• Freejam Chris

Flip Tool - Dev Blog #41

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

We wanted to let you know about one of the tools that will be usable in the first playable build of Techblox (still planned to go live later this week!)

We previously mentioned a “mirror mode” in a dev blog quite some time ago. We feel that this might have led players to believe that the entire workshop area could be mirrored or perhaps when you place a block on one side of the workshop, it would place an identically shaped block on the other side of the room in relation to the centre.

This type of functionality is something we are looking into in the future, but our current plan is to provide players with a Flip tool that is used while placing your shape. The flip tool can be turned on and off by pressing the F key.

Previously, we shared the rotate functionality, but we came across a problem: If we wanted certain skewed shapes, we’d need to clutter the inventory menu with more shapes!

The flip tool takes whatever shape you are currently holding and flips them! This lets you place skewed windows on both sides of the vehicle without needing specific left and right shapes

In the future, we plan to provide more functionality to the flip tool so you could create one half of a vehicle, copy it and then flip it around to make vehicles far more quickly!

A playable Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Alpha is now available! Make sure to visit our home page at http://www.techblox.com/ to sign up to play it!

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