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Wreckage Tutorial by AngryLoyer (Popreel a few years ago)

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avatar Seames39
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Hello everyone!

Some distant forever ago I showed my little brother how I do my wreckage, ruins and just broken things in general, so I decided to share my tips and experience in this subject with you guys :D

'Why would I need this?'

What you learn here can be used in maps with ancient ruins and, what I do, war themed maps like WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Falklands war, Spanish Civil War, or any thing really 0_0

"Can I get a world save for this blogs displays?'

If you go to the end of this blog, you will find a link to the world save to get a visual feel for what we go over here :D

"Why are you so boring?"

Well, I'm sorry you aren't entertained 0_0 (not, I'm just a sarcastic pixelated nerd)

Walls

Walls are a very basic part in any map you make, ancient or war related, so this is first.

Here is a basic stone wall I threw together.
It's quite boring, let's Break everything about it :D
W1
First, I took that boring wall and put a large hole in it, as shown above. It's not quite done though, if this wall just got this hole then there would be some rubble near it.
W2
There we go! I've added in some rubble to the wall and now it looks a little less plain. Note that I've also used stairs to round off some edges in the hole itself.
W3
It is important to be random with these holes, a round hole is boring!

Walls are great and dandy, mostly because of their simplicity. However, a more complex, multi-layered wall may be different in how it comes down. For example a thick castle wall may just have a crater-like hole that dose not penetrate to the other side.

Bomb Craters/Holes

Next on our list of things to go over is holes and craters :D Before we get started, I'd like to say if you are doing ancient ruins, the craters or holes wouldn't be very deep or detailed because of the passing of time and erosion.

I'll start off with a great friend for doing these holes, TNT!
H1
Now our friend has been set off and we have this hole in the ground. Notice some rough edges and random blocks still in place, It's not a perfect circle.
H2
Now, as you can see, I've placed some Soul Sand at the bottom to represent mud. I've also removed blocks that stick out in this crater because I have an OCD with that.
H3
Now in this step, I've replaced some of the Soul Sand with stone and placed some cobble stone slabs to represent blown-out stone. You could say we're done, however we can take this even further!
H4
In this crater example, I've got some water inside to show it was filled partially with rain. This is useful in World War I maps especially, but there is still another thing we can do with craters.
H5
For this example, I've placed a section of a partially destroyed wall beside the crater and added some rubble. Quite useful in city maps.

Just like I said for walls, being a bit random is key to making a battlefield or ruined ancient structure look like it went through the chaos of war or was victim to Mother-nature/Father-time.

Buildings

Now we get into what I think is the funnest but also the toughest part. Buildings and any structures really.
H1
First off, I have this little house I made in like 10 minutes, it's quite boring honestly. Let's wreck it :D
H2
Using our trusty TNT friend, I've blown out a hole in the house. Now lets add some detail :D
H3
Using stairs and half slabs, I've given this house a more rough look to it and added rubble piled up where the explosion occurred. Our finished product gives us a house with a large hole in it and a bunch of rubble. Quite suitable for urban war maps.
However! I just want to watch the world burn!
H4
This time I've made the same house but with a more burnt out wreckage feel, you know as a result of fire. Notice I didn't take out all of the wood just to give some variety and I used stairs to put a small gash in the chimney.
How many times must I say it? No ruins or wreckage can look the same, or else it is boring

Trees

Here is a little something I learned working on my own maps. Nature takes a hit in many different ways aside from what I've shown you. So why not a simple nature section? Who needs to save the trees when we can just watch them BURN!
T1
This is a nice simple spruce tree (with oak leaves to troll you ^_^) that I am going to work with.
T2
So I took the same tree and I stole away some leaves to feed my flames of war and warm my cold feet in the Ardennes Forest. While I was at it, I forgot to pick up some of the branches and leaves that are now on the ground. Some Germans might try to disguise their tanks with them...
T3
After warming my feet, I decided to let out my anger with a falcon punch because the tree didn't burn hot enough. Well, not really because all I did was run over this tree with a tank. 0_0
T4
Here are some trees that were blown up and fell into a crater. Or maybe they are trying to multiply... (hey, get that image out of your head -_-) This is a fine example of how you can make something look more unique with some randomness and a stick or seven of good old fashioned TNT.
E1
Here's an example of a burnt-out house I made. Notice I also used my method of creating holes on the walls.
E2
Here's another example of ruins from my Normandy map. Notice not one building is destroyed just like another one, they all are different.
E3
Here's another example from my Normandy PVP special. It also acts as my take on how a ruined interior may appear using my style. (Or lack of, it all depends on how MVP you think of yourself...)

Want to download the world with the crater, wall and house steps? Click that blue link and download the world :D

Awesome Projects World Save

Well that covers everything I wanted to punch in the face! (for now) I hope this was of help to any ancient ruin or war builders (or arsonists) and I hope to see anything you've done with my advice!
Happy trails!

*AngryLoyer


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  • Moeztar
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Cake
  • November 26, 2014, 3:27 am
For the burnt house, I really think you should have used darker wood, you know, to add a charred (don't think I spelled that right) feel to the house. Just my two-cents. Nice blog though. Dia+ and Sub+
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 26, 2014, 4:07 am
Hey thanks for the idea :D
  • AaronGamer
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Architect
  • October 25, 2014, 2:54 pm
Nice tutorial. Well explained :)
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • October 25, 2014, 3:14 pm
Thanks :D
I love ruins, ever since I was a child, I always thought ruins have some beauty to them, especially overgrown ones. I dream to go to pompeii and walk throughout the ruins, or some abandoned coal powerplant overgrown by vines, trees, and shrubs. They look so enchanting. :3
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • September 13, 2014, 11:34 am
I hope I'll get to see some in person soon enough :D
Make that 50 diamonds on me. I'm making an adventure map w/ an old abandoned military base in it and this is extremely helpful. You should check out my maps sometime, as some of them are pretty awesome. It's amazing what you can do w/ spc.
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • June 8, 2014, 3:55 pm
Glad to hear this was helpful :D Thanks for that 50th Diamond and I'll check out your stuff ASAP :D
  • rupert
  • Contest Judge
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Goblin
  • May 18, 2014, 3:40 am
thank you for showing this :)
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • May 18, 2014, 6:16 am
No problem!  Have fun wrecking stuff :D
  • Xoyjaz
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • April 17, 2014, 5:38 am
Nicely done =)
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 17, 2014, 10:16 am
Thanks :D
  • Happs
  • Level 45
  • Master Blockhead
  • April 16, 2014, 11:34 pm
Props to you sir for originality!
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 17, 2014, 10:16 am
Thank you very much :D
  • adam99legend
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Necromancer
  • April 16, 2014, 6:57 pm
first time i've ever seen anyone cover tis subject. well done sir. diamond for you.
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 16, 2014, 7:52 pm
Unique blogs tend to be succesful I guess, thanks man :D
  • HouseCat
  • Level 1
  • New Narwhal
  • April 16, 2014, 11:06 am
Great blog! When I make wreckages I usually only make holes but this has shown me differently. Diamond from me sir!
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 16, 2014, 1:56 pm
Glad to hear you have been helped by this tutorial :D
Where can you get the stalingrad map?
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 16, 2014, 1:58 pm
Right here my friend :D

Click me!
Its rare that you see a blog that's not someone complaining about something that will never change. I enjoyed this blog thoroughly and a diamond to you.
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 16, 2014, 5:31 am
It is a nice change of pace, I can agree with that.

Thank you for the diamond :D
  • Karrthus
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
  • April 16, 2014, 3:19 am
or you can build  nice map and release it on a server with no world protection
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 16, 2014, 5:32 am
Like a multiplayer PVP map that is war related?
  • Karrthus
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
  • April 16, 2014, 6:01 am
no Grieferswill turn the map into ruins in a few hours saves the time of having to build it yourself
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 16, 2014, 1:59 pm
That's not what I was thinking.

I was thinking more of building a map that is ment for multiplayer and uploading it here as a project for people to download.

That would solve griefers and rebuilding.
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • July 8, 2014, 5:32 am
(Face palm) I completely misunderstood what you said up there. You mean make a map and let greifers wreck it for you, I didn't catch that...  It took two months to get it 0_0
  • F4llenW4rlord
  • Level 28
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • April 15, 2014, 2:12 pm
Great tutorial! Making wreckage requires a lot of detail and painstakingly effort to make, and this tutorial would make it easier for many builders, myself included!
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 15, 2014, 2:20 pm
I am glad to hear you have found my tutorial helpful! Have fun building! (or wrecking!)
  • paintsniffer
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Network
  • April 15, 2014, 10:05 am
A good building blog :O What is this madness!!?!?
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 15, 2014, 2:05 pm
:O It must be the end of the world :O
  • jemographic
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Taco
  • April 15, 2014, 6:45 am
diamond.



pmc Needs more fun blogs like this
  • awesomecat123
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Lumberjack
  • April 15, 2014, 7:59 am
i totally agree, nice blog bro!
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 15, 2014, 2:05 pm
You two are in the right of mind for decent blogs :D Thank you both, jemographic and awesomecat123!
  • MonsterEye
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • April 15, 2014, 4:09 am
Great blog, great details, loud and clear, not too simple not too hard. it's perfect


diamond and favorite.


post more blogs like these, it will give you al lot of subs!
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 15, 2014, 5:13 am
Thank you so much for the complements :D if I come up with other (original) ideas for a blog, I'll be sure to get one done :D
  • 3Ravens98
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Blockhead
  • April 15, 2014, 3:28 am
Wow, this is awesome. You're an awesome builder dood, I love the amount of detail you put into it. I also like how you just say: "This is a nice, cosy, sweet, and pretty house that people like to live in . . . let's blow it up!"
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 15, 2014, 5:12 am
It's always a good idea to fit in some sort of comedy, to catch people's attention :D and thanks!
  • bigf
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • April 15, 2014, 12:56 am
Very nice tutorial, for a first blog. I would suggest making the text smaller. Otherwise, it's fabulous
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 15, 2014, 5:06 am
Thanks a lot :D I made the text large so that it was easy to read, but I'll think about possible revisions.
  • railrider
  • Level 21
  • Expert Engineer
  • April 14, 2014, 5:02 pm
Since you've started building locomotives, have you ever tryed stageing a train wreck?
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 14, 2014, 5:10 pm
No I havn't, but then again I have yet to come across the need to do one as of yet.

Maybe one day though :D
  • railrider
  • Level 21
  • Expert Engineer
  • April 14, 2014, 5:25 pm
Well given that yoy already have four steam locomotive's from WWII, it would make since that there would be wrecked locomotive's and train's on both the German and USSR side. ;)
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 14, 2014, 5:31 pm
If you can work magic with MCedit, you can add those into a world and wreck them once they are in, that is if you ever tried and used MCedit lol

By the way, what did you think of the Russian trains I made?
  • railrider
  • Level 21
  • Expert Engineer
  • April 14, 2014, 6:09 pm
I've used MCedit before, but i think a Kriegslocomotive pile up is a little out of my reach ^^;

All i can say is that if you keep this up, you'll need to make a map for locomotives and trains of the world! lol
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 14, 2014, 7:59 pm
lol, anyway. Have a good day :D
  • PixelCrash_
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • April 14, 2014, 4:42 pm
Very unique building tutorial. Here's a diamond.
  • Seames39
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 14, 2014, 4:50 pm
Thank you :D

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