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Offline alejogc13

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« Reply #60 on: February 07, 2019, 06:50:44 AM »
 &apls

Did you render against a black background?
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« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2019, 07:08:57 AM »
Against your anti-bleed background!

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« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2019, 08:39:16 AM »
In the worst case the edges should be black and not gray...  ()what()



Do your FSHs look like this in the reader?
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« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2019, 10:30:34 AM »
Nice apartments building.

But please don't say art128's method. It isn't mine. I just made a picture to make things clearer from information gathered on Simtropolis. All credits should go to Jasoncw etc.
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Offline tomvsotis

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« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2019, 05:49:09 PM »
Nice apartments building.

But please don't say art128's method. It isn't mine. I just made a picture to make things clearer from information gathered on Simtropolis. All credits should go to Jasoncw etc.
Ah, yeah, I just meant "the method described by art128". I'll make that clearer in the post.

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Offline tomvsotis

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« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2019, 06:01:13 PM »

Do your FSHs look like this in the reader?

Oof, no. No, they do not. &mmm



I could have sworn that I rendered with the correct settings (Classic/Raytraced and Indirect Skylight Illumination) against your almost-black background, but maybe I messed something up. I'll try again to make sure that it's not the settings that are the problem. Failing that, at this point I'm kinda debating just exporting the FSHs as PNGs, cleaning them up in Photoshop, and re-inserting them.  ()what() :angrymore:

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Offline tomvsotis

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« Reply #66 on: February 07, 2019, 06:14:48 PM »
Oh, hmmmm, I think maybe I've found the problem. This might be just my 3ds Max ignorance showing through, but:

I used Alt-B to open Viewport Configuration and set the background to actually display in the viewport. (I only just worked out how to do this; 3ds Max is still ... kinda new to me.) Here's how it looks with just a black background selected:



But here's how it looks with the anti-bleed background applied as a map:



It's bright white! I followed the instructions from your other post, i.e. dragging the mr_physical_sky object to the Material Editor, and then applying the anti_bleeding2.png file as a bitmap. Any idea what might have gone wrong?? In the meantime, I guess I can just sample the colour from your file and use that as solid background colour -- because, from what I understand, using 100% black can cause problems? -- rather than using the file as a map. Is there any disadvantage to doing so?

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Offline tomvsotis

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« Reply #67 on: February 07, 2019, 06:55:28 PM »
Fwiw, rendering with a manually-set 1-1-1 RGB background seems to have fixed the problem! :bnn:

So I guess that was the issue -- that for whatever reason, the PNG wasn't working properly as a background map. Weird.


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« Reply #68 on: February 09, 2019, 02:42:24 AM »
These flats look great! You've really captured the essence of these old art deco blocks :thumbsup:

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« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2019, 05:06:08 AM »
Best building ever!  :thumbsup: &apls &apls &apls :bnn:
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« Reply #71 on: February 09, 2019, 07:29:58 AM »
Aw, thank you so much! That's made my night <3   

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« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2019, 07:46:21 AM »
These flats look great! You've really captured the essence of these old art deco blocks :thumbsup:


I entirely agree with this, beautiflly made and they will make a nice addition to my other flats. Great Work!

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Offline tomvsotis

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« Reply #73 on: February 11, 2019, 08:54:52 PM »
So this is what I'm working on next: a 7.5m sunken station, sort of based on this one near where i live.



It's obv still pretty rough, but I'm posting it because I'm wondering whether there's a way to make a lot "cut into" a slope, which some on-slope lots tend to do (this is one of Kergelen's on-slope parking lots) if you plop them backwards:



The reason is that it'd give more space behind the platform for stairs etc; instead of this:



...I could do this:



Is this do-able, or am I being overly ambitious?

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« Reply #74 on: February 12, 2019, 02:04:56 AM »
Hi Tom.

I would make the retaining wall as part of the station itself like I did with my 15m versions. Having it "cut in" the embankment would not look kosher.

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Offline tomvsotis

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« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2019, 03:02:08 AM »
hmmm, you mean your Oakland ones? the way this is designed means that the trench will prob have to be a tile wider, but maybe that's not such a bad thing.

EDIT: ..........actually, no it doesn't. i am talking complete nonsense. it's been a long day lolsigh

anyway, thanks for the advice! :)
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