Airie's Housing Designer Spotlight - @Punkichu - PC/NA
The Designer Spotlight is an 'interview a designer' session that is generally scheduled once a week at Professor Airie's Twitch stream — featuring one designer each time and providing an opportunity to explore the designer's inspiration, stories behind the homes, thought processes, design concepts, and tips and tricks.
Make sure to check out Airie's Ultimate ESO Homestead Guide along with her previous Designer Spotlight featuring @seecodenotgames from PC/EU!
@Punkichu - PC/North America
⦁ For fx (visual effects): If you stand directly under or in front of an area you want to apply an fx/animation, the fx will appear where you stand, reducing the amount of adjustments needed.
⦁ Christmas light strands (fx): Similar to the previous tip, be as close to where you would like to place the lights as possible. Clone each strand of light once you have adjusted the size to fit vertically or horizontally and use magic carpet for hard-to-reach spots.
⦁ Sinking lighting into the ground/walls:
i. Spellscar Shard antiquity can be hidden into wide pillars or flipped so the bottom flat end is just behind/under walls/floors to give off a crackling candle like glow but give off a lot more lighting than a candle or random fire item would
ii. Azure Plasm Cage, Hanging, makes amazing water reflection effects. It can be deeply hidden without losing the brightness of the light and water effect, and covers a very large area.
iii. Glass crystals and beds can be flipped upside down to create beautiful bright pathways in water and land or a glowing wet mossy look.
⦁ Hedge, Overgrown Long or Hedge, Overgrown may be used to cover very large rocks/boulders that you cannot move in a home, build a garden around it, or leave as is to add some lovely green coverage. If you flip them upside down completely sinking it until only the leafy bottoms are visible, they have a completely different look, with a lovely darker green color.
⦁ Add large or small glowing flowers to old trees / stumps to make them pop & feel alive.