act would break the rules of the contest somewhat, even though it was not actively disallowed. It felt like cheating.
So, I used the brush tool of the appropriate size on a separate map, counted out the measurements, and then copied it over. There were times where I needed two iterations of Minecraft open. Occasionally frustrating, but worth it.
Brief EDIT update before I go to study for my Japanese midterm:
I flew up a bit to see what I could see, and I really liked this shot. Felt the need to share. Enjoy!
Also, I'll point out the beginnings of the dock on the inlet nearest the camera... it's coming together, I suppose, although it's a bit labyrinthine.