FYI: Tips on "Making New House Symbols"

For some time I've been wanting to convert a building design of mine to a house symbol using Sue Daniel's "Making New House Symbols in CC3+" blogs but it has roofs on wings at odd angles (4:3 or 3:4) to the usual compass directions. I discovered that if you LIST a shaded polygon entity the listing will show the RGB color numbers for "*Angle:" (RED) and "Pitch:" (BLUE) so you can easily add the appropriate colors to your palette for your MAP entities.

+--Sheet: IMAGE ROOF - level 2 ----------------------
|SHADING: color 148 () layer 266 (BLDNG (HOUSE 1))
| line style 0 (Solid) fill style 465 (CD3_Tile_Roof Bitmap)
| line width 0.00000 tag # 308142 pen :0.000 mm 2nd color 148
| *Angle: 36.86997° (same as 26 in _map.png)
| Pitch: 45.00000° (same as 192 in _map.png)
| Calculated modification value (debug use only): 76
| Version: 0 Flags Bits: 00000000000000000000000001000000
| Fill Origin: 0.00000, 0.00000
| Fill Dimens: 0.00000 0.00000
| Decoded Flags:
|2D Polygon: color 148 () layer 266 (BLDNG (HOUSE 1))
| line style 0 (Solid) fill style 465 (CD3_Tile_Roof Bitmap)
| line width 0.00000 tag # 307948 pen :0.000 mm 2nd color 148
| smoothing method: No Smoothing
| start parameter 0.00000, end parameter 4.00000
| length 71.27048, area 296.27328, with 4 nodes:
| node 1 at 84.60502,17.20377
| node 2 at 75.00000,30.00000
| node 3 at 82.50001,45.00000
| node 4 at 96.60501,26.20378
|----- End of entities --------
Now I only have to figure out how to map the central tower (with a crenelated roof) that the house is built around. ;)

(PS. Because I don't have home internet if you don't get back to me by Friday I'll be offline indefinitely due to COVID-19 closures.)


  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 9 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    If you have Excel or a spreadsheet app that can read excel files without distorting them too much I can attach a spreadsheet I did for myself of all the angles relating to the red and blue shading.

    You will have to modify the colour palette to get the red and blue right.
  • And remember to attach the custom palette to the drawing [PRESETS]. I just had to rebuild 12 custom map colors to my palette for the roofs of the wings. I was going to attach the resulting map file but it is kind of large.
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