Metal Billboard

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Metal Billboard
Metal Billboard.png
A large metal billboard for landmark navigation or relaying messages.
Type Building
Health 6,000
Weight 8.0
Item ID 243
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 243 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Metal/PrimalItemStructure_MetalSign_Large.PrimalItemStructure_MetalSign_Large'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 46
Engram Points 15 EP
Crafting XP 32 XP
Crafted in Smithy.png Smithy
Argentavis Saddle.png Argentavis Saddle
Castoroides Saddle.png Castoroides Saddle
Thorny Dragon Saddle (Scorched Earth).png Thorny Dragon Saddle Scorched Earth Icon.png
Tek Replicator.png Tek Replicator
Purchase (Mobile)
Purchased in Metal Foundry (Mobile).png Metal Foundry Logo Mobile.svg
Cost 130 × Molds (Mobile).png Molds Logo Mobile.svg

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Metal Billboard lets players display a short message to other players. It is notably bigger than a Metal Sign.png Metal Sign. Edit the text as many times as needed with the use key (e, Controls, Controls). To add a second line of text, use <br/>.

Construction[edit | edit source]

The Metal Billboard does not require a foundation for placement, and as such does not interfere with the spawning of natural resources. It does not snap to other structures. It is possible to carefully place two or more billboards side by side to use as larger display area. If noclipping is set in the server config, and they are carefully placed against a wall, the legs will be hidden inside the wall, just leaving the face of the billboard exposed.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Painting and Color Regions

In addition to its preset paint regions, you can doodle on the Metal Billboard by "attacking" it with a Paintbrush.png Paintbrush, which will open the "Apply Paint" Menu. Then, click and drag your cursor over the 3D model (like a paintbrush) to draw anything you want. See Painting for more information on doodling.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye, Paintbrush.png Paintbrush, or Spray Painter.png Spray Painter pages.

Metal Billboard PaintRegion1.jpg

Region 1:

Metal Billboard PaintRegion2.jpg

Region 2:
Top and Bottom Frame

Metal Billboard PaintRegion3.jpg

Region 3:

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Object.

Metal Billboard PaintRegion5.jpg

Region 5:
Support Post

No image available.svg

Region 6:
Sign Text

Loading and Saving Custom Images[edit | edit source]

To load Ark PNT files into a Metal Billboard, the file name must be suffixed with _Sign_Large_Metal_C.. The resolution is 256x256, and the aspect ratio in-game is 2.5:1. A mask defining the outer ridged border areas is available here: Metal Billboard doodling mask.

Gallery[edit | edit source]