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Creating a waterfall - Multiimage tutorial
« on: November 17, 2006, 10:41:57 AM »
Hello dear Sim City 4 devotion members.

I am having a terribly busy week, but this afternoon I decided to reserve some time and post the first chapter in this waterfall making mega tutorial. The result pics have been seen in my CJ Simtropia. Now you can see how I arrived to them.

CREATING A WATERFALL  -  CHAPTER 1

First you need an adequate place. If you use a snowscapped terrain mod, I suggest you to start your waterfall at snow level at least.  The idea is to join plopable water and Maxis water in a somehow credible way.

I have used Wawe3 (*) stream mod and some plopable stuff to create this waterfall. All this stuff is available at Simtropolis STEX.

(*) Dont abuse of this effect if you dont have a Pentium Core Duo  ;)

In this pic you can see the initial layout. Plopable water up, normal water down. ( I have just noticed that I was using the Diagonal  edges mod while taking this pic... :-[ )



The first work is around the waterfall itself. Some micro terraforming is needed to give the area a more natural way.



Also some work has been done with the plopable water...a more integrated look.



Now it is time to work with the simulated middle island. First I fix the contours using some rocks and trunks...



And some trees and more plopable stuff to finish the island.



Now it is time to start adding some details to the waterfall itself. Some variated trees and rocks help to accomplish this.



The situation starts to look better now....



A front view now.



And still another view....



And my favourite view.



OK, now the waterfall starts to look ok. It is time to work a bit with the surrounding mountains...



Some work after...



To finish, some more views after manual terraforming and trees adition.







I hope you find these pics useful. I have a couple more to post when I have some more time.








« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 03:07:48 AM by jeronij »

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006, 12:08:11 PM »
Fantastic turorial and pictures (!) and waterfall!

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 12:17:10 PM »
Superb pics. great tutorial also. never thought of putting an island in like that and it makes it look much more realistic. many thanks
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006, 05:14:54 PM »
A quick test of your advice gave this result. What do you think?




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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 06:52:24 PM »
Awesome work Jeronij! Thanks for the tutorial :thumbsup:

That is looking good so far TheTeaCat

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006, 07:05:47 PM »
Thanks alfred

took about 5 mins really
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006, 07:14:46 PM »
Sorry to go offtopic. But what is the green on the shore of you water TheTeaCat?

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2006, 07:57:53 PM »
A nasty enviromental disaster upriver.


To be honest it was a shallow water mod i was trying.

I don't like it, so am removing it,  when i can find, where i put it! :angrymore:

hence the topic about plugins! ::)

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2006, 05:17:35 AM »
Looks wonderful, TheTeaCat!

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2006, 07:24:50 AM »
Nice work TTC  :thumbsup:
I am glad to see that the tutorial is useful  ;)

My only suggestion, try to use more vaiated plopable stuff. Gizmo´s acuatic plants do help A LOT when creating waterfalls:  http://www.gizmo.lunarpages.com/

I´ll post some more pics about this waterfall asap  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2006, 07:42:23 AM »
Jeronij

Thanks for the link and the comments. :D

That was just a quick test of your tutorial (it only took 5 mins)  :thumbsup:

Going to go off and practice a bit more. Shall show results once I do some pics ;)
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2006, 06:22:59 PM »
Looking forward to those pictures TheTeaCat ;)

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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2006, 03:07:55 AM »
I also looking forward to your pictures TheTeaCat and Jeronij!

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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2006, 08:12:20 AM »
Second attempt. With the waterflora as suggested by Jeronij.
I shall do some closeups in a bit but just realised

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2006, 08:20:18 AM »
That looks great TheTeaCat :thumbsup: Excellent use of the flora! And congrats on becoming a councilman ;)

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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2006, 08:44:31 AM »
Congrats for posting your 100th post, TheTeaCat!
Excellent work!

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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2006, 09:37:45 AM »
They are looking much better now  :thumbsup:

Maybe you could use them as a starter post for a "Show us your..." topic.... ;)

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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2006, 09:49:24 AM »
Hey Thanks you guys!
nice to have such encouragementfrom you all.

Not a bad idea jeronij I think I shall get working on that asap..

Once again Thank you :satisfied:
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2006, 02:58:01 PM »
Really usefull tutorial!  :thumbsup:

And it's wonderful to see you use the "tropical reef" in that environment. I would have never gotten the idea if I hadn't seen you do it, jeronij.

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« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2006, 03:45:36 PM »
excellent tutorial jeronij my friend awesome work.
hey teacat you are doing so well great work there very nice

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