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Wildii`s Projects

Discussion in 'Projects' started by wildii, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. wildii

    wildii Mayor

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    Hi,
    I started working on some southwestern US style (w2w) buildings. I try to build them in line with aitortilla`s latin american pack, concercing size, textures and so on. Here`s a first sneak peek...

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  2. Peter912

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    Wow that looks nice for a beginner (y)
     
  3. snick

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    The game could use more low rises, and more small shops like this. I look forward to seeing more! :)
     
  4. nicko2u

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    looks good. is it your own?
     
  5. wildii

    wildii Mayor

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    Thanks!
    @nicko2u: Yes, I created it myself from scratch.
     
  6. wildii

    wildii Mayor

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    So, first lod fully textured and tested:
    gamescreen0024.jpg gamescreen0025.jpg gamescreen0026.jpg
     
    carlos3dwards, Miguel, veija2 and 5 others like this.
  7. Nogerivan

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    that is nice...
    are they one building?
     
  8. metrocity345

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    Are you going to make more of these buildings? We need more of those.
     
  9. wildii

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    No, they are partly buildings from the "Latin American Pack" and just for comparison reasons.
    I intend it, yes ;) But, the first one isn`t finished yet and I have to learn a lot when it comes to modding, so it may take some time and help
     
  10. veija2

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    I'm excited to see the finished product. They look very realistic.
     
  11. gbojanic

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    That is very nicely made! I am working on something similar to this, so it's good to know there will be more of these buildings.
    Good luck with rest of the project!
     
  12. luis diogo

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    Looking very good mate.
     
  13. Peter912

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    Wow they look pretty realistic, and they really co-exist with the latin pack! Awesome:)
     
  14. cityguru

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    Looks really great! Do you can share the nightlights also? Looks awesome and really look like those houses in Curaçao (Dutch Colony) http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/c5/a4/f9/willemstad.jpg , exept your building has a flat roof instead of a traditional roof. I really need this! When you gonna share them? Looks wonderfull between some slums wich Cities XL don't have a lot. ;-)
     
  15. nicko2u

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    hehe me to. started a sim but different building a while back, will revisit it I think.
     
  16. wildii

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    Good to hear that other people are working on similar buildings! They are needed! :)
    So, the model was much to heavy in the first try. It consisted of over 1500 triangles, which is a bit much for a (20x40) T1 building and it was almost impossible for me to get it down to 500 tris in the second lod, without making it look too ugly. I made it much lighter, removed some windows here and there, deleted air conditioners and so on (especially on the back and w2w-side). Now it follows the triangle count very well: L1 (1104), L2 (549), L3 (234), L4 (54).
    It`s almost ready now, I also added specular and reflection maps to the model, but still have to texture the L4. Two questions I am having:
    1. In the CXL modding wiki it says, that for a T1 building I need to reduce the size f.e. of the illumination map to 128x128, that seems very small to me. I created all maps in the same size of 512x512 (except the L4, I will do those maps in 256x256). Is that ok?
    2. How do I add specific "actors/persons" or trees? I know, that I can change the layout-file and give the position of the furniture there, but how do I know the code for the specific furniture I want to add?
     
  17. gbojanic

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    Don't worry about the LOD4 texture being only 128x128, it will look just fine. When I was making a warehouse building that is 120x180 meters I made the LOD4 textures only 256x256px and it looks good (even though the technic doc says it should be 512x512 for T4 buildings). I don't know the answer to your 2nd question.

    That triangle count seems a bit high for such a 'simple' model. Could you post a pic from 3DMax with edged faces turned on?
     
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    They look very nice already. I'm lookibg forward for these buildings.
     
  20. wildii

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    Thanks for your answers.
    I didn`t mean the L4 maps: In the "modding wiki" it says, that a T1 model needs (for the L1!) a 512x512 diff-map, a 256x256 normal-map, a 128x128 illumination-map, and so on. My question is: Is it ok to use the same size of 512x512 for all maps for L1-L3 (the L4 maps will be smaller of course)?
    I don`t understand the "layout file creator": I add a dummy to my model and the script still gives me an error: "Scene must have CXL Plug Dummy to create layout file, script will now close."

    @gbojanic: I took half the T1 triangle count, as it is a 20x40 model. Do you think it`s still to heavy? Here is the screen: Edged Faces.jpg
     

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