So I went into the Ark Dev Kit and have a few questions. My biggest concern is understanding the workflow. I noticed that current main Island has only one file with all the basic terrain details and textures down, along with the water volumes; among a few other items. Inside the same folder you then have files for each section of the main island where all the detail has been placed along with spawning volumes and everything else. So my questions are:
Do we, I’m assuming, start with all of our basic terrain detail and textures, filling out the size of our desired map in one file, and then continue working in small sections to fill in the detail in smaller files, like the current main island?
Or, are most people currently building their map in only one file?
Are there any advanced tutorials to explain this process of working from the basic terrain file to the more detailed files, and how these load, rather than the current tutorial which just starts you off on a basic platform?
I noticed they had large text above where the caves would be in the main Island file, but no cave entrances or cut outs from the terrain. Does this mean that they are all placed in the more detailed files?
I’m also assuming that the Ocean detail is done in the more detailed smaller files, is this correct?
Thanks for the help!