Monday, June 9, 2008
New Concept Tower
This new concept tower is based on the work of the first one, however it solves the walkable twirl with huge prims problems. The advantage of using twirls, that is boxes and cylinders with rotation at beginning and end, rather than torii and their cousins, is that a twirl is exactly at the stated height. A 40x40x40 cube is 40 meters tall, rather than some fraction of this which has a bit of round off error. This means they can be stacked more easily to any desired height without gaps or adjustments or pixel lines.
This gives a second option, in addition to "core and floor" architecture, for tall walkable buildings, and provides another example of huge prims opening up the possibilities for second life architecture, since 10x10 twirls are not really walkable, but larger ones are.
Located here for as long as it is installed.