Bothofthesearenottrue, atleastinmyopinion, and I hopebytheendofthisvideo I'llhavechangedyourmind. First, I'lltacklethesecondpoint, thatMulti-TCistedious.

Whenyoubuildoutwith 8 squares, destroythem, andcomebackwithtriangles, you'releftwith a lineoffoundations.

Someoftheseyoucandestroywithyourhammer, butsinceit's notconnectedtothecenterTC, youwilllosebuildingprivilegeattheend, andyouwillneedtodestroythemmanually. Earlygameyoumaynothavemuchmorethan a spear, soasking a nakedtodothisisunderstandably a bitmuch.

Butthereis a betterway.

First, yougooutwith 8 squaresnormally, andcapitoffwith a triangle.

However, insteadofdemolishingtheentirelineofsquarefoundations, onlyremove 3 ofthem.

Thismeansyou'llonlybeabletoplace a fewtrianglesbeforeyouneedtodestroymore, butbeforeyoudothat, youcanusethebuildingprivilegeofthemainTCtoyouradvantage.

Thisisn't thathardtodoeither, there's nofancytricksinvolvedhere, just a bitofpracticeon a buildserver. Obviouslyyou'llneedtobuildtheexternalTCforthisnowdisconnectedfoundation, whichisextraeffort, butusingthistechniqueshouldmaketheoverallprocess a lotquickerand a lotlessannoying. Next, thefirstpoint.

Multi-TCdesignsarehardtounderstand.

Thisone's a bitcomplextounwrap, but I'vealwaysfoundthisweirdbecauseit's prettyintuitiveonceyoustartthinkingaboutittherightway, so I actuallythinkthisisanissueofpresentation. I oftenseequestionslike: Wheredo I startthestacking?

Whichdirectiondo I buildout?

Howdo I placeallthesetrianglesandsquares?

Do I gooutwith 7 or 8 squares?

Howmanyhalf-moonsoftrianglesdo I needtobuildbackwith?

You'veprobablybeentoldtheexactstepsofhowtofoundationstack a specificbase, andnotwhyyou'refoundationstacking.

It's easytorepeatthestepssomeoneshowsyouin a YouTubevideo, butittakessomeextraefforttounderstandwhat's happening. So, for a minute, I wantyoutoforgetaboutallofthebuildoutwith 8 squaresandcomebackwithtrianglehalf-moonsnonsense, it's justcomplicatingtheproblem.

Linkinthedescription. Wehave a featurecalledautowallstacking, whichis a convenienceforexperiencedbuilderstotestnewdesignsquicker, butalsopresentstheproblemin a waythat I intuitivelythinkaboutit, andthat I thinkiseasiertounderstand.

Anythingthatyouconnecttotheoffsetblockwillalsobeoffsetinthesamedirection. Youcanseeherethatwhen I buildover, I havetheexactsamegapoverhereas I didfromwhere I started.

Thisgaphereisthesameasthisgaphere, andthiswholeunitoffoundationsisoffset a fewinchesfromtherestofthebaseinthedirectionthatwebuiltout.

Infact, I couldhavestartedonthissidehereandbuiltupthisway, itwouldhavemadenodifferenceasitwouldhavebeenstackedthesameeitherway. Thekeytakeawayfromthisisthatthisentireunitoffoundationsisstackedinthesamedirection.

Bothofthesetechniquesarejusttwomeanstothesameend, offsetting a singlefoundation. Thereare, ofcourse, a lotmoretricksandweirdnesswithMulti-TCbases, butthisisthecoreconcept, so I'llendthevideohere.

I hopethisvideowashelpfultosomeofthebeginnersoutthere.

Makesuretosubscribeifyoulikethecontent, and I'llseeyounexttime.