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Toymaker's Workshop (or, as I like to call it, how to cram over 1900 FX into a tiny apartment!)

Chryseia
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I just "finished" my first ESO house! And its a little bit weird...
I did submit a different build for the What the FX contest, but that build was not finished at the time of submission, and I am still working on it, making this my first "complete" house

***Edited 7/7/2019** THANK YOU @R_K for making your amazing video of this home!! I am reposting it here under the spoiler tag because I <3 it!! (hope you don't mind!)

The build is made almost entirely of CardinalO5's Essential FX. 1,904 FX, to be exact. AND I built it all inside of the Sister of the Sands apartment. Here is what the home looks like when you walk in, without using any of the triggers/switches:

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For those who are not already familiar with Cardi's Essential FX, FX are two dimensional UI overlays that appear to be in your house. You can share them with visitors, so visitors can see your FX in your home, they are size-scaleable, colorable, and don't take up any item slots. When you place them, they are also completely flat without any depth, so to build 3D objects like the dollhouse, and the dollhouse furniture in these pictures, you have to place multiple FX at different angles, all touching each other at the correct points, to, for example, create a "cube" out of 6 FX squares. Every item inside this dollhouse has been created in 3D.

Here is a closeup of each room:
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I also set up triggers throughout this build to "edit" the dollhouse the way we edit our housing builds. Some of the triggers can move the furniture in and out of the dollhouse, one room at a time, putting the furniture on the shelves when it is not in use:
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This trigger removes or replaces all of the interior surface details (walls and floors):
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It can be activated while the furniture toggles are off as well, to make the dollhouse completely empty:

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You can add landscape:
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And, if you don't like the look of white stone, you can even change the color of the exterior walls!
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The build was created for the DDA guild anniversary event, so I also created a metaphorical "story" to go along with it, shamelessly pulling some elements from Sotha Sil's dialogue. The book and text are also created using Cardi's FX. Activating the switches under the book changes the text for pages 1, 2, and 3:
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Activating the button on the last page sets off fireworks and causes subtitle messages to appear across the screen:

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... And that is how I crammed over 1,900 FX into a tiny apartment!

If anyone wants to see the build in game, feel free to message me (PC NA). Note, it will take several minutes to share the FX data, and you must have the latest version of the Essential Housing Tools addon installed.

Also note, while the switches and triggers work for me, they will not work for visitors (yet), due to certain limitations in how the engine works and how FX data is shared and rendered for visitors (though Cardi said he might have ideas RE how to work around that, eventually). As such, at this point, in-game visitors will only see the regular, white walled, fully decorated dollhouse. At some point I will try to update this post with a video showing the triggers in action, since no one besides me can test them in-game.

Also THANK YOU @R_K for making this build possible through your amazing addon!
Edited by Chryseia on July 7, 2019 4:50PM
  • Zypheran
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    Oh this is absolutely magnificent!
    What a brilliant piece of detailed design and creation.
    This creation highlights why we need to have EHT FX integrated into the housing system.
    I'll play the game my way and you play it your way!
  • NoTimeToWait
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    Erm, it looks a bit creepy :o ... with that starry sky and all those tumblers behind, and the score sheet

    Edit: but the dollhouse itself is amazing, with that level of detail. Congrats on being the first person to complete a house inside a house!
    Edited by NoTimeToWait on March 28, 2019 8:56PM
  • swankery
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    OMG! This is amazing! I need to see it animated! I love tiny things!
    Housing Enthusiast! DDA founder/rep/Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG3SgI890WlJst6U591Yfkg
  • mayasunrising
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    This is incredible! And having built functional machines and worked with layered triggers and such, i can imagine the complexity of your devices! Really beautiful done! I would love to come play with this one day!
  • R_K
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    @Chryseia There really are not words to describe the feeling of when you spend hours to create a program that someone then spends hours of their own to learn and use your program to build something as creative and complex and impressive and amazing as this.

    Thank you for taking the time to learn literally every part of Essential Housing Tools.
    Thank you for leveraging that knowledge to build something as one-of-a-king as this.
    Thank you for sharing this with the community as it highlights not only what EHT can do, but also your amazing talent.

    C <3
  • Chryseia
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    Awww thank you, you guys! Your comments mean a lot!

    And @R_K , you're totally going to make me cry! But don't think I have learned everything yet... I definitely have not, and I hope I never stop learning new things. I plan to learn complicated animated scenes next for the mid-April challenge!!! And videos... I really need to learn how to take even half-way decent videos of builds!
    Edited by Chryseia on March 28, 2019 2:35PM
  • Delphinia
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    @Chryseia this is superb! I will definitely have to visit soon 💗
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