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Mad Poster
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#1 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 5:55 PM Last edited by CatherineTCJD : 18th Jul 2020 at 6:23 PM.
Default Tutorial: Using Grid-Adjuster for No-Slope Basements and 1-Click/2-Click Foundations
This Tutorial is about using Mootilda's Grid-Adjuster to create No-Slope Basements and 1-Click or 2-Click Foundations


YOU WILL NEED
Mootilda's Grid-Adjuster Tool ...obviously!
_________________________________________________________

AND I SUGGEST READING
Moo's own G-A Tutorial
Shasta's Little Decks Tutorial
Honeywell and Moo's conversation: HERE
_________________________________________________________

YOU WILL ALSO NEED
HL's SimplePassageModStairs (Version 2)
BECAUSE
HL and Moo's convo/thread about the stairs: HERE
____________________________________________________________________

Grid-Adjuster Tutorial
- by: CatherineTCJD

The first part of this tutorial, Steps #1 - 14, is for making the No-Slope Basement.
Once that is done, and the appropriate stairs are added to the 4-click foundation, then you can decide if you want a 2-Click or 1-Click (or 3-Click) Foundation.

Steps #15 - 22 are for making the 2-Click Foundation. If you really want a 1-Click Foundation - skip ahead to the next section. You do not need to have a 2-Click Foundation before changing it to a 1-Click Foundation. If you plan on allowing large dogs access to your building, then you must put HL's SimplePassageModStairs in place on a 4-click foundation BEFORE changing it to a 2-Click Foundation.

Steps #23 - 29 are for making the 1-Click Foundation. You must put invisible stairs in place on a 4-click foundation BEFORE changing it to a 1-Click Foundation. I like HL's SimplePassageModStairs V2 - they were specifically designed for lower foundations - and they are the ONLY stairs that allow large dogs to enter on a lowered foundation.
____________________________________________________________________

A "Steps" summary is given at the end - the main tutorial is presented in the following 21 pictures:
I also have a download available of this Bin House with these three Grid-Adjuster variations. With just the No-Slope Basement, with the No-Slope on a 2-Click Foundation, or with the No-Slope on a 1-Click Foundation.










































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Steps:
1 - The building must have a foundation
2 - Mark out the "sections" for counting
3 - Add overlapping areas AND count Depth and Width of sections
4 - Create basement walls and 1st Floor walls (should look like a 2-story house on a foundation. The 1st floor/story will actually be the basement.
5 - Double check your counting!!!
6 - Save lot (Remember the lot's name!) and close TS2
7 - Start the Grid-Adjuster; find the house
8 - Enter numbers for the first section
9 - Enter numbers for the second section
10 - Enter numbers for the third section
11 - Enter numbers for the fourth section
12 - Close the Grid-Adjuster; Restart TS2
13 - Fix the mess... snap windows/doors/objects back into place
14 - Add stairs. Finish the building.

DONE! ...with adding No-Slope Basement

15 - Prep for 2-Click Foundation - Add HL's SimplePassageModStairs IF you want to allow Large Dogs access to the house
16 - Save. Close TS2.
17 - Start up the Grid-Adjuster; find the house
18 - Enter numbers for each section again in the G-A; this time with Elevation:  -14 (for a 2-Click Foundation)
19 - Close the G-A; Restart TS2
20 - Add in-game steps where you want 2-step stairs.
21 - Invisify HL's SimplePassageStairs (if you used them)
22 - Fix the mess... snap windows/doors/objects back into place.

DONE! ...with adding No-Slope Basement AND a 2-Click Foundation

23 - Prep for 1-Click Foundation - Must add HL's SimplePassageModStairs
24 - Save. Close TS2.
25 - Start up the Grid-Adjuster; find the house
26 - Enter numbers for each section again in the G-A; this time with Elevation:  -15 (for a 1-Click Foundation)
27 - Close the G-A; Restart TS2
28 - Invisify HL's SimplePassageStairs
29 - Fix the mess... snap windows/doors/objects back into place.

DONE! ...with adding No-Slope Basement AND a 1-Click Foundation
___________________________________________________________________


Whew! How did you do?
Please let me know if you have questions - I don't know everything about the Grid-Adjuster (yet!) But, I will try to help if I can.

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
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#2 Old 19th Jul 2020 at 12:06 AM
This tutorial is AWESOME! I can't wait to try this out! Thank YOU for posting this!
The 1-click fondation looks so unique, I LOVE IT!

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Mad Poster
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#3 Old 19th Jul 2020 at 1:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Jawusa
This tutorial is AWESOME! I can't wait to try this out! ...

Thank you
Please let me know if I was unclear about anything? I hope it all makes sense I can get kinda rambly sometimes...

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#4 Old 23rd Jul 2020 at 10:48 PM
No, actually it was pretty good! 
I love how you made it with pictures and all, this is really easy to follow!

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All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
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Mad Poster
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#5 Old 23rd Jul 2020 at 11:25 PM
YAY! Thank you for letting me know

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CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
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and Vintage Stuffeths
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#6 Old 2nd Aug 2020 at 4:25 PM
Default Thank a lot
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
This Tutorial is about using Mootilda's Grid-Adjuster to create No-Slope Basements and 1-Click or 2-Click Foundations


YOU WILL NEED
Mootilda's Grid-Adjuster Tool ...obviously!
_________________________________________________________

AND I SUGGEST READING
Moo's own G-A Tutorial
Shasta's Little Decks Tutorial
Honeywell and Moo's conversation: HERE
_________________________________________________________

YOU WILL ALSO NEED
HL's SimplePassageModStairs (Version 2)
BECAUSE
HL and Moo's convo/thread about the stairs: HERE
____________________________________________________________________

Grid-Adjuster Tutorial
- by: CatherineTCJD

The first part of this tutorial, Steps #1 - 14, is for making the No-Slope Basement.
Once that is done, and the appropriate stairs are added to the 4-click foundation, then you can decide if you want a 2-Click or 1-Click (or 3-Click) Foundation.

Steps #15 - 22 are for making the 2-Click Foundation. If you really want a 1-Click Foundation - skip ahead to the next section. You do not need to have a 2-Click Foundation before changing it to a 1-Click Foundation. If you plan on allowing large dogs access to your building, then you must put HL's SimplePassageModStairs in place on a 4-click foundation BEFORE changing it to a 2-Click Foundation.

Steps #23 - 29 are for making the 1-Click Foundation. You must put invisible stairs in place on a 4-click foundation BEFORE changing it to a 1-Click Foundation. I like HL's SimplePassageModStairs V2 - they were specifically designed for lower foundations - and they are the ONLY stairs that allow large dogs to enter on a lowered foundation.
____________________________________________________________________

A "Steps" summary is given at the end - the main tutorial is presented in the following 21 pictures:
I also have a download available of this Bin House with these three Grid-Adjuster variations. With just the No-Slope Basement, with the No-Slope on a 2-Click Foundation, or with the No-Slope on a 1-Click Foundation.










































____________________________________________________________________

Steps:
1 - The building must have a foundation
2 - Mark out the "sections" for counting
3 - Add overlapping areas AND count Depth and Width of sections
4 - Create basement walls and 1st Floor walls (should look like a 2-story house on a foundation. The 1st floor/story will actually be the basement.
5 - Double check your counting!!!
6 - Save lot (Remember the lot's name!) and close TS2
7 - Start the Grid-Adjuster; find the house
8 - Enter numbers for the first section
9 - Enter numbers for the second section
10 - Enter numbers for the third section
11 - Enter numbers for the fourth section
12 - Close the Grid-Adjuster; Restart TS2
13 - Fix the mess... snap windows/doors/objects back into place
14 - Add stairs. Finish the building.

DONE! ...with adding No-Slope Basement

15 - Prep for 2-Click Foundation - Add HL's SimplePassageModStairs IF you want to allow Large Dogs access to the house
16 - Save. Close TS2.
17 - Start up the Grid-Adjuster; find the house
18 - Enter numbers for each section again in the G-A; this time with Elevation:  -14 (for a 2-Click Foundation)
19 - Close the G-A; Restart TS2
20 - Add in-game steps where you want 2-step stairs.
21 - Invisify HL's SimplePassageStairs (if you used them)
22 - Fix the mess... snap windows/doors/objects back into place.

DONE! ...with adding No-Slope Basement AND a 2-Click Foundation

23 - Prep for 1-Click Foundation - Must add HL's SimplePassageModStairs
24 - Save. Close TS2.
25 - Start up the Grid-Adjuster; find the house
26 - Enter numbers for each section again in the G-A; this time with Elevation:  -15 (for a 1-Click Foundation)
27 - Close the G-A; Restart TS2
28 - Invisify HL's SimplePassageStairs
29 - Fix the mess... snap windows/doors/objects back into place.

DONE! ...with adding No-Slope Basement AND a 1-Click Foundation
___________________________________________________________________


Whew! How did you do?
Please let me know if you have questions - I don't know everything about the Grid-Adjuster (yet!) But, I will try to help if I can.



Thank a lot, I hope can use it.
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