Sculpted blocks are crucial for hydrodynamics, and are often used to "speed tweak" a ship, or make it move more quickly by decreasing water resistance. Sculpted blocks are also used for asthetic purposes.
Sculpted blocks are named according to what fraction of the volume of a full block of the same dimensions they constitute (typically 5x5x5 meters, with the exception of the 10x10x10 meter 1/2 Large Hull). There are four basic shapes of sculpted blocks.
This type of block is availabe as Hull and 400mm Lightweight Armor. Its form can be geometrically constructed by connecting any four adjacent vertices of a cube and filling the bounded areas and volume. This forms a right tetrahedron. It is often used in conjunction with 5/6 blocks. The 1/6 block occupies a space of approximately 20.833 cubic meters.
This type of block is only available as Hull. Its form can be geometrically constructed by extending all points on one face of a cube to a non-coplanar vertex. This forms a square-based pyramid with one leg perpendicular to the base. The 1/3 block occupies a space of approximately 41.667 cubic meters.
This type of block is available as Hull, Large Hull, Ballast, Deck, and 400mm LIghtweight Armor. Its form can be geometrically constructed by shearing a cube diagonally with respect to two opposing faces, along opposing edges, or by transcribing s right isosceles triangle perpendicular to its plane by the length of one of its legs, then connecting the two iterations. This forms a right isosceles triangular prism. Typical 1/2 blocks occupy 62.2 cubic meters. The 1/2 Large Hull has doubled dimensions with respect to other 1/2 blocks and therefore occupies eight times the volume, or 500 cubic meters.
This type of block is available as Hull and 400mm Lightweight Armor. It can be geometrically constructed by connecting three vertices of a cube that are all adjacent to the same fourth vertex, then filling in everything within the cube on the side of the aforementioned three vertices that contains a greater volume. The 5/6 block is equivalent to the empty space within the cube used to form the 1/6 block, with which it is often used. The 5/6 block occupies a space of approximately 104.167 cubic meters.