Create the 9 by 9 base using the move array *8 method (leaving the original cube/line of cubes there.

Once you have the base 9 by 9 layer, move/copy it up a level by hovering over the midpoints until they reference. Then, use the array *8 again. This will create a "leaning tower of Pisa" that is 9 x 9 x 9.

From here, you can orient the view to look straight on at the side of the "leaning tower" and select the blocks you need to delete in order to reveal the pyramid shape. You will have to orient the view again 90 degrees to the right and repeat the process so that all you are left with is the pyramid.

This is also good practice at selecting blocks.

]]>1. rectangle, dimensions w/ keyboard 4′,4′

2. push/pull, height 4′

3. select all (option/ctrl-a)

4. move, array *9 along x

5. select all, move, array *9, along y

6. tape measure, add a guide at a midpoint of a cube along x

7. tape measure, add a guide at a midpoint of a cube along y

8. select all (this grabs the whole 10×10 base)

9. move, array, *9 along x,y,z (setting bottom corner to the intersection of guide points)

10. repeat until pyramid: orbit, select using leftward selection motion, delete

keyboard shortcuts all the way.

]]>Can’t wait to hear your suggested method.

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