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SimCity 4 Devotion Custom Content Showcase => Team Custom Content Projects => NYBT Place => Topic started by: Aaron Graham on February 28, 2011, 03:11:25 PM

Title: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 28, 2011, 03:11:25 PM
Ok, I always want to make a thread here and here it goes. I hope you guys remember these bats I have made in the past. I really want to update some of them, but I will have to see how things goes.

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/943/aarongrahambatthread.jpg) (http://img819.imageshack.us/i/aarongrahambatthread.jpg/)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Girafe on February 28, 2011, 03:26:27 PM
Welcome here, a well deserved place for your work   :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: cogeo on February 28, 2011, 03:46:31 PM
All these BATs are indeed very nice!!!

So you are updating these BATs. I have a small request, can you modify one of the models to match the ingame Fennel Corp (a NY style CO$$) as far as the bldg/base layout is concerned? It tends to overtake my cities at some development stages (yes, I do use the building styles). If you make a new model and building exemplar, and add it into the same bldg family as Fennel Corp and similar stats, this would halve occurences! No lotting work is required, as the bldg will be growing on maxis lots (the same as Fennel Corp), and believe me, they are really many!

I'm doing the same work for two other very annoying buildings, Chalmers Co and Modde Inc. I'm making three additional compatible (but not identical, not even similar) BATs for each of the two. Though these buildings belong to the NY and Houston tilesets respectively, Maxis has modded them to grow in all four styles. Mine are quite generic, so I will set them to grow in all four styles too. I'll post pics when I have something ready.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 28, 2011, 03:59:14 PM
Girafe- Thank you!!! I am a fan your work. ;D

cogeo- Thank you!!! I mostly want to update the Worthington Apartments textures Sunset Apartments textures and work on Kingsbridge Apartments. What buildings you you want me to work on. Do you think it would be good to just create a new building? One thing about this thread here it does not say Residentail so that mean I can work on commercial, industries and other things.

NYBT Bainbridge Row

I'm going to get to the night light lights soon, they should have been finished but I have been a little lazy. O yea, these are slope friendly.

South
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3549/pic01sc.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/pic01sc.jpg/)

East
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/7333/pic02qw.jpg) (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/pic02qw.jpg/)

North
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/7446/pic03r.jpg) (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/pic03r.jpg/)

West
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/1276/pic04pb.jpg) (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/pic04pb.jpg/)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: metarvo on February 28, 2011, 04:04:00 PM
It's nice to see that you've set up a thread here!  It's nice to have more choices available for medium and dense Residential to build in those inner-city areas.  The textures are beautiful, and the other details (such as window A/C units) add so much to the buildings.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on February 28, 2011, 04:06:30 PM
nice work Aaron. I like the idea that you started a thread here.  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Buzzit on February 28, 2011, 07:42:55 PM
wow man beautifull stuff you got here! :o
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Sciurus on March 01, 2011, 03:15:18 AM
Waow! Excellent buildings! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 01, 2011, 02:01:56 PM
metarvo-Thank you!

peter007- Thank you!

Buzzit- Thank you!

Sciurus- Thank you!

Here's the night light view of the two bainbridge Row Apartments. I still have to do a little more work on them and I will be finish.

NYBT Bainbridge Row

Second Building Images

South
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/9672/pic01.jpg)

East
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1748/pic02b.jpg)

North
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1846/pic03a.jpg)

West
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2106/pic04tk.jpg)

First Building images

Here's some day Images, I only have one night render on this building model, I will show some soon, I'm still working on them a little.

South
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5677/pic05dr.jpg)

East
(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4024/pic06pp.jpg)

North
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7379/pic07kh.jpg)

West
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3343/pic08c.jpg)

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3847/pic10z.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: baconrocky on March 01, 2011, 04:03:16 PM
OMG yes! a corner version, very much needed! These look great!

Any chance of making a corner version of Kingsbridge?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: wwecruz on March 01, 2011, 09:07:58 PM
Love it! The corner lot looks great. Can't wait to download it!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 07, 2011, 03:47:58 PM
baconrocky- Thank you!! For the Kingsbridge Apartments I will not make a corner bat for it because there's not a corner building that looks like it, unless I create my own verson of what it may look like but it will take so long, I'm trying to fix some things, but I have to move forward. I would love to release about twenty bat's this year but I do not know how that's going to be possible if I keep up with the slow speed.

wwecruz- Thank you!!!!

NYBT Bainbridge Row

Here's is some in game images I hope you like it, another thing I hope you like is the stairs on the corner building. The corner lot will not take really slight slopes because of being on a corner lot, but it will take some slope. I have not merge the night model with the day because I'm lazy, but I'm going to get to it. the trees on the lot will be removed, I just wanted to try something new that's all.


(http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/7193/bainbridgeingamepic1.jpg)

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/7544/bainbridgeingamepic4.jpg)

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6971/bainbridgeingamepic5.jpg)

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/1035/bainbridgeingamepic6.jpg)

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/9802/bainbridgeingamepic2.jpg)

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8114/bainbridgeingamepic3.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Buzzit on March 07, 2011, 04:46:32 PM
amazing job!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on March 08, 2011, 12:26:50 PM
Very nice, I really like those stairs those fit perfectly with the street
 &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Ciuu96 on March 08, 2011, 01:33:36 PM
Slope comfortable, I like it! ;D Great job!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 14, 2011, 10:50:17 PM
Buzzit- Thank you!!!

peter007- Thank you!!!

Ciuu96- Thank you!!!

NYBT unnamed project

Here's a new Bronx apartment I was working on today, the modeling has gotting far. This bat I made came from the past from the NYBT thread, I lost the old model so I decided to make a new one. I have thought that it just might be a good idea for me create a new building everyday this week, just the weekdays and on the weekend I can finish up on the bats, one of my main jobs I always wanted to do is to work fast but have good or great quilty on my bats, I do not want to rush, but I want to feed you downloaders with something that is truly need in the STEX, I just hope this work. What really slow things down is making the textures and making custom LOD's, I want my LOD's to be skin tight on my slope buildings, if not things will no look good.

I thought of holding the Bainbridge Row until Gwail finish the NYBT quries. If it takes to long I may not have no choice but to upload them. everything is finished, just need to make a read me and a installer. When it comes to making installers, I think I need a person to dubble check my read me's and installers for any errors.

Old image

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6860/image07w1.jpg)
http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/topic/32065-nybt-bat-thread/page__st__1170 (http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/topic/32065-nybt-bat-thread/page__st__1170)

New image

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/4079/agnybtnewproject.jpg)

New Building Link to google Maps.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=40.813027,-73.900966&panoid=ehHz5X-sUycdWktu013eDA&cbp=12,4.89,,0,-21.54&ll=40.812949,-73.901274&spn=0,0.021887&z=16 (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=40.813027,-73.900966&panoid=ehHz5X-sUycdWktu013eDA&cbp=12,4.89,,0,-21.54&ll=40.812949,-73.901274&spn=0,0.021887&z=16)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on March 15, 2011, 02:19:23 AM
Nice neighberhood.
I hope you will make more buildings from it
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Buzzit on March 15, 2011, 02:41:29 AM
good work man :)

btw can you maybe tell me how you made those other building slope friendly?
it seems i just can't figure that out :(
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Sciurus on March 16, 2011, 08:24:42 AM
Very nice building, I love it!

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 20, 2011, 02:42:02 AM
Sorry for no updates, I wanted to do my replys, hopefully soon I will post some.

peter007- Thank you!!! I will try to make more apartments from this neighborhood.

Buzzit- Thank you!!! If you read this post before it's updated, I will show you how, I made my buildings slope friendly. Just give me sometime to get some pictures and think how to make this mini tutorial. :)

Sciurus- Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 21, 2011, 08:54:41 PM
Buzzit-

Here's a picture of my scene, I have made the building and with that the foundation part, the piece that will show up when you have a lot in a hilly area. When it's time to do an export to the game, you want to make a custom LOD's if not the lot will not look right in the game.

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/6281/bainbridgerowgmax01.jpg) (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/bainbridgerowgmax01.jpg/)

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1791/bainbridgerowgmax02.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/bainbridgerowgmax02.jpg/)

when it come to making LOD's you have to be careful and try to make sure that all the items on the building are in the custom LOD's. When I made my slope frindely bats the foundation is not connected to the main building, why is this is because the foundation LOD's need to be tight as possable, all I did is make a second copy of the buildings foundation and selecet one object from the copied foundation and right click and press editable poly and attach all the items on the second foundation. When you finish your LOD's you must clone it three times name one LOD3, the next LOD4 and the last one LOD5 remember the Lods has to be right on the building model.

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/9343/bainbridgerowgmax03.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/i/bainbridgerowgmax03.jpg/)

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/327/bainbridgerowgmax04.jpg) (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/bainbridgerowgmax04.jpg/)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3709/bainbridgerowgmax05.jpg) (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/bainbridgerowgmax05.jpg/)

When it comes to making slope friendly buildings you will have to do some moding, so you will need the Iives Reader to do the moding if you don't know. were you see building foundation you want to enter in 0x194B100, if you do not see building foundation in the reader then you will have to right click and go to add property and find and add the building foundation, what this do is it get rid of the maxis foundation this will show up on you lot when it's on a hill. So the only foundation that should show up is yours. In the lot editor the things I have play with is the threhold and the elevation change, in max elevetion on my lot is 6.00 so it should not grow on a very steep hill. Anything above 4.00 like 8.00 that means it can take on a steeper hill.


(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/639/bainbridgerowgmax06.jpg) (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/bainbridgerowgmax06.jpg/)

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2258/bainbridgerowgmax07.jpg) (http://img841.imageshack.us/i/bainbridgerowgmax07.jpg/)



I hope this help you out, I tried my best.

Aaron

Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 23, 2011, 07:05:51 AM
Ok, here's an update on my Hogan Apartments, there where on my thread at ST and I decided to post the images here as well, there almost finish but need some work to it.

I did not texture the pot thingy that's below the bushes, what color should they be??

South
(http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/3417/hoganapartmentspic01.jpg)

South
(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/8110/hoganapartmentspic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on March 23, 2011, 11:31:54 AM
Wow It almost looks like a maxis building. Very beautiful
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Sciurus on March 23, 2011, 01:48:59 PM
Very nice building &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: io_bg on March 24, 2011, 04:55:36 AM
I can't wait to put this in my NYC recreation $%Grinno$% This should blend really well with the maxis buildings!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 03, 2011, 12:35:52 AM
peter007- Thank you!!!

Sciurus- Thank you!!!

io_bg- I hope I upload this soon so I can finish up my other bats.

Ok, I have imported the Hogan Apartment in 3ds Max. Here are some images I had to fix up to match up with SimHoTToDDy picture he has fixed up on the right, mine is on the left.

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6008/aaronmaxcompare1.png)

Hogan Apartments

North
(http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/3417/hoganapartmentspic01.jpg)

East
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8110/hoganapartmentspic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on April 03, 2011, 03:56:22 AM
Very nice building.
Can you make close-ups from the windows, roof & entrance, because you can't see all the details with this view.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 04, 2011, 11:03:52 AM
peter007- Thank you!!! here some closer renders I hope you like them.

I have tried my best to fix the side wall on the Hogan Apartments, I hope they look good to you guys. I did darking the wall texture just a little I hope that does not hurt it to much.

Here's the Graham Apartments in 3ds Max, I hope you guys like it.

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3251/grahamapartments01.jpg)

South
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/8669/grahamapartments02.jpg)

West
(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5457/grahamapartments04.jpg)

North
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2125/grahamapartments03.jpg)

Here's the Hogan Apartment Building 01 of Course.

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4997/hoganapartmentspic03.jpg)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7827/hoganapartmentspic04.jpg)

South
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3417/hoganapartmentspic01.jpg)

North
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/8110/hoganapartmentspic02.jpg)


Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on April 04, 2011, 12:36:26 PM
 &apls Very Impressive  &apls

May I ask how you made those heads (?) on the first building. They're great. Have you imported them or...
Great details though.

And your second building is perfect although your textures have some gaps but it doesn't makes the building uglier.
Keep it up.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Girafe on April 04, 2011, 01:09:23 PM
Really fast progression  &apls &apls &apls

Your work is more and more impressive every day  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: seraf on April 04, 2011, 01:48:06 PM
Of course I like it Aaron :) These heads are very nice and quality of the whole model is really good  &apls &apls Can't wait to see it finished :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 13, 2011, 08:31:24 PM
peter007- Thank you!!!! I have made the heads starting from a sphere object, did you want me to make a small tutorial on it or something??

Girafe- Thank you!!!! yes, I'm trying to get better and better.

seraf- Thank you!!!! I hope I finish soon.

Here's an update to the Graham and Hogan Apartments, I have night light to the Hogan Apartment, the first model, I'm going to get the other building soon.


Graham Apartments

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/8012/grahamapartmentspic01.jpg)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6892/grahamapartmentspic03.jpg)

South
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/395/grahamapartmentspic04.jpg)

East
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/8158/grahamapartmentspic05.jpg)

North
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4162/grahamapartmentspic06.jpg)

West
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6329/grahamapartmentspic07.jpg)

Hogan Apartments

North
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1051/hoganapartments1pic01.jpg)

South
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3847/hoganapartments1pic02.jpg)


South
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3251/hoganapartments2pic01.jpg)

North
(http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/1660/hoganapartments2pic02.jpg)



Here's an image of Heblem's 195 3rd Ave. he wanted me to work on it sense I do apartments. I also have updates on the Beekman Hotel Tower, it's not the best but I'm trying, I have so many buildings to work on. :dead:

195 3rd Ave.

South
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2725/1953rdavepic01.jpg)

East
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2858/1953rdavepic02.jpg)

Beekman Hotel Tower

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/949/beekmanhoteltowerpic01.jpg)

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/1228/beekmanhoteltowerpic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on April 14, 2011, 12:06:58 PM
Very nice.

Your texturing is great/wonderful.  &apls

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: iskrem on April 15, 2011, 12:33:13 AM
Wow those NY buildings look great.
Agree with peter007, fantastic textures  &apls
Hope to see this on the Xchange.

Regards Iskrem
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 22, 2011, 09:10:53 PM
peter007 Thank you!!!!

iskrem- Thank you!!!!

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Here's an update on the Park Towers Apartmenst I have add some more things to it soon, I need to add some stair in forn of the building becuase it lead under ground, then after that I can add roof junk and then texture it again.

South
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

North
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

East
(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

West
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: sim_vern on April 23, 2011, 12:23:16 AM
Having lived in NYC your BATs are awesome.  If I may make a suggestion.  Put pigeon coops on some one of those buildings.  Why not?  I see you have a bodega on one of them already so take the next step. Regardless, great work!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on April 23, 2011, 01:57:47 AM
Very Nice Apartment.
The trees are very nice.
Which color are they going to be?

Color from Autumn/Summer/Spring ?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on April 23, 2011, 02:27:28 AM
Awesome BATs  &apls I'm drooling
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Sciurus on April 23, 2011, 03:37:09 AM
Amazing work! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: kapete on April 23, 2011, 01:47:14 PM
Nice buildings! I'M loving it  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Girafe on April 23, 2011, 02:29:28 PM
Your texture are amazing,

where do you pick them ?

Really good job  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 23, 2011, 05:02:30 PM
sim_vern- Thank you, and to put a pigeon coop on one of the roofs of the building I will need and image of that or so, if you do not mined posting an image of an pigeon coop so I can give it a try.

peter007 - Thank you, the trees are going to be green. someone was saying I should use seasonal trees, but I have to thing about that.

supremec- Thank you, I hope you did not make to much of a mess. :p

Sciurus- Thank you!!!!

kapete- Thank you!!!!

Girafe- Thank you!!!! I have looked around for some clean bricks and then in photoshop I add some dirty ness to them, like using the burn tool in photoshop and then I went layer and made a new layer then went to filter on the tool bar on photoshop  and clicked on render, and then clicked on clouds, the clouds add some darkness and some light ness to the bricks like real life, and in the layers area where is say normal I have played around with it to see which one best works for the building, I used hardmix for the Hogan apartments, then I play with the opacity, for the Hogan Apartments I have put it to 53% on the opacity. In the layers you can link the layer so you can change the brightness and the contrast, that's in the Image roll out on photoshop, it at the top of the screen next to edit, then click on adjustments to fix up the texture brightness/ contrast, like I side before and you can change the Hue and the color Balance in photoshop, I'm sure it not to different you you maybe using GIMP. Right lately I have been using the same brick textures for alot of my buildings, I just fix it up so it do not look the same, one reason way is because I feel this is the best brick textures I have ever made ;)

For the roof texture, I use the maxis roof texture and I have fixed it up in photoshop, buy layering other texture with it and use the burn tool, then I pick some areas that's going to be drak or light as you can see on the NYBT Bainbridge Row. :)

NYBT Bainbridge Row

Here's an update to one of my Bainbridge Row Apartments as most of you know they are slope friendly. I have fixed the textures to the building so it can looks a lot better, I hope you guys like it, I have stood up all night to fixing this building textures and the the best I can.

South
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8258/bainbridgerow02pic01.jpg)

East
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/751/bainbridgerow02pic02.jpg)

North
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7776/bainbridgerow02pic03.jpg)

West
(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/1008/bainbridgerow02pic04.jpg)

(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5108/bainbridgerow02pic05.jpg)

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7345/bainbridgerow02pic06.jpg)

(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/971/bainbridgerow02pic07.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: sim_vern on April 23, 2011, 08:49:53 PM
Here's a few.  Of course, I had to include Tyson and the first one is actually from the Bronx!  If you can add the effects of the birds flying around that would even make it better! I believe you can get away with using the birds that fly around the landfill.

(http://www.bakesbinster.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/pigeon-rabbit-hutch.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mWTKhKCRAi8/Sz5_ldzx8OI/AAAAAAAACkI/NwDqVERhhso/s1600-h/pigeon+coop_001.png)



(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marshgen/coop.jpg)



(http://makedesignstudiollc.com/assets/galleries/20/mobile_chicken_coop_01.jpg)

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSpcbROhHLhBZbjcl_5zUYOvLyF7BTVjuzckVmaJEE4BSFu-cLm&t=1

[img]http://www.portablelivestockshelters.com/i/Poultry/tn_ChickenHutch4x8b_1.jpg)

This is Tyson's and is in Brooklyn.  I think he has a show on Animal Planet.

(http://media.nj.com/hudsoncountynow_impact/photo/tyson-coopjpg-6cbc9e18d2f34b80_large.jpg)

(http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/52753/21717_0581_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 24, 2011, 08:21:23 PM
sim_vern- Thank you these will look better not on a highrise but on a six story tentment apartments. ;D

NYBT Bainbridge Row

Here's an update on the Bainbrige Row Apartments, I have added the night light tell me what you think, I have all so shown the Glare Parameters settings. :D

(http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/3048/bainbridgerownightlight.png)

http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/3048/bainbridgerownightlight.png (http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/3048/bainbridgerownightlight.png)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: DaveN on April 24, 2011, 08:24:54 PM
Fantastic job. It might look easy but you can see the magnitude of the building work involved.

Congratulations.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: sim_vern on April 24, 2011, 08:28:31 PM
@Aaron- Yes, that is usually where you will find them. Sorry for not making myself clear about where they should go.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: antn on April 25, 2011, 03:49:57 PM
sim_vern- Thank you these will look better not on a highrise but on a six story tentment apartments. ;D

NYBT Bainbridge Row

Here's an update on the Bainbrige Row Apartments, I have added the night light tell me what you think, I have all so shown the Glare Parameters settings. :D


Good work! Your perspective renders of the Bainbridge Apartments is beautiful.
To me the glare is a bit to prominent on the darknite render but looks fine on the maxis night render, it's not same settings in both renders is it? I would turn down the spread of glare in the darknite version, maybe weight too.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on April 25, 2011, 04:11:51 PM
Great nightlights.
The glare makes the scene a bit romantic.
You only have to make a few trees and a couple dozen of flowers and then it's perfect in the night.

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 28, 2011, 09:16:14 PM
Jack_wilds- Thank you, I think the brick can be a little better. :)

peter007- Thank you!!!!!

antn- Thank you, the setting are the same in 3ds Max Design 11, I think a lot of the glare will not show up in the game, but I will have to export it to see. :)

sim_vern-That's ok. :)

DaveN- Thank you!!!!


NYBT Kingsbridge Apartments

Here's a pictures of my kingsbridge Apartments, I have finally put some textures on it. If the textures look good to you guys I will move on to night lights and then work on the next building. :)

(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/5273/kingsbridgeapartments01.jpg)

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/179/kingsbridgeapartments02.jpg)

South
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/87/kingsbridgeapartments04.jpg)


East
(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7982/kingsbridgeapartments05.jpg)

North
(http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/2117/kingsbridgeapartments03.jpg)

West
(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4681/kingsbridgeapartments06.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: mattb325 on April 29, 2011, 12:15:54 AM
If the textures look good to you guys I will move on to night lights and then work on the next building. :)

They look good to me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: kapete on April 30, 2011, 12:45:08 PM
I love the way you make the inside window-details  &apls

What is that greeny thing on the east view?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 30, 2011, 02:09:17 PM
mattb325 - Thank you, I will soon post the night lights image. I have already finished them. :D

kapete- Thank you, The windows to me is not that hard, Now the green thing on the side of the wall is graffti on the building, there's some buildings in New York City that has graffiti. :)

Worthington Apartments

Here's a pictures of my Worthington Apartments, I have finally put it in Max. :) I want to make my worthington Apartment to look sort of like Jasoncw Image below, he out it in photoshop to help my out but I failed to make it good enough. :( I have fix some of the modeling to match with Jasoncw picture :)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4875/aarongraham011.jpg)

(http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/6917/worthingtonapartments01.jpg)

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/9088/worthingtonapartments02.jpg)

(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/285/worthingtonapartments03.jpg)

South
(http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/2598/worthingtonapartments04.jpg)

East
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/385/worthingtonapartments05.jpg)

West
(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4387/worthingtonapartments06.jpg)

Edit I decided to add more pictures becasue I have update my NYBT Thread over at Simtropolis. :D

NYBT Kingsbridge Apartments

Here's some pictures of my kingsbridge Apartments, I have added the night lights. :)

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3934/kingsbridgeapartmentsni.jpg)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3934/kingsbridgeapartmentsni.jpg)

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Here's the Park Tower's I have added the front lower part of the building, added more detail and roof junk. :D

South
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9816/parktowersapartmets01.jpg)

West
(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8986/parktowersapartmets03.jpg)

So sorry for not having the East and North Views. :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on May 01, 2011, 07:55:34 AM
Those buildings look spectecular.
Especially the rear side of the building in the second pic.

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: io_bg on May 01, 2011, 08:58:51 AM
Nice progress, I'm looking forward to using these in my cities :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Evillions8 on May 01, 2011, 06:09:45 PM
Uhhmmm... Wow, just wow...  :thumbsup:

Awesome work!  &apls  I don't know how you do all of this, just awesome.  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 04, 2011, 01:02:45 PM
peter007 - Thank you!!!!

io_bg - Thank you!!!!

Evillions8- Thank you, It's a lot of work to do all these buildings at the same time, I'm in over drive right now on my bats. :D

Hogan Apartments

Here's the Hogan Apartments night lights I hope you like them, I want to export this building today, if the night light look good to you guys. :)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/9093/hoganapartmentsnightlig.jpg)

(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/9093/hoganapartmentsnightlig.jpg)

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9093/hoganapartmentsnightlig.jpg)

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9093/hoganapartmentsnightlig.jpg)

NYBT Kingbridge Apartments

Here's Kingbidge Apartments Night light only for dark night, I'm still having a hard time having the settings to take affect :( . :) Do you guys think it's to much glare??? If not I can export this building and NYBT bainbridge Row and maybe Graham Apartments. :D

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/420/kingsbridgenightlights0.jpg)

On dark night I always wanted to asked this question is there a way to stop this from happening, I hate it so bad when this happen, way can't the light can only turn on in steas of the building going to night mode.

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/420/kingsbridgenightlights0.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Jack_wilds on May 04, 2011, 03:18:04 PM
...looks good to go to me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on May 05, 2011, 03:53:02 AM
Great progress.
You overrun me every update.
I think your problem has to do with night mods. Wasn't it that you need darknite now in that building?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on May 05, 2011, 01:21:44 PM
It's amazing &apls &apls, but it's unhappy that I make more european cities &mmm and I always drool so much  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: DaveN on May 06, 2011, 10:27:56 AM
Another great buildings.  &apls

You can see them American style, and so wrote my predecessor, I could hardly use them in my European cities, but this NYBT Park Towers Apartments already give much better for use in the European style, but rather strongly as Office Building.

Well done.
Now look forward to what the effect of texturing on the buildings create.
Regards.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 07, 2011, 10:01:09 AM
Jack_wilds- Thank you!!!!

peter007- Thank you, I have export both dark night and Maxis night models.

supremec- Thank you, so sad you can't use them in your european cities. :(

DaveN- Thank you, , so sad you can't use them in your european cities. :(

Hogan Apartments

Here's an update, this is an in game image, I know a lot of you guys has been waiting for this day. :D

I need to find some good trees to put in front of the building, so anyone will to help come help me out on finding some 3ds Max trees props. :D


(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3417/hoganapartmentspic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: metarvo on May 07, 2011, 02:38:14 PM
It looks good, Aaron!  I don't know of too many W2W residential buildings of this height out there, so this will fill a new niche in the game.  I like the way you have made the windows interesting and varied.  Some are closed, and some are open, and I feel like I can actually see what's going on in some of the units. :8

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Girafe on May 07, 2011, 02:51:56 PM
Good building, the flora is nice too  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: seraf on May 08, 2011, 05:40:15 AM
You get better and better with your buildings, especially Park Towers Apartments looks very promising  :thumbsup: (maybe you could think about some ornamental version of it? :D)
I'm really impressed by your roofjunk, it makes your roofs look very realistic and nice  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on May 08, 2011, 11:53:51 AM
so sad you can't use them in your european cities. :(

just some pictures of your BATs is enough for me, so much it is nice  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 08, 2011, 04:09:01 PM
metarvo- Thank you, I just used a city over view image as my window and I fix it up in photoshop.

Girafe- Thank you, I would love to request some trees from you, have you seen the tree in New York City that are in front of the building and there close to the road, I would love it if you can make them, so I can use those props to go in front of my bat, just to add som life ness to it, I'm sure you know what I mean.

seraf- Thank you, I just hope I can get the Park Towers apartments finish soon.

supremec- Thank you!!!!

Hogan Apartments

Here goes the Hogan Apartments again, I have scled it so it can look right, yes I have change the way I lot my bats, the model should not be 1.6m from the road, and the canopy should not extend beyond 1.6 ouf the lot, if you want it to like great next to NAM Team one way roads. anything else I need to know guys, please tell me now, I do not want someone to say something is not right on the day I upload the Hogan Apartments.

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5165/hoganapartmentslottest0.jpg)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/5165/hoganapartmentslottest0.jpg)

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/5165/hoganapartmentslottest0.jpg)

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5165/hoganapartmentslottest0.jpg)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5165/hoganapartmentslottest0.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on May 09, 2011, 12:04:19 PM
It is well encrusted with the others, very good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 09, 2011, 08:25:59 PM
supremec- Thank you, I'm trying my best to make them perfect, they should have been finished a long time ago. :D

I have decided maybe it's not a cool idea to use the glare on my buildings, scense it's not a glass building, most glass high rise may just have a glare and plus, I'm not getting much help on the glare the building should have been finished a week or two  weeks ago, I have way to many building to look after. D Oh,  yea I have changed the night texture on the windows, thaey had to look better, I was not feeling them. :P

NYBT Kingsbridge Apartments With Glare

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8545/maxisniteglare01.jpg)

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7016/darkniteglare01.jpg)

NYBT Kingsbridge Apartments Without Glare

(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/1316/maxisnite01.jpg)

(http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/1395/darknite01.jpg)



Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on May 11, 2011, 12:53:42 PM
personally I don't see from difference between the 2 versions in maxislite version  :D But the darknite version with glare is awesome  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 11, 2011, 08:14:52 PM
supremec- Thank you, I know theres not much of a difference. :P

Ok, guys bat to GMAX, I hope you do remember this building, I just clone it again and put them beside each other, I hope you do not mined. :P Oh, yea I forgot ot say, I need a name for this building, something bridge. :P

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9008/noname01.jpg)

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/9929/noname02d.jpg)

NYBT Kingsbridge Apartments

Here's the In game image og the Kingbridge Apartments. :D

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3852/kingsbridgeapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3852/kingsbridgeapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3852/kingsbridgeapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/3852/kingsbridgeapartmentspi.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 16, 2011, 06:27:19 AM
Graham Apartments

Here's an update, I have scaled the building so that it will be 1.6m from the road, and the canopy will extend 1.6m off the lot, so it should work well with the NAM 3 lane single tile roads. :D I hope the bricks look good to you guys because I did not change it from what it looked in GMAX. :P

South
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/8012/grahamapartmentspic01.jpg)

West
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)

Update

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Here's a look of what I have done, Not much change but, I'm going to try to get some work to it. The Park Towers Apartments is one object right now, the only thing that's not made in with the building is the stair rails, roof junk the pink thing on the roof, thats going to be the concrete, the trees and the parking signs. How I got differnet colors on the one object, I used the Mult/sub-object.

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2599/parktowersapartments01.jpg)

(http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/2285/parktowersapartments02.jpg)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7148/parktowersapartments03.jpg)

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/954/parktowersapartments04.jpg)

I was playing around with the textures, do you guys like the wall textures or I need to fix it, and another thing is the window texture good or I need to fix them, I keep thinking I need to fix them a lot more for this type of building. &mmm

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/1839/parktowersapartments05.jpg)

Beekman Hotel Tower

Ok, not much is changing on this building do to working on others buildings and new buildings, the details on the first floor and the upper flor of the building are kind of tough, but I must not quit. :noway: I will take longer to finish but I must not wuit on this building, i have made it in GMAX and I thought it was cool to sart over in 3ds MAx. :D

(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/949/beekmanhoteltowerpic01.jpg)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1228/beekmanhoteltowerpic02.jpg)


(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4104/beekmanhoteltowerpic03.jpg)

(http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/6366/beekmanhoteltowerpic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Jack_wilds on May 16, 2011, 06:13:18 PM
really really neat stuff...  :thumbsup:

like the brick on the AG apartments as it appears better here... and the textures on the Park Towers appears to be on track and in-kind to the structure type/ period...
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 17, 2011, 03:17:33 AM
Jack_wilds- Thank you!! I glad you like the textures, I just wanted to know if I needed to change any thing, Jasoncw says I need more red to I tried to fix it up the best way I can.

Graham Apartments

Here it go again, I have fix the color on the brick and the stone the best I can, I hope you guys still like it. :D

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8012/grahamapartmentspic01.jpg)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4921/grahamapartmentspic02gh.jpg)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6892/grahamapartmentspic03.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on May 17, 2011, 02:12:48 PM
That's magnificent.
Great building.

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Getron on May 17, 2011, 02:33:38 PM
Like Peter007 comment before:

 &apls "That's magnificent."  &apls

A piece of art  &apls

Getron
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: io_bg on May 17, 2011, 03:10:28 PM
All these look fantastic, especially the latest version of the Graham apartments. Great job &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on May 18, 2011, 01:02:06 PM
Awesome, the details are awesome  &apls  &apls, very good work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 19, 2011, 09:25:36 PM
peter007- Thank you!!!!!

Getron- Thank you!!!!!

io_bg- Thank you, and in the picture with the Empire State Building that was in the pictures compation I seen the Graham Apartments in the background. ()stsfd()

supremec- Thank you!!!!!

NYBT No Name

 As you can see this building does not have a name, I will be happy if you help me on a name, if you don't mined, I like naming the building after near by roads, rivers, parks, and locations like nighborhoods, Almost how most battles get there names. :D

The building is using the smae textures as the Bainbridge Row, I did that so I do not have to show a grey building in this render and plus to give you a feeling of waht the building is going to be like. :D

If your wondering why I have not uploaded any of my bats on the STEX, I'm waiting on Gwail to finish the NYBT queries and I need some good looking trees to go in front of the Graham and Hogan Apartments, but the Graham Apartments have not been exported, on the NYBT Bainbridge, NYBT Kingsbridge, and the Hogan Apartments have been exported out of 3ds Max. :)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9008/noname01.jpg)

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/3662/noname02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: SimNation on May 19, 2011, 11:19:18 PM
Love the work you have done so far on the brick apartment building.Happy to see that you are also applying attention to the windows by giving them real depth instead of simply going to put painted windows on.Gonna make the night lighting look pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: metarvo on May 20, 2011, 07:37:36 AM
Good work, Aaron.  :thumbsup: The brick textures match this building well, and the fire escape stairs add a nice little touch.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: DaveN on May 21, 2011, 02:33:47 AM
Graham Apartment building presented the amended famously. Incredible selection of textures. Also unveiled the latest building looks very good. All the time is not slowing down, and also does not reduce quality. Big applause.  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on May 22, 2011, 02:52:01 AM
That's strange you haven't any name to give for this excellent BAT  :(
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 22, 2011, 08:35:57 PM
SimNation - I do put the textures on the windows, and Thank you!!!!! :D

metarvo - Thank You!!!! :D

DaveN- Thank You!!!! :D

supremec- No I have not name the building yet, I'm having a hard time coming up with a name. :D

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Here is the Park Towers Apartments, I have added most of the textures and I sill have more to add, this is one of the toughest buildings I work on, because it needs so many texture maps for it, like the NYBT Transportation, that building had alot of textures and it got me sick and tired of working on the building. After I do all the textures I have to redo the trees. :D


South
(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/2599/parktowersapartments01.jpg)

East
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2285/parktowersapartments02.jpg)

North
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7148/parktowersapartments03.jpg)

West

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/954/parktowersapartments04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on May 23, 2011, 12:21:37 PM
You did a splendid job on the textures
How did you do that with the glass textures if I may ask?

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: DaveN on May 23, 2011, 03:47:44 PM
Duplicate post above. Wonderful texture and similar to its predecessor, join us to the question:) How you do it?

And as usual, great job. At least the man is not moving from the place can see what type of architecture is predominant in the U.S.

Best regards.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: kelis on May 23, 2011, 05:42:28 PM
Great model Aaron, the textures are very good  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 24, 2011, 02:59:21 PM
peter007  & DaveN - I make my glass textures by going on google maps and copying an image over veiw of the city and then I fix it up in photoshop and then apply it to the glass reather that placing the texture to the ground plane to get reflections. :D

kelis - Thank you!!!

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Ok, yesterday when I render the day south view of the Park Towers Apartments only took 16 to 20 mintues, now it's taking over an hour, it must be the lights omnis I added in the scene for my night sceen in the future, because after doing that the render is so much longer now. :(

I was thinking what if I do a building twice this so I cloned it and here's just a night image, I did no do a day, the render took 5 hours, 24 mintues. :( That makes me not want to work on something larger than this. :(

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2285/parktowersapartments02.th.jpg) (http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2285/parktowersapartments02.jpg)

This night render took 45 mintues, but the building will not be lit up like this so much. :(

(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2599/parktowersapartments01.jpg)

This is a day south view and this took   1 hour, and 26 mintues. :(

(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/7148/parktowersapartments03.jpg)

I need my renders to be like yesterdays renders, there better than todays renders. :(
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Buzzit on May 24, 2011, 04:11:50 PM
peter007  & DaveN - I make my glass textures by going on google maps and copying an image over veiw of the city and then I fix it up in photoshop and then apply it to the glass reather that placing the texture to the ground plane to get reflections. :D

thats brilliant!
what a good use for google maps/earth!
the building in the night looks absolutely amazing!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: DCMetro2834 on May 24, 2011, 05:49:45 PM
You are getting better and better by the update!! I absolutely love your new building! ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on May 25, 2011, 12:54:01 AM
It has great effects.
It just looks if it has much curtains and other stuff in the window.  :satisfied:
Great textures BTW

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: RebaLynnTS on May 25, 2011, 08:53:25 AM
Wow, great work.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on May 27, 2011, 03:24:07 PM
Wow, so fabulous  &apls, only the untextured objects are arguable  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 06, 2011, 07:54:59 AM
Buzzit - Yes that another greta way for google maps besides looking at the image of the building yu want o recreate. :D

DCMetro2834 - Thank you!!!! :D

peter007 - Thank you, I will be hard to added curtains to over 1000 windows. :D

RebaLynnTS- Thank you!!!! :D

supremec - Thank you, your right. I'm getting close to finishing. :D

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

I have not done to much but I'm sure you can see the change, I hope you like them. I have saturated the brick a tiny biy, I hope Jasoncw likes them. Once agian I have redone the trees, I hope you guys like that, but I'm still not to to happy with them. :D

South
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2154/parktowerapartmentspic0.jpg)

East
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2154/parktowerapartmentspic0.jpg)

North
(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/2154/parktowerapartmentspic0.jpg)

West
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2154/parktowerapartmentspic0.jpg)


NYBT No Name

Here my no name building, I have added the textures to the doors and I added the Roof junk.

South
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2144/nonamepic03.jpg)

East
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/8613/nonamepic02.jpg)

North
(http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/2839/nonamepic04.jpg)

West
(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/2943/nonamepic01.jpg)

Graham Apartments

So so sorry for not updating in a while, and I'm so sorry for not much of the changing of the model, but It look almost finished. :D I have bright the brick a little becase to me the brick look a little to dark. :D

South
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5163/grahampic01.jpg)

East
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3289/grahampic02.jpg)

North
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3428/grahampic03.jpg)

West
(http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/9315/grahampic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on June 06, 2011, 10:41:26 AM
Great Building
are they really more then 1000 windows.
I'm not able to count them  $%Grinno$%

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 08, 2011, 06:41:39 PM
peter007 - Thank you, if this building does not have up to 1000 windows then it must be up there. :D

NYBT Beekman Hotel Tower

Here's the Beekman Hotel Tower, I did a little work on it today but not a lot, the work on this building is going very slow, hopfully I can speed things up in the future. :D

West
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/949/beekmanhoteltowerpic01.jpg)

North
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/1228/beekmanhoteltowerpic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on June 09, 2011, 12:27:39 AM
Still great progress.
Do you have a RL pic. I wanna see how narrow that righter turret really is.
The roof looks great. I hope that you will texture it soon
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Earth quake on June 09, 2011, 02:03:33 PM
Interesting bat. Like peter 007, I hope to see this BAT finished and Textured.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 10, 2011, 09:18:26 AM
peter007- Thank you, here's a google map link. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=new+york+city&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=New+York&gl=us&layer=c&cbll=40.75293,-73.966898&panoid=4OeHdS8W3UZQTPsoJcuIig&cbp=12,59.45,,0,-9.79&ll=40.753206,-73.966516&spn=0,0.010504&z=17

Earth quake- Thank you, I just hope I can finish it soon the building is a challange for me. :D

Graham Apartments

Here's the night light to the Graham Apartments, I have already had them set up, so here's an image on the Maxis night and dark night lights. :D This look like it's it for this building, so I think it's time to export this building and move to the next on eon the production line. I'm almost like a factory, I just keep working and working on building. :D

Maxis Night

South
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8012/grahamapartmentspic01.jpg)

East
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)

Dark Night

South
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6892/grahamapartmentspic03.jpg)

East
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/395/grahamapartmentspic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on June 10, 2011, 12:48:34 PM
Fantastic buildings  &apls, you did good work as always  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 14, 2011, 04:34:40 AM
supremec- Thank you so much, you are a great supporter. :thumbsup:

Graham Apartments

I added a tiny bit of suff to the roof, the pipes and the chimmeys are a little taller, what else you guys may think I need to add??? I will hate it to see you guys saying I need to work on textures or modeling when I upload it to the STEX. :D

South
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/4066/grahamapatmentspic01.jpg)

East
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7858/grahamapatmentspic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: peter007 on June 14, 2011, 02:07:37 PM
Well one thing is certain. You don't have to work on the textures, because it's already great  :P
Maybe you could add a few antennas or something just to fill space up.

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on June 18, 2011, 12:53:22 PM
I can't wait to see it finished  &apls  &apls It's fabulous  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 18, 2011, 03:23:19 PM
peter007- Thank you, A building mostly like this don't have antennas, but I just could be wrong. :)

supremec- Thank you!!!! :thumbsup:

NYBT Timpson Pl Row

Here the Timpson Pl Row getting ready for the 3ds Max import, the Timpson Pl Row has three buildings to go with it, if you guys remember. I have made a small change to the pent house, I had added window to make it look better, in bing maps it's so hard to tell with it is. :)

Before

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7404/timpsonplrowimage07s.jpg)

After

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8049/timpsonplrowpic01.jpg)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/9108/timpsonplrowpic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham Bat Thread
Post by: supremec on June 21, 2011, 05:04:27 PM
A very small modification ;D, I like it  &apls Textures will be different or not? ( You should change the stairs textures, and the bricks more dirty, it's just my opinion $%Grinno$%)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 23, 2011, 11:29:10 AM
supremec- Thank you. :thumbsup: The textures should be the almost the smae like the same color and stuff like that, I do not want to make the building way different from the real life building. :)

NYBT No Name02

Back to Gmax again.  :ohyes: Do you guys remember the building that did not have a name, well this is her sister, she finally born, the two buildings are next to each other, the problem is I need a name and I'm not getting much help on that. :(

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/9929/noname02pic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on June 25, 2011, 07:30:35 AM
Very good start I love the details (the ramp)  &apls  &apls
I imagine a "Aaron Graham Bat unnamed pack"  :D, You don't want to name it with street,road name?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on June 25, 2011, 03:27:37 PM
Why a coming back to Gmax then? $%Grinno$%
This is wonderful, I like your work (even I don't post every time). &apls You must admit that Gmax has a better render! :P

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 26, 2011, 05:13:38 PM
supremec- Thank you!!! The building has a name know. :)

Sciurus- I went back to GMAX to finish up the building and then import it in 3ds max. :D

NYBT Tapscott Houses

I hope you guys like the name of the small houses I have made, these house were made back in 2010, you can find the post in the NYBT Thread on page 42. I wanted to work on these house fast as possable so I can work on something else.


South
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4077/tapscotthousespic01.jpg)

East
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7501/tapscotthousespic02.jpg)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4352/tapscotthousespic03.jpg)

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.663054,-73.919973&spn=0,0.001373&t=h&layer=c&cbll=40.663054,-73.919717&panoid=BDqKBKCRj_bVt_bBrqlkZA&cbp=12,245.47,,0,-3.86&z=20 (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.663054,-73.919973&spn=0,0.001373&t=h&layer=c&cbll=40.663054,-73.919717&panoid=BDqKBKCRj_bVt_bBrqlkZA&cbp=12,245.47,,0,-3.86&z=20)


EDIT

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Right now the thing I'm trying to get right is the trees and grass, please help it you want to see this uploaded soon or at least this year, I want this building to be exported before the end of this month so I can work on something else, I have to many buildings to work on.

Is the texture on the trees right or what tell me something do hide it from me, I feel they need to be darker or something.

South
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

East
(http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: baconrocky on June 26, 2011, 06:52:28 PM
Wow those brownstones look amazing! I think we need some corner verious though :S
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: superhands on June 27, 2011, 02:04:53 AM
very nice indeed Aaron :thumbsup:

one small adjustment i would recommend is to adjust the brick uvw map on the NYBT Park Towers Apartments. the south and east render feel to me that the brick texture is just a little to squashed, with the correct representation of "brick" evident on the base/ground wall.

neato :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on June 27, 2011, 02:51:30 AM
Ah ok for Gmax :D

Really nice BATs again! &apls It's not my style, but they are nice!

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on July 04, 2011, 04:00:29 PM
Fabulous  &apls And I saw your BAT thread in Simtropolis, very fabulous updates  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 07, 2011, 01:11:58 PM
baconrocky- Thank you, these building do not have a corner building around that area, but I will try to find some corner building to work on in New York City. :)

superhands- Thank you, the brick in real life are more rectangle, that's why I did the brick like that unless I'm reading you wrong. :)

Sciurus- Thank you!!!!

supremec- Thank you!!!!

NYBT Beck Arms

Yes, SC4devotion forums is back up, and a nice update too. Here's a in game image of the Beck Arms.  There not using custom LODs, but I'm not going to worry to much sense there not slope friendly.  As you can see I have not fix all the lots yet, I want this to be uploaded Friday so it need to be uploaded Friday and thing you guys think is wrong please let me know fast.

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/5405/beckarmspic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Buzzit on July 07, 2011, 02:03:30 PM
wow looks fantastic, my friend! :thumbsup:
i dont see any weird or bad things!
you got buzzits word of approval  :D!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: DCMetro2834 on July 07, 2011, 02:46:04 PM
Wow, you get better and better by the update! Great work, mate! ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on July 08, 2011, 07:55:56 AM
These BATs are in downloading, thanks a lot Aaron Graham  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 08, 2011, 01:54:42 PM
Buzzit[/b[]- Thank you!!!!!

DCMetro2834- Thank you!!!!

supremec- Thank you!!!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on July 08, 2011, 02:29:41 PM
Nice work indeed,

Your work deserves to be uploaded on the LEX
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: DCMetro2834 on July 08, 2011, 04:07:00 PM
Nice STEX releases, Aaron! ;D I'll rate/download when I cab return to ST. :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 15, 2011, 11:08:18 AM
Girafe- Thank you, I do need to up load my work on the LEx.

DCMetro2834- Thank you!!!!


Ok, guys I think I fix my PC, but I need to restart it up again to see if it will boot up, and sense I got it up I decided to show and update. :D

Tapscott Houses


I have added panes below the building to show you guys how they should set on the lot, the panes are 1x2 and that's the size of the lot needs to be for these apartments. :D

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4077/tapscotthousespic01.jpg)



These are some building I want to finish, I have created the Fox Row around February, and the Foxbridge was created in same time as the Bainbridge Row and that was around Decemeber. :D Yes some old projects. :)

Fox Row

South
(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/1315/foxrowpic01.jpg)

East
(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/6530/foxrowpic02.jpg)

North
(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/108/foxrowpic03.jpg)

West
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9514/foxrowpic05.jpg)


Foxbridge

I have lost the location to these apartments in Bronx, but I still want to finish them they should be slope friendly. :(

south
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4081/foxbridgepic01.jpg)

East
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8476/foxbridgepic02.jpg)

North
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2567/foxbridgepic03.jpg)

West
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/619/foxbridgepic04.jpg)


Graham Apartments

I have changed the brick texture, in my heart it was not looking good, do you guys like it, and I am so sorry for not exporting this uploading this soon as possiable. :D

South
(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/8012/grahamapartmentspic01.jpg)

North
(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)

Sense i thought it would be a month or so to get the computer fix I decided to make more buildings for the future. :P

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/5281/pic01f.jpg)


(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/2859/pic02m.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 15, 2011, 11:34:12 AM
Really nice BATs, I hope you've seen my PMs ;D

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 15, 2011, 11:59:01 AM
I just seen them to day, I will PM you back, and thank you for letting me know. :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 16, 2011, 03:41:21 AM
 :D Haha no problem man! I answered you ... ;) Now, I think we'll stop the HS, won't we ()stsfd()

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on July 16, 2011, 04:47:50 AM
Very nice BATs  &apls I think you make a lot of BATs without finish others you started before. I may be wrong but if it is right, you should finish your project(s) before start new project(s)  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Tomas Neto on July 16, 2011, 05:47:13 AM
Awesome BATs!!! Amazing work!!!   &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on July 17, 2011, 05:40:44 AM
Just awesome buildings. Keep the NYC feeling up.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 18, 2011, 01:56:46 AM
supremec- Thank you, I wish I could just stop making more buildings, but it like I can stop I just loose intrest in my work then I just make a new building or work on some thing I have in my factory. :)

Tomas Neto- Thank you!!!!

peter007- Thank you!!!!

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Here's I render I want to show off, the render was over thirty-three minutes. :)

I think I need to work more on the trees, I have added a newer and a better roof junk, before there were not looking good enough, I will be working on the roof a little more and get back to some other stuff on the building. :)

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2154/parktowerapartmentspic0.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on July 18, 2011, 02:39:15 AM
supremec- Thank you, I wish I could just stop making more buildings, but it like I can stop I just loose intrest in my work then I just make a new building or work on some thing I have in my factory. :)
I understand, me too I have ths problem but I try to finish my started works  :D

I love trees, such as your creations  &apls  &apls
Could you make tree props of this?  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 18, 2011, 03:21:45 AM
That's what I do want to do is make them props, but I need to make a bunch of them for future uploads, at ST some members want me to export the building with the trees, but I do not want to do that. &mmm
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 18, 2011, 03:46:13 AM
That's what I do want to do is make them props, but I need to make a bunch of them for future uploads, at ST some members want me to export the building with the trees, but I do not want to do that. &mmm
(What is in bold): because of the LODs? ;D

Really nice, I wonder what can hide this violet texture... ::)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 19, 2011, 04:54:23 AM
Sciurus- Don't worry about the violet plane, I will remove that. :)

Tapscott Houses

Here's the night lights of the small houses, I hope you like them, if you guys think I''m finish I will export it can get prepared for a upload on Friday. :D

Maxis Nite

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4352/tapscotthousespic03.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9884/tapscotthousespic04.jpg)

Dark Nite

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4077/tapscotthousespic01.jpg)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/7501/tapscotthousespic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 19, 2011, 09:20:03 AM
Yes I know, no worryies $%Grinno$% I just wonder what you'll pu instead ::)
Very nice W2Ws by the way, I find them realistic (even I never went to N-Y! :D )

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 20, 2011, 05:57:06 AM
Sciurus_ Thank you for your support.

Talks about the Tapscott Houses wealth type

Ok, do you guy think the Tapscott Houses can only be just low wealth residential or what?? Help me out I have exported the building, I would love to upload this on Friday, the more work the less chance it can be uploaded on Friday, but I'm not trying to rush I have to many building to work on. :D

EDIT

Here's some in game images. :D

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4077/tapscotthousespic01.jpg)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7501/tapscotthousespic02.jpg)

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4352/tapscotthousespic03.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on July 21, 2011, 04:37:07 AM
The houses are very famous.
A very nice creations for people (and every body  $%Grinno$%) wants to make New York City  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: delija21 on July 23, 2011, 01:21:24 AM
Awesome work mate, can't wait to see park tower appartments finished :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on July 23, 2011, 02:06:08 PM
Park tower is really impressive, can't wait to put my hands on it!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on July 23, 2011, 03:17:37 PM
Awesome pics.
It's really looking like the concrete world in NY.
Maybe you should think about making some parks or so?
Just to fill it up
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Tomas Neto on July 24, 2011, 07:46:27 AM
Great creations!!! Nice work!!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 27, 2011, 07:30:42 AM
supremec- Thank you!!!!

delija21- Thank you!!!!

art128- Thank you!!!!

peter007- Thank you, if I make parks I need to good at making trees, it's a must.  ;)

Tomas Neto- Thank you!!!!

Hey guys sorry for no updates but I have been trying to create some more buildings once again, I know you guys want me to upload the NYBT Park Tower, Graham Apartments and the Hogan Apartments, but like I said before the trees are a problem and I do not want to export the trees with the buildings, I rather export the trees speratly for the building and make them prop. I have some problems with 3ds max 11 so I am force to use 3ds max 12 design, I keep having a error.

NYBT Concord Arms

Here's my new building to the NYBT family the Concord Arms, it's located in Bronx, New York City. there still a lto of work to do like the acunits in the window and details on the walls of this building.

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/7740/concordarmspic01.jpg)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3664/concordarmspic02.jpg)

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8020/concordarmspic03.jpg)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6894/concordarmspic04.jpg)

Here's the Google map link to the Concord Arms. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=New+York+city&hl=en&ll=40.811511,-73.908312&spn=0,0.010986&layer=c&cbll=40.811587,-73.908681&panoid=JrPcjcui_BUhly_xxHrG2Q&cbp=12,148.04,,0,-8.35&z=17

Here's a Bing map over look to the Concord Arms. http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qt1pvx8v6wdm&lvl=19.33823658374653&dir=84.89419512836291&sty=b&form=LMLTCC

Edit
Here's a tree I'm working on, I hope yo u like them. Tell me what I need to do on them to make them better. :D

SD
(http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/1217/treepic01.jpg)

HD

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/174/treepic02.jpg)

Edit

I'm going to show this picture off sense it took 1 hour to render. :D

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/3579/treepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Tomas Neto on July 27, 2011, 09:38:28 AM
Wow...  :o    Amazing tree...!!! Fantastic!!!   &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: selles on July 27, 2011, 10:16:40 AM
I just stumbled upon your thread. Really amazing work, the trees look great! I'm wondering why I don't have any of your BATs in my game!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 27, 2011, 10:55:01 AM
Wonderful work!! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 27, 2011, 07:56:24 PM
Tomas Neto- Thank you!!! :D

selles- Thank you, you should download them and try them out. :D

Sciurus- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT Timpson Pl Row

Here's my Timpson prow Apartments, I have add the brick texture to the wall I hope you guys like the color the building is this color, but is it good enough, next I need to add the other textures to tha building and then work on the other two that goes with this building project. :D

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/411/timpsonplrow01pic01.jpg)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6707/timpsonplrow01pic02.jpg)

Here's a google map link to see what the buildinglooks like. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&hl=en&ll=40.812181,-73.901079&spn=0.000778,0.002747&gl=us&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.812181,-73.901079&panoid=1F6seJfU6RnzMH40jdZCPw&cbp=12,178.29,,0,-2.37
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 28, 2011, 04:55:11 AM
Maybe should you make the plaster texture a little less green? But it's really well done and near from the reality! &apls Good job my friend! ;)

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on July 28, 2011, 05:49:49 AM
Oh, this building  :D, it is better than the gmax version  :thumbsup:

No, I missed an excellent update  :D
Your tree is fabulous, keep it up  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 28, 2011, 10:52:23 PM
Sciurus- Thank you, I will work on them a little more. :D

supremec- Thank you!!! :D

I have some renders on my new building, how you  guys feel about the bottom part of the building, the cornice that's on the ground, I hope you guys like it, I'm still thinking on what I should add next on the building, I have already added the small building at the top of the building, next I want to do the water, but I may just wait sense that not the hard part. :D


(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5868/pic01fm.jpg)

Link to the picture below, the size is to large for this thread. Click (http://"http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/140/pic02zv.jpg")
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/140/pic02zv.jpg)


(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/1605/pic03s.jpg)


(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6959/pic04v.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on July 29, 2011, 03:12:14 AM
&apls
Great building. Still it looks a bit boring but the adds where you always come up with are fabulous.

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on July 29, 2011, 03:45:44 AM
You keep getting better and better :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 29, 2011, 07:02:11 AM
More than excellent! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on July 29, 2011, 08:10:45 AM
I love textures, no i'm joking  :D
It's an excellent BAT, I can't wait to see textures on it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 29, 2011, 03:32:24 PM
peter007- Thank you!!!

io_bg- Thank you!!!

Sciurus- Thank you!!!

supremec- Thank you!!!

NYBT Timpson Pl Row model01

Here's an update to the model, enjoy. :D

South
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/411/timpsonplrow01pic01.jpg)

East
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6707/timpsonplrow01pic02.jpg)

North
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/310/timpsonplrow01pic03.jpg)

West
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5269/timpsonplrow01pic04.jpg)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2353/timpsonplrow01pic05.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mattb325 on July 29, 2011, 06:43:42 PM
This is coming along really nicely!

The NY low/mid-rise stuff is always quite grim looking especially those blind courts looking in on themselves! But I must say, you have captured it perfectly  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mrbisonm on July 29, 2011, 11:32:01 PM
Love them all, especially the textures you are using are darn good looking. I already have good use for them.... ;)

Fred
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 30, 2011, 02:44:23 AM
Really good work! &apls
I had a look at the link, and let me say you an advice: maybe should you do the plaster a less green, on the concerned parts ;) But maybe it's an optical effect?

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on July 30, 2011, 07:56:23 AM
Lookin' great there. I'll use this last one for sure!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Buzzit on July 30, 2011, 09:17:12 AM
fantastic work so far aaron :thumbsup:!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on July 31, 2011, 02:57:23 PM
Now the night lights  ;D
It is superb, another recommended BAT  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 02, 2011, 12:11:05 PM
mattb325- Thank you!!!

mrbisonm- Thank you!!!

Sciurus- Thank you, i do have the textures fixed I hope you like it now.

art128- Thank you!!!

Buzzit- Thank you!!!

supremec- Thank you!!!

NYBT Timpson Pl Row

Here's the building, Francis90b has fix the brick, the yellow wall part and the fire escapes.

south
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3580/timpsonplrowpic01m.jpg)


East
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9108/timpsonplrowpic02.jpg)


North
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9550/timpsonplrowpic03.jpg)


West
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8397/timpsonplrowpic04.jpg)


(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1944/timpsonplrowpic05.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 02, 2011, 03:19:00 PM
Wow very nice BAT  &apls
And the lights?  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 02, 2011, 03:55:52 PM
Superb creations as always  &apls &apls

work with textures is really good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 02, 2011, 05:31:51 PM
supremec- Thank you!!!!

Girafe- Think you!!!!

Timpson Pl Row

Here's the night lights, I have to get the other two buildings and add textures and night lights and I will be finished. :D

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5914/timpsonplrowpic06.jpg)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8086/timpsonplrowpic07.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on August 02, 2011, 11:20:56 PM
Looking good Aaron. Like I said before, these New York buildings you make are phenomenal! I think it's one of the areas in the game that is sorely in need of fresh BAT's. Keep up the great work.!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 03, 2011, 03:44:32 AM
They're excellent like this! Don't touch them anymore.
Nice night lights btw! :thumbsup:

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 03, 2011, 11:04:23 AM
Like sciurus said, DON'T TOUCH ANYMORE!  &apls  &apls
It's so perfect  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 03, 2011, 11:29:26 AM
snakee8- Thank you!!!!  :thumbsup:

Sciurus- Thank you, I will not touch the textures.  ;D

supremec- Thank you  will not touch the textures.  ;D


Everyone that has not voted I have put up a voting poll for how I should a my tree's to my building's lot. Here's the link to my ST thread. :D

http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/topic/33009-aaron-grahams-bats/page__st__300



Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 04, 2011, 12:54:29 AM
Sorry to double post. :D

NYBT Timpson Pl Row02

Here's the second building of the Timpson Pl Row right now I'm trying to get ready to export Timpson Pl Row from Gmax and import it in tp 3ds Max Design 12. :D

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8549/timpsonplrow02pic01.jpg)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2985/timpsonplrow02pic03.jpg)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6854/timpsonplrow02pic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 04, 2011, 02:14:45 AM
So impressive and so realistic  :thumbsup:
Your night lights are famous  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 04, 2011, 03:21:26 AM
Very nice! &apls Great job my friend!

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 04, 2011, 01:48:34 PM
supremec- Thank you so much. :D

Sciurus- Thank you, my friend. :D

NYBT Timpson Pl Row03

Ok this is the third Timpson Pl Row apartments, I know you will like it, it's not much different from the others. :D

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/4589/timpsonplrow03pic01.jpg)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6647/timpsonplrow03pic02.jpg)

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4262/timpsonplrow03pic03.jpg)

Ha, ha, the Dark night render was not 100% finished. :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 04, 2011, 01:49:34 PM
looks nice :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on August 04, 2011, 05:00:45 PM
Great update.
Your building looks spectacular in a way that a residential could be spectecular :)

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on August 04, 2011, 05:54:22 PM
This is looking really sweet! Can't wait to put my hands on it!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 06, 2011, 04:54:23 AM
Nice work! :thumbsup:

Guillaume ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 06, 2011, 04:44:05 PM
Girafe- Thank you!!!!

peter007- Thank you!!!

art128- Thank you, it will be in your hands soon. :D

Sciurus- Thank you!!!

NYBT Timpson Pl Row

Here's an update on my Timpson Pl Row apartments, I have fixed the roof textures and Francis90b fix the brick textures and the yellow textures that's on the wall. :D

Timpson Pl Row01
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/411/timpsonplrow01pic01.jpg)

Timpson Pl Row02
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/8549/timpsonplrow02pic01.jpg)

Timpson Pl Row03
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4589/timpsonplrow03pic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 07, 2011, 03:15:21 AM
Is it normal that I can't see the difference between the first and the third? ::) Apart from the roof? $%Grinno$%
Nice creations mate!

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 08, 2011, 04:20:02 AM
Is it normal that I can't see the difference between the first and the third? ::) Apart from the roof? $%Grinno$%
Nice creations mate!

Guillaume :thumbsup:

If you want to see all of differences, you save the pictures and switch on these 3 pictures  :D
And'll see that the bricks change, and the yellow textures change too. And from the secong version there are grid doors  $%Grinno$%

These BATs are Beautifull, with some fabulous differences, it's just Awesome  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 09, 2011, 08:40:17 PM
Sciurus & supremec- Thank you guys, yes you can tell the difference between the first and the third, the yellow part on both of the buildings and ac units, you can tell the difference between the two at night. :D


Here's something I wanted to show it took one Hour and forty-one min. to finish this render. :D A long time.

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on August 09, 2011, 09:11:09 PM
Looking Great Aaron! Love those planters. Keep it up! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 10, 2011, 03:36:28 AM
Waow, that's great! :o

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on August 10, 2011, 04:46:54 AM
That's great ! I love the planters, Great job as always  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: delija21 on August 10, 2011, 01:59:39 PM
Great work as allways. Really nice rooftexture on the row02
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 10, 2011, 02:21:17 PM
Just really awesome  &apls  &apls A small sc4 render, please?  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 10, 2011, 05:16:04 PM
snakee8- Thank you!!! :D

Sciurus- Thank you!!! :D

kelis- Thank you, team mate. :D

delija21- Thank you!!!! :D

supremec- Thank you, Sorry for the large image. :)

Once again thank you, I think I still need to put some more work on them, things are not 90% yet. :D


NYBT Concord Arms

Here's a small update not much I having a hard time with the details, and right lately my work has been moving slow. Every time I look on google maps I see a building I want to recreate, it's like a drug I have to make something new when I'm in the middle of a project, lets hope I do not take it to far, because I just could explode. :D


(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/7740/concordarmspic01.jpg)

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3664/concordarmspic02.jpg)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/8020/concordarmspic03.jpg)

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6894/concordarmspic04.jpg)

The building is located here. Click (http://"http://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&hl=en&ll=40.811587,-73.908681&spn=0.003159,0.010986&gl=us&z=17&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=40.811587,-73.908681&panoid=JrPcjcui_BUhly_xxHrG2Q&cbp=12,153.11,,0,0.35")
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 10, 2011, 05:31:49 PM
hehe, a future nice addition to a sublim collection  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Buzzit on August 10, 2011, 07:56:18 PM
looking good!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Tomas Neto on August 11, 2011, 04:53:59 AM
Very nice!!!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 12, 2011, 11:08:21 AM
supremec- Sorry for the large image. :)
Maybe I badly expressed myself  :D I just wanted a SC4 render not a 3ds max render  $%Grinno$%

You making good work :thumbsup: Keep it up  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 12, 2011, 10:01:35 PM
Girafe- Thank you!!!! :D

Buzzit- Thank you!!!! :D

Tomas Neto- Thank you!!! :D

supremec- Thank you, and sorry again here's another 3ds max render. :P

Timpson Pl Row

This look like this will be the last pictures before export, I think there finished. :D

Timpson Pl Row01

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6475/timpsonpl01pic01.jpg)

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4732/timpsonpl01pic02.jpg)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3797/timpsonpl01pic03.jpg)

(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/6959/timpsonpl01pic04.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3886/timpsonpl01pic05.jpg)

Timpson Pl Row02

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7922/timpsonpl02pic01.jpg)

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1696/timpsonpl02pic02.jpg)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9466/timpsonpl02pic03.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9500/timpsonpl02pic04.jpg)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7949/timpsonpl02pic05.jpg)

Timpson Pl Row03

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9578/timpsonpl03pic01.jpg)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8104/timpsonpl03pic02.jpg)

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2016/timpsonpl03pic03.jpg)

(http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/8973/timpsonpl03pic04.jpg)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5528/timpsonpl03pic05.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 13, 2011, 05:30:47 AM
That's an awesome work  &apls  &apls The 3ds max renders are very realistic  :o
For me BATs are finished  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on August 13, 2011, 06:44:01 AM
The perspective renders are really wonderful! Such as the SC4views one! I really love the night lights.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 13, 2011, 07:41:40 AM
Still an amzing work you do! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Buzzit on August 13, 2011, 12:43:26 PM
your modeling is just phenomenal!!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on August 13, 2011, 12:52:02 PM
WOW Aaron you are doing a very great job for the NYBT !
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on August 14, 2011, 09:35:54 PM
Flawless! &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 14, 2011, 10:16:28 PM
supremec- Thank you!!!

art128- Thank you!!!

Sciurus- Thank you!!!

Buzzit- Thank you!!!

kelis- Thank you, I hope you come back an make something for the team!!!

snakee8- Thank you!!!!

I have update somethings on the Timpson Pl Row, it's over at ST.

http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/topic/38653-aaron-grahams-nybt-residential-thread/page__st__360 (http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/topic/38653-aaron-grahams-nybt-residential-thread/page__st__360)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 27, 2011, 09:03:32 PM
I'm still working on the exporting issuse with the Timpson Pl Row I pray I can make it 100%. :)

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Here's the Park Towers again, I have a question I have made some chairs and tables for the terrace, should I add the tables or what, it seems there's not enough of room up there to even wiggle around.
 :)

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Frex_Ceafus on August 27, 2011, 10:47:37 PM
you always amaze me Aaron, great work  :thumbsup:  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 28, 2011, 04:01:16 AM
Waow, just amazing! &apls &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: AlexandrosB13 on August 28, 2011, 11:26:32 AM
Hey! Glad to you here :)

As always, great work. I see you jumped to max2012, thats good, max2012 has not so many problems as max2011.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Buzzit on August 28, 2011, 11:36:15 AM
wow! those little details like the table and the chairs are just fantastic!
makes it look even more realistic!  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 29, 2011, 02:48:58 PM
Frex_Ceafus- Thank you!!

Sciurus- Thank you!!

AlexandrosB13- Thank you, I'm glad you have posted on my other thread. :D

Buzzit- Thank you!!

Park Towers Apartments

I have textured the chairs a little, and added some bushes to some of the lucky the balconies. Do you guys thin I need to added more chairs and bushes to the balconies. I you guys think I need to added more?? I have removed the tables the guys at Simtropolis said that the balconies are to small for tables, they said chairs and plant would work. :)

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 29, 2011, 02:57:51 PM
Good work  ;)

Have you tried to render your windows in a different way - apply a glass mat (high reflective) and put an environmental map.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 29, 2011, 03:53:52 PM
Good work!  &apls  &apls That is really nice to add some small beautiful details  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 30, 2011, 09:18:00 AM
Girafe- Thank you, I have not really tried to do my windows like that on this building, you think it will look better if I do it a different way?

supremec- Thank you!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 30, 2011, 09:38:59 AM
I seriously don't know. As your textures for glass are well done, it gives the illusion of real glass.
It works for small windows with stuff in front like balcony.
Regarding bigger ones, it's less realistic but don't know if real glass could be good.

It for this reason I asked you if you already tried it. (with a good environmental map and high reflexion it could work  &Thk/()

(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/7d29573202b5acfac3e3ebe7ed059651.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 30, 2011, 09:55:27 AM
I can give it a try, I have not really done this on any of my buildings. :)

O yea a question, when said add and environmental map do you mean make a ground plane and added the textures to it? Just want to make sure. :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 31, 2011, 08:19:34 PM
NYBT Park Towers Apartments

I still want to add more the balconies. :D

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8540/parktowerspic01.jpg)
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8540/parktowerspic01.jpg (http://"http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8540/parktowerspic01.jpg")
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mattb325 on August 31, 2011, 09:25:22 PM
I realy like how this apartment is coming along!!! :thumbsup:


NYBT Park Towers Apartments

I still want to add more the balconies. :D

Maybe a couple of towels hung over the railings here and there? Or some of those split-system air conditioner units to deal with the oh-so-muggy NY summers? Both of those are very simple meshes, will create variety and won't drag the render to a halt (although slow rendering times are more akin to GMAX than anything else).
 :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Frex_Ceafus on September 01, 2011, 05:41:27 PM
I can't wait to downoad this!!! Your buildings all look good in my cities  &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on September 01, 2011, 06:28:53 PM
Nice work, Aaron!  I like how you're varying the decor on the balconies and windows, so that each one doesn't look exactly the same.

&apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: IDS on September 01, 2011, 09:43:42 PM
Wow Aaron this is really fabulous  ;D We can definitely use these residentials and I'm a big fan of the highrises.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 07, 2011, 05:48:13 PM
Sorry on updates, let me do the replies. :P

mattb325- Thank you so much. :D

Frex_Ceafus- Thank you!! :D

metarvo- Thank you, i am trying my best to make it look good. :D

IDS- Thank you!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 09, 2011, 03:40:48 PM
Graham Apartments

Looks what's back, yep and I have worked on the trees a little, tell me what you guys think about the trees. :) Right now I'm run over 1,000,000 polygon, so I do know the trees are to blame, it's not bothering my rendering, but it is bothering my scene with the little lag, but that only in realistic mode so I can see what it will look like before the render, so it's no big deal, I'm so glad for layers. :)

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6477/grahamapartmentspic01g.jpg)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Here's a small update on my building I have change to glass, it was just a test, i have added more to the balconies I may just add more. :)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)


 To me the glass looks a whole lot better on the second image, I think I need to remove the ground plane and see where that takes me. :)

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5629/parktowersapartmentspic.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on September 09, 2011, 04:44:27 PM
really really neat in may ways... wish I had something of real substance to add I just simply like what I see... the improvements to my 'favorite' -the AG apartments, bat is so notable it can't compare to the original v1  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 11, 2011, 10:10:24 PM
Jack_wilds- Thank you, this version of the Graham Apartments truly kills the older version. :)

Graham Apartments

Here's a Day, maxis nite, and dark nite renders of my apartments I hope you like it if you do we can go into the exporting faze of the building, and that means soon it will be uploaded to the STEX and SC4 Devotion LEX. :)

Day
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8012/grahamapartmentspic01.jpg)

Maxis Nite
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)

Dark Nite
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6892/grahamapartmentspic03.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: DaveN on September 12, 2011, 12:08:52 PM
Graham Apartments is great. As usual, the texture at the highest level. For this perfectly reproduced details. Although my area does not affirm such an architecture, it is becoming more like the American architecture. Once again, great job. I congratulate and look forward to further projects.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on September 12, 2011, 12:21:28 PM
Good job,

Trees are finally intagrated in the BAT?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 18, 2011, 08:42:44 PM
DaveN- Thank you. :D

Girafe Yes there are intagrated in the BAT, do you like it or not. I seill do want to make a pack if trees maybe one day we can work together to make a pack of trees, what do you think. :D

Graham Apartments

I have fix the concrete cornice and I have darken the chimney part darker. :D


North
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6892/grahamapartmentspic03.jpg)

South
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/483/grahamapartmentspic01c.jpg)

East
(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)

West
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/395/grahamapartmentspic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 21, 2011, 12:22:47 AM
Graham Apartment

Here's a in game image, I had to make sure they will look good with the new Nam 4 lane roads, so it looks like it's time to do another export because of the grey look near the trees on the right of the building, I will have to make the back ground match with the trees. :D

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8012/grahamapartmentspic01.jpg)

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 22, 2011, 09:02:22 AM
NYBT Park Towers Apartments

I have did little on this building, because all this week I have been trying to figure out what I want to make next for NYBT, I have worked on the area before you get to the lobby but still not much. Maybe you guys can show me something that residential that I can make. :)

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7940/parktowersapartments.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: madhatter106 on September 23, 2011, 12:36:00 PM
Park Towers is looking good; I like the details on the balconies - that's something I would get lost in, and would take up tons of time.  I agree with a previous poster who said that maybe some towels hanging over some of the railings.  But little details like that pay off in the end, they can really bring a BAT to life.

I think SimFox mentioned it elsewhere, but it looks like the sides of Graham Apartments are tiling - there's an obvious repeat in the brick variations that bothers me.  It spoils an otherwise stellar BAT!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 25, 2011, 02:21:30 PM
madhatter106- Thank you, I will get to that. :D

NYBT The Bromley

Here another update on the model. :D

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6647/thebromleypic01.jpg)

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/7238/thebromleypic02.jpg)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6821/thebromleypic03.jpg)

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7070/thebromleypic04.jpg)


NYBT Concord Arms

Here's a small update on the Concord, still more work to do. :D

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/7740/concordarmspic01.jpg)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3664/concordarmspic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 26, 2011, 10:23:29 AM
NYBT The Bromley

Here an update of the of course The Bromley, I have to work on the upper part of the building than I need to work on the ground floor details because I have not added any door. :)

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6647/thebromleypic01.jpg)

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7238/thebromleypic02.jpg)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6821/thebromleypic03.jpg)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/5853/thebromleypic05.jpg)

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7070/thebromleypic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on September 26, 2011, 01:15:56 PM
Interesting BATs!! I love your work, keep it up!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: bat on September 26, 2011, 03:52:46 PM
Great buildings there!!! :thumbsup: :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 27, 2011, 09:39:15 AM
supremec- Thank you!!! :D

bat- Thank you!!! :D

Graham Apartments

I have fix the tiling look on the building I hope it looks good to you guys, I have also scaled the trees up a little for height reasons. :)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8012/grahamapartmentspic01.jpg)

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6365/grahamapartmentspic02.jpg)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2897/grahamapartmentspic03q.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/395/grahamapartmentspic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on September 30, 2011, 12:06:02 PM
For me, it's a perfect BAT  :thumbsup:
But, trees would be better as props in the Lot Editor,... it's just my opinion  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 03, 2011, 12:22:06 PM
supremec- Thank you so much my friend. :D

NYBT The Bromley

I have done more work on the building right now I'm working on the top floor/ roof area of the building I hope I can finish it up today then work on the small details and the ground floor next. :D

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/6647/thebromleypic01.jpg)

If your wondering why the curved edge of the building has dark spots, it's there because of all the lines to make up the rounded curved wall with the windows. :D

(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/7238/thebromleypic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 05, 2011, 12:58:29 PM
No comments, I'm must not be cool on sc4devotion, I'm a loser here on this site. :)

NYBT The Bromley

Not much to say but to look, at the changes on the model, I just want to let you guys know these images are about two to three hours out dated. :)

South
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6647/thebromleypic01.jpg)

East
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/7238/thebromleypic02.jpg)

West
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/6821/thebromleypic03.jpg)

North
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/7070/thebromleypic04.jpg)


(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5853/thebromleypic05.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 06, 2011, 01:26:14 PM
NYBT The Bromley

I have finished most of the details on the roof of the building next should be the details on the facade and the detailing of the ground floor. :D

Pictures before the water Tank.

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/6647/thebromleypic01.jpg)

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7238/thebromleypic02.jpg)

Pictures after the completion of the water tank.

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6821/thebromleypic03.jpg)

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/7070/thebromleypic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on October 06, 2011, 01:34:05 PM
Looks great, can't wait to see further progress on this one!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 10, 2011, 03:22:20 PM
io_bg- Thank you so much for your support here. :D

NYBT The Bromley

I have added the doors on the apartment, I am having a hard time adding the details, I have to figure out a plan for this, so i'm stuck until I think of somthing. :)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6647/thebromleypic01.jpg)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7238/thebromleypic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Ol.S / Benoit on October 19, 2011, 09:45:58 AM
Quote
No comments, I'm must not be cool on sc4devotion, I'm a loser here on this site. :)

I love your work :) Sorry for no commenting enaugh here !
Great job with this building so far.
Graham & Park Tower Apartments are amazing, great attention to the details !
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: seraf on October 19, 2011, 02:16:22 PM
Like I said on ST Aaron, your meshes are so clean and orderly that I can only admire  &apls  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on October 20, 2011, 10:04:44 AM
You start a lot of BATs in short time  $%Grinno$%
I want some sc4 renders of your fabulous projects  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 24, 2011, 02:54:16 PM
Ol.S / Benoit- Thank you so much. :D

seraf- Thank you. :D

supremec- Thank you, I will some sc4 renders. :D

NYBT Walesbridge01

Thank you so much guys again, Here's a new building I have made it's call the Walesbridge, and yes there are apartments. :P

Here's the google map link, she also has a brother right next to her. :D

Walesbridge01 (http://"http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.811302,-73.9078&spn=0.00111,0.003664&t=h&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=40.811214,-73.907832&panoid=oMO2DY9rpf9GfOsz65Bgmg&cbp=12,282.87,,0,-13.9&z=19")

Walesbridge02 (http://"http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.81102,-73.907902&spn=0.00111,0.003664&t=h&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=40.810916,-73.907939&panoid=cvZvj2dd7kFy2h9Di5BdNQ&cbp=12,299.54,,0,-25.23&z=19")

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1390/nybtwalesbridgeimage004.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7294/nybtwalesbridgeimage005.jpg)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/2813/nybtwalesbridgeimage001.jpg)

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5421/nybtwalesbridgeimage002.jpg)

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2303/nybtwalesbridgeimage003.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on October 25, 2011, 04:15:55 AM
Nice start  &apls Keep it up  :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mave94 on October 28, 2011, 05:16:21 AM
Your buildings are excellent!
Keep up the great work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Orange_o_ on October 28, 2011, 07:14:38 AM


Hello,

 I love your renders "wired", you use Ink'n Paint?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 02, 2011, 09:52:16 AM
supremec- Thank you!!! :D

MrMAvE94 Thank you!!! :D

Orange_o_- Thank you, It's wire render. :D

Something I wanted to show off. :D

(http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/2910/pic0012r.jpg)

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/8214/pic012x.jpg)

This is before I had added most of the textures.

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4537/pic01a.jpg)

NYBT Walesbridge

I'm slowly working on the first floor, then I will need to bat the building beside it a non corner version. :D Yes more bating for me. :D

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/2434/walesbridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 07, 2011, 09:05:31 AM
NYBT Concord Arms

Here's what I have did this morning not much the day is still young. :D

South
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/8793/nybtcancordarmspic02.jpg)

East
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/438/nybtcancordarmspic04.jpg)

North
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2356/nybtcancordarmspic01.jpg)

West
(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5391/nybtcancordarmspic03.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 10, 2011, 12:20:28 PM
NYBT Concord Arms

Moving a little slow but this building is getting close to being finished, I need to work on the store glass more it does not look right, I will get to adding the textures to the antennas. :D

The only thing left to do is to add textures to the door and antennas, model the front door, it's an arch type of door I have to make, add the ac units to the other windows, there could be more, oh yea and the night lights. :)

South
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2356/nybtcancordarmspic01.jpg)

East
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3516/nybtcancordarmspic02n.jpg)

North
(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/5391/nybtcancordarmspic03.jpg)

West
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/438/nybtcancordarmspic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on November 10, 2011, 12:48:10 PM
looks good but your roof texture is really blurred  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on November 10, 2011, 01:20:07 PM
Wow! Amazing bat  &apls  &apls Textures are really good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 22, 2011, 08:47:31 AM
Girafe- Thank you, The roof texture was actually strached, so i fixed that. :D

supremec- Thank you. :D


NYBT Concord Arms

I worked on the Concord Arms a little I trying to finish it, i need to add the door textures and then some roof junk again.

South
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/1866/nybtconcordarmspic01.jpg)

East
(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/4786/nybtconcordarmspic02.jpg)

North
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6279/nybtconcordarmspic03.jpg)

West
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7659/nybtconcordarmspic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on November 22, 2011, 10:14:04 AM
Looks great! I like the corner shop, it's a nice touch :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Orange_o_ on November 23, 2011, 12:01:53 PM

 &apls
you should go for the base of this wall on the roof, because they are too clear in relation to soil texture you have dark edges.
 This will better "hang" visually
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 26, 2011, 12:53:26 AM
io_bg- Thank you!!

Orange_o_- Thank you for that note. :D

NYBT Walesbridge Arms

Here's what I have done on the Walesbridge Arms, I have a way to go to finish. :D

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2838/walesbridgepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 28, 2011, 01:28:30 AM
The texture will or should have some tweeking, this is just to show the night lights and the roof Roger51- Thank you!!

Skyscraper241- Thank you!!

Concord Arms

The texture will or should have some tweeking, this is just to show the night lights and the roof antenas. :D

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7740/concordarmspic01.jpg)

Maxis Nite
(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/1703/nybtconcordarmsnightlig.jpg)

Dark Nite
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/1703/nybtconcordarmsnightlig.jpg)

A change in the roof texture just a hour of the post on simtroplis.

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3150/concordarms.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 28, 2011, 01:47:03 PM
The new building looks great! I always love your nightlighting and the building is quite realistic  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 29, 2011, 02:22:40 AM
noahclem- Thank you so much. :D

NYBT Concord Arms

Here's a change in the brick what vlasky was talking about, I hope the building is not getting ugly in a bad way. :)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/8965/concordarmsbrickfix03.jpg)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6060/concordarmsbrickfix02.jpg)

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5921/concordarmsbrickfix01.jpg)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3150/concordarms.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on November 29, 2011, 02:04:08 PM
Great progress.
You're overloaded with motivation as it seems. I dunno know where you get it from.
Just keep going on. It's good!

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: tag_one on November 29, 2011, 02:08:03 PM
Lovely work Aaron! Your buildings are a great addition to any American styled city!  :thumbsup: :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on November 29, 2011, 02:51:25 PM
Aaron, Great work. I think this is you're best BAT so far! I loved the darker brick texture, but the new texture fits just as well. Looking forward to more of your great BAT's...keep up the great work!  -eric
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mattb325 on November 29, 2011, 03:02:35 PM
The new texture looks great!

This building has a really gritty feel to it...it's certainly not ugly in a bad way  :)

I love the Deli on the corner...so very Noo Yawk.... ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on November 29, 2011, 07:05:12 PM
Wow - stunning. Would fit awesomely well in some of the neigborhoods I'm envisioning. And I'm a big fan of your other BATs, too.  :)

Cheers,
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 02, 2011, 11:09:03 AM
Thank you guys, sorry for not replying to each post like I normally do. :)

(http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7876/001322836026.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cirocirociro on December 02, 2011, 12:34:29 PM
Great &apls I like your building's style :thumbsup: Fits very well in a suburb area
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: tag_one on December 02, 2011, 12:56:21 PM
What a beauty, it's so lovely gritty <3
My only comment is that the gray stucwork on the ground floor looks a bit clean. How about some graffiti? 
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 02, 2011, 09:33:25 PM
cirocirociro- Thank you!!! :D

tag_one- Thank you, I really do not want to do another export it will stop me from getting to my other bats sooner, i wish I could add them, but I am planing on making an update are the release, it will be a second building, the same one but different textures, I should a graffiti on that one. :D

Franklin Apartments

Small update. :D

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4411/franklinapartments01.jpg)

(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6271/franklinapartments02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on December 04, 2011, 11:43:24 AM
Nice BAT!! I really want to make an american city with yours (and others) beautiful models  &apls  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 04, 2011, 04:04:49 PM
supremec- You should make an American city, and thank you for the comment friend. :D

Franklin Apartments

A small update, I think the gradient in the canopy is not working good for me right now. :)

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/7695/franklinapartments.jpg)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7695/franklinapartments.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on December 04, 2011, 04:58:36 PM
looks good as always :)

work on thextures is top notch
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 05, 2011, 05:17:28 PM
Girafe- Thank you, I am still working on the textures. :)

Hogan Apartments

It just may make it on the STEX and the LEX. :O

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/9349/hoganapartments.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on December 06, 2011, 12:21:57 AM
Great, can't wait :thumbsup: The Franklin apartments are shaping up nicely, too!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on December 06, 2011, 03:45:03 AM
Great work, Aaron.  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 08, 2011, 08:56:13 PM
io_bg- Thank you!!!

RickD- Thank you!!!


Franklin Apartments

What next still work on the textures or move on to the night lights and post what it looks like and then export?? The sooner the better. :D

I'm still think on re-sizing the bricks. What do you guys think?

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4411/franklinapartments01.jpg)

(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/6748/franklinapartments02g.jpg)

Hogan Apartments

I might as well show this off.

Maxis Nite model in Dark Nite. :P
(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9349/hoganapartments.jpg)

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/9349/hoganapartments.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 10, 2011, 03:41:03 PM
NYBT Tapscott Houses Updated

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3531/monthly072011838e936e7e.jpg)(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7431/monthly07201129ceb72a48.jpg)

STEX (http://"http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/26544-nybt-tapscott-houses/")

LEX (http://"http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2726")

Delete the NYBT Tapscott Houses folder if your going to download the update then install it, it should be here, \Documents\SimCity 4\Plugins\NYBT\Aaron Graham
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 16, 2011, 09:52:44 PM
Franklin Apartments

Ok, here's a bunch of render images, so enjoy, I will do what Madhatter106 and a few others may have said, i will try to get the concrete to look a little dirty. :D

(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/5434/franklinapartmentssouth.jpg)

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1769/franklinapartmentseast.jpg)

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4157/franklinapartmentsnorth.jpg)

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/9817/franklinapartmentswest.jpg)

I'm not going to let long renders go to waste, here's another one of my show offs, it's not the best. :D

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4333/franklinapartmentsrende.jpg)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2276/franklinapartmentsscene.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on December 17, 2011, 03:43:16 AM
Excellent my friend, excellent! I sometimes stop by there without posting, but I always think the same thing: you give a great job on your buildings!! &apls

Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on December 17, 2011, 04:13:34 AM
That is beautifull work!! Textures are awesome  :thumbsup:

supremec- You should make an American city, and thank you for the comment friend. :D

Yes, I will make one, but when?  :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on December 17, 2011, 10:59:41 AM
This is looking really sweet, Aaron!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 17, 2011, 07:53:08 PM
Sciurus- Thank you! :)

supremec- Thank you! :)

art128- Thank you! :)

Franklin Apartments

Does the concrete texture looks better, I think I'm really to export. :D

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1160/franklinapartments2.jpg)

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/2305/franklinapartments1.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on December 18, 2011, 04:02:11 AM
for me it's perfect :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: seraf on December 18, 2011, 09:20:22 AM
The only thing that I think can be added to this great building is adress or name of the building on the marquee, it would be in very New Yorkish manner  ;D And I want to ask what happened to Rustication in upper part of the building?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on December 18, 2011, 03:42:25 PM
I like it... :thumbsup: tweaking never ends, ??? so it ought to called 'good' sometime soon, right?  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 23, 2011, 12:21:29 PM
Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

seraf- Thank you, I do not want Rustication on this building, maybe the next building I make can. :D

Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D


Franklin Apartments

Here's an in game image of the building. :D

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3526/franklinapartmentsgamei.jpg)

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3526/franklinapartmentsgamei.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on December 23, 2011, 12:36:30 PM
Looks fine to me!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: divadarya on December 23, 2011, 02:41:21 PM
Can't wait to download it and include it in my project :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 29, 2011, 09:47:54 AM
art128- Thank you!! :D

divadarya- It will be coming soon. :D

NYBT Wellesley Apartments

Small update, I'm almost finished with the modeling with this building. :D

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6970/nybtwellesleyapartments.jpg)


(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/6970/nybtwellesleyapartments.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: skyscraper on December 30, 2011, 08:07:12 AM
cool, thats a great model  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 05, 2012, 08:02:46 PM
skyscraper- Thank you!!  ;D

NYBT Walesbridge

This is what I have done on the building, I have to add some more things and the model should be finished. :)

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5835/walesbridge01.jpg)

Building #7

This is what I have I hope you guys like it. :D

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5350/building07.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: divadarya on January 05, 2012, 08:09:16 PM
That's going to be great, Aaron!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Frex_Ceafus on January 05, 2012, 09:23:39 PM
Loving the Building!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on January 06, 2012, 06:49:51 AM
Wow great poly modelling. Your building is so clean.  &apls
I'm really excited to see the bottom of building 7.

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on January 06, 2012, 01:47:08 PM
these 2 new BATs look excellent  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on January 06, 2012, 02:37:01 PM
Very nice work  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 08, 2012, 02:38:46 AM
divadarya- Thank you!!! :D

Frex_Ceafus- Thank you!!! :D

peter007- Thank you, your not the only one ready to see the first floor. :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!! :D

Building #7

Here's an update on the building, Just a little more detail and the modeling will be finished, I am thinking it will be a great idea to add stores on the first floor on this apartment, one of the stores I want to be on the first floor is Verizon, someone in the Live Chat wanted me to added a Tim Hortons store, I'm sure someone will help come up with a name that's valuable, I do not mined if you come up with a name for these numbered buildings, as you guys know the buildings that's not NYBT in this thread are not real buildings but buildings I have created, that means I a Sim City 4 Architect. :D

Store Information

Verizon (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_Communications")

Tim Hortons (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hortons")

Renders

South
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/6931/building7south.jpg)

East
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5198/building7east.jpg)

North
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8981/building7north.jpg)

West
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7851/building7west.jpg)

Beekman Hotel Tower

:O :O I know wow, I am working on it for a little while, I have finished the arched windows on the second floor that's the part that I was stuck on and I hope i do not have to go back to it, to me that was the hard part and I am so sorry this bat is moving so slow but this to me is right now the hardest bat I ever made when it comes to details, but I think what makes it hard is the poly modeling I have to put in it, if I did not do it I think I would be finished. :\

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/949/beekmanhoteltowerpic01.jpg)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1228/beekmanhoteltowerpic02.jpg)

Here's a picture that's helping me out. :D

If you see any more pictures please post some here to help. :D

http://v5.cache7.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/2618147.jpg?redirect_counter=2
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on January 10, 2012, 12:40:56 PM
Oh It looks good.
Are there going to be more nice ornaments on your second building?
What do you think of Higher grounds & Co.  :P ?

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 16, 2012, 11:34:38 PM
peter007 Thank you, the second tower does not have a lot of detail like the main tower.

Building #7

This is what I have done it's almost finished, and I will scale the water, I have not did it yet. My work was moving a little slow trying to get the Graham, Franklin, and Hogan Apartments on the LEX, and I also have some family issue. On the plane rails I have to work on that, one side is visible and the other side is not. :)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5905/building7image01.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8657/building7image02.jpg)

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9093/building7image03.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Frex_Ceafus on January 17, 2012, 03:52:53 PM
Love your work aaron :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 19, 2012, 05:27:22 AM
Frex_Ceafus- Thank you. for you support!!! :D

Building #7

Okay another update and still this building does not have a name, I have added a little more details, I think I am finished with the modeling. :O

Oh yea, i'm going to redo the canopy it looks to wide for a door entrance and i have not forgot about the water I will make it a little wider. :P

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/5905/building7image01.jpg)

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8657/building7image02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on January 19, 2012, 10:03:44 PM
Love your buildings, keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 20, 2012, 01:02:56 AM
whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D

Hogan Apartments

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4388/dayfq.jpg)(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5558/maxisnight.jpg)

The Hogan Apartments are finally on the STEX after some over 7 months I believe. :O


Edit:

Building #7

Okay guys to make you happier I have made second model, all I did of course was edit the first model, I do not mind using different texture colors to make variations of the building, but I think it's a great idea to make model a little different, the mission is not to over do it, just make small changes not tiny ones, I should not do not change no more than 70 to 80 percent of the building, I can add like a floors, remove some floors, make the water tower building cover taller, shorter, or with out a cover on top and ect, but not to much, it should still look a little like the first model.

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5905/building7image01.jpg)

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/8657/building7image02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 25, 2012, 11:46:25 AM
Johnson Apartments

Okay guys I tried my best, I feel like a not so good bater for having problems with the bricks, I have been making brick buildings for about 3 years now and still having brick trouble so sad, but i'm trying.

As you  guys can see i have added some retail on the ground floor of our belovite apartment building, there's a Verizon wireless on the far left, next to it is a subway and on the corner of the building that's the far right is a Tim Hortons, I hope you like it. Oh yea, where the empty store is at I want that to be a music shop the kind that sells instruments, please help me with a music shop name. :D

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2116/johnsonapartmentsimg01.jpg)

Store Information

Verizon (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_Communications"), Subway (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subway_(restaurant)"), Empty Store,  Tim Hortons (http://"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hortons"),
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on January 25, 2012, 11:52:06 AM
Great work. Love the greens at the top.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on January 25, 2012, 12:05:49 PM
Yes, great work with that! I like the wall texture a lot!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on January 25, 2012, 12:20:26 PM
Looks great Aaron! It seems like another one with uses outside the strictly New York style  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 27, 2012, 10:44:58 AM
vester- Thank you!!! :D

art128- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

Johnson Apartments

Here's a chair set I have made, I hope you like them. The Johnson Apartments texturing is almost finished, All I have to  do is work on the garage, the top of the chimney and the ground floor doors after that just make a second version of the building with a different brick texture. I'm looking forward to making brown, red, and white bricks. :)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/162/chairset001.jpg)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9921/chairset002.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5420/chairset003.jpg)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2116/johnsonapartmentsimg01.jpg)

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/5548/johnsonapartmentsimg02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on January 27, 2012, 10:50:21 AM
Really excellent, I love the chairs! &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on January 27, 2012, 09:33:32 PM
Wow, those chairs.  &apls That...is some graphics skills.

I like the mottling on the brick texture, but I think I would reduce the contrast a little.  It seems like too much range between it's natural darks and lights for tan brick in the same building unless it has waterproofing issues and/or has recently rained.  It seems most noticeable on the upper half of the building, and that back wall (right side, second picture).  But, that's just an opinion, and I have to say the building is otherwise stunning.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on January 29, 2012, 05:55:17 AM
Sweet looking furniture, Aaron! Mind If I take it for my home ? :p
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 01, 2012, 12:52:17 PM
Sciurus- Thank you!!! :D

whatevermind Thank you!!! :D

art128- Thank you, if you want furnture like that just go to Aaron City. :P

Johnson Apartments

All I did is just change the bricks and the model of the building again, I will have to move the chair set and the plants around to these two model and also I will have to come up with some more store names, so much for a batter like me. :)

On the model the uvw is a little jack up because I did not attach the edit part of the building, and fro those who does not know that's the area over the parking garage area.I also see in the brown brick model the grime is to strong so I will be turning that down a bit :)

The pictures below are the red brick (strawberry) and the brown bricks (chocolate)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5548/johnsonapartmentsimg02.jpg)

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/2116/johnsonapartmentsimg01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 03, 2012, 01:10:06 PM
Johnson Apartments

Okay, a small update I have added a new store the name is Tony's Cleaners, for those Sim who have and must wish there clothes to be fresh can clean, a lot of these apartments I'm sure does not have a cleaners so it's a grand idea to have them around. :D

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2116/johnsonapartmentsimg01.jpg)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5548/johnsonapartmentsimg02.jpg)

I was playing around on this one. :O it will not be release so cry and pout. :P

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6708/johnsonapartmentsplay.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on February 03, 2012, 01:24:52 PM
I lol'd at the flying chairs. :D

Anyway nice looking update. The textures are wonderful as usual, and I like the idea of the newest shop.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 04, 2012, 04:24:10 PM
art128- Thank you, lol. :D

Johnson Apartments


Here's another update, I have added more store. Starting from the left side of the building to the right side, I have a Tony's Cleaners, GameStop, Carol's Barber shop, and a Hong Kong chinese restaurant.

I have a question does the store glass look okay?  :whatevs:

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2116/johnsonapartmentsimg01.jpg)

Edit: Here's a the night renders. :D

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/1313/johnsonapartmentsmaxisn.jpg)

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/2230/johnsonapartmentsdarkni.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on February 04, 2012, 05:43:56 PM
Looks great! Too bad the taller version won't be released :(
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Buzzit on February 20, 2012, 02:52:38 PM
its been a while since i checked the forum but wow! what a detail! just like im used from you!
exellent work AG  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 21, 2012, 03:15:44 PM
io_bg- Yea so so sad. :)

Buzzit- Thank you!! :D

NYBT Park Tower Apartments

Okay guys, I have added the trees and the bushes on the ground floor again, all I have to do on this model is fix the cutains on the other sides of the building re-texture the HVAC unit, decrease the reflection on the small roof junks, make new rail for the front of the building by scratch again, texture the garage area and do the night lights not the windows, I did that back in 2011 around august I think. I have to add direct lights and a few omnies here and there.

I hope you guys like the glass texture now, I tried my best to fix it the best way I can, oh yea and do not mine the black lines on the faced of the building I will remove them. :D

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1729/parktowerapartments01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: divadarya on February 21, 2012, 04:32:21 PM
Wow, Aaron...fantastic as usual!

Especially like the newest apartments that accommodate more people; New York has lots of those in unexpected places.

Which ones of these are available now?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on February 21, 2012, 04:38:33 PM
Looks rather nice! I like the bottom details. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mrbisonm on February 21, 2012, 09:27:56 PM
Why am I not surprised to see another "chef d'oeuvre" from you? Amazing is the realism that you apply to your models.

mrb ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 25, 2012, 08:34:14 AM
divadarya- Thank you, what do you mean which on e is available? :)

art128- Thank you, the bottom details still need a little more work and it will be done. :)

mrbisonm- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Okay here are the night lights, I still have to add the spot light on the terraces and work on the glass a little more. Not much I have said but it's almost done, I can't believe it, and I have started this last year thank you to Heblem. :D

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/549/parktowersapartmentsdn.jpg)

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/549/parktowersapartmentsdn.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: weixc812 on February 25, 2012, 09:57:02 AM
It looks so great! The nightlight looks good too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on February 25, 2012, 06:47:06 PM
oooh!   dramatic, almost 'Peter Gunn' noir...
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 26, 2012, 03:45:20 PM
weixc812- Thank you!!! :D


Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D


Johnson Apartments

Here's a small update on the Johnson Apartments, I still need to do a little more work on the lots. O yea, and I hope you guys like the what the lot is handling the slopes, as you can see the whole lot is leveled, it's makes me think i should to that to the Franklin, Graham and Hogan Apartments. :)

And I want to say thank you Francis90b for exporting the 4 models for me.   :thumbsup:

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/3177/johnsonapartmentsingame.jpg)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3177/johnsonapartmentsingame.jpg)

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3177/johnsonapartmentsingame.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Dantes on February 26, 2012, 04:19:31 PM
I do not remember the last time I wrote something here. Time for a comment.
Your new buildings look great.  :o  I love the details.  &apls
The solder still looks a bit empty. Otherwise, everything looks fantastic. Respect.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on February 26, 2012, 05:47:49 PM
Are you releasing the four colors? Cause it would be great if you could upload the four buildings... you know as a pack, for more variety... I kinda like all of them, so please release the four of them  &hlp
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 26, 2012, 05:59:42 PM
Dantes- Thank you, I am planning on adding some more to the lot but not to much. :D

cmdp123789- Thank you for stopping by and yes I am releasing all four buildings as a pack. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on February 26, 2012, 06:03:41 PM
Looks nice, good job  &apls &apls

two things I am not confident with:


The bright color of the roof tiles.
The saturation / colors of the chairs.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 26, 2012, 06:11:30 PM
:( I do understand, I would hate to go through another export, I do see the red and the green chair needs to be desaturated a little more. :(
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on March 02, 2012, 05:05:39 AM
It's just beautifull  &apls  &apls and it's great for making variations :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 02, 2012, 09:05:54 AM
supremec- Thank you!!!!

NYBT Park Tower Apartemnts

Here's a dark night all I did is add the lights to the terrace, I will try to make a day render. :)

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/549/parktowersapartmentsdn.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Dantes on March 02, 2012, 10:27:52 AM
Wow, fantastic night working  :o
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on March 03, 2012, 02:36:06 AM
That's magnificent, I'm really impressed by the lights and the work you've done there. &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on March 03, 2012, 04:28:47 AM
looks good  &apls &apls

The only thing I am not confident with is the drab light which turns to green.

Base of the tower would deserve to have stronger lights.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 08, 2012, 12:57:47 PM
Dantes- Thank you!! :D

Sciurus- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you, the reason I have made some of the light a different color because I think it would look a little more real, it's so fake if all the lights the same color. :)

Eyrene Apartments /Building #9

Okay I have came up with the name of the apartments from this site below, I have came with an I idea the female buildings will just be all apartments no commercial on the first floor, the Male apartments will have commercial on the first floors.

Find: Eirene in the E area and it's in the girls side. :)

http://www.aussiethings.com.au/babynames/egirl.htm

Here's a list of my apartments

Worthington Apartments #1

Sunset Apartments #2

Graham Apartments #3

Hogan Apartments #4

Franklin Apartments #5

Apartment Building #6

Johnson Apartments Pack #7

Apartment Building Pack #8

Eyrene Apartments Pack #9

Where is building #6 & 8, I will have to get back to those. :D

I think i'm finished with the top floor not it's time to go to the first three to four floors and work on the details. :)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1012/newbuilding09.jpg)

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/7078/newbuilding10.jpg)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1857/eyreneapartmentspic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 10, 2012, 06:41:09 PM
Eyrene Apartments

So do you guys think I finished with the modeling, it's up to you, I do want to move to textureing and exporting and to the next building. :)

I think I need to do a little this and that an I will be 100% finished withe the modeling. To let you guys know i have put some doors on the sides of the building to access the outback of the building.

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1857/eyreneapartmentspic01.jpg)

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2183/eyreneapartmentspic02.jpg)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9629/eyreneapartmentspic03.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 13, 2012, 01:53:40 AM
So sad i have tripled post, the BAT threads here are not booming like they supposed to. :(

Eyrene Apartments

Okay I have added the textures to the apartments, alot of the texture of course are the same from the pervious building, I have made a few new ones. It's like the more building you make the less you need to find and make a new texture all you have to do it teek after tweek so they so not alwasy look the same, I'm sure it does not matter right now, the green shingels are not textured, do you guys think it need to be it's just a solid color. I all I have to do it add the ac units in the windows. :)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1857/eyreneapartmentspic01.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2183/eyreneapartmentspic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Delecto on March 13, 2012, 04:02:03 AM
Great start on the textures Aaron! :thumbsup:
You are a real "BAT Machine" at the moment, can't wait for more.  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on March 13, 2012, 09:57:43 PM
Looks good!  As for the green shingles, I think they work fine solid.  At least at that zoom and anything further out, I think it would all look the same.  Maybe on a closer zoom you'd notice they were just a solid color, but it wouldn't ruin the building.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on March 14, 2012, 01:16:34 AM
The new apartments are looking great and the textures turned out perfectly  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 14, 2012, 01:02:13 PM
Delecto- Thank you, for that a lot of people have been saying I'm a batting machine. :D

whatevermind- Thank you, I have went on ahead and made textures for the shingel do to what a member on St said. :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D


Eyrene Apartments


Okay I have made the various version of the apartment building just by switching the colors, ther still need to be a little more work including a  texture tweek and adding the night lights and the ac units that will be in the windows. :)

Just tell me what you think. :D

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7862/eyreneapartmentspic04.jpg)

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9629/eyreneapartmentspic03.jpg)

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/2183/eyreneapartmentspic02.jpg)

(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/1857/eyreneapartmentspic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on March 14, 2012, 02:03:20 PM
Great work--loving the different texture options  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on March 14, 2012, 03:51:30 PM
I really like them... same model, different textures... great idea... now my question is, when are u going to release them? those and the other 4s tht were also the same model with different colors...
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 17, 2012, 10:32:01 AM

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

cmdp123789- Thank you, yes I will release them they will be on Simtropolis.com when I release them. :)

Eyrene Apartments

Okay here's the white/ cream version with it's night ligth and glare, I hope you like it, I am currently working on the other three version for the night lights. :)

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1857/eyreneapartmentspic01.jpg)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2183/eyreneapartmentspic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on March 18, 2012, 04:33:50 AM
That's absolutely great  &apls  &apls Keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on March 18, 2012, 10:53:01 AM
Oh these are excellent! Would love to use them in my cities ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 18, 2012, 08:45:44 PM
supremec- Thank you!!!! :D

io_bg- Thank you!!!! :D

Eyrene Apartments

Here are the nigth lights for the other versions. :D

Eyrene Apartments01
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4286/eyreneapartments01.jpg)

Eyrene Apartments02
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/835/eyreneapartments02.jpg)

Eyrene Apartments03
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7568/eyreneapartments03.jpg)

Eyrene Apartments04
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/128/eyreneapartments04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on March 20, 2012, 07:54:26 AM
AWESOME!!! I really like them... it really is what nyc recreations are missing... they look very realistic... 10/10 definetly
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on March 20, 2012, 10:35:37 AM
So sad i have tripled post, the BAT threads here are not booming like they supposed to. :(

I second that remark! It's not much better at the Lot threads.... Or maybe my work is less interesting than I think.
But let's not get too negative and  :)

Your work is always excellent, like this last building too. The four options all look realistic and beautifully detailed. I really like your use of color and texture.
It's just, well... I am concentrating on Dutch rural areas. Not really a location for these beautiful apartment blocks.

But keep it up!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: exi123 on March 20, 2012, 02:13:21 PM
Aaron im following your work for a long time now. This is absolutely fantastic. You can create a family with this building, so every variation will grow on the same lot and will look different. This model and the textures are all worth to release it.  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on March 22, 2012, 03:28:01 AM
Aaron, I am a huge fan of your buildings. I can't wait until my town is big enough to grow them.
 
In your latest building, I think there should be more lit windows at night. And I had an idea: would it be hard to add just a fain blueish light to some windows so it looks like just the TV is on?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on March 22, 2012, 08:45:18 AM
The progress here is continuing excellently  &apls  Keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: DaveN on March 24, 2012, 10:30:41 PM
WOW! Another great buildings you made!! Great Job. Excellent details and textures.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Lowkee33 on March 27, 2012, 09:20:44 PM
Hi Aaron,

I remember a while ago you were having troubles with making brick textures.  I was playing around with 3dsMax and found the "tiles" preset in the 2D maps.  I think this would be very helpful if you having found a satisfactory answer already.  Some of the settings allow for color variation on each brick, and since there is no Bitmap, you never have to worry about tiling.  a little fun gave me this:

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2482/bricko.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 28, 2012, 12:42:14 AM
cmdp123789- Thank you!!! :D

FrankU- Thank you!!! :D

exi123- Thank you!!! :D

RickD- Thank you, I personally do not think that making the windows with a little blue will not blue, I really do not want to make them to colory.

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

DaveN- Thank you!!! :D

Lowkee33- Thank you, I really do not have texture problems any more like I use  to, but I will try that feature out.

NYBT Walesbridge

Here's an update on the walesbridge it goes with two apartments. If anyone thinks this building is new then your wrong, this building has been on hold for months now like a lot of my building I have created.

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4220/walesbridgepic05.jpg)

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3470/walesbridgepic04.jpg)

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7438/walesbridgepic03.jpg)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6099/walesbridgepic02.jpg)

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2838/walesbridgepic01.jpg)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7149/walesbridgepic06.jpg)

(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/315/walesbridgepic07.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on March 28, 2012, 05:00:01 AM
Yesterday was Mies van der Rohes 125th birthday. One of his famous quotes is: "God is in the details".
I'd say: the mass of the building looks good, the detailing in stairs, entrances and fences you show makes me optimistic about the following result.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 30, 2012, 07:26:26 AM
FrankU- Thank you, I really do believe God is in the details, it's very important in bating. :D

NYBT Park Towers Apartments

Okay, I think I will leave the windows like this, I do not see anyone disliking them all I will do is put the trees back on the lot and prepare to export this damn devil, I will do another night night render to make sure things are okay, I'm wasting a lot of time on the building and each render is a waste of my my time, there's better things to do like making new bats and finishing the older ones, it's been in the factory to damn long.  :noway:

What I have down on the model is just changed the roof a little I have made it a little dirty, before it look to plane and it needed more action on the roof textures.

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2154/parktowerapartmentspic0.jpg)

(http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/2154/parktowerapartmentspic0.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on April 01, 2012, 04:01:03 AM
Amazing, it's really beautiful  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 05, 2012, 04:27:59 AM
supremec- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 41 Park Avenue

Here's a new bat NYBT 41 Park Avenue, The modeling is almost finished. :D

(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/563/41parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/8783/41parkavenuepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on April 05, 2012, 05:19:08 AM
I like this one with the balconies ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on April 05, 2012, 05:32:11 AM
Keep em coming, Aaron.  :thumbsup: Many of your buildings will appear in my MD soon. ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Delecto on April 05, 2012, 07:01:46 AM
Great start as usual!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 07, 2012, 07:15:10 PM
Girafe- Thank you, I'm happy to know you like this one buddy. :D

RickD- Thank you, I hope to have a upload for you soon. :)

Delecto- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 41 Park Avenue

Here's a small update before I add the textures and add some terrace junk, I am moving a little fast on this bat because, this building detail is not as hard as the other buildings, I am planning to make a new building but I'm still thinking on it. :D

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/563/41parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/8783/41parkavenuepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mattb325 on April 07, 2012, 09:24:47 PM
This new apartment is shaping up quite nicely ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: 958517907 on April 07, 2012, 10:13:30 PM
wow,great job :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on April 11, 2012, 08:26:39 PM
Aaron, Great Work!! I especially like the Walesbridge model. Keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 13, 2012, 04:05:04 PM
mattb325- Thank you!!! :D

958517907- Thank you!!! :D

snakee8- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 41 Park Avenue

So do you guys want a verity of these to, well here's a look at them, they still need work, this is just a quick update so there are some flaws. :)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4403/nybt41parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/1605/nybt41parkavenuepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on April 13, 2012, 04:24:50 PM
Really interesting stuff.

The collection begins to be full  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Lowkee33 on April 13, 2012, 05:03:08 PM
Looks like you're using the tile for the bricks.  I don't know how complicated you've made that material, but it might not be too hard for each shade of brick to use a different random seed.  I might also suggest the 3D speckle map for the grey, it looks a little polished next to the bricks.

Anyway, it looks real good :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 22, 2012, 08:08:46 AM
Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

Lowkee33- Thank you, I am not using the tiled bricks on this one, sorry for that. :P

NYBT 41 Park Avenue

Here's an other update, I hope I can finish before the week is over with, i'm not moving as fast as I want to.

(http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/4403/nybt41parkavenuepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on April 22, 2012, 08:41:29 AM
looks like another good BAT from you Aaron.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on April 22, 2012, 09:35:47 AM
Fantastic, I love all your bats &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Lowkee33 on April 22, 2012, 11:43:00 AM
Lowkee33- Thank you, I am not using the tiled bricks on this one, sorry for that. :P

Well, I guess you know how much I know about it.  :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 24, 2012, 05:46:03 PM

mike3775- Thank you!!! :D

io_bg- Thank you!!! :D

Lowkee33- Lol, I'm having a time with the brick tile thing, it's easier for me to do do it manually.

marcszar- Yeah I am and was planning to add some things to the terrace, you can see some of the work that I have done on my other building that also has terraces, it's called the Park Towers Apartments. I have not finish them I hope that one day i do end up finishing them.


NYBT 41 Park Avenue

Here's a little update, as you can see I have added the junk for the terraces, now I will have to work on the night lights and some other stuff. :D

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4403/nybt41parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1605/nybt41parkavenuepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on April 25, 2012, 05:41:00 AM
Nice!  &apls I like the details on the balkonies.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on April 25, 2012, 05:56:51 AM
Oh, I'd like to have a balcony like that... Nice work. Great modelling and the textures are top. ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on April 25, 2012, 06:32:28 AM
BAT is good, flora deserves to be scaled bigger to give more density and contrast.

Did you check, special "weed" textures included in max 2012. Some fit well for sc4 with few adjusments.

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 25, 2012, 01:02:24 PM
RickD- Thank you!!! :D

art128- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- I never really bother with the 3ds Max 2012 weed textures, I did not know there were any, I will have to look for it. :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 26, 2012, 02:03:59 PM
marcszar- Thank you!!!! :D

NYBT 41 Park Avenue

I have another update a little more details, all I have to do is add the floors inside the building, add night light, and do the building variations. Please do not mine the first three small windows on the North view.

South
(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4403/nybt41parkavenuepic01.jpg)

East
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1605/nybt41parkavenuepic02.jpg)

North
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9313/nybt41parkavenuepic03.jpg)

West
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/4394/nybt41parkavenuepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on April 26, 2012, 04:12:34 PM
Aaron, as usual, you continue to produce top notch work... Keep it up! This looks great  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on April 26, 2012, 04:19:58 PM
Don't know why, but I like this one particulary. I Think it's surely the more european of all your appartments  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on April 26, 2012, 04:33:17 PM
Nice BAT  &apls
It will be easy to make a plugins folder to build a nice american city if you make a lot of BATs  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: DaveN on April 26, 2012, 05:21:14 PM
It is anither great building... Great job.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on April 26, 2012, 06:09:43 PM
That is coming along nicely Aaron.  Man the details really stand out in the balconies.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on April 28, 2012, 03:07:13 AM
Great, as always my friend!! :thumbsup:


Guillaume ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 28, 2012, 06:28:06 AM
Looking very nice again  &apls

And I agree with Girafe, this is another one that could fit well in a European city (which is great for me  ;D )

Keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 30, 2012, 08:29:56 AM
snakee8- Thank you!!!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you, that's great news to hear that this can be in an European city, and I hope to see it in you city when it's finished. :)

supremec- Thank you, then it looks like I need to make a lot more bats for you to make an American city. :D

DaveN- Thank you!!!!! :D

mike3775- Thank you!!!!! :D

Sciurus- Thank you!!!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!!!!! :D

NYBT 41 Park Avenue

I'm sorry for being to to slow, I took a break from batting I have to rest to guys. Right now this is the night render to the second building and next I will need to get to the other two buildings. :)

And I'm also sorry for no new bats. :(


(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8783/41parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/563/41parkavenuepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on May 30, 2012, 08:49:57 AM
Oh no, the batting machine has stopped. Maybe you need an oil change?

No, just kidding.  $%Grinno$% Of course it is ok to take a break from time to time.
The night render looks good to me.

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on May 30, 2012, 01:41:54 PM
As always your nightlighting is truly top-notch  &apls &apls

I've been meaning to thank you for your Hogan Apartments, particularly the corner version. They really, really fit my cities perfectly and I don't have much else (or anything really) for midrise R$$$. Great to have  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 06, 2012, 07:35:32 AM
RickD- Thank you, yes I think I do need a oil change, or some coal to power the factory again. :P

noahclem- Thank you, I do have some sort of plans to update the Hogan Apartments some day, but I will let you know, all you will have to do is just download it from the same place and let the installer install it and replace the files. :D

41 Park Avenue

Here's the night on the 3rd 41 Park Avenue building, all the buildings will face the same direction and what I mean there are not flipped like I did the last two version of the Johnson Apartments. The day render is the 4th 41 Park Avenue, all I have to do is move around the objects on the terraces. :D 

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8783/41parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/563/41parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3568/41parkavenuepic03.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on June 06, 2012, 01:46:45 PM
Stunning illumination in your latest creations, great job mate  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on June 06, 2012, 02:02:37 PM
good job Aaron ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on June 06, 2012, 04:14:51 PM
Great work as always.  &apls
Love the nightlight. Just enough for residential buildings.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 07, 2012, 10:52:36 AM
kelis- Thank you mate!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

vester- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 41 Park Avenue

Okay I'm finish with everything, now I need a day when I want to the exporting the buildings. :D

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/6483/41parkavenue03.jpg)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/371/41parkavenue04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: WannGLondon on June 07, 2012, 01:24:55 PM
Gawjuss, just gawjuss.  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 09, 2012, 06:16:29 AM
WannGLondon- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT The Bromley

Here's The Bromley, a few more things to do and it can be finished, I am thinking on make three more version on this one too. I'm sure that will make you guys a lot happier than just having on version. :)

The link to the building http://www.emporis.c...ork-city-ny-usa (http://"http://www.emporis.com/building/the-bromley-new-york-city-ny-usa")

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/228/thebromley41pic01.jpg)

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5168/thebromley41pic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on June 10, 2012, 08:47:30 AM
Yay  &apls
Another building. Great!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Gobias on June 10, 2012, 09:28:03 AM
Aaron - STUNNING work here, sir!  I only just started posting on the boards recently but felt I had to come to your workshop and pay my respects.  I've been using your BATs for a while now and your work is truly of the highest quality.  That, and you're a machine - you can't be stopped.  So many BATs being produced here; my New York regions are heavily populated with your work.  Well done.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 12, 2012, 10:35:20 AM
peter007- Yep another building but not new. :D

Gobias- Thank you, I'm happy you like my work and that you have stopped by. :D


NYBT The Bromley

I have to much I have to do with the roof. :O

http://maps.google.c...001321&t=h&z=20 (http://"http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.747064,-73.978378&spn=0.000552,0.001321&t=h&z=20")

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8388/thebromley41.jpg)

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/228/thebromley41pic01.jpg)

Francis90b Row Buildings & My Apartment Building Together on a Lot

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/964/thebromley41pic03.jpg)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3317/thebromley41pic04.jpg)

Frex_Ceafus Row House & My Apartment Building Together on a Lot

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5168/thebromley41pic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on June 12, 2012, 03:27:53 PM
Great work as always  &apls

I really like the slightly less tall buildings--a nice addition  :thumbsup: The lots with multiple buildings are nice but IMHO your buildings are best by themselves and with more flexibility for what buildings end up next door.

Keep it up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 21, 2012, 12:09:00 PM
noahclem- Thank you buddy, and yes you are 100% right. :D

41 Park Avenue

Here's an in game look at the 41 park Avenue, I just have exported the first model and only the day and maxis night versions, I will get to the dark night. For this building I had to play with the alpha maps because the building goes blow ground 0, so it will take me a bit longer to export them all, just more manual modding for me to do. :D

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1405/41parkavenueingampic01.jpg)

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1250/41parkavenueingampic03.jpg)

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2399/41parkavenueingampic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on June 21, 2012, 06:57:05 PM
Aaron, really looking forward to this one.. great job on the textures. Your texture work is really spot on! Great job!!!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 25, 2012, 05:04:20 PM
marcszar- Thank you!!! :D

snakee8- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 41 Park Avenue

I have finished all the exporting on the 41 Park Avenue now the easy part is to lot it mod it and upload it to Simtropolis. :D

NYBT 605 park Avenue

Here's a building it's not new it's been on hold for way to long like the Park Towers Apartments and the Beekman Hotel Tower. :P

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on June 26, 2012, 08:12:51 AM
It would really be quite a job to put up with every new model individually, so I just tell you now and then: great models, beautiful textures and convincing detail! Great work for high rise urban jungles. Just please continue!
 &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on June 26, 2012, 12:16:24 PM
The "New" model looks great  &apls  Can't wait for the release of the last one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mrbisonm on June 26, 2012, 04:15:52 PM
Wonderful textures and great detailed modeling you have been doing. Love them all. Just make sure that you release those one day.... ;) I wouldn't want to miss them............

Fred
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on June 28, 2012, 07:48:13 AM
You don't stop to make me dream!!  &apls  &apls
That's awesome  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 10, 2012, 11:03:35 AM
FrankU- Thank you, I think your right because you guys do not like waiting for a bat to be release with the other ones. :)

noahclem- Thank you, I should release them soon. :D

mrbisonm- Thank you, I will release the buildings when the buildings are ready. :D

supremec- Thank you I will not stop making you dream. :D

NYBT 605 Park Avenue

Here's 605 Park Avenue, still a little more work, my work still not moving as fast as I want it to be. :)

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6362/605parkavenuepic03.jpg)

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on July 10, 2012, 01:14:36 PM
 ;) new additions are always welcomed
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on July 12, 2012, 07:39:39 PM
Looking forward to yet another one of your phenomenal BAT's Aaron. Thanks for bringing a little NYC to SC4 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 13, 2012, 02:39:30 PM
Girafe- Thank you friend. :D

snakee8- Thank you, I have to make New York City buildings, I love them so much. :)

NYBT 605 Park Avenue

I have found the floor plan to 605 Park Avenue. :O http://nyre.cul.colu...ects/view/17453 (http://"http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/17453")

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

NYBT 41 Park Avenue

Here's 41 Park Avenue layout plan below. Do not forget guys, 41 Park Avenue is complete it just need loting and modding and uploading. :D

http://nyre.cul.colu...ects/view/17432 (http://"http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/17432")

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/371/41parkavenue04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: jmyers2043 on July 13, 2012, 04:41:42 PM
The balconies look nice. Some with potted plants, some with patio chairs ... It will be a treat to look at when it grows.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Hahei on July 14, 2012, 04:06:10 AM
That looks very nice! If you're not planning anything, could you please do the Plaza Hotel? :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 17, 2012, 04:13:50 PM
jmyers2043- Thank you, I will be adding poted plants and chairs to the building. :D

Hahei- Thank you, I would love to do the Hotel Plaza but I am scared to fail.

605 Park Avenue

Here's the 605 Park Avenue, I have a few more things and the modeling can be finished. Do you guys think the back of the building is ok, I was thinking that the car parking garage will need room for cars to park the garage, it's not really underground like most building you see. over the back part of the building where the car garage is will be a court year so I will have to get some bushes chairs ect. I will also have to put chair and ect. on the tops of the building to make it look more lively. :)

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/6362/605parkavenuepic03.jpg)

(http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on July 17, 2012, 04:17:00 PM
Looking really nice, Aaron!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Hahei on July 18, 2012, 03:25:02 AM
Wow, this is looking GREAT! ;) Oh, and, don't be scared of doing the plaza, I know you can do it. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on July 18, 2012, 06:48:54 AM
Good job  ;)

We saw beautiful BAT this last weeks, but noticed nothing on the LEX or STEX   &sly
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on July 18, 2012, 12:29:06 PM
New building is looking great  &apls  The back seems just fine to me  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 20, 2012, 04:45:07 PM
art128- Thank you buddy!! :D

Hahei- Thank you!! :D

Girafe- Something should come up soon buddy. ;)

noahclem- Thank you. :D


NYBT 605 Park Avenue

Those who does not understand what I'm talking about the garage- The parking lot is inside the building making it a parking garage. I was asking should I add the box area on the back of the building to make the car garage look like it can carry up to 50 vehicles. On the website that shows the building layouts, there are no layouts for the first and second floors so i will have to guess whats on the in side of the first and second floor as well as the back of the building. I decided to add the box thing in the back of the building to give the building a look that it can carry more cars. :)


Here are my plans for the first and second floors I hope men under stand it?

Yellow line is the path to the stairs and the elevator.

(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/4218/605parkavenuefirstsecon.jpg)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on July 21, 2012, 06:26:37 AM
That's such a great building! &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on July 21, 2012, 06:31:54 AM
A courtyard area will definitely looks great above the garage, Aaron!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on July 21, 2012, 04:14:24 PM
If you were to model the garage area as a 1 level garage, topped with a plaza/courtyard, I think that would look great.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 25, 2012, 03:56:40 AM
Sciurus- Thank you!! :D

art128- Thank you!! :D

whatevermind- Thank you!! :D


NYBT 605 Park Avenue

Getting closer to the texturing part just have to fix the garage area and make some furniture and make 3 other versions of the buildng. :D


(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9971/605parkavenuepic03q.jpg)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)


NYBT The Bromley

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6647/thebromleypic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on July 25, 2012, 04:07:01 AM
And just three other versions, what else?



 $%Grinno$%

I can't even find the will to finish any of my projects, and you, you make three variations of your buildings.  $%Grinno$% $%Grinno$% $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 30, 2012, 01:27:20 PM
art128- Thank you, you can finish your work too, just keep trying. Sometimes it can take a long time to finish it but keep trying. :)

Girafe

I want to thank Girafe for the karma the reason is "For extending a such nice NY BAT collection", thank you so much you make me feel important on SC4devotion. :D

NYBT 605 Park Avenue

I have to figure where can I get some good cars from so they can be seen in the car garage. Well I have did a little texturing and still i need a little more modeling done of the building. Still work work, but it's getting close to being completed. :D

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6362/605parkavenuepic03.jpg)

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on July 30, 2012, 02:06:54 PM
OH MY GOD!!! &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on July 30, 2012, 03:13:18 PM
You deserve it for your creations and your frame of mind  ;)

The last building is really interesting. I think the texture of bricks is excellent, what is it exactly? the glass is odd, indeed controversely to your previous BAT, this one has larger glass panels and in this sense I think your work with glass textures comes to its limits, maybe try glass material (really reflexive) cf. what I posted on darn42's topic on ST.  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on July 30, 2012, 04:34:30 PM
art128- Thank you, you can finish your work too, just keep trying. Sometimes it can take a long time to finish it but keep trying. :)

Ah, yes.. Though I don't know. Sometime I start something, then loose all my interest in it and start something else. And this repeats to infinite. I'm just like that. Maybe I'm not made for BATing at all..

Anyway, very nice work with the first textures. ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on July 30, 2012, 04:58:50 PM
its an awesome model...  :thumbsup: it'll be my new favorite  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on July 30, 2012, 11:04:07 PM
Whoa, looking good!

Sometime I start something, then loose all my interest in it and start something else. And this repeats to infinite.
Hehe, me too, leaves a good trail of half finished projects, and stacks of notes and ideas to be rediscovered years later.  ::) 

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on July 31, 2012, 03:02:34 AM
it is very good, but it took me a moment to realise that walls had a texture too XD
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 03, 2012, 08:40:53 PM
cmdp123789- Thank you Sir. :)

Girafe- Thank you, Still will wok on the glass a little more. :)

art128- Thank you, I make a new bat all the time an not finished them some you guys have never ever seen. :)

Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D

whatevermind- Thank you, we all need to finish up our projects if there unfinished. :)

gn_leugim- Lol, Thank you. :))

NYBT 605 Park Avenue

On this scene I made it up to 6,956,780 Polygons and 6,932,867 Verties.

Here's a look of a older look of the building with a diffrent texture, the red brick. I still thinking on fixing up the brick texture in Photoshop because it's the same brick from 41 Park Avenue.

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/820/605parkavenueterracecha.jpg)

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/820/605parkavenueterracecha.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 04, 2012, 01:34:37 AM
I like the red bricks more but I would download the white lol why? because it looks more european XD
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on August 04, 2012, 09:51:19 AM
both  look great... I use every building you've made... my nyc recreation is alive thanks to you!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on August 04, 2012, 10:09:34 AM
I just love this building  &apls  The bricks look quite nice but I'll only use the white--same reason as gn_leugim  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on August 04, 2012, 10:28:10 AM
Same here, the white looks quite neat! I'll use it in Hiroshima. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 06, 2012, 06:54:37 PM
gn_leugim- Thank you, well I'm happy you will use at lease one of them. I would really be sad if none not buildings are in you city. :)

cmdp123789- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you, well I'm happy you will use at lease one of them. I would really be sad if none not buildings are in you city. :P

art128- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 605 park Avenue

I have made a lot of changes, I have a new brick type for this version of the building, I think it's perfect for the exquisite model of mine, the brick is different from the other bricks, I have worked on the brightness and other things to make it look fantasico in Photoshop. I have added the furniture for the terrace/balcoies to this model type. I still have to work on the night lights for this model and also I have to work on the version one of the building. When I upload this there should be two of each model type with a different color for the ones who want more of my apartments in there city. I can't wait to finished this beautiful building so I can make something new or work on something, that I have not released yet to STEX. :D


South

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

East

(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

North

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6362/605parkavenuepic03.jpg)

West

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on August 07, 2012, 01:29:03 AM
I'm loving the white and second brick version, they'd fit excellently in my American-styled cities ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: nbvc on August 07, 2012, 01:33:27 AM
Great work. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on August 07, 2012, 05:38:38 AM
I love that new brick texture  &apls  I think it's "euro" enough for Siilijoki, especially since it's such a beautiful model! Definitely looking forward to seeing this one released  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 07, 2012, 06:10:37 AM
wow, I like a lot the new details you added and the new brick texture is also very good, awesome indeed!

and ofcorse I will have such building in my cities (if they get big enought to make it grow, but that is other story). I can't say no to a good model like this. Shame many good BATers are making non euro stuff. I know, others need it too, but I want euro XD
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 07, 2012, 05:52:34 PM
io_bg- Thank you!!! :D

nbvc- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you, so sad there's not enough of people doing Euro building. :(


NYBT 605 Park Avenue


South

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

East

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

North

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6362/605parkavenuepic03.jpg)

West

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: epicblunder on August 07, 2012, 06:01:13 PM
I really like all the bits of greenery added to the roofing surfaces.   &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sim_link on August 07, 2012, 06:36:47 PM
Really love the patios and shrubs around the building. Great detailing.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 08, 2012, 05:29:47 AM
what can I say more? you will have my dl for sure  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on August 08, 2012, 06:03:17 AM
Looks great though I think those shades and chairs look a bit oversized. Except that - excellent attention to detail :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 11, 2012, 07:06:31 PM
epicblunder- Thank you!!! :D

sim_link- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

io_bg- Thank you for your opinion. :)

NYBT 605 Park Avenue

As you can see I have made the white bricks a little lighter and added a little blue on it, I hope you guys like the change on it. I still have to work on the UVW unwraps on the doors, that's why the textures are wacky. Once I finished most of the work on this model I can do the night lights and then export. :D

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on August 11, 2012, 07:08:45 PM
I like it...  :)  it looks more 'art-deco-ish'...  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 12, 2012, 03:01:06 AM
Looking nice!  :thumbsup:

Look, I dled your "NYBT 41 Park Avenue" and I could not notice you made his mod the hardest way you could n that particular case ^^

You have 4 buildings with one lot each, in a total of 4 lots. Now, all of this lots are the same, only change the building. but the building it self it is always the same (only the colour is not). so you could have made a building family for them and have done only one lot for that family. less files you know  ;) and also easier for guys like me who edit pretty much everything that they dl  :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 12, 2012, 03:44:39 AM
IMO, it's the best version of this building you did. &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 14, 2012, 12:12:16 PM
Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- The building is modded right there are only two lots on the file it just look like four. It's modded by T Wrecks.

Sciurus- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 605 Park Avenue

I have did the night version on one version of the building, I still have a way to go. :)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6362/605parkavenuepic03.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on August 14, 2012, 03:40:34 PM
Looks awesome  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mave94 on August 14, 2012, 04:15:39 PM
That looks really nice, as most of your creations do. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on August 14, 2012, 04:38:53 PM
Beautiful...! I mean, because of you is that I keep building my NYC region... you know... there's always a surprise from you!! And the best thing about your bats is that even though some of them are not recreations they fit perfectly and give a variationto the city's skyline... KEEP IT UP  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 16, 2012, 03:45:15 AM
sorry but no. you have 2 .dat files with 4 lot exemplars and 4 building exemplars each ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on August 16, 2012, 04:15:07 AM
awesome.  &apls   &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 16, 2012, 03:08:08 PM
Thank you guys!!! :D

gn_leugim- Your right, I had some files mixed up, so you can download the update if you want to. :D

41 Park Avenue Update 1.1 (http://"http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/27913-nybt-41-park-avenue/")

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/27913-nybt-41-park-avenue/

I have updated the 41 Park Avenue lots, I thought I was using what T Wrecks modded but I did not, I end up getting them mixed up. I also added the NYBT Essentials Query to the files, I have to always use the NYBT Essentials for any NYBT Bats, and the reason, Gwail and I took the time to mod it together and it was some of the hardest modding I have done at the time to me. I will not let my work go to waste. :P

If you download the update all you have to do is make sure you install it like you did before if you use the default path then it will over right it automatically and download the dependencies that goes with it now. You can still use the old lots, but if not just delete them and carry on.


NYBT 41 Park Avenue, by Aaron Graham

Credits

T Wrecks- Modder
Valsky- File Tester
Sgt Pepper- Installer Tester


Here’s the 41 Park Avenue, these apartments are Wall to Wall (W2W) buildings. This is apartment building set is New York City style. The architecture style for this building is a modernism style completed in 1950. There are four bat models and have different brick colors.You will have white bricks, brown bricks, red bricks and tan bricks. Each model has two wealth types R$$ and R$$$. 41 Park Avenue is a classy place for your Sims to live. Enjoy the upload!!

Please Download Maxis Nite or Dark nite, if you download both please install the nite verion you use for your cities at night. If you install both and using the default path settings that's appled in the installer the installed model file will replace the model file that's in the plugins folder.

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/3812/41parkavenuedetails.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8659/41parkavenuevariations.jpg)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/6524/41parkavenuequery.jpg)

Dependencies

SimFox Day n Nite Modd (http://"http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/") (For Dark Nite Version only)

BSC MEGA Props CP Vol01 (http://"http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=1180")

NYBT Essentials (http://"http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/22916-nybt-essentials/")

MAC Users: File Juicer (http://"http://echoone.com/FileJuicer/FileJuicer.html") should enable you to use this installer package.  (For Mac Users only)

If anything is wrong with the links in this description or problems with the files please go to my Aaron Graham's NYBT Residential Thread (http://"http://community.simtropolis.com/topic/38653-aaron-grahams-nybt-residential-thread/") thread to the last page and post your problem, or you can PM (Private Message) Me. :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 20, 2012, 12:28:28 PM
NYBT 605 Park Avenue

Here's version 4 of the 605 Park Avenue, I have day and night renders, I think I will fix up the bricks a tiny bit, buy I think it's ready for export. I will change the color of the umbrellas sense that color is for version 1 of 605 park Avenue. :D

Day

South
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/2839/605parkavenuepic01.jpg)

East
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5489/605parkavenuepic02.jpg)

North
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/6362/605parkavenuepic03.jpg)

West
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3884/605parkavenuepic04.jpg)

Dark Night

South
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5949/605parkavenuepic05.jpg)

East
(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/9239/605parkavenuepic06.jpg)

North
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/7676/605parkavenuepic07.jpg)

West
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/502/605parkavenuepic08.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on August 20, 2012, 12:51:36 PM
Looking great  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on August 21, 2012, 04:41:11 AM
I agree with Noah, that's great!! &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on August 21, 2012, 04:53:32 AM
yeap, looking really great, Aaron! I love the nightlights!

I'd just like to add a little thought on the second building on this page, about the night lights. i think you should light up that penthouse/veranda at the top. ;)

(http://uppix.net/5/9/e/4ad78c3ec0d898e43a4a128f7a001.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on August 28, 2012, 04:02:33 AM
Your BATs are absolutely great  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on September 01, 2012, 08:59:27 AM
Aaron Graham....one of my favourite very active BATters at this time.  His work has greatly improved since the first page here and I believe his work will only get even better.  Let's follow Aaron as this month's CCCer in OSITM!!

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2568/sbatsbyaarongraham.jpg)

Congrats from The SC4D Staff!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on September 01, 2012, 12:36:41 PM
Hi Aaron,

Congratulations to your entering of the Stage of the honoured!  &apls  &apls
Certainly deserved!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on September 01, 2012, 01:39:55 PM
Ah my friend... you deserve WELL this award!!! &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on September 01, 2012, 05:08:30 PM
Congrats :)  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: NCGAIO on September 01, 2012, 07:17:18 PM
 &apls Praising you is redundancy ... congratulations, prize more than deserved! &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 01, 2012, 10:23:23 PM
noahclem- Thank you!! :D

art128- Thank you, I have worked on them, I have exported the building all I need is T Wrecks to be active to mod the 605 Park Avenue with out him it can be uploaded unless I find another modeer or if I can ge my own BSC Prop Family Index range. :(

supremec- Thank you!! :D

marcszar- Thank you!! :D

rooker1- Thank you, I am happy to be in the OSITM. :O

FrankU- Thank you!! :D

Sciurus- Thank you!! :D

Girafe- Thank you!! :D

NCGAIO- Thank you!! :D

NYBT 605 park Avenue

The apartment is complete with modeling I just need it to get modded. I need is T Wrecks to be active to mod the 605 Park Avenue with out him it can be uploaded unless I find another modeer or if I can ge my own BSC Prop Family Index range. :(

Worthington Apartments


Yeah, I say yeah it's time to geat the old Worthington Apartments a whole new face lift. It was not the best model sense It was my second upload but it was not as near ulgy as the very first model.

On the Worthington apartments a friend of mine named Francis90b, Francis90b and many others want me to update my older buildings, I will try to do that and make new bats remaking a recreation will take longer because I have bat it before and there's times I want to make brand new bats.

The new Worthington Apartmentswill be a new model and the lot size will be the same as before. Francis90b told me to to use the windows from a building in New York City. I can change the window frames and everything else on the building just make the opens of the fade like an real life building I choose from. The building window layout I have picked is a building on Park Avenue in Mannhattan. The building is named 888 park Avenue I have also copied some of the cornices for the Worthington Apartments, The very top cornice is from another building.

Link to 888 Park Avenue.: http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&ll=40.774842,-73.961224&spn=0.000686,0.001635&t=h&layer=c&cbll=40.774842,-73.961224&panoid=IArFdmu5fj7C20PMwPt5LA&cbp=12,289.3,,0,-9.85&z=20

The base of the building I choose to look like is a building right across the street from it called 876 Park Avenue, I'm not going to copy everythim from the base just a few things, then look for another building with some details I can add the the worthington Apartments. By mixing up the facade details from diferrent buildings, you can come up with a totally new building, never seen before. :D

Link to 876 Park Avenue.: http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&ll=40.774842,-73.961224&spn=0.000686,0.001635&t=h&layer=c&cbll=40.774842,-73.961224&panoid=IArFdmu5fj7C20PMwPt5LA&cbp=12,284.16,,0,-12.32&z=20

The old Worthington Apartments if you want to see the picture. :)

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/23120-worthington-apartments/

New Worthington

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on September 02, 2012, 03:55:22 AM
Great BAT once again my friend!! &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on September 02, 2012, 07:24:37 AM
Congrast on OSITM! Also nice start on this new building, Aaron!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 02, 2012, 11:57:48 AM
it's starting nice :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on September 02, 2012, 04:16:07 PM
Looks really nice,

hope to see your BATs soon on the LEX  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on September 03, 2012, 05:00:36 AM
Congrats for the OSITM, it's deserved  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on September 04, 2012, 04:20:19 PM
Congrats on your OSITM  &apls  The remake is looking very promising  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 06, 2012, 01:58:21 PM
Sciurus- Thank you!!! :D

art128- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you, but this building may not hit the LEX, my buildings have the over hang, the canopies, they go  outside the lot boundaries, that's why they will never hit the LEX. making them as props will not work, because of the slopes. :( Sorry to say that. The tenement apartments can and row houses can make it to the LEX.

supremec- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

Worthington Apartments

Here's another update, I haven't done much to the building but fix a few thing here and there, so things got me stuck, but I got past it. Right not I'm slowly working on the top of the building, the penthouse, Right Now it's just a box, What I did is use the cut tool on the top part of the building, to let you guys know each floor of the building is one object except the first three floors and the top of the building before you get the the penthouse.

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: nbvc on September 06, 2012, 02:01:54 PM
Nice building. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on September 06, 2012, 02:24:16 PM
Excellent!! &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 10, 2012, 04:13:34 PM
nbvc- Thank you!!! :D

Sciurus- Thank you!!! :D

Worthington Apartments

Here's another update on the Worthington Apartments, I have added the water tower and the details to the penthouse, I have to do back do to the ground floor and add more doors, ect.

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)


NYBT 3411 Broadway (Queens)

Here's a new small bat I have made yesterday. :)

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1692/3411broadwayqueens.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on September 11, 2012, 02:54:04 AM
That's very nive, I like the little building, we need some too :D


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on September 11, 2012, 04:03:13 PM
looks promising :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on September 11, 2012, 04:09:14 PM
I agree with Guillaume, that tiny building is actually pretty sweet!  :P :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on September 12, 2012, 02:38:29 AM
Great progress, Aaron.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 13, 2012, 12:19:11 AM
Sciurus- Thank you, I know we do need some small buildings around. :)

Girafe- Thank you, as small as it is it should not be a problem being uploaded to STEX. :D

art128- Thank you!!! :D

RickD- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 200 East 15th Street/ 135 3rd Avenue

This is a new bat for you guys, I hope you like it, it's the same architecture style as 605 Park , 41 Park and Johnson Apartments. The buildings address is 200 East 15th Street, and the other address is also know as 135 3rd Avenue, I like 135 3rd Avenue address better because one the building is facing the 3 Avenue, but the entrance to the apartments is facing 15 Street. So I may Nam is NYBT 135 3rd Avenue. :D
.
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1333/nybt1353rdavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7200/nybt1353rdavenuepic02.jpg)

Here's the google map link. :D

https://maps.google....133.1,,0,-50.96 (http://"https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.733891,-73.986636&spn=0.000324,0.000817&t=h&z=21&layer=c&cbll=40.733891,-73.986764&panoid=yi6hGZ8Lw8vC5NfkmBwo3w&cbp=12,133.1,,0,-50.96")
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Sciurus on September 13, 2012, 01:49:51 AM
That's excellent &apls &apls


Guillaume :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 13, 2012, 06:14:48 AM
it looks.. well.. "squary" :D  XD looking forward to see more :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 13, 2012, 09:30:47 PM
Sciurus- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 200 East 15th Street/ 135 3rd Avenue

I have added the windows, this render is to show off the lines on the model that makes the building, I can be finished with this model, if I do not stop to play video game. :P

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/1333/nybt1353rdavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/7200/nybt1353rdavenuepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 14, 2012, 02:58:29 AM
the detail! how can such non textured boring building look so good :0
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on September 20, 2012, 03:24:32 PM
I really should learn how to polly model like you did. I still have a long way to go until i can come up with quality as good as yours. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 21, 2012, 06:38:46 AM
gn_leugim- This building is boring, I did not know that but I'm happy to see it looks good to you. :D

art128- Thank you, there's a lot videos on youtube to help you out on modeling things. :D

NYBT 200 East 15th Street/ 135 3rd Avenue

Here's a little bit I have does to the building not so much this week ahev been a little busy for me, I have to get some more details and then I can work on the textures. :)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1333/nybt1353rdavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7200/nybt1353rdavenuepic02.jpg)

NYBT Walesbridge

The reason why the building was put on on hold is because I could not put the model in 3ds Max 2013 from 3ds Max 2012 with out having the polygons been missed up, now I have the problem fix after downloading the updates and playing around with the model. :D

All I have to do is add the textures, nite lights, and fix the fire escape. :D

(http://imageshack.us/a/img651/5835/walesbridge01.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img269/825/walesbridge02.jpg)

Remember the Walesbridge is not a new bat, it was start late last year, the first post of the building is at October 2011 - 03:57 PM. :D

Here's this link to the first post, it was supposed to come right after the Concord Arms, but unfortunately it did not. :(

http://community.simtropolis.com/topic/38653-aaron-grahams-nybt-residential-thread/page__st__480#entry1202747
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on September 21, 2012, 08:21:12 AM
Awesome work on all these buildings  &apls &apls  I can't wait to see the new one with textures  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 21, 2012, 01:35:03 PM
I like the first one very much :D a sure dl :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on September 21, 2012, 01:42:12 PM
These new creations look really good  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on September 21, 2012, 01:42:44 PM
art128- Thank you, there's a lot videos on youtube to help you out on modeling things. :D

Ah, yes indeed I should do that. Any tutorials came up to your mind, that you have found useful in the past?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 22, 2012, 12:14:11 AM
noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

art128- Thank you!!! :D

art128- Thank you!!! :D

Worthington Apartments

Here's the model of the Worthington Apartments, it's looking good to me, Just need some more things and this model can be finished soon, if I keep working on it, I will be making 4 versions of this building so never again you have to worry about it looking like if the bricks were some other color. :D

South
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

West
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

East
(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

North
(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

Please Guys do not forget about my NYBT Thread update that I have posted today, I have helped kept the team a live. :D

http://community.simtropolis.com/topic/38653-aaron-grahams-nybt-residential-thread/page__st__870#entry1282252
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 22, 2012, 07:16:06 AM
looking good :D looking forward to see more :D

(and I did help back at st XD)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on September 22, 2012, 05:09:10 PM
That looks amazing.  I've probably said that a dozen times here already, but you deserve it.  Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: jmyers2043 on September 23, 2012, 08:05:11 AM
The architectural shapes and and the non symmetrical rear make this a interesting building to look at. It will be a nice game asset.

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on September 24, 2012, 07:56:19 AM
Your work is amazing Aaron.  You are definitely up there when it comes to making lots that practical and realistic.  Great job
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 24, 2012, 10:21:07 AM
gn_leugim- Thank you two times. :P

whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D

jmyers2043- Thank you!!! :D

mike3775- Thank you!!! :D

Worthington Apartments

I have added more details to the model and the roof textures. D

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5352/worthingtonapartments3d.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on September 24, 2012, 11:37:02 AM
Beautiful  :o
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mave94 on September 24, 2012, 01:03:58 PM
Awesome bat! Your skills are great. &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 24, 2012, 01:06:06 PM
soo good :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on September 24, 2012, 01:47:49 PM
Is max 2013 better than 2012, new interesting features for batting?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on September 24, 2012, 02:47:09 PM
Man you made a great lot even better Aaron.  I can't wait till its released
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 24, 2012, 03:03:45 PM
noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

mave94- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you, I have set myself to get a new version each year. To me each verison is a little better than the last. Besides the change in the UI, I have not seen many features, then the ones I have seen on Youtube, when they where showing new features. I have notice that if you use the array tool you can move the screen around to see what your doing, in the older versions it was not like that. :D

mike3775- Thank you, When I switch 3ds Max I told myself I would try to upgrade my Gmax building to something better. :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 25, 2012, 06:23:15 AM
Worthington Apartments

Sorry to double post. :P

Okay guys I was playing around with Worthington Apartment version one model and I wanted to see how the variation s will look like, well this is what I have. I think it's a great idea to make the cornice different for each model and I will make two version of the model flip in the opposite direction to help get right corner of the block. :D

What I need to do on the Worthington Apartments to consider them complete is make some stairs to lead to a basement in the back of the building, maybe some chairs and night lights, and the model can be done. :D


(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/9033/worthingtonapartmentspib.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: peter007 on September 25, 2012, 11:21:10 AM
It looks great.
Each time I take a look the buildings get better.

3DS 2013 looks interesting it is getting time to download that one too.

-Ernst
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on September 25, 2012, 02:13:14 PM
Beautiful :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 25, 2012, 02:26:01 PM
 :o one sec, i'm picking up my jaw from the floor.... awesome!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 27, 2012, 05:50:49 AM
peter007- Thank you, if you download 3ds Max you will love it. :D

io_bg- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :O

Worthington Apartments

Here's the night light to the apartments, all I have to do is prepare the other three versions to this building and this building can be complete. :D

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 27, 2012, 05:58:14 AM
Ich Will! :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 28, 2012, 02:31:34 PM
gn_leugim- Wow, your the only one that commented. Thank you for so I do not have to double post. :O

NYBT Hattan House

Okay the name of this building I named it was once 200 East 15th Street/ 135 3rd Avenue, but if I was to upload it it would be called 135 3rd Avenue. I decided to name the building becuase I have found the layout of the apartment on the same site that I have found 41, and 605 park avenue. :D

I have did a little building on the building still some more to go, the reason this building is not being built faster is because I'm trying to finish the Worthington Apartments, it's always been hard to bat more than one bat. :D

Here's the link to the layout of the Hatten House.

http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/17291

(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/1333/nybt1353rdavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/7200/nybt1353rdavenuepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on September 28, 2012, 04:39:13 PM
Appreciate the great Bats you've been releasing... This new one looks great as usual.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 30, 2012, 05:29:21 PM
how can't I comment? :D maybe you work too fast, don't know ^^ fast and good :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 03, 2012, 03:10:35 PM
snakee8- Thank you!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!! :D

Worthington Apartments

I have added the ac units in the windows, so I'm am pretty much done, all I have to do is recheck the models and if there ok, then I will be exporting them soon. :D

Worthington Apartments01

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2131/worthingtonapartmentspig.jpg)(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

Worthington Apartments02

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3234/worthingtonapartmentspil.jpg)(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

Worthington Apartments03

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)

Worthington Apartments04

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/9881/worthingtonapartmentspi.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: tag_one on October 03, 2012, 03:26:40 PM
Beautiful as always Aaron! Love the little details on the roof terrace :thumbsup: Maybe you can still add some ventilation pipes or ductwork on the 'grey' part of the roof (sorry, can't find the name for it xD)? It looks a bit bare and normally there are at least a few of them on old buildings :)

btw, I also have a question.. What technique and textures are you using for the nightlighted windows? It looks really nice and somehow my own techniques aren't working out the way they should. Thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 03, 2012, 03:56:01 PM
tag_one- Thank you, I will try to add some, but are you talking about things like this in the link below? I call them air vents.


http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=1600&bih=733&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cbt7fWhEik-RzM:&imgrefurl=http://www.digitalxmodels.com/product/detail/519/3d_model_Diffuser%252002_individual&docid=wabeb06xYH4wBM&imgurl=http://www.digitalxmodels.com/products/preview/primary/p_519_p_6782.jpg&w=400&h=400&ei=J6ZsUNj2NeP50gHO8YHACw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=783&vpy=166&dur=286&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=112&ty=73&sig=101439122155147225037&page=1&tbnh=132&tbnw=125&start=0&ndsp=33&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:0,i:108

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=1600&bih=733&tbm=isch&tbnid=Mq1C2oSafOeJCM:&imgrefurl=http://www.digitalxmodels.com/product/detail/521/3d_model_Turbine%2520Vent_individual&docid=kQ_4In2kv_WqfM&imgurl=http://www.digitalxmodels.com/products/preview/primary/p_521_p_6786.jpg&w=400&h=400&ei=J6ZsUNj2NeP50gHO8YHACw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=918&vpy=166&dur=476&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=128&ty=77&sig=101439122155147225037&page=1&tbnh=132&tbnw=121&start=0&ndsp=33&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0,i:111

What I use for the night windows is a over view of a city and I just made the texture yellow like the night windows in real life. then i use the umw map on the glass of the model, I usaully make the texture not tile. I make the numbers all the same for all the axis. :D

Here's the texture I use, you can always tweek it a bit. :D

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/113/worthingtonglass.jpg)

Night Glass texture

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3239/nightglass01.jpg)

Day Glass Texture

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8485/glass02j.jpg)

If you guys want some brick textures that I have used on my bats here are some to help you guys out. :D

Aaron's Brick Collection

This link will not be up here forever so those new batter better enjoy, please play with the hue, brightness, ect so we will not have the same bricks on a bunch of building. :P

(http://www.technobuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DownloadButton.png) (http://"http://www.mediafire.com/?kkr20dqqhq93v4c")
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: tag_one on October 03, 2012, 04:25:14 PM
Okey that was completely different from what I expected :D But it looks great and I'll surely gonna try this! Thanks mate!!  :thumbsup:

Yeah air vents they are :P Couldn't find the right word  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 03, 2012, 04:38:17 PM
Sense this is a older building I went with the pipe style. :D

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2426/worthingtonapartmentspik.jpg)

Thank you for Karma udate.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: tag_one on October 04, 2012, 12:56:27 AM
 ;) Looks much more real now :thumbsup:

Can't wait to grow this!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: jmyers2043 on October 04, 2012, 06:56:42 AM
Can't wait to grow this!

Those two small vent pipes made a whopping difference.

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on October 04, 2012, 07:12:50 AM
Looks neat, Aaron!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on October 04, 2012, 07:04:31 PM
Aarons been a busy little boy lately.  Maybe he needs to be checked out for ADHD as he can't sit still for very long  :)


Looking great Aaron, as usual. 


Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 04, 2012, 11:07:35 PM
tag_one- Thank you, I know you will like this in you urban areas. :)

jmyers2043- It does make a big difference, but there's more that two pipes, some are behind the water tower and some are blinding with the roof texture. :P

art128- Thank you!!! :D

mike3775- I'm busy to bats. :P


605 Park Avenue

605 Park Avenue is on STEX please enjoy the bat guys, and sorry for the wait (In a Lil Wanye's voice). :P

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28083-nybt-605-park-avenue/

(http://imageshack.us/a/img690/6668/605parkavenuevariations.jpg)



mike3775- I'm busy to bats. :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: CasperVg on October 05, 2012, 12:21:56 AM
These buildings are great. Definitely downloading :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on October 05, 2012, 02:32:55 AM
These buildings are great. Definitely downloading :)

+1 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on October 05, 2012, 05:59:23 AM
I love this house.  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on October 05, 2012, 07:44:25 AM
downloaded and installed.  Can't wait to see em grow in my cities
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 08, 2012, 04:34:30 PM
Thank you guys, I'm so happy you like them. :D

Worthington Apartments

Here's some in game images of the Worthingtin Apartments. I will have to  do the maxis and dark nite exports soon, I hope you ready for the modding T Wrecks. :D

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9505/worthingtoningameimg01.jpg)

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1781/worthingtoningameimg02.jpg)

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/228/worthingtoningameimg03.jpg)

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3724/worthingtoningameimg04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on October 08, 2012, 05:09:13 PM
Excellent job as always, you just have a problem with the big cornice. Don't know if it's the color or the saturation  &Thk/( 
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 08, 2012, 05:23:28 PM
What???  ()what() The texturing is not right on the cornice?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on October 08, 2012, 05:29:42 PM
I am not confident with it, but it could be me  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 08, 2012, 05:36:48 PM
Lol, your funny. :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: jmyers2043 on October 08, 2012, 07:00:06 PM
Hi Aaron. Oxidized copper can be all sorts of colors. This picture I found would be too colorful. But any hue should do as long as it fits the somewhat dull or muted SimCity color palette

(http://www.nachi.org/images10/copper-patina.jpg)


Good Luck with the modding - Jim


Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 13, 2012, 04:48:12 PM
jmyers2043- Thank you for that I will play with them textures when I have another building that will have a cornice. :D

NYBT Walesbridge

Back to one of my old projects, I have added the textures on the first model, that's the corner version, the other one is an non-corner version. I am thinking about doing a variation on this building to the more the better for the city builder to not have repeats.

South

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2838/walesbridgepic01.jpg)

East

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6099/walesbridgepic02.jpg)

North

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7438/walesbridgepic03.jpg)

West

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3470/walesbridgepic04.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on October 14, 2012, 05:13:27 AM
a needed building size for sure, and it looks great  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on October 14, 2012, 05:34:41 AM
Oooh, going small again. :) Lovely building.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on October 14, 2012, 03:37:19 PM
Don't mean to derail the thread by veering into a discussion on architecture, but it's interesting how Europe adopted the "doughnut" midrise block (i.e. a courtyard in the middle) while the US/NYC adopted the airshaft block instead. You can see the difference when you grow the two styles next to each other in the game, and even IRL the atmosphere in the two kinds of blocks is different. Personally I find it a shame that NYC encouraged airshafts rather than courtyards, because the airshafts, while necessary, still end up being rather useless, gloomy spaces on the ground whereas the Berlin Mietskaserne, Polish Kamienice, and Parisian Haussmann block courtyards are much more useful, airy, and welcoming.

Ya, i've noticed that too before (although I had no names for them ^^) but you have a point indeed ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on October 15, 2012, 04:36:57 AM
Looks great already. Are you planning on making some new commercial buidlings with small shops on the first floor?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on October 15, 2012, 06:23:37 AM
Don't mean to derail the thread by veering into a discussion on architecture, but it's interesting how Europe adopted the "doughnut" midrise block (i.e. a courtyard in the middle) while the US/NYC adopted the airshaft block instead. You can see the difference when you grow the two styles next to each other in the game, and even IRL the atmosphere in the two kinds of blocks is different. Personally I find it a shame that NYC encouraged airshafts rather than courtyards, because the airshafts, while necessary, still end up being rather useless, gloomy spaces on the ground whereas the Berlin Mietskaserne, Polish Kamienice, and Parisian Haussmann block courtyards are much more useful, airy, and welcoming.

Yes, that is an interesting fact.
I know that in Berlin the size of the courtyard was defined by the minimum size a fire truck (in those days, the 1870ies more or less) needed to enter, turn and leave the courtyard.
The size was about 23,5 m2. Not really something I'd call welcoming though...
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on October 15, 2012, 07:32:44 AM
Great job Aaron. 

As far as courtyards goes, some cities have both types, and I never cared for either type myself.  Usually the ones I lived in that had them, the center ones were all concrete with strips of grass in them and they felt confining, and when the sun was rising or setting, they were just as dark and foreboding as the other type.

I've always like complexes that have multiple buildings surrounding a wide open space myself
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on October 15, 2012, 06:37:26 PM
You are correct, I have seen courtyards that would look great on a busy street as just a place to sit.

I think the main reason they have gone out of style for the most part, is because that style of building has long fallen out of favor with major cities because many of them turned into crime dens and the fact that many think those types of buildings are "ghetto" or "section 8"
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 18, 2012, 08:59:52 AM
 &slygn_leugim- Thank you!!!:D

art128- I can not forget about this style of buildings soI have to keep making these to. :D

marcszar- Thank you, you are right, new york city the airshaft are not usfull just an area that has trash and some are also some help because some do have fire escapes so you know they have to have a door to lead to the first floor, som do not and I think those and the smaller row building and or older building too.

RickD- I have also have that in mind, let's just hope I can make some fast. :D

mike3775- Thank you, I do understand what you mean, I hope the door in the air shaft does not bother you. :D

NYBT Walesbridge

Here's a small update in the Walesbridge, all I have to do work on the ac units a bit more then get to the second building and do both night lites and variation for both version, I wonder was color Franis90b will promote them in ST. :)

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2838/walesbridgepic01.jpg)

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6099/walesbridgepic02.jpg)

NYBT Hattan House

On the Hattan House I have added a few things like the chairs on the back of the building bushes, roof junk and some other details. Next i need to texture the car garage entrance the doors and roof and then add some night lights.  I hope I can get this finished before the month is over with. :D

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3175/hattanhousepic01.jpg)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3175/hattanhousepic01.jpg)

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Worthington Apartments, by Aaron Graham

Credits

Francis90b- Brick Texture Tweeker
T Wrecks- Prop/Building Family Modder
Anton- Growth Tester
Sgt Pepper- Growth Tester & Installer Tester



Here’s the Worthington Apartments, this building is the ultimate replacement for the old Worthington Apartments. These apartments are Wall to Wall (W2W) buildings. This is apartment building set is Chicago and New York City style. The building uses the same floor plan as 888 Park Avenue, There are four bat models, Two of the four buildings are mirrored/ flipped in the opposite direction so you can fill the opposite side of the block with no worries. Each Worthington Apartments models has a different brick color on it's front size. Each model has two wealth types R$$ and R$$$. Worthington Apartments is a lovely and quiet stay in these apartments. The original bat was upload at STEX on April 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM, with 6726 views and 5180 downloads. Enjoy the upload!!

Please Download Maxis Nite or Dark nite, if you download both please install the nite verion you use for your cities at night. If you install both and using the default path settings that's appled in the installer the installed model file will replace the model file that's in the plugins folder.

Removing outdated Files: Please remove the old release of the Worthingtion Apartments, the files will not  harm the game or the new files, sense the old version of Worthington is deleted from STEX it's best to remove them in case there's no way to get the old version again. Once you have deleted them out of the plugins folder do not forget about bulldozing them in the game, Thank you.

Files Names:
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/51/worthingtonapartmentsst.jpg)

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/9948/worthingtonapartmentsva.jpg)

Dependencies

SimFox Day n Nite Modd (http://"http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/") (For Dark Nite Version only)

MAC Users: File Juicer (http://"http://echoone.com/FileJuicer/FileJuicer.html") should enable you to use this installer package.  (For Mac Users only)

If anything is wrong with the links in this description or problems with the files please go to my Aaron Graham's BATs (http://"http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/topic/33009-aaron-grahams-bats/") thread to the last page and post your problem, or you can PM (Private Message) Me. :D

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/817/agbanner01.png)

Coming Soon!!!!

Click Here for info (http://countingdownto.com/countdown-page/show/Worthington%20Apartments%20Release%7C5080d040%7C3)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: jmyers2043 on October 19, 2012, 06:31:37 AM
..... On the Hattan House ...

Some nice detail work around the water tank. I like the metal screen and the I-beams giving support to the block walls.  :thumbsup:


- Jim

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 23, 2012, 05:42:23 AM
jmyers2043- Thank you!! :D

The Worthington Apartments is uploaded

http://community.sim...ton-apartments/ (http://"http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28152-worthington-apartments/")


The Old Worthington Apartments is Delete Off STEX

RIP you will not be forgotting. :cry: :cry:

NYBT 915 West End Avenue

Here's a new bat it's a of Franis90b request, I have to do something for him, because he's doing something for me. Here's the link to the new building. :D

https://maps.google....62.88,,0,-32.79 (http://"https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&ll=40.800957,-73.968789&spn=0.000647,0.001635&hnear=New+York&gl=us&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=40.800957,-73.969046&panoid=RiJI-yZ7kIhzOQJAGwyEVg&cbp=12,262.88,,0,-32.79")

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/645/nybt915westendavenuepic.jpg)

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5477/915westendavenuepic01.jpg)

NYBT Hattan House

Here's a small update, I have to do some more texture like the white rectangles, those are the doors and darken the edge of the roof texture and the building will be ready for night lights. Do you guys like the chairs of make some new ones for this building?

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3175/hattanhousepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on October 23, 2012, 09:25:52 AM
Awesome! I really like it... and about the chairs... I think they look good the way they are... and worthington... oh god! thats spectacular! keep it up bud!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on October 23, 2012, 01:08:07 PM
mehhh.. dont like it...

I love them :D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on October 23, 2012, 01:17:10 PM
Thanks for feeding our MDs  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: snakee8 on October 23, 2012, 06:50:45 PM
Looking great Aaron!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 25, 2012, 11:17:28 AM
cmdp123789- Thank you!!! :D
gn_leugim- Awwww.:( Thank you!!!!! :D

Girafe- Your welcome. :P

snakee8- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT Hattan House

Here's what the variation could look like. The red model is the color of the real life building, the other three are the same textures used on the Worthington Apartments, all they may need is a hue and or brightness change. What do you think? :)

I have some store names thanks from the help of mandelsoft, glenni, and suzaku.

Store names:

café Chez Martin

Casper's Comics

Chaplin Hairstyling

Liberty Tax

Reading Books & Office Supplies

Digital-7 Electronics

Kodak

Chef Joe's Burgers

Dirk & Ian Lawyers

Glenwood Travels

Su Yu and Run Lawyers


Soon Fatt Chinese Takeaway


(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3175/hattanhousepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on October 25, 2012, 11:24:12 AM
awesome is about all I can say  :thumbsup: ... also like the array of shop names... but if I can venture another one  ::) : "Jim's Hobby Shop" or "Jim's Barber & Shave" or "Jim's repair & pawn"  ()stsfd() ... looking forward to its release via the stex...
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on October 25, 2012, 04:17:33 PM
It's perfect! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: jmyers2043 on October 25, 2012, 06:51:39 PM
Here is a store name. I took this picture when I was in Paris this past summer ...

(http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/7/4/1237795/PFC.jpg)



- Jim


Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 29, 2012, 08:16:54 PM
I hope everyone say safe in the in the North East US, in Hurricane Sandy. :D

io_bg- Thank you!!! :D

jmyers2043 & Jack_wilds- Thank you for the store names, I have so many store names now, some will have to be used and another building I make with commercial in the ground floors. :D

NYBT 915 West End Avenue

Here's an update on the building, i have to work on the roof entrance, roof junk, and the facade objects, and facade is going to be some work, I hope I can finish fast. :D

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5477/915westendavenuepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on October 30, 2012, 05:55:39 AM
Johnson, Graham, Moore and Van der Rohe Architects

Williams, Faulkner, Willaims and Williams Lawyers and Solicitors

Joe's Garage (owner: F. Zappa)

Your work is always great! Constant high quality, great detail.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: tag_one on November 01, 2012, 03:49:46 PM
Bounces up and down!! I love the Hattan Houses <3
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mrbisonm on November 01, 2012, 04:20:13 PM
Bounces up and down!! I love the Hattan Houses <3

 ???  lol....I can just imagine you bouncing up 'n down in front of your computer.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 02, 2012, 01:16:32 PM
FrankU- Thank you, my details is not that good, I'm still learning how to work with the details, I think if I can master that then I can me a master at this. It's going to take some time. :)

tag_one- Thank you so much!!!! :D

mrbisonm- Lol!!! :)

NYBT 915 West End Avenue

Here's a little more work on 915 West End Avenue, this building is taking a little time, I hope the details are good, enough for you guys, there are some things I still have to fix. Once I can finish the facade designs, then I can work on the roof and then texturing. :D

(http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/5477/915westendavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1631/915westendavenuepic03.jpg)

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/7946/915westendavenuepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 05, 2012, 02:32:26 PM
marcszar- Thank you, I do not live in New York, I live in North Carolina so I'm okay. Thank you again for those store names that will really help on future building I make with shops on the ground floor. :D

My details is okay, there are not as good as yours. I'm trying to get up there where you are. :D

Hattan House

Okay, I have made the other versions for the building, now all I have to do is work on the night lights for the other two versions of the building and that will not take long, so I'm almost finished. I hope your ready to mod the building T Wrecks. :D

Here are the names of the stores for each of the Hattan House versions from the left front side of the building to the right side. Big thank again to Mandelsoft, Glenni, Jmyers2043, Jack_wilds, and Suzaku. :D

Red Model

Starbucks Caffee, Hanttan Cleaners, and Jam Paper & Envelope

White Model

Cafe Chez Martin, Casper Comics, and Readings Books & Office Supplies

Tan Model

Chef Joe's Burger, Jim's Repair & Pawn, and Paris Fried Chicken

Light Brown Model

Digital-7 Electronics, Glenwood Travels ,and Walgreens


(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/3175/hattanhousepic01.jpg)

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7897/hattanhousepic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 05, 2012, 02:37:27 PM
These buildings are looking awesome  &apls  I love the attention to detail and all the storefronts and names  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on November 05, 2012, 02:49:37 PM
Can definitely see this popping up somewhere in PSC. . . Great work!

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on November 05, 2012, 04:16:19 PM
I like the shops names!

And of course I LOVE your modeling job, perfect!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on November 05, 2012, 04:46:40 PM
Hmmm, i really like all of them, but the brick one strikes me the most  :)

Hey, Casper's comics?  :D Love the store names  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 18, 2012, 11:32:08 PM
noahclem- Thank you, store fronts what make this building come to life. :)

Swordmaster- Thank you!!!! :D

art128- Thank you!!!!! :D

sunv123- Thank you!!!! :D

NYBT 915 West End Avenue

Here's another update I think it's getting close to being finished, I still need to work on the roof, brick and glass textures and add night lights and ac units in the windows. After that I can do variations. :D

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5477/915westendavenuepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on November 19, 2012, 03:11:37 PM
wonderfull :) but ain't the roof ground texture too clean and uniform?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on November 20, 2012, 02:24:09 PM
 :)  :thumbsup:   ;)  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on November 20, 2012, 02:27:24 PM
Looks good but the roof texture (seems to be gravel is strangeand could be better IMHO)

The rest is nice  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 21, 2012, 12:10:39 AM
Jack_wilds- Thank you!!!!! :thumbu

Girafe& gn_leugim- Thank you, but remember I did said the textures need some work in the post. :P I am a king at making a roof texture, it will not look that easy. :D

NYBT 915 West End Avenue

Still more work to do, I may need to tweek the main brick textures a bit, there are the same textures from the Worthington Apartments. Right now I'm still working on the inputs of the ac units in the windows. I hope I can finish that fast but remember I will have to add the night lights and ac units three more times for the variation of the building. To much for a regular batter, but i'm not a regular. :D

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5477/915westendavenuepic01.jpg)

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/7946/915westendavenuepic02.jpg)

Here's a look what the variations could look like, there are using the same texture as the Worthington Apartments, but I can change them a bit. I have notice that it getting to the time I will be using the same bricks over and over again, there is but so many things you can do with the same brick colors. :D

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/1631/915westendavenuepic03.jpg)

Here's the texture and the template for the 915 West End Avenue, I have been using uwv unwrapping for my roofs sense the Franklin Apartments. :)

If you place the template over the texture and filter it in a way the green lines only show you will see how I have the areas near the wall darken. Mybe you guys can come of with another variations for the roof, I do like the idea of a white looking roof. If you was to paste it over and over on the dark roof texture it can be a white look roof. :D

The door you see in the upper right hand corner is the roof access buildings doors and the basement doors. All the doors use that same texture, if you wanted to add another door you can place it next to the one I have in the image and make it the same size. :D

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5094/915westendavenuepic04.jpg)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3104/915westendavenuepic05.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on November 21, 2012, 06:49:48 AM
Ah, that's more like it. :satisfied: Starting to look very realistic.

This is turning out to be a great BAT! :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: jmyers2043 on November 21, 2012, 09:07:23 AM
The additional work to the roof makes a good bat into a great one!

- Jim

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 23, 2012, 01:04:32 PM
sunv123- Thank you so much!!! :D

jmyers2043- Thank you, I have two type of roofs. :D

NYBT 915 West End Avenue

Here's another update on the building, all I have to do for the other versions is randomly move the ac units around and the night light windows and I will be exporting this building. This could be the last update you see of the building, I'm sure it's not much for you guys to say but hurry up and upload this and Hattan House. :D

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/5477/915westendavenuepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 23, 2012, 01:30:54 PM
Great work in the last updates  &apls  As always, I love the texture variations!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on November 23, 2012, 01:52:48 PM
Awesome work Aaron - I will definitely be using this when the time comes  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on November 23, 2012, 04:41:08 PM
It's a real pleasure to go sometimes here !  :thumbsup:
Fantastics BATs...evidently  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Serkanner on November 23, 2012, 04:41:43 PM
Very nice Aaron. This fits in very nicely in a residential area.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 25, 2012, 11:12:08 AM
noahclem- Thank you, I have to make them a little different form the fist version of the building, and by doing that if makes things look realistic. :D

Simcoug- Thank you so much, I know you will love it. :D

supremec- Thank you, have to make sure when people stop by they have a smile on there face!!! :D

Serkanner- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 915 West End Avenue & Hattan House

Here's the in game picture of just one version of both the 915 West End Avenue and Hattan House. :D

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/3930/915westendhattanhousepi.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on November 25, 2012, 01:01:47 PM
They look beautiful  &apls... I have to admit that it is because of you that NYC style residential areas come alive!!! keep it up... I cant wait for you to realease them...

Oh, and by the way... I know you dont take requests but, given the fact that you are making NYC based buildings, it would be great if you could try some residentials based on Midtown, you know, the top stories look like stairs... like this:

(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j424/cmdp123789/New_York_from_Empire_State_Building.jpg)

Again, I know you dont take requests.. but it would great if could try them, those are key for NYC recreations...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on November 25, 2012, 01:53:52 PM
Looks awesome Aaron  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 25, 2012, 01:56:05 PM
Beautiful pic  &apls  Are these going to be on the LEX?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on November 25, 2012, 02:14:29 PM
Yours and Srt. Pepper's BATs are most definitely the best NYC based BATs there is on the internet. :thumbsup:

Keep on building these BATs like ?=mad)=!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: tag_one on November 25, 2012, 03:00:40 PM
^ Completely agree! Your buildings are awesome, love each and every one of them :) Also great that you make variations of the same building. Maybe I should do that too with some of my industrial buildings..
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on November 25, 2012, 03:29:37 PM
Great work Aaron! 

@tag_one:  I love your BATs as well, and I am a huge fan of building families since it is a fairly simple way of increasing building variety (and minimizing the need for extra lots).  So I say go for it  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on November 26, 2012, 03:51:46 AM
These are excellent indeed. Thank you for making them!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 27, 2012, 12:54:36 AM
cmdp123789- Thank you, I may end up making some apartment buildings from the Midtown area, but there is not alot of the most are on park Avenue and on 3rd avenue. :D

Some of the buildings you have circled looks to be office buildings, I may have to give them a look. :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you so much, this bats will not make it on the LEX, I'm so sorry for that, I have to come up with an idea to have bats on LEX. I do not what to have the same buildings from STEX to be on LEX anymore, I think it will be a good idea to make some bats for the LEX only and some for STEX only. Doing that can bring some traffic to LEX. :D

sunv123- Thank you, I will keep batting like crazy!!! :D

tag_one- Thank you, I think you should do it to kill repiton buildings in city, that's something that make CJ look a bit off. :D

Simcoug- Thank you!!! :D

io_bg- Thank you and your welcome!!!! :D

NYBT Walesbridge

Okay guys, here's a look of what the Walesbridge variations may look like, on the corner building I have already did the night lights, I have did it some days ago, all I have to do is do the variations for the non-corner building and randomly move around the ac units and the night lights. I think this can be another building I can finish this year. There should be a total of eight buildings in this upload so you guys will have more building more is always better, I hate repetitiveness in City Journals. :D

I have started this building in early 2012 I think around April, I do not know why it took so long like the Bromley and Park Towers, why it's taking so long? For the Bromley and Park Towers it depends on another batter Franis and Vlasky. :)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2838/walesbridgepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 07, 2012, 09:47:27 AM
NYBT 30 E. 81 Street

Here's a new bat for this month, 30 E. 81 Street is a small building and has some height. I hope I can be finished soon with all the exporting I been doing. :)

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5166/30e81ststreetpic01.jpg)

NYBT Walesbridge

For the NYBT Walesbridge it's completed and have been exported. :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on December 07, 2012, 09:58:06 AM
Great work on the recent BATs  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on December 07, 2012, 10:25:00 AM
Very nice!  W2W corner buildings are always a great addition.   &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on December 07, 2012, 10:36:55 AM
I agree. Many of these are perfectly suited for some of my plans.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on December 07, 2012, 03:20:43 PM
Great work! I'm always looking for W2W Corner buildings so this will be great touch :thumbsup:

Thanks for BATing like  ?=mad)= for us!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on December 07, 2012, 03:24:04 PM
NYBT 30 E. 81 Street looks really nice and a little bit different than the previous BAT which brings variety  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on December 07, 2012, 05:41:36 PM
Details like the fire escapes, roof junk, and what could be storefronts on the first floor make these medium density residences a complement to any city of size.  Good work, Aaron.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on December 08, 2012, 09:40:00 AM
sorry, but I dont like them  :(



I love them  ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on December 09, 2012, 07:16:54 AM
The rate you are going Aaron, you will be able to release a megapack of your buildings to make it easier to get all your buildings at one time.

Its because of people like you that continue to release great buildings that make playing the game possible without needing to use any Maxis residential at all.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 13, 2012, 12:42:47 AM
noahclem Thank you!!! :D

Simcoug- Thank you!!! :D

Swordmaster- Thank you, I will post here when I upload my bats to STEX so do not for get to comment on my work. :D

sunv123- Thank you, I'm happy to bat for you guys. :D

Girafe- Thank you, your so right variety is more that colors but model shape and sizes and architecture. :D

metarvo- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- :( ................... :D Lol!!! Thank you!!! :D

mike3775- Thank you so much you have touched my heart by saying that. Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 30 E. 81 Street

Here's another small up date on the building, I have added the store sings and roof textures and terrace doors, ect....... :)

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5166/30e81ststreetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on December 16, 2012, 06:49:05 PM
Woah! That looks amazing. Not that that's any surprise  :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on December 16, 2012, 07:31:25 PM
Woah! That looks amazing. Not that that's any surprise  :D

Aaron is definitely in my top 3 people who I always grab new stuff from, his quality is amazing as usual
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on December 17, 2012, 01:59:43 PM
just... &apls &apls  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on December 17, 2012, 03:24:32 PM
Looking great! Will we be able to choose what store goes in that empty space there? :-\


I don't know if you even want to think about doing this, but can we get a small W2W 1x2 Casper's Comix? $%Grinno$% It would come useful! :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 17, 2012, 05:16:49 PM
whatevermind- Lol, Thank you!!! :)

mike3775- Thank you for that, I'm happy to know you like my work. :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

sunv123- Yes, you can give me some store names to help me out, because I will be making 3 other version for the building so when I upload it there will be 4 buildings.

I can try to make some small New York City buildings that can house Casper's Comix. :D

NYBT 201 E. 19 Street

Here's a new apartments building I want to start, the lot size for it should be 3x3. Starting should not take long sense it is a Modernism style and it does not have a bunch of terraces. Mybe I can post an update soon on the building if I do not get lazy. :P

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2260/nybt201e19streetpic01.jpg)

Here's the Google Map Link and here's a the floor plan. :D

Google Map Link

https://maps.google....,76.8,,0,-23.01 (http://"https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&hl=en&ll=40.736363,-73.984696&spn=0.000647,0.001635&hnear=New+York&gl=us&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=40.736363,-73.984952&panoid=MYX5JF39J-fMo6jrRzFlfA&cbp=12,76.8,,0,-23.01")

Floor Plan Link

http://nyre.cul.colu...ects/view/16467 (http://"http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/16467")
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 20, 2012, 12:52:33 AM
NYBT 201 E. 19 Street

Sorry for not posting sooner i end up not batting for two days and today I started back, something always going to stop me. Here's what i have on the new apartments building, the model is not hard just have to think of a way to clone things so you do not have to bat them again. The things that is in colored that not gray are cloned objects, if you think about it the modeling is about 50% finished. :D

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2260/nybt201e19streetpic01.jpg)

EDIT:

NYBT 30 E. 81 Street

I forgot to post something on the building, right now i am working on the fence that is on the lower roof, after I finished that then I will work on the variations and add the ac units. I have already did the night lights, I decided to do them very early, I added them when most of the model was finished.

(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2185/nybt30e81streetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on December 20, 2012, 01:25:22 AM
Both buildings are sweet Aaron. Fine modeling. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on December 20, 2012, 05:05:53 AM
coming along nice indeed :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 20, 2012, 05:51:33 AM
art128- Thank you buddy. ;)

gn_leugim- Thank you.  ::)

NYBT 30 E. 81 Street

Okay I have finished what I said in the post before, on 30 E. 81 Street. You can see the fence better and ac units, I have also started the variations for the building. One of the variations can not be used if i'm making four kinds, one have to say the brown one because that's the color of the real building.

I think I need to work on the building brick for the top left and right size on the image below, there are new bricks I have made today, the brick mortar is to bright and making the brick more sharper. If you look a the building your eyes go straight for the bricks, because to me there are very attractive, to attractive. :)

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2185/nybt30e81streetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on December 20, 2012, 06:38:46 AM
It looks great there. I'm a big fan of the tan version of the building. :thumbsup:

Again, the blank spot. Could we have a McDonalds? :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mike3775 on December 20, 2012, 06:54:45 AM
We're being spoiled  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 25, 2012, 04:29:30 AM
sunv123- Thank you, on one of the building versions I have added a McDonalds. :D

mike3775- Yes you are right. :D


Merry Christmas to all!!!!

I have a gift from me to the Sim City 4 Community, Just click on the image. :D

Edit: For those who do not know what i'm talking about, look at the STEX. I have something better that a picture of a wrapped gift. :D

(http://topdigitalmarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/wrapped_present_box.jpg) (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28321-nybt-walesbridge/")
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 31, 2012, 10:29:00 AM
Walesbridge Update to Version 1.1

Sorry for the double post, I want to say that bother T Wrecks has found some flaws in NYBT Walesbridge and I have my own little Hotfix to solve that problem. :D

The flaws that has been fixed:

Dark Nite Version:Maxis Nite Version:The flaw T Wrecks have found.


(http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/e87f2e5f2841aff199dc7ad9af3c90e6.jpg)


NYBT Walesbridge is updated on STEX too, the is below. :D

http://community.sim...bt-walesbridge/ (http://"http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28321-nybt-walesbridge/")

Thank you, Aaron Graham

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NYBT The Bromley

Here's a small update to The Bromley, I have added a few details and still have a way to go, I have to make some furniture for the roof and I don't fell like making furniture. :(

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6647/thebromleypic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on December 31, 2012, 06:34:37 PM
It looks promising, what's this violet plant  &Thk/(  :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on December 31, 2012, 07:40:36 PM
You must've got a secret to doing these. . . it looks like you're cranking out a new one every week. Either this has become extremely easy for you, or you're spending most of your time at it. Either way, thank you very much.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 31, 2012, 11:12:15 PM
Girafe- Thank you, the plants is nothing I made up the real building has them, as a matter of fact I can change the color of them if you want me to. :)

Swordmaster Thank you, but this building is not new, this building is over a year old, almost going on two in 2013. It's like I can't finish it. :(

NYBT 915 West End Avenue Is on STEX!!!!

Credits

Aaron Graham- Building Creator/ Modder
Anton- Growth Tester/ File Tester
Vlasky- Growth Tester

Click on the picture to go to STEX. :D

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1800/915westendavenuevariati.jpg) (http://"http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28340-nybt-915-west-end-avenue/")


(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8156/nybtbanner01.png)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 03, 2013, 06:21:15 AM
NYBT 30 E. 81st Street

Here's the next update on this building, next I need to work on the windows, ac unit re-rangements, and re-range the night lights, and this model can be finished. :D

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5166/30e81ststreetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 05, 2013, 08:01:16 AM
NYBT 201 E. 19 Street

No ones visiting this thread, and this is my third post in a row. :(

Another update, still have some more things to work on before moving to the variations stage. :D


(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/193/201e19street01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on January 05, 2013, 08:28:56 AM
Another good BAT  ;)

No ones visiting this thread, and this is my third post in a row. :(

I think lot of people here are amazed by your work but don't post. Moreover you reached a level of batting in your field that nobody could give more advices. Finally, the sc4d BAT section is maybe less active than on ST what could explains there are less comments.

But keep feeding us with your creations  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on January 05, 2013, 08:47:51 AM
No ones visiting this thread, and this is my third post in a row. :(



Don't worry, I do visit it! ;)

Wonderful BATs around there. Always a very goods quality in modeling and texturing.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: M4346 on January 05, 2013, 09:02:48 AM
NYBT 201 E. 19 Street

No ones visiting this thread, and this is my third post in a row. :(

It's been quiet around these parts, it being Christmas / New Years and all :)

I really love your work, keep it up! ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sim_link on January 05, 2013, 09:24:54 AM
Amazing work! That roof texture is absolutely stunning, so realistic!  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on January 05, 2013, 02:22:46 PM
No ones visiting this thread, and this is my third post in a row. :(

Well, you've got quite the pace! I think what Antoine said is true - not much to improve on. Your work is crucial, though, at least for my projects.

Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Kergelen on January 05, 2013, 02:48:21 PM
No ones visiting this thread, and this is my third post in a row. :(

I agree with what has been said. Also even my region is not New York style, the quality of your models have made me think more than one time about begin a NY style region.
Anyway I downladed some of your models that may fit good in my region. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on January 05, 2013, 05:14:17 PM
Don't fret too much about the lack of response from the last few updates  &mmm  :)  ;) as i believe there are many watching -as in 'sidewalk inspectors'... as I think all's well and lack anything 'spectacular' to say  %confuso ... the updates are wonder-filled  ... like the E 915 upload as its growing well in my cities, even in places I don't want it  :D...  and the NYBT 30 E. 81 Street is fun one to see... and the 201 E is a good one too, but there isn't anything out of sorts to point out, but I wish this could also be a downtown apartment/hotel as its size gives it that appearance... Happy New Year  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on January 08, 2013, 03:58:35 AM
you know, is that you leave people speachless :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 10, 2013, 03:21:08 PM
Girafe, art128, & M4346- I understand, and thank you for your support. :D

sim_link- Thank you!!! :)

Swordmaster- Thank you!!! :)

Kergelen- Maybe you can put a bigger smile on my face if you make a New York City style city in the future, no rush, I still need to bat more.

Jack_wilds- Thank you, and I'm happy to hear they are growing in your city. :D

gn_leugim- I did not know that, when I look around most city Journals I do not see my buildings all I see is country sides and office areas.

NYBT 30 E. 81st Street

Thank you all for stopping by again. :D

I have desaturated the bricks, I hope they looks good. I think I am finished on this building, if so there will be two more building that is finished, the NYBT Hattan House and 30 E. 81st Street. :D

I have already did the night lights, I just need to render them for the public.

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5166/30e81ststreetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sim_link on January 10, 2013, 03:35:21 PM
YOu keep coming out with great new content... I definitely need to catch up and add your recent creations to my collection, and this one when ready. May not fit in my current projects, but that's what sandbox regions are for.

I'll definitely be playing with this one. ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on January 11, 2013, 03:49:38 AM
great work :))

Quote
gn_leugim- I did not know that, when I look around most city Journals I do not see my buildings all I see is country sides and office areas.

but that is just the problem, you see countryside and offices. do you make countryside's buildings or offices? no lol

I am in a worse ground, I do countryside buildings and I don't see them in CJ or MD  &cry2 lol
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on January 11, 2013, 05:22:32 AM
gn_leugim- I did not know that, when I look around most city Journals I do not see my buildings all I see is country sides and office areas.

Give me a minute, alright?  ;)

Good work!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on January 11, 2013, 07:10:14 AM
gn_leugim- I did not know that, when I look around most city Journals I do not see my buildings all I see is country sides and office areas.

Don't miss the next update of my MD Empire Bay, then. ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on January 11, 2013, 07:33:46 AM
Before you release this or any other BATs, it would be nice if you could make static Landmarks for easy placement, because sometimes it gets pretty annoying when you have to wait.... then bulldoze... then wait another few minutes, then bulldoze, beacause i've got a fair amount of corner lots. If you could do this, your apartments will be popping up all over then place in my MD, Riverton. :satisfied:

I don't have a very big knowledge of BAT, but i'm pretty sure you can use the iLives reader or maybe just the BAT tool to it. It would be much appreciated and for me, it would turn it from great to amazing. ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on January 11, 2013, 10:25:09 AM
Before you release this or any other BATs, it would be nice if you could make static Landmarks for easy placement, because sometimes it gets pretty annoying when you have to wait.... then bulldoze... then wait another few minutes, then bulldoze, beacause i've got a fair amount of corner lots. If you could do this, your apartments will be popping up all over then place in my MD, Riverton. :satisfied:

I don't have a very big knowledge of BAT, but i'm pretty sure you can use the iLives reader or maybe just the BAT tool to it. It would be much appreciated and for me, it would turn it from great to amazing. ;)

You can't make residentials ploppable. But I think you mean landmarks without function when you say static, right? It's very easy to do with PIM-X, takes a minute or two. I'm sure there's a couple of tutorials or the like on the boards.


Cheers
Willy

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on January 11, 2013, 10:29:42 AM
Or plop what you want with extra cheat dll by picking AAron's building in the list &Thk/(
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on January 11, 2013, 12:55:51 PM
Great work again Aaron  &apls  Sorry I've been quiet around here, it was a very busy last month for me. As for countrysides and offices, I like both but am currently focused on snow. Make something with a snowy roof and I'll put up pictures right away  ;D  But seriously, your residential work has filled a major needed niche and I consider your BATs an integral part of my cities. I hope you keep up your great work for a long time to come  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on January 11, 2013, 03:19:00 PM
@Swordmaster

Yes, static as in not residential. Landmark style.


PS. I know that you can't make Residential ploppable, it has been disputed and tried for many years, (since 2006?) but no result. Without the extra cheats I mean. I know that.

 Thanks guys for your help. A big thumbs up for all of you. :thumbsup: And I read your comment Girafe. So don't feel like I missed ya. ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on January 11, 2013, 03:30:07 PM
@sunv123 -- Are you aware that it is possible to plop residentials using the extra cheats, as long as you plop them over an already developed area? Probably half of my Aaron Graham bats are plopped in that manner. Having static ploppable plops can sound like a nice thing that makes life easier but I think it really causes as much harm as help. The landmark menu tends to be clogged enough as it is.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on January 12, 2013, 07:36:26 AM
it doesn't make much sense these days to make static landmarks when we can plop virtually  anything with the extra cheats. saves space ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on January 12, 2013, 08:40:15 AM
Anyone remember DAMN? Making landmarks, if you don't care about capacity, is actually better than the very cumbersome cheats menu. Try to find something in there when you have thousands of custom lots. But that's my opinion. I still stick to the "don't plop R buildings" rule.

Sorry to hijack your thread, Aaron!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 12, 2013, 06:37:56 PM
sim_link- Thank you!!! :D

sunv123- like Swordmaster said you can't plop residentials, there's not puposes if my residentials do not help the population.


noahclem- Thank you, your so right it's to clogged up, it helps make the game run slower too.

gn_leugim- Thank you, and your right. I for give you country sides.:D

Swordmaster- Your okay, and thank you for helping out. There's times I do not have an answer of every post. :D

But to let you know my buildings are not hard to find, just look for AG meaning Aaron Grahm or NYBT, that's where most of my buidlings are hanging right now. :D


NYBT 30 E. 81st Street

Thank you guys for stopping by and commenting on how you feel. I think that making my buildingsA look at the night lights before I do some more tweeking and exporting. :D


(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5166/30e81ststreetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on January 13, 2013, 05:56:52 AM
lovely nightlites :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on January 13, 2013, 07:08:01 AM
Who doesn't love McDonald's? ;D

Peering into those windows is fun. Good work.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 14, 2013, 02:34:56 PM
gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

Swordmaster- Yea, who doesn't like Micky D's. :P

NYBT Transportation Building

Here's the look at the starting of the Transportation Building, the box model started back in Decemeber. I have made a box model for the starting of the Timpsons apartments. :D

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9713/transportationbuildingp.jpg)

NYBT 41 Park Avenue Plans For Update

The Franklin, Graham, and Hogan Apartments seems to grow on mid density. When i make an update I will let you know, and for you who know how to modd you know how to go to the lot exemplar file. :)

I also have to fix a model flaw, there is an floating ac unit on the back of one of the 41 Park Avenues. :D

You guys should know where the 41 Park Avenue folder is right? Plugins\NYBT\Aaron Graham\NYBT 41 Park Avenue.

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2056/readerpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on January 14, 2013, 02:43:34 PM
looks awesome! &apls although... quick question... when are you uploading the other ones... pretty finished.. dont they??  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 14, 2013, 02:54:17 PM
I'm planning to upload Hattan House soon, the 30 E. 81st Street, will take a little longer because I have to have it to be tested in the game, plus I have to export them. The 201 E. 19 Street is still has a way to go. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on January 14, 2013, 03:44:17 PM
Great work on the last nightlights and new model  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 14, 2013, 05:47:21 PM
Thank you noahclem. :D

NYBT 201 E. 19 Street

Another update, I have added the ac units and chairs for the terrace, I hope you like them. Next is the variations and night lights, it's almost finished. :O

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/193/201e19street01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on January 14, 2013, 06:10:40 PM
Great work on this, love the detail and the little terrace. A great touch to the building. ;D Still, my eyes would like it better if the terraces could have a hardwood flooring, but brick is just as good. (and more common in NYC)

These make me want to go from Modern-Modern, to more like NYC style. :satisfied: I'll defiantly use BuildingPlop. ;)

And hey, I use Chase!

BTW, will there be different color variations? Dark red/mahogany brick would look nice on this BAT.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on January 14, 2013, 07:58:27 PM
The last models look nice :)

I would just change the color of the terrace where you put the long chairs  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on January 15, 2013, 12:19:28 AM
Now that looks great. I'd say you're improving still.

Any plans to BAT a rail station, by the way? Or any railroad building, for that matter. If you ever need a challenge ;)


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 02, 2013, 02:48:47 PM
sunv123- Yeah, please use my buildings, I think they will make your Sims Happy. :D

Girafe- Thank you, I have desaturated the bricks and saturated the floor where the chair will be. :D

Swordmaster- I have thought about making a train station, but I think it will be bigger than a train station, I wanted to make a Ele-rail and the staion, that's a lot of modding. :D


NYBT Hattan House, by Aaron Graham

Credits

Aaron Graham- Building Creator/ Modder
Anton- Growth Tester/ File Tester
Vlasky- Growth Tester
Mandelsoft- Shop Namer
Glenni- Shop Namer
Suzaku- Shop Namer
JMyers2043- Shop Namer
Jack_wilds- Shop Namer




Here’s the Hattan House, these apartments are Wall to Wall (W2W) buildings. This is lovely brick 17 story apartment building set is a New York City style. The architecture style for this building is a modernism style completed in 1962, by architect H. I. Feldman. There are four bats/ Building models, each one have different brick color. Each model has four lot types R$$, R$$$, CS$$, and CS$$. Hattan House is a lovely and quiet place to stay for your Sims. Enjoy the upload!!

Here's the link to the architect's floor plan of Hattan House.

http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/17291


Please Download Maxis Nite or Dark nite, if you download both please install the nite verion you use for your cities at night. If you install both and using the default path settings that's appled in the installer the installed model file will replace the model file that's in the plugins folder.

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5387/hattanhousestats.jpg)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8999/hattanhousevariations.jpg)

Dependencies

SimFox Day n Nite Modd (http://"http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/files/file/23089-simfox-day-and-nite-modd/") (For Dark Nite Version only)

NYBT Essentials (http://"http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/22916-nybt-essentials/")

MAC Users: File Juicer (http://"http://echoone.com/FileJuicer/FileJuicer.html") should enable you to use this installer package.  (For Mac Users only)

If anything is wrong with the links in this description or problems with the files please go to my Aaron Graham's NYBT Residential Thread (http://"http://community.simtropolis.com/topic/38653-aaron-grahams-nybt-residential-thread/") thread to the last page and post your problem, or you can PM (Private Message) Me. :D

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8156/nybtbanner01.png)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on February 02, 2013, 03:00:26 PM
Checked it out yesterday and it looks great! ;D

Keep up the great work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 02, 2013, 03:28:39 PM
sunv123- Thank you, buddy!!! :D

NYBT 201 E. 19 Street

Okay, like I said before,  I have desaturated the bricks and saturated the floor where the chair will be. I will need to come up with some store names, I was thinking CVS.

You guy can always help me come up with some store names, so please help if you want to. :D

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/193/201e19street01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: selles on February 02, 2013, 05:08:15 PM
Hi Aaron, just wanted to say that your BATs are freaking awesome. I have pretty much every single one you've released in my plugins folder. Keep up the good work man!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on February 02, 2013, 08:58:20 PM
Looks good  :satisfied:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on February 02, 2013, 09:13:25 PM
Looks good  :satisfied:
Second that.

Hmm, Aaron Era Clothing? Sunny's Sun Tans? Simcorp Bank? Lol, endless possibilities.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on February 02, 2013, 09:32:03 PM
Awesome work here, as always. 

sunv123's comment made me think of Goliath National Bank (http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/wiki/Goliath_National_Bank) as a possible store  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 07, 2013, 10:15:04 PM
selles- Thank you, I happy to know you like my buildings. :D

Girafe- Thakn you buddy!!! :D

sunv123- Thank you for helping me with the store names, you will end up being in this buildings credits for helping me with names for the shops on the ground floor of this building. :D

Simcoug- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 201 E. 19 Street
 
I have worked on the roof a bit and the water tower building walls, I hope it's good enough, I' ready to do the night lights and the variations.
 
(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/193/201e19street01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: nbvc on February 07, 2013, 11:25:43 PM
Great work. One small thing I have found. The roof texture on lower right it looks like there is new texture starting where bright and dark grey meet. (left building on the last picture)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on February 08, 2013, 10:11:47 AM
wow, that roof texture is "violent", it's "Wild" XD

Maybe it wouldnt lose much if you could de-saturated it a bit :p

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 08, 2013, 03:49:02 PM
nbvc- What do you mean, the roof texture is not the same all over the place. To make it look life like the roof needs to have a lighten, darken spots and look used for more than a year.

gn_leugim- Thank you, I am still working on the roof. :D

NYBT 201 E. 19 Street
 
In the mean time this is a look of what the bricks for the variations could looks like. Vlasky wants me to work on the brown bricks so I will. I'm am planning to make two roof type for the buildings.
 
notice the only change is the bricks to show off what the variations could be, i have rendered this image just after, the last image post.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img407/1299/201e19street02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on February 08, 2013, 03:52:50 PM
Great work with the building! &apls I have to say, the white version looks the best. :thumbsup:

Thanks for putting my name in the credits, I feel honored. &bis&

Maybe like some boxes, hoses, other junk would look great on the building, not too uncommon to see those. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 12, 2013, 09:50:02 PM
sunv123- Thank you, where would I put the boxes and hoses at?

201 E. 19 Street
 
Okay guys I have made the night light for the first version of the building I still need to start the other three versions of the building. I was thinking that two of the versions can have terraces on the building, what do you guys think?
 
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/193/201e19street01.jpg)

What the building can look like if terraces are added. :)
 
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1299/201e19street02.jpg)
 
This idea comes from building like this:
 
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&ll=40.773097,-73.963963&spn=0.001899,0.00327&hnear=New+York&gl=us&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.773053,-73.964372&panoid=ZZYddF12nxNu3wgWxmn1VQ&cbp=12,271.5,,0,-15.19 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&ll=40.773097,-73.963963&spn=0.001899,0.00327&hnear=New+York&gl=us&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.773053,-73.964372&panoid=ZZYddF12nxNu3wgWxmn1VQ&cbp=12,271.5,,0,-15.19)
 
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&ll=40.771084,-73.963265&spn=0.001899,0.00327&hnear=New+York&gl=us&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.77101,-73.963606&panoid=Lm_Nfv7VcNUO5nCZpzr8wQ&cbp=12,275.73,,0,-20.47 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&ll=40.771084,-73.963265&spn=0.001899,0.00327&hnear=New+York&gl=us&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.77101,-73.963606&panoid=Lm_Nfv7VcNUO5nCZpzr8wQ&cbp=12,275.73,,0,-20.47)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: nbvc on February 12, 2013, 11:12:51 PM
I mean the roof texture here. Looks a bit like a edge.
(http://www.abload.de/img/aaron5fuoe.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on February 13, 2013, 11:34:22 AM
nice balconies. actually, if you keep them at that hue range (let's say some kind of concrete texture) it could fit the eurotile set :p
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 21, 2013, 09:37:27 PM
nbvc- Thank you I hope the roof looks better on this render, I have finally fix it. :P

gn_leugim- Thank you, on Simtropolis I have change the layout of the terraces, you may see an update of the when I get back the the terrace stage of the building. :)
 
201 E. 19 Street
 
Here's a Tiny update on the building, not to much I have been busy again, but I'm back. I have modeled some details to the building, it look a few minutes I have fix the uvw unwrapping and I still think I will end up fixing something on the back of the building I do not like
 
(http://imageshack.us/a/img594/2879/201e19streetpic01.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img685/5650/201e19streetpic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on February 22, 2013, 12:16:43 AM
I love how those two work together! Great rendering and great job overall!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on February 22, 2013, 05:31:20 AM
Excellent looking building there  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on February 22, 2013, 06:14:36 AM
I have to agree, excellent work.
I wonder if you can be convinced into making some ground scrapers in this style.  Buildings that are about 6,7,8 tiles wide by 3,4 tiles deep and about the same height as the majority of your models....about 15 storeys tall.  We have a lot of skyscrapers but not very many ground scrapers. 
Anyways, just a thought.

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on February 22, 2013, 10:02:19 AM
I second Robin's request, though I'd never heard of the term "ground scrapers" ;D   Last building looks very good.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on February 22, 2013, 10:44:20 AM
oh ye, wonderful!!  ?=mad)=
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 25, 2013, 01:27:57 PM
Vlasky- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

rooker1- Ground buildings?? Lol!!! you mean buildings that towers in the middle of a park right, like the projects? :)

Swordmaster Lol ground buildings, ha, ha, ha and thank you. :)

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 237 3rd Avenue
 
Here's the skinny model that's next to the fat 201 E. 19 Street apartments building, just a few more things and it can see the textures. :D
 
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2563/2373rdavenuepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on February 25, 2013, 01:37:48 PM
rooker1- Ground buildings?? Lol!!! you mean buildings that towers in the middle of a park right, like the projects? :)

No, he means wider buildings:

Quote
Buildings that are about 6,7,8 tiles wide by 3,4 tiles deep and about the same height as the majority of your models....about 15 storeys tall.

Like the Chicago post office (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/15266-ndex-old-post-office-by-ardecila/), maybe smaller, but then in your style of course.



Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on February 25, 2013, 03:32:58 PM
oh, a domino building? :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 04, 2013, 08:59:46 PM
Swordmaster- Oh okay, I have no plans making a buildings like that.

gn_leugim- Domino building? What do you mean?

NYBT Timpson Pl Row
 
I have been working on this model for a few hours and wanted to show an update. The modeling on this version of the building is about 60% completed. :)
 
What can't believe is that I'm battling the building again for the third time. :)
 
(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/91/timpsonplrow.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on March 05, 2013, 03:49:35 AM
thin and tall, like a domino(e) :P

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRVyoahniAw4H13OsY8KF_j8cibvpLgukEJgFyc5El5sn6cAYX8Aw)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on March 05, 2013, 08:12:08 AM
I always loved that building. Great job!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on March 05, 2013, 09:02:53 AM
Another nice model.
As for the Ground Scrapers, I mean low buildings the are very wide and long and only about 5 to 10 storeys high.

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on March 05, 2013, 09:39:08 AM
Great new model Aaron!  I like the 'domino' building too - we don't have too many of those in SC4.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 09, 2013, 07:01:44 AM
gn_leugim- Ohhhhhhhhh, that's what you mean. :P

Vlasky- Thank you buddy!!! :D

rooker1- Oh okay, it could be possible to make one onday in the future. :)

Simcoug- Thank you, and your right. :)


NYBT 237 3rd Avenue

Here's a little what I did to the skinny bat, still need more work. :D

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2563/2373rdavenuepic01.jpg)

NYBT 365 West End Avenue

Here's an update on my other apartment building, still work to be done, I have to do more detail like the facade details and the ground floor for the building, but it's coming along slow. :)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8787/365westendavenuepic01.jpg)

Here's the google map link to remembrance.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=365+west+end+avenue+new+york+ny&ll=40.783027,-73.981625&spn=0.001887,0.00327&hnear=365+West+End+Ave,+New+York,+10024&gl=us&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.782965,-73.981982&panoid=t_kKNWehPfxST8FFqAC6og&cbp=12,329.16,,0,-29.25 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=365+west+end+avenue+new+york+ny&ll=40.783027,-73.981625&spn=0.001887,0.00327&hnear=365+West+End+Ave,+New+York,+10024&gl=us&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.782965,-73.981982&panoid=t_kKNWehPfxST8FFqAC6og&cbp=12,329.16,,0,-29.25)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on March 09, 2013, 10:57:07 AM
The BATs are looking splendid! :thumbsup:

I especially like the old fire exits on the domino building. Wonderful. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 10, 2013, 10:52:22 AM
sunv123- Thank you for supporting me, thank you!!! :)

NYBT 237 3rd Avenue

Here's the day and the dark night render for the skinny thing, next I will need to make three other versions. :)

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/2563/2373rdavenuepic01.jpg)

Here's both of the building together. :D

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2879/201e19streetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on March 10, 2013, 11:57:56 AM
Great work on the skinny thing  :D  The big building is looking great too  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on March 10, 2013, 12:10:39 PM
The little one is sweet  ;)

Good job as always
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on March 10, 2013, 03:31:31 PM
wow, fast progress, and good too ;) great job
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on March 10, 2013, 03:48:56 PM
Both are great, but I like the fat one just a little more.  Great Work!!!

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on March 10, 2013, 05:16:38 PM
Although there is no mixed zoning in SC4, it looks like the fat building would have it if there was.  It appears as though there's a bank on the first floor.  Of course, this building is residential overall, right?  The roof texture on the big building is quite a sight.  Good work!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on March 12, 2013, 07:38:38 AM
Wow!! That is fantastic!!  &apls  &apls
Great work  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 12, 2013, 07:48:29 AM
noahclem- Thank you!!! :)

Girafe- Thank you friend!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :)

rooker1- Thank you, I understand what you mean. :)

metarvo- Thank you, for the fat building, the building is going to be Residetial and commerical and will have 4 versions of the building. Two of the four version should have balconies. :D

supremec- Thank you!!! :D
 
NYBT 237 3rd Avenue
 
Okay, I have added more stuff to the skinny building, you can see it in the render. What's missing is some pipes on the roof and I think that it for this version of the building. :)
 
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2563/2373rdavenuepic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on March 12, 2013, 08:31:28 AM
some color to the umbrella plz :p

other than that, is looking good :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on March 12, 2013, 11:12:56 AM
I really like the small building. I don't think it needs many pipes on the roof, though.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 14, 2013, 11:06:54 PM
gn_leugim- Thank you, I have worked on it, I will have to post an update on it soon.

RickD- Thank you!! :D



Thank you guys, I have uploaded my next building to the STEX!!!! :D

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28572-nybt-30-e-81-street/

(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4783/30e81ststreetvariations.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on March 15, 2013, 07:12:49 AM
Great model, love the different textures and store fronts.

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on March 15, 2013, 07:53:30 AM
Nice work, Aaron!  My favorite is the lower-left one, but the others are also good.  The window and roof textures are really a sight to behold.

 &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 16, 2013, 02:42:42 PM
Thank you guys!!!

NYBT 201 E. 19 Street

Here's an update on the white version of the building, thank you Jack_wilds for the names. On this version the only store I have named was Kelly's Country Soul Food. Here's the list of stores on this model aka the white building. :D

Angel's Christian Bookstore

Sims Dentalworks

Tom's Corner Barber Plus

All Feet shoe store

Al's All Appliances

Kelly's Country Soul Food

I have the terraces in place and have added the doors for the terrace entrance. I have changed size of the terrace is a little different from the floor plan, I did this because I want the windows to be seen that's near the terrace. I'm going to added a little more junk on the terrace so it's still needs work, another thing the store glass is not final, it's just a place holder till I UVW Unwrap them. :D

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/2879/201e19streetpic01.jpg)

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5650/201e19streetpic02.jpg)





Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on March 16, 2013, 03:33:50 PM
Shame on you Aaron. Making life so tough for the hard-working people at Maxis. No competition possible, even from professionals.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on March 16, 2013, 03:58:53 PM
This is beautiful!  :)  I like these buildings with storefronts so much.  You're not going commercial on us, are you? lol ;D

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on March 16, 2013, 04:03:42 PM
Another beauty  &apls  Can't wait to see these in NORO. Any chance I can get a storefront sometime with my hedgehog logo saying "Bar & Cafe" ?

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/noahclem/Siili/siili_logo_updated.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on March 16, 2013, 04:29:56 PM
wonderful as usual :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 25, 2013, 12:20:36 PM
Swordmaster- Thank you for saying that you make a prod person inside. One thing about Maxis they I think will not spend months on one building, yet make one building into four buildings. :D

metarvo- Thank you, I'm not going commercial on you guys. :P

noahclem- I have used you logo on one of my buildings, I should show you the render. :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 237 3rd Avenue
 
Another update to the skinny thing. I'm am so happy to see the finish line on the horizon, I have worked on the night lights on this building and I just may post again today.
 
In the render below you can see four buildings with different texture of bricks and the stores are different on each model. The fourth model has a back render for you to see if I need to change anything, so enjoy guys. :D
 
 
The stores on the first floors of each building are....
 
Model 1: Paddy Maguire's Aie House
 
Model 2: Urban Hatz
 
Model 3: Home Of Hamburgers
 
Model 4: Pool Table Alley
 
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2563/2373rdavenuepic01.jpg)


NYBT 201 E. 19th Street Variation 4
 
Okay this is an old update, I have posted on Simtropolis but not here. I have worked on the other version of the building, On the model I will need to work on the lights on the balconies, I want to make some of the light on them a little darker that others, I also will have to work on the store glass, it's the same one for version 3. another thing I will need to work on is the terraces chairs and bushes,  I will need to move them round to look different from each version. I still will have to work on the night lights for the other buildings that's variation 1, 2  and 3. I have a lot to do plus It's time to plan for a new building.
 
 
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2879/201e19streetpic01.jpg)
 
Here's a image of the 201 E. 19 Street next to 237 3rd Avenue and 30 E. 81 Street. :D
 
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5650/201e19streetpic02.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 26, 2013, 09:31:06 PM
Sorry to double post but not comments.

NYBT 365 West End Avenue

Here's a small update on the West End Avenue apartment. I have added some of the facade details to the building but there's more to get done on it. :D

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8787/365westendavenuepic01.jpg)

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on March 27, 2013, 05:15:15 AM
Fantastic work!!!
I love the fact that you do different shades of textures for your models.  Makes it seem like we are good a better deal.
I also can't wait to see these in NORO.

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on March 28, 2013, 08:17:52 AM
when I see this all I can think is "why you no make euro???"  :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 29, 2013, 09:28:15 AM
rooker1- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- I love New York City, that's why. :D


NYBT 201 E. 19th Street Variation 2

Okay, guys here's another update on another version to my building. I have a CVS/pharmacy on the first floor, so if you need some medicine you can stop by here to get it. :D I still have to work on the night windows to this building. :D

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2879/201e19streetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on March 29, 2013, 09:49:31 AM
Awesome! Have I mentioned how much I like your textures?   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on March 29, 2013, 09:52:22 AM
Excellent work again  &apls  I agree with Robin, I can't wait to see these in NORO. And yes, I'd love to see the render with my business logo  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 31, 2013, 12:07:57 AM
Simcoug- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you, I hope you can se the logo now. :D


NYBT 201 E. 19th Street

Okay guys this looks like this is the last post to this building, there's not much to change if I need to. :)

(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/1582/201e19streetvariation1.jpg)

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6559/201e19streetvariation2.jpg)

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7223/201e19streetvariation3.jpg)

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/1803/201e19streetvariation4.jpg)

Another closeup view of the shops. :D

Do not worry about the balcony furniture on the 3rd and 4th versions, I will move them around. :D

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4720/201e19thstreetshopview0hw.jpg)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4863/201e19thstreetshopview0.jpg)

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4863/201e19thstreetshopview0.jpg)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4863/201e19thstreetshopview0.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on March 31, 2013, 03:31:12 AM
Just sublime  &apls &apls  I love version 3  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on March 31, 2013, 05:29:14 AM
awesomy worky!  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on March 31, 2013, 02:57:59 PM
Awesome, I know that hedgehog from somewhere :thumbsup:


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on March 31, 2013, 08:43:48 PM
LOVE IT ALL!

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on April 02, 2013, 08:06:05 AM
LOVE IT ALL!

Robin

Me too! Great!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 03, 2013, 07:10:48 AM
noahclem- Thank you, you love the white building. :P

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

Swordmaster- Lol!!! :D

rooker1- Thank you!!! :D

FrankU- Thank you!!! :D

FrankU- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 201 E. 19th Street

Here's a in game view of the building I still have to export the maxis night and dark night. I think it can be a good idea to have the NYBT team to test the building to see if it will grow in the game. :D

As you can see in the other zoom, I just finihsed modding Darknono's building and should be ready for the public soon :D

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2489/201e19thstreetgameview.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on April 03, 2013, 08:58:17 AM
stunning work Aaron - all the little shop variations on the ground floor add a ton of character.  These definitely have a NY feel, but they will also working in any urban setting. 
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 03, 2013, 09:22:00 AM
Beautiful pics  &apls &apls

A couple thoughts though--first, the little green awning on the tall building in the first pic seems to extend pretty far out into the road. It works there because the network is street but I think it would be too long for anything else besides OWR1. Second, are we not going to get the famous Aaron Graham slope tolerance and custom foundations?  :-[

Of course these are just small things and I want the overall message I'm sending to be how awesome all your work here truly is  &dance
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on April 06, 2013, 05:31:15 PM
Absolutely amazing buildings! I love the newer buildings with the shops at the base - as common as that is in the real world it's something that always seemed to be in short supply in SC4. Your attention to detail and mastery with buildings of all shapes and sizes really shows with these last few. Excellent work!  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 07, 2013, 01:32:28 PM
Simcoug- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you, the building awning that is out to far is not my building, you can always tell from my bricks. That's Darknono's building, I was not happy with the awnings myself. I would love to get back to making slope friendly buildings, but for building like this they can only take a little slope and the variations I mod is random so I will have to make one foundation. What do you think?

whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: nbvc on April 07, 2013, 11:22:11 PM
The buildings look great in game. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 08, 2013, 06:48:25 PM
nbvc- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 785 Park Avenue
 
Okay guys it's time for a new building, I had my eyes on this building sense November 2012, this clay render is very old months old, and now I think it's time to make this one. :D
 
(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/209/785parkavenue.jpg)

Here's the google map link to the building. :D

https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.771832,-73.962917&spn=0.001887,0.00327&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.771744,-73.963492&panoid=bzqD7FVhUeEFHy0K_TJ5sA&cbp=12,80.69,,0,-19.04 (https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.771832,-73.962917&spn=0.001887,0.00327&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.771744,-73.963492&panoid=bzqD7FVhUeEFHy0K_TJ5sA&cbp=12,80.69,,0,-19.04)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on April 09, 2013, 06:13:55 AM
I'm sure this will be another awesome addition to your line up of BATs.

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on April 09, 2013, 06:36:20 AM
The ground floor shops make these models perfect for inner city urban life! They are great. I love them all and with all these different ones in a row I feel like being in NY.  &apls  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 09, 2013, 06:55:13 AM
Lovely new model  &apls  As for your last question, I'm not sure I understand it. Of course I would like to see more of your slope-friendly buildings but if it's too much work I understand. Even a small amount of slope tolerance would be very nice.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on April 09, 2013, 08:19:28 AM
Your skyline looks quite impressive!  :thumbsup:  The variations of the E. 19th St. building all look very nice.  What stands out to me the most about this is that I had normally only seen these kinds of variations on small houses, until now.  It's good to see this kind of variety for dense residential buildings.  Last but not least, I like how you varied the nightlighting along with the colors and shops.  Keep up the good work, Aaron!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on April 09, 2013, 01:17:57 PM
well for now it is... well.. err.. boxy XD and grey too XD lets se further (good) work :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Delecto on April 10, 2013, 04:32:26 AM
Always the same exceptional quality in your achievement Aaron!  &apls

Fantastic.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 12, 2013, 12:00:34 AM
rooker1- Thank you, I'm sure it will be great with my line up of buildings. :D

FrankU- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you, I will see what I can do with future buildings. :D

metarvo- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Lol, you will see more. :D

Delecto- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 785 Park Avenue

Here's another update on my building, I have the windows just a few more things and I think the texturing will come up. :D

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/209/785parkavenue.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on April 12, 2013, 05:18:32 AM
Coming along great.  Will you be doing various textures again. 
And have evert hought about going back and redoing some of your older models in DarkNite?

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 12, 2013, 08:05:58 PM
Rooker1- Thank you, I will be various textures on this building too. I have thought about doing the same thing on my other buildings, I'm just hoping I do it soon. :)

NYBT Dover House

Here's another building for you guys, this one is not a corner building, it's like the second version of the Hogan Apartments.

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5227/doverhouse.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on April 14, 2013, 04:04:04 PM
it is really needed that I say how good they are? :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on April 15, 2013, 04:47:41 AM
I am repeating myself here....
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 16, 2013, 06:37:50 AM
gn_leugim- What? I'm okay. :D

FrankU- LOl!! :D

NYBT 785 Park Avenue
 
Here's an small update on the 785 Park avenue, I had to keep changing things and it took a long time to get it right, I had to keep undoing things that was not right. I have added some bushed on the terrace and soon need furniture and I still have to model the back of the building and the ac units and roof junk. :D
 
 
(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/209/785parkavenue.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on April 16, 2013, 06:45:22 AM
It's coming along great!!

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on April 16, 2013, 07:37:57 AM
Nice progress!  ;)  I'm looking forward to seeing what textures you use.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on April 16, 2013, 12:44:12 PM
I was talking about the bats, but great to know you are ok, the bats look ok too :p
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: supremec on April 16, 2013, 03:05:23 PM
So much beautiful BATs!!!  &apls  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 19, 2013, 05:00:31 AM
Thank you guys!!! :D

Guess what guys NYBT 201 E. 19 Street is on the STEX!!!!! :D

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28649-nybt-201-e-19-street/

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8153/201e19streetvariations.jpg)
 
 
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 19, 2013, 08:44:58 AM
I love it! Thanks a lot  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on April 19, 2013, 05:42:50 PM
 &apls &apls (words for what? :P )
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on April 22, 2013, 03:43:01 AM
It is a masterpiece.  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on April 22, 2013, 05:36:31 AM
Nice piece of work! &apls
I love the fact that you do the four different textures and the four different bases.....it's like we are gertting four for the price of one. ()stsfd()
Great work.  You are fast becoming one of my favourite BATers. ;)

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 23, 2013, 07:57:59 AM
noahclem- Your welcome and also thank you. :D

gn_leugim- :O

RickD- Thank you!!! :D

rooker1- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 785 park Avenue
 
Here's a tiny update on the building, I took a few days off the batting, yeah a batter needs to rest too. In the image you can see the basement area of the building, I have added two doors, I will have to make a way to get to the basement are from outside, then I will have to make furniture for the terraces, damn I hate making furniture. :(
 
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/209/785parkavenue.jpg)

Guess what guys 3ds Max Design 2014 is out as some of the other Autodesk software is out, like Maya 2014 ect, but to let you guess know 3ds Max 14 is not out yet, I wonder why. I have posted this on before on ST but no one loves 3ds Max. :P
 
Let's Hope there's no problem using BAT 4 Max on it. :)
 
Edit: Bat 4 does work on 3ds Max 14 Design, but for the exporting I'm still testing it.

From the looks of it 3ds Max 2014 Design is not ready for BAT 4 Max. 3ds Max has some render quality problems and exporting issues.
 
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4759/3dsmax14release.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 23, 2013, 08:19:50 AM
Looks great! Have fun with the furniture  :D  Hope you had a nice break from BATting and best of luck with the new software  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on April 26, 2013, 03:29:41 AM
Quote
but no one loves 3ds Max. :P

I don't  &Thk/( XD for sc4 purposes ofc

anyway, your building is loooking gooood :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on April 26, 2013, 09:28:26 AM
Ah, furniture. $%Grinno$%

Nice looking model there, as always, don't work yourself out. A happy BATer makes a happy BAT. ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 29, 2013, 10:02:25 PM
sunv123 & noahclem- Thank you, I just used furniture from an older building.

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 785 park Avenue
 
Just a few work thing I can work on and I think I can get to the textures, right now I am rushing to get the building started and make a new building. I'm in a rush to finish. I just used furniture from older buildings. :P
 
 
 
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/209/785parkavenue.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 30, 2013, 03:57:14 AM
Looks excellent as always  &apls  But why are you in a hurry to get it done? The old furniture is nice but in at least one case there's outdoor furniture but no door to get from inside the building to that terrace.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 01, 2013, 02:21:30 PM
Lol!!!! I have fix the problem you see. I was going to work on it later, I want make a new building for OSITM. :D

I will be posting my NYBT work over at the NYBT's May 2013 OSITM

http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=15837.msg458917;topicseen#new
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 31, 2013, 08:33:33 PM
NYBT Dover House

Here's the Dover House, I have added more detail to the building I pray to have this building finished soon. :D

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/7774/doverhousepic01.jpg)

Here's the google map link and the floor plan to the building. :)

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&ll=40.772744,-73.957613&spn=0.000472,0.000817&hnear=New+York&gl=us&t=h&layer=c&cbll=40.772744,-73.957741&panoid=aNAzWS6LVxioHrIp-0o9_Q&cbp=12,45.14,,0,-8.49&z=21

http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/17145
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 06, 2013, 01:39:04 AM
Darknono35- Thank you, I know you can't wait. :P
 
SimCoug- Thank you!!! :D
 
NYBT Gracie Manor
 
Here's a new building, this one is also not a corner building, it just like the Dover House.
 
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/8553/graciemanorpic01.jpg)
 
Here's the google map link and the floor plan to the building.

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-US&ll=40.775009,-73.947072&spn=0.000944,0.001635&layer=c&cbll=40.775009,-73.947072&panoid=WFXQplr5CHfkfI6oi_tLdg&cbp=12,199.27,,0,-5.79&t=h&z=20

http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/17257
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on June 07, 2013, 06:25:28 AM
You occupy the first place in my list of top modelers not only by the speed and quality, but also by the choices you make in picking buildings. Great job. All hail the king :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 08, 2013, 05:51:54 PM
Vlasky- Thank you buddy!!! :D

NYBT Townsley

Here's another building, it's not a corner building like the other new buildings I posted recently. The line on the plan that is going left to right is the 1.6 meter line. The building just like the Dover and the Gracie Manor are set father back from the road for the stairs to go below ground or for the flower bed. I was on a mission to make as many new buildings that should not cost a lot of time to finished. :)

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/9627/townsleypic01.jpg)

Here's the google map link and the floor plan to the building.

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-US&ll=40.745788,-73.975722&spn=0.001343,0.00327&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.745699,-73.976021&panoid=CnFg5tt9JwbhrOKWJzXk8Q&cbp=12,16.2,,0,-11.71

http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/17600
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on June 08, 2013, 06:59:09 PM
I was on a mission to make as many new buildings

No kidding! You've really been flying through buildings lately, and they all look great!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 12, 2013, 02:55:30 PM
whatevermind- Lol, thank you!! :D

32-48 30th Street

Here's another update, I have added a little more details, I still did not model the swag moulding yet. :P The variations are coming up soon. :D

(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3264/324830thstreetpic01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on June 12, 2013, 03:30:27 PM
Another fantastic model. Great work!!

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on June 12, 2013, 03:37:32 PM
Awesome!  Great fire escapes.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 14, 2013, 08:48:33 PM
rooker1- Thank you!!! :D

Simcoug- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 32-48 30th Street
 
The only thing that is not textured is the roof, doors, and some small objects on the building. I have made some changes do to the mistake I have made when I was looking on Bing Maps. :)
 
The building is going to be a 1x2, I also wanted to make it a 1x3, but it looks like I can't. I have plans to make four to eight models of this building. :)
 
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1729/t3kl.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on June 14, 2013, 08:52:20 PM
Very good! Looking forward to the roof texture.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 18, 2013, 01:30:18 PM
Swordmaster- Thank you buddy!!! :D


NYBT 32-48 30th Street

Another update on my building I have the roof textures and the ac units in the building, but I still fail to make the swag moulding. I will have to work on the night lights and the variations next.

I'm having the same problem with my fan on my laptop. When the laptop goes into sleep mode and I take it off the sleep mode the fan does not work, the only way right now I know I can get it to work is to use the vacuum cleaner pipe. I have open my laptop to clean the fan and still no hope. I will have to go back and open it up again, one of my usb ports is not working, I think I forgot to attach the wire back. Let's hope I can fix that part. :)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8416/jfb4.jpg)

Edit:

This is an update on the model, it's in realistic mode, as you can see you can see the Omni in place. :D

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/5789/lv62.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on June 18, 2013, 02:00:19 PM
I don't think I've ever noticed window A/C units on a BAT before.  Nice.  :thumbsup:  I hope you're able to get your computer problems fixed.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on June 18, 2013, 03:36:34 PM
Fantastic....love it all and can't wait to get my hands on it.
Don't foget my PM to you please. ;)

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 19, 2013, 01:36:09 PM
metarvo- What!!!! I have been putting ac units in the windows on my building for a long time know, not all of them have ac units in the windows, just the building that has them in RL. :D

Check out some of my older buildings. :D

rooker1- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 32-48 30th Street

Here's a test of what the variations may look like.

Please do not mind the fire escapes and the roof textures, I have planned to make variations on them too.

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7994/wrpi.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: io_bg on June 19, 2013, 04:33:01 PM
Great stuff as always! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on June 21, 2013, 05:48:20 AM
that looks amazing!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on June 21, 2013, 07:48:10 AM
Oh my god, these are excellent. Exactly what I need!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on June 21, 2013, 08:26:17 AM
This is a fantastic small building. I like this size of house very much. It is perfect to fill in between the highrises.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mattb325 on June 22, 2013, 05:44:32 AM
Excellent work! I love the little terracotta tiles along the parapet. Nice touch! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 22, 2013, 09:54:53 PM
io_bg- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

Bipin- Thank you, for stopping by and I so happy you like them. :)

mattb325- Thank you, your right it will look great between two taller buildings. :D

mattb325- Thank you, I happy you like them. :D

NYBT 32-48 30th Street

It still sad NYBT did not have it's own Forum here. :(

Here's the first Half of the variations of the building. I hope you like them, of course there different from the variation test. :P

The change I have made is the height of the roof pipes, I have added pipes on the walls so the water does not pool on the roof, but any way it's not possible it does not rain in Sim City 4, but if it does the water could escape where the fire escape open is on back of the building. Another change is the bricks on the different version of the building.

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/736/gaq0.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on June 22, 2013, 11:51:16 PM
Very nice. :thumbsup:  I like the brick colors you used.  I don't think I've ever seen such colorful fire escapes in RL (but I like them).
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on June 24, 2013, 03:54:50 PM
Love the BATs and their color variations as well. I have a home for these as soon as they are released.
Congrats to you as well on your new home....NYBT Place.

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on June 25, 2013, 04:48:35 AM
I think the white roof is too bright :\ other than that, looking good :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 25, 2013, 11:46:44 AM
rooker1- Thank you!!!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you, I made them a tiny bit darker but they will still be light, in New York there are buildings with white roof. :)

NYBT 32-48 30th Street

NYBT has it's own Place in sc4devotions!!!!! :D

Here's the second Half of the variations of the building.
 
What I will need to work on the the night lights on the second half of the buildings and move around the AC units on the buildings, and I should be finished. :D

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1471/pyy8.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 27, 2013, 06:22:06 AM
I always say to myself if I have to double post then something is wrong. I must not be doing good enough. :)

NYBT 32-48 30th Street

Here's an night image of the building, it's finished, now I will need to export it. :D

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1386/ru1e.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on June 27, 2013, 06:39:08 AM
Beautiful work Aaron  &apls  And nothing's wrong  $%Grinno$%  Nice to see this shorter building style from you--your talent is obviously not limited to the larger style of buildings you do so well.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on June 27, 2013, 06:43:58 AM
I always say to myself if I have to double post then something is wrong. I must not be doing good enough. :)

You had better make more stuff than.  :P

Your night lighting turned out great, I love these models.

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on June 27, 2013, 09:03:32 AM
sweet builings  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: threestooges on June 27, 2013, 12:07:11 PM
Very nice work. Continually I'm impressed when I come in here.
-Matt
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on June 27, 2013, 12:29:40 PM
Looking great, Aaron! :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on June 27, 2013, 01:27:19 PM
Great Nightlightings, and love the Fire Escapes! :thumbsup:

Great work Aaron!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 28, 2013, 10:52:40 AM
noahclem- Thank you, numbers are important to me to stop the repetitive buildings. :D

rooker1- Thank you, I will make more buildings. :D

Girafe- Thank you, there more sour than sweets, because there brick. :P

threestooges- Thank you for Continually being impressed by my work!!! :D

art128- Thank you!!! :D

sunv123- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 32-48 30th Street

Here's an image of the aprtments in the game, it's a 1x2, should I also make a 2x2 version, please let me know I need to release this building soon. :)

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/5655/10ew.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Uzil on June 28, 2013, 05:54:58 PM
Fantastic work, I look forward tu use it in my city, as your other buildings  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on June 28, 2013, 07:53:50 PM
W2Wow!  Eight variations.  One of these days, we might be able to build a city with only Aaron Graham buildings for medium or high density residential, without repetition.  I like how you varied the fire escapes, too, but I'm glad you kept one of them red.  ;D  Nice job, Aaron.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on June 28, 2013, 08:24:36 PM
Great job! Congrats on getting the board, too ;)


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on June 29, 2013, 08:54:53 AM
The models look great Aaron.
Where did you get the modd from that adds those road dividers?

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on June 29, 2013, 10:17:29 AM
Uzil- Thank you!!! :D

metarvo- Thank you, it's possible to have an Ubran residential area with just my building's if I keep it up!!! :D

Swordmaster- Thank you, I alwasy wanted NYBT to have one over at Sc4devotions. :)

rooker1- Thank you, you like the dividers and I have been trying to figure out to get rid of them. I just installed NAM that's how I got them on my street, I do not remember adding anything. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on June 29, 2013, 05:57:15 PM
Robin and Aaron, I think it may be the NAM Retexture and Cosmetic Mod-North American Version 1 (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2589) by Superhands.  It makes certain Street and Road intersections look more gradual and less sharp (analogous to the difference between standard curves [also updated by the mod] and NAM wide curves), and it turns ortho Street and Road dead-ends into cul-de-sacs.  It also puts those dividers on Street intersections in medium and high density residential and commercial zones.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Indiana Joe on June 29, 2013, 08:34:10 PM
Robin and Aaron, I think it may be the NAM Retexture and Cosmetic Mod-North American Version 1 (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2589) by Superhands.  It makes certain Street and Road intersections look more gradual and less sharp (analogous to the difference between standard curves [also updated by the mod] and NAM wide curves), and it turns ortho Street and Road dead-ends into cul-de-sacs.  It also puts those dividers on Street intersections in medium and high density residential and commercial zones.

Yes, and with NAM v31 this became part of the standard install.  You can remove the folder called "Standard Retexture and Cosmetic Mod" located in Plugins\Z_NAM\Road Textures to get rid of the dividers, but you'll also lose the smooth curves and wider intersections.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 01, 2013, 08:13:41 AM
http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28818-nybt-32-48-30th-street/ (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28818-nybt-32-48-30th-street/)

NYBT 32-48 30th Street is on STEX


(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2307/0se0.jpg)

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7263/t1he.jpg)

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on July 01, 2013, 10:32:38 AM
Thanks for sharing :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on July 01, 2013, 01:32:02 PM
give this man a dolar!!       ... or more, he deserves :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cdpferde on July 01, 2013, 03:00:09 PM
Many Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 03, 2013, 03:00:23 PM
Girafe- Your welcome!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

cdpferde- Thank you!!! :D

cdpferde- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT Dover House

Okay back to one of the models I have started last month, this building is getting close to being finished. Things I will need to work on is the add more objects to the terraces, add lamps to the terraces, add the post for the rails on the upper floors, texturing the ground floor stairs and the little fence that's around the plants. :D

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/1035/dlr9.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on July 03, 2013, 03:28:58 PM
NICE, nice, nice!!!!
It's really coming together.

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on July 03, 2013, 11:32:38 PM
Nice work Aaron. 40 pages worth of quality! You're getting quite the catalogue.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on July 05, 2013, 05:12:41 PM
Those little rowhomes back there are beautiful! Very nice work!   :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 08, 2013, 12:17:53 PM
rooker1- Thank you!!! :D

Swordmaster- Thank you!!! :D

whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Dover House

Here's another update, I have added more things to the building I'm getting close to the finish line, I still think I need to add more things on the terrace and I think I cna go to the texturing. :)

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8110/3d47.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on July 08, 2013, 12:34:05 PM
Looks good as always  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on July 08, 2013, 03:47:54 PM
As per usual, excellent modeling.  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on July 08, 2013, 05:16:10 PM
Good job buddy ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on July 10, 2013, 08:55:28 AM
more of the same...  /wrrd%& great stuff ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on July 10, 2013, 01:28:01 PM
Great work on the latest buildings Aaron  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 11, 2013, 11:47:25 PM
Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

Bipin- Thank you!!! :D

darknono35- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT Dover House


Here's the update you guys want to see, I still have to do a little more stuff and I can move the the night lights and the variations. :D

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/7890/9vzl.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on July 12, 2013, 04:44:46 AM
Looks really great. I love the patios on the upper levels and the greenery.

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on July 12, 2013, 05:18:55 AM
The greenery is lovely, I really like his one, maybe it's because it's more modern  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on July 12, 2013, 07:05:32 AM
Love it! Thew greenery and smooth and black granite (?) on the facade really make this appear more gentrified, and thus a lot grander.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Simcoug on July 12, 2013, 12:12:20 PM
Great texturing and details.   :thumbsup:
How much does the penthouse go for?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on July 12, 2013, 01:59:25 PM
Need I say it's beautiful?  ;D  One question though, are those stairs to the water tower supposed to end in a door?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on July 12, 2013, 04:38:38 PM
 :)    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on July 14, 2013, 06:23:54 AM
Can't wait to see this one growing in my downtown or "Aaron city" ;p :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 15, 2013, 11:16:41 PM
rooker1- Thank you, glad you like the roof details!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you, I'm happy you like the details on the roof. :D

Bipin- Thank you, you smile on my face!!! :D

Simcoug- Tahnk you, the penthouse can cost up to $1,200.00 to $2,000.00 a month. :D

whatevermind- Thank you, I forgot to add the door. :P

Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D

darknono35- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT Dover House

Here's another update on the Dover House, I'm sure you can see the changes I have done to the building and the things I have added. Here's a variation of the colors I may use down below. The bricks in the render are a little different, you can see the motor on them and the bricks are a little larger. If you guys want to to make the bricks smaller I can change that. :)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6724/52xd.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on July 16, 2013, 09:31:21 AM
The color/brick variations look great  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on July 16, 2013, 09:56:00 AM
Let's evaluate it.
out of 5 you have:
Mental Ray: -1
No Euro Set: -4
Modeling: 5
Details: 5
texturing: 5
Extra: Color variation: 5

Final score: 15 out of 5   :P  &apls  &apls

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on July 16, 2013, 10:03:03 AM
 :o

Wow, i'm speechless. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on July 16, 2013, 03:33:44 PM
Beautiful BAT as always. I think the darker bricks are a little too large, but it's maybe the my eyes :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 19, 2013, 10:54:44 AM
gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Wow!!! Thank you, that's a good score. :D

sunv123- :O it's that bad, I know. :D

darknono35- Thank you, I have worked on them and I'm sure you seen the change at ST. :D

1225 Morris Avenue

Okay guys here it go again, a new building, this one is located in the Bronx baby. I have to keep the production going. :D
 
In the large image you can see that I have bevel to top of the building to form the parapet and I have cut line on the roof to make the roof access buildings, so next is to extrude between -1.0m to 1.5 m. after that I will need to work on the ground floor, the basement part of the building, and work on the facade designs and the best part about it, it not to intense. :)
 


(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8499/v253.jpg)
 
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2656/x5gl.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on July 19, 2013, 01:34:29 PM
Lovely new building!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on July 19, 2013, 06:39:32 PM
 "$Deal"$   for the Dover House  :thumbsup:  for th colors and textures  :thumbsup: size of  the bricks %confuso    it looks alright in the teasers but how will it look in game...

if in game works good then keep as is... other wise a tweak to a smaller size -but only if in game isn't ideal  ???  anyway my thoughts for consideration  :satisfied:

 :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on July 20, 2013, 04:12:08 AM
Beautiful apartments building from Bronx ;)
It's looks good, hey Aaron, can you model all NYC please :D ?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Kergelen on July 20, 2013, 04:36:34 AM
Love the previous one and the flora you add.  &apls I think I'll use in my region
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 20, 2013, 03:39:42 PM
noahclem- Thank you!! :D

Jack_wilds- I have made the bricks smaller I did not post an update here. :P Stupid me. :P

darknono35- Thank you, I had to make something from Bronx. :D

Kergelen- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 225 Morris Avenue

Here's another update, as you can see the back of the building has a basement like the last building I uploaded the 32-48 30th Street. :D

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8118/fsgn.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sim_link on July 21, 2013, 01:31:06 PM
Great work as usual, your stuff is always top notch!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 22, 2013, 11:11:56 AM
sim_link- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue

Here's another update on the building, I have added the details to the roof access building, and I have move the windows around according to the floor plan. :)

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5895/bfa7.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on July 22, 2013, 12:35:23 PM
 &apls
I love this one
I can't wait the textures buddy .
 
And I though (  &idea ) about your apartments with this disign, maybe you should do a variant with windows broken and walls very dirty, like if the building come from an dirty ghetto. What did you think about this idea ?   ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on July 22, 2013, 03:38:27 PM
will you ever do something not so good? you know, for a change?:P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 24, 2013, 11:33:53 AM
darknono35- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

Dover House

Here's the night light for the building, I will work on the a little more and then add them to the variations. :)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/7323/o82c.jpg)

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Cheddar on July 24, 2013, 04:54:24 PM
Looks great! The nightlights are impressive!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on July 25, 2013, 04:30:04 AM
verynice indeed )
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: epicblunder on July 26, 2013, 10:31:28 AM
I love all the green you have packed onto Dover House.  Have you (or girafe) ever thought of putting together a tutorial for making flora like that in 3ds so some of us lousy BATers can pick up some tricks?    ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 26, 2013, 07:51:41 PM
gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

epicblunder- Thank you, I have not thought about making a tutorial on making flora, I think Girafe should do it he's the master at it. :)

Dover House

This should be the last render for the day of all the versions of the Dover House. Next render should be the night renders of the Dover House, all I have to do is change the night lights in the windows and I will be exporting.

I want to know who want to test the building before the release of the building, you will have to test it in the game to see if it will grow.

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2497/iieu.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on July 26, 2013, 08:18:32 PM
Awesome work!
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that you may very well be one of the best batters active right now!! Your work is outstanding and I love the fact that you do four versions of most models now.

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on July 27, 2013, 04:51:56 AM
Amazing work  &apls &apls

And I second Robin, you clearly entered to the circle of best sc4 batters   ;)
If you need someone to test the files, don't hesitate  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on July 27, 2013, 02:28:32 PM
well done...  :thumbsup: luv the roof top patios... the textures are an improvement... anticipating release    :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on July 27, 2013, 02:37:10 PM
I love the variation in the rooftops on that building. You could get two of them growing right next to each other and have to do a double take to make sure they're really the same building. That is beautiful and really well done!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on July 27, 2013, 02:42:51 PM
Agree with everything here. . . except Robin saying it's going out on a limb. It's not, it's certain that you are :thumbsup:


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 27, 2013, 04:24:57 PM
rooker1- Thank you, I try my best to be the odd ball, that's why I make the apartment buildings, something most batters do not do. Some forget about the residential areas, how do you think people is going to living in your city without a proper amount of urban residential buildings. :D

Girafe- Thank you, I will let you know when there ready to be tested. :)

Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D

whatevermind- Lol, your right. You do have to take a double look at the buildings to see there the same buildings. :P

Swordmaster- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Dover House

I think the night lights are to yellow, so I will desaturate them a bit. :)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2126/nc1j.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on July 28, 2013, 03:42:28 AM
Very good variation for the facade, details, nighlight colors. Roofs are awesome  &apls :o
About the lighting color, I think it's too yellow, maybe you should to keep the same color as your first picture :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on July 29, 2013, 08:24:58 AM
brighter less yellow colors would look good imo ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 30, 2013, 11:36:20 PM
Thank you guys!!! :D

NYBT Dover House is on the STEX!!!!

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28900-nybt-dover-house/
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on July 31, 2013, 03:32:18 PM
Thanks for this building Aaron, it's fabulous  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RepublicMaster on August 01, 2013, 02:03:11 AM
Great upload! This will fit great in my cities. :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 02, 2013, 02:16:16 AM
darknono35- Thank you, i'm amazed your happy. :D

RepublicMaster- Thank you, i'm astound the Dover house will fit in your city. :D


NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue

Here's an update, I have finished making the fire escapes for the front of the building next will be the details for the parapet and the details for the ground floor leading to the entrance to the building. :D

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/2316/ik4i.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Rayden on August 02, 2013, 05:56:03 AM
Nice job Aaron  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RepublicMaster on August 02, 2013, 06:11:09 AM
Looking great!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 06, 2013, 10:55:20 AM
Rayden- Thank you!!! :D

RepublicMaster- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue

Almost finished with this building, I need to add some rails for the steps and do the night lights, after that it's off the the variations. :D

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/918/htkg.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 06, 2013, 11:25:24 AM
Looks cool  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on August 06, 2013, 04:51:15 PM
So good  :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mgarcia on August 06, 2013, 08:22:07 PM
Looks really great Aaron.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 07, 2013, 05:53:26 AM
I'm afraid that white wall can be a bit too bright  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 09, 2013, 07:46:53 AM
Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

darknono35- Thank you!!! :D

mgarcia- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugime Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Gracie Manor

Here's an update on this apartment I have started months ago. Still some more to go and the modeling will be finished. :D

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/811/u6rp.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 15, 2013, 07:34:26 AM
NYBT Gracie Manor

Here's a update on the apartment, next will need to be adding the bushes, chairs,  ac units, texturing, and night lighten. :D

From the last  update, I've barely moved. :P

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7208/7hhq.jpg)


Rattan Furniture

Rattan Furniture should be great to add on my apartment buildings. :D

https://www.google.com/search?q=rattan+furniture&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&authuser=0&ei=bcwMUq6WGJK54AOtt4CYCA&biw=1600&bih=714&sei=cMwMUtO6E7PyyAHv2YDQCg

Rattan Furniture Texture

https://www.google.com/search?q=rattan+furniture+texture&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=uMsMUvSGIO2gyQHQh4F4&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=714


Here's a set I have made for the apartment building. It took about 3 hours to find and make the furniture in 3ds Max. :D

Rattan Furniture Set01

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5719/0ljk.jpg)


Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on August 15, 2013, 08:46:13 PM
That's some pretty neat furniture. And the building's not half bad either.  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on August 16, 2013, 06:21:36 AM
Such details that we will not be able to see that close ingame....  $%Grinno$% $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 18, 2013, 12:06:48 PM
whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D

art128- Thank you, and your right, the details will not be seen in the game. That's Why I did not want to put to much work on them. :D


NYBT Gracie Manor

Okay, here's another update. I still need to model a few things and add the ac units and the rest of the textures and night lights I will need to add and the building should be completed. I wanted to make new building but having a hard time. :P

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6305/lb5l.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: iamgoingtoeatyou on August 18, 2013, 12:13:34 PM
Looks great! Love the windows on this one
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 19, 2013, 03:37:16 AM
lovely :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 19, 2013, 04:36:33 AM
good job  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Earth quake on August 19, 2013, 05:13:54 AM
A simple word : beautiful !
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on August 20, 2013, 10:58:53 AM
Another jewelery from you :D  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 26, 2013, 09:03:18 AM
iamgoingtoeatyou- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

Earth quake- Thank you!!! :D

darknono35- Thank you!!! :D

Happy Birthday to me, I'm 23!!!! :O
 
Let's come up with a rhyme.
 
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, I'm 23, I'm 23, and My NYBT Thread is on 43. :P


Edit:

NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue

Here's an update, next should be the variations. :D

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3108/ttxn.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 26, 2013, 09:23:39 AM
HB  &dance &dance &dance
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 26, 2013, 09:50:38 AM
a rhyme? ok, challenge accepted :D

happy birthday to you,
I wish from my soul,
no one bats as you do,
hope you keep doing so

:D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 26, 2013, 11:46:57 AM
Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Lol!!! Thank you I love your little rhyme, and I'm happy to know you did a rhyme, I was not expecting someone to make a rhyme. You should look at T Wrecks rhyme on my NYBT Thread over at ST, on page 53. :D

NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue

How you guys think of the variation test for the building, the only thing I have change is the main brick that is on the front of the building and the fire escapes color and textures.

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1135/7q0q.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 26, 2013, 12:00:54 PM
Looks good but I am not convinced by the cyan. Do you have a dark green or blue in your palette?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on August 26, 2013, 12:46:34 PM
Happy number 23
Your bats are always great to see!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on August 27, 2013, 03:52:38 AM
T Wrecks is a rapper? oh god XD

and btw, I am not a born English speaking person, so making rhymes in English for me is quite hard   :P

and your work keeps looking top  :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 28, 2013, 05:48:51 AM
Girafe- Thank you, I love the color I used on the fire escape, it's cutie to me. :P

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you, T Wrecks maybe a Rapper. :)


NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue

Here's another update, next I will need to still move around the ac units and the night windows.

(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/623/z74k.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 29, 2013, 12:31:50 PM
edwardjeria- Thank you!!! :D

Darknono35- Thank you!!! :D

B.C builder- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue

Here's an in game image of the 1225 Morris Avenue, next I will need to export the building, I will need some people to test the building to see if it will grow, I want to upload the building tomorrow. :)
 
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8862/v50e.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RepublicMaster on August 29, 2013, 11:05:44 PM
It looks superb! Great work. :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Mr.Lin on August 30, 2013, 05:07:16 AM

What a detailed building you made !That's awesome !  &apls
And waiting for your upload ! ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Uzil on August 30, 2013, 06:14:04 AM
Wonderful buildings  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on August 30, 2013, 07:34:47 AM
Fantastic as always. I love the fact that you have made some alleyways too. Great touch!!

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 01, 2013, 09:30:25 AM
RepublicMaster- Thank you!!! :D

Mr.Lin- Thank you, you have to wait no more, it's on STEX!!! :)

Uzil- Thank you!!! :D

rooker1- Thank you, i'm happy you love the work I have out on this bat.


NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue is on STEX!!! (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28949-nybt-1225-morris-avenue[/url)


NYBT 1225 Morris Avenue, by Aaron Graham

Credits

Aaron Graham- Building Creator/ Modder/ Growth Tester
cmdp123789- Growth Tester
cogeo- File Scrutineer

Here’s 1225 Morris Avenue, Located in Bronx, New York City in the neighborhood called Fleetwood - Concourse Village, east of Grand Concourse. This six story  Art Deco apartment was finished in 1937, the architect is Lilien, H. Herbert. 1225 Morris Avenue tile set is New York City.  There are four bats/ Building models, two of the four are flipped and each one has different brick color and each model has two wealth types R$ and R$$. This building is a (W2W) wall to wall non-corner building, this building will fit perfectly in  the middle of your city block. 1225 Morris Avenue is a wonderful apartment for your Sims if they do not want to live in a high density area. Enjoy the upload!!


(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7444/psge.jpg)

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/3817/8q08.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mgarcia on September 01, 2013, 11:03:45 AM
You know what is curious - there is a famous architect named Aaron Graham in my Sim World too.  Every time one of his buildings is built, my sims throw a party!   ()stsfd()   LOL...that was bad...  :thumbsdown:  Thanks for the upload over at the STEX.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 02, 2013, 09:35:18 AM
a good addiction for a NY themed city :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 07, 2013, 02:15:49 PM
Thank you guys!!! :D

 
Hey guys I'm back my fan on my computer stopped working all together, so now I have a new one. Here's some pictures I've took yesterday of my laptop. I had to put in a new fan in it and now it's good, back to batting for King Graham. :D
 
 
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/1558/2vn8.jpg)
 
Beekman Hotel Tower

I've been working on the Beekman hotel tower slowly and it's far from finished. :D
 
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/567/5yq4.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on September 07, 2013, 02:40:40 PM
Wow, the model looks stunning! Great Work. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on September 07, 2013, 04:05:41 PM
luv the promising progress on the beekman  :thumbsup: ... its a needed addition for a few of my cities in need of a hotel of that genre...  :)

the torn up laptop,  yikes!

trust you have a portable hard drive to use for all your back ups, its a useful tool for those chores... :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on September 09, 2013, 11:46:09 AM
I'm really in love of this building design :) , and I'm glad to see you trying that... buddy :D . The game and the community need many more buildings of this style  :thumbsup:
I can't wait the next update ;) good job so far  &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 09, 2013, 05:33:56 PM
dude, what can you not do? XD
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 12, 2013, 02:58:53 AM
sunv123- Thank you!!! :D

Jack_wilds- Thank you, I know this disassemble of my laptop scares people. :)

darknono35- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Gracie Manor

Here's a small update I have done to the building, I have added the roof junk and the roof texture. I still need to do little more to the building like add more textures to some areas and do the night lights, ect.... :)

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3443/f2od.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on September 12, 2013, 06:22:08 AM
Very nice work as always Aaron! By the way, feel totally free to get back to grunge. *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge* You know we'd love a bit more of it given your building style and all!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on September 12, 2013, 06:24:12 AM
Looks nice Aaron  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on September 12, 2013, 07:26:19 AM
Great work as always Aaron  &apls  Glad your laptop is up and running again!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 14, 2013, 05:31:36 PM
Bipin- Thank you, I have made some changes to the roof of the  building, I hope you like the changes. :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Gracie Manor

Here's another update, I still have a little more to do before the variations. :D

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8924/tz75.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 16, 2013, 01:47:46 AM
NYBT Gracie Manor

Here's another update, where almost finished, I think the next render will be the variations or the night lights for this building. :)

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/3821/h2n6.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 17, 2013, 03:54:19 AM
less talking and bring them on :p
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 20, 2013, 05:02:42 AM
gn_leugim Thank you, your the only one to comment here, not enough of traffic here. :(

NYBT Gracie Manor

Here's the variation of the Gracie Manor, next I will arrange the night lights and some of the objects that will be on the building and I should be ready for exporting. :D

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1592/j0rl.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on September 20, 2013, 05:14:50 AM
Fantastic work once again!!
I wish you could just upload your works straight to my plugins folder on my computer.  :satisfied:
I don't think you can go wrong any more.

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on September 20, 2013, 02:58:08 PM
Don't you dare to think that quality of your work is proporcional to the comments you get.  :thumbsup: I had only a few comments and my work was awesome   8-) 8-) $%Grinno$% $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 24, 2013, 09:12:09 PM
rooker1- Thank you, I'm sure I can go wrong, but not yet!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Gracie Manor
 
I have beat Grand Thief Auto Story mode, hey for me. Now I have to work on the side missions. :)
 
Here's an update to the building variations, next should the night light variations. :)
 
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/7746/ob8t.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on September 25, 2013, 08:37:34 AM
Love it!!

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 26, 2013, 06:41:48 PM
rooker1- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Gracie Manor

Here's the night render, next should be the exporting of this building. :D

(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/6425/jt34.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Delecto on September 27, 2013, 04:40:32 AM
Again and again :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 28, 2013, 12:03:30 PM
Delecto- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT Gracie Manor
 
Okay guys the building is ready to be tested. Who want to test the building before I release it tomorrow?
 
 
Gracie Manor Growth Testers, and Mod Scrutineer List
 
Aaron Graham
cmdp123789
 
 
 
Would Love to see Cogeo to Check the modding. I do miss the days when Twrecks modded my buildings, it seems like I have took his Job. :)
 
Here's a picture. The picture with the arrows shows a LOD problem, I will have to manually move the vertices so the building does not look like it's floating on zoom 4. :)
 
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8742/m342.jpg)

Another Image for you guys. :D
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/375/3sxb.jpg
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on September 28, 2013, 12:07:58 PM
Wow, these guys are turning out better and better each day :thumbsup:

Can't wait for it to be released &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on September 28, 2013, 12:29:13 PM
Great work. Can only second sunv123.  &apls

Like the way you get the details in the windows to show.
What width do you use on the mullions in the windows ?


How do you make all the greenery ? What sort of technique do you use ? 
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on September 28, 2013, 12:39:22 PM
Looks sweet  ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RepublicMaster on September 28, 2013, 08:05:50 PM
What a stunner! It looks great! :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on September 30, 2013, 06:33:44 AM
I love the fact that you take the time to make several different textures for each of your models!!
Awesome work once again.

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 30, 2013, 09:45:18 PM
sunv123- Thank you!!! :D

vester- Thnak you, the width of my mullions is 0.1 meters, How I make my greenery I use Onxy Broadleaf. My technique is very basic unless I have  to make something very detailed, I do poly model, I try not to have a bunch of objects to make up one object.

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

RepublicMaster- Thank you!!! :D

rooker1- Thank you, I try my best on all my projects. :D



NYBT Gracie Manor On STEX!!!! (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/28981-nybt-gracie-manor/)
 
NYBT Gracie Manor, by Aaron Graham

Credits

Aaron Graham- Building Creator/ Modder
cmdp123789- Growth Tester
SimCoug- File Scrutineer




Here’s Gracie Manor also known as 510 E. 85 Street is Located in Manhattan, New York City in the neighborhood called Yorkville. This thirteen story modernism apartment was finished in 1956 and the architect is Greenberg & Ames. There are four bats/ Building models and is a New York City Tile Set, each one has different brick color and each model has two wealth types R$$ and R$$$. This building is a (W2W) wall to wall non-corner building and will fit perfectly in the middle of your city block. Gracie Manor is a wonderful apartment for your Sims. Enjoy the upload!!



Please Download Maxis Nite or Dark nite, if you download both please install the nite verion you use for your cities at night. If you install both and using the default path settings that's appled in the installer the installed model file will replace the model file that's in the plugins folder.



(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4660/chq1.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Mr.Lin on September 30, 2013, 10:03:15 PM

 &apls
What a outstanding works you created !
That will increase my choices of the American style building.

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on October 01, 2013, 10:20:36 PM
That's beautiful! Another work of art.   ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 02, 2013, 10:25:16 AM
Mr.Lin- Thank you!!! :D

whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D


Now what to bat next? Looks like I'm back to thinking on what I can complete before the month is over with. :D

I am thinking about working on this one, It looks like it will not take as long to make. :)

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/3697/ab6t.jpg)

These are other buildings I have my eye on. :O

(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/9696/0kb5.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img818/6730/74hv.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img138/8008/n0q9.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img837/9859/pbjk.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img46/5243/uky9.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on October 02, 2013, 10:40:08 AM
Ohhhhhh, it's a good day now.
More models from you can make anyone's day better.

Robin :satisfied:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on October 02, 2013, 05:07:38 PM
I really like the ones located on the 5th avenue... I wish you the best of lucks, and please BAT them  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on October 02, 2013, 05:39:12 PM
Future projects look cool  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 03, 2013, 05:20:52 PM
rooker1- Thank you, yep you get more buildings to look at. :D

cmdp123789- Thank you, people on ST want me to bat the building on 5th Avenue. Maybe I should get a kick at it. :)

Girafe- Thank you buddy!!!  :D


NYBT Townsley

Here's the first update on the building. :D

(http://imageshack.us/a/img853/6346/tn3q.jpg)

Here's the link to the building.

Google Maps: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-US&ll=40.74569,-73.975748&spn=0.000751,0.00142&layer=c&cbll=40.745643,-73.975891&panoid=xB8vanSG8iPMArmcU0zrnw&cbp=12,359.82,,0,-27.08&mapclient=apiv3&t=h&z=20

Floor Plan: http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/17600

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on October 03, 2013, 06:09:38 PM
Looking good :thumbsup:

I like the row of windows in the middle, make the building seems a bit.. modern :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on October 03, 2013, 06:19:25 PM
Looks like a good start.  :thumbsup:



Would love to hear how you model.

I guess you do poly-modelling. Guess you are connection edges and detaching polygons for windows.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 04, 2013, 07:34:47 AM
sunv123 Thank you, I do love the look of the black-brick spandrels. :D

vester- Yes, I am poly modeling. My modeling is close to Darn42 on ST, he has a thread on Simtropolis. I do have some videos on Youtube on how I model. My account is Zwisk100. :D

You can look at many  videos on poly modeling and it can help you a lot.

Back to the Window question. My window mullions can be a small as 0.02m to 0.1m depending on the look of the windows on real life.

NYBT Townsley
 
Another update, next update I will show the back the building, so you can see the work on that side of the building. :)
 
 
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6125/kc6q.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on October 05, 2013, 12:53:25 PM
I'm sure this will be a fine building, Aaron.  Even before the textures are added, the architecture of the building seems quite sound.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 06, 2013, 01:04:59 PM
metarvo- Thank you, buddy!!! :D


NYBT Townsley

Here's the update of on the Townsley, you have a look at the front and the back of the building. :)

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6273/8png.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on October 06, 2013, 02:05:58 PM
The BAT machine starts again after GTA  ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cprimm on October 06, 2013, 07:01:29 PM
you are the reason i wann learn BATing real bad but i dont even know where to start. Do you do youtube videos of your stuff? I have a whole book of buildings i would love to do.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on October 09, 2013, 07:06:40 AM
You should highlight your tutorial videos as they are really interesting for all batters. I never know that you did BAT tutorials  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on October 09, 2013, 04:46:58 PM
I really dig the Townsley! Great job Aaron-city-san :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on October 10, 2013, 09:18:57 AM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTa1SMkZVd0gxbScQjKSpaWGzJMXitO53QZZFRAscbs29Z-be_rrA)

here, you should see it here and then :P

great bats man :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 10, 2013, 09:19:40 PM
cprimm- Thank you, I do have tutorials on Youtube, here's the link. http://www.youtube.com/user/Zwisk100

Girafe- Thank you, yeah I should show the Sim City 4 community the tutorials. I have posted the link I think in the past, but I will be hard to find that post again.

Vlasky- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Townsley

Here's another update, I have made some new furniture and next I will need to add roof junk, some bushes, and then off the the texturing I think. :)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6193/2zzr.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: RickD on October 11, 2013, 07:51:52 AM
I have been away for a couple of weeks and on my return I find great new buildings from you. Thank you.  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on October 11, 2013, 02:20:37 PM
Very fast and good progress! I like it!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: darknono35 on October 12, 2013, 03:00:24 PM
Here another excellent BAT from NYC, keep it up my friend  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 12, 2013, 09:24:21 PM
RickD- Thank you!!! :D

Vlasky- Thank you buddy!!! :D

darknono35- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Townsley

Here's a light update, I'm working on the buildings junk so I can go in to the texturing. :)

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/3703/yzw6.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on October 13, 2013, 06:37:39 AM
Fantastic as usual  &apls  Would you ever consider doing diagonal renders?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on October 13, 2013, 12:08:10 PM
Your recent work is really great, Aaron. Love it all.

I'd second Noah's diagonal idea. The world needs more diagonal.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 15, 2013, 12:05:44 AM
GeometryMath Algebra- Thank you!!! :D

Ceafus 88- Thank you, I'm happy to see that you vist my thread again. :)

Darknono35- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem & Swordmaster- Thank you, I have thought about doing diagonals for a long time, but working with diagonals is hard for me, I will have to figure something out if I'm to make them. It's more that just rotating the building, it will need to be scale sense it is a wall to wall building.
 

NYBT Townsley
 
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/7583/6wh0.jpg)

Here's another update to my building, it's almost finished. I still have a little more texturing to do. :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on October 15, 2013, 04:46:59 AM
Fantastic work as always !! I got to say that you are improved a lot, each time that I visit this thread your skills are better and better.

Congratulations and Greetings mate  :thumbsup:

P.S: What about this great building ? I would like to use it on my city  :)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9816/parktowersapartmets01.jpg
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on October 15, 2013, 09:37:34 PM
Ooh, coming along nicely! The two brick colors for the visible and "hidden" parts is a neat change as well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on October 16, 2013, 09:29:20 AM
I really should dedicate a certain tile just for your buildings! Great as always.  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 17, 2013, 12:43:52 AM
kelis- Thank you, I was taking to Vlasky about the Park Towers, I was telling him I wanted to start the building over again, I know ot's going to take a long time for it to reach the finish line and I am so sorry for that. :(

whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D

FrankU- Thank you, I would love to see your city with a bunch of my buildings. :D


NYBT Townsley

Here's another update next is the night lights for the windows and, I still think there a few detail missing, I may add them depend how much time I have for the building. I want to upload this before the month is over with. :D

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5681/v6w7.jpg)

Edit: Here's the variation render, I still need to some work on the water tank top and the gray think on the walls that surround the water tank.

Wow!!! two updates in one day!!!! :O

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2348/clrp.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 20, 2013, 09:18:01 AM
NYBT Townsley

Looks like nobody looked at my threads update. :(

Here's the night light render for you guys that care. :)

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/886/01x9.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Pioneer on October 20, 2013, 09:46:41 AM
when will it be uploaded?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on October 20, 2013, 11:35:09 AM
Wow, this is awesome.  :thumbsup: You've pretty much achieved perfection with these New York style buildings, as far as I can see.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on October 20, 2013, 03:01:28 PM
I've overlooked your update before. As I said before, imho probably your best color variations ever, and nighlight is excellent.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on October 20, 2013, 05:59:50 PM
You got it.


I said you got it!!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on October 21, 2013, 07:24:25 PM
what do U mean nobody looked at the updates  ()what()  I liked it so much I DL'd the pic to look at it better... I just didn't have anything of substance to say   :P ... BUT I did look  ;) ...
 :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on October 22, 2013, 09:08:17 AM
[FrankU- Thank you, I would love to see your city with a bunch of my buildings. :D

Uhh.... don't be too sure. I'm a bad citybuilder. That's why I changed to lotting!

Looks like nobody looked at my threads update. :(

Oh yes, we did, but we were sitting still in awe....
You are BATting quicker than we can comment!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on October 28, 2013, 07:00:36 AM


Looks like nobody looked at my threads update. :(

Oh yes, we did, but we were sitting still in awe....
You are BATting quicker than we can comment!



he is right. you should try to do something else other than batting in your free times  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on October 28, 2013, 07:21:17 AM
he is right. you should try to do something else other than batting in your free times  $%Grinno$%

Are you crazy? Stop giving people bad advice!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: exi123 on October 28, 2013, 09:31:16 AM
I thinke there are many people like me who enjoy every update of your fantastic Bats. But posting any suggestion is hard without very good english skills and the knowledge of the work you are doing with 3dsMax!

I for myself love your buildings ingame and downloaded every single upload of your work from the Stex. Big Thanks from me, a mostly read-only user, to you for your exellent work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 31, 2013, 09:26:24 AM
Pioneer- It's on STEX right now!!! :O

c.p.- Thank you!!! :D

Vlasky- Thank you!!! :D

Swordmaster- I do got it, and you can get the bat from STEX!!! ;)

Jack_wilds- Lol, your funny. I hoping that you will download the NYT Townsley because it's on the STEX. :D

FrankU- Sorry if i'm batting faster than you can look and comment on my post. :)

gn_leugim- That's the thing, I do all sorts of stuff on my free time, it does not take long to bat unless your willing to put so much details to the building that can't be seen in the renders.  When making this building I was not batting everyday, just a few hours at a time, more like to 4 to 5 hours at a time. :)

Swordmaster- Looks like someone wants me to over BAT. :P

exi123- Thank you!!! :D


Pioneer- It's on STEX right now!!! :O

c.p.- Thank you!!! :D

Vlasky- Thank you!!! :D

Swordmaster- I do got it, and you can get the bat from STEX!!! ;)

Jack_wilds- Lol, your funny. I hoping that you will download the NYT Townsley because it's on the STEX. :D

FrankU- Sorry if i'm batting faster than you can look and comment on my post. :)

gn_leugim- That's the thing, I do all sorts of stuff on my free time, it does not take long to bat unless your willing to put so much details to the building that can't be seen in the renders.  When making this building I was not batting everyday, just a few hours at a time, more like to 4 to 5 hours at a time. :)

Swordmaster- Looks like someone wants me to over BAT. :P

exi123- Thank you!!! :D



NYBT Townsley is on the STEX!!! (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29031-nybt-townsley/)
 
 
NYBT Townsley, by Aaron Graham

Credits

Aaron Graham- Building Creator/ Modder
Darknono35- Growth Tester


Here’s the Townsley also known as 245 E. 35th Street is Located in Manhattan, New York City in the neighborhood called Murray Hill. This fifteen story  modernism apartment was finished in 1964, the architect is Bien, Robert L. There are four bats/ Building models and is a New York City Tile Set, each one has different brick color and each model has two wealth types R$$ and R$$$. This building is a (W2W) wall to wall non-corner building and will fit perfectly in the middle of your city block. Townsley is a wonderful apartment for your Sims. Enjoy the upload!!


(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3210/cxl5.jpg)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/9978/kns8.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on October 31, 2013, 11:09:17 AM
Thanks for this beauty !! You can be sure that I will use it on my NYC recreation mate !!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on November 01, 2013, 07:28:25 AM
Good job, Aaron!  :thumbsup:  All of your work has paid off.  I'll have to pick this fine building up today.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on November 01, 2013, 08:10:49 AM
Quote
just a few hours at a time, more like to 4 to 5 hours at a time.

Few? I pass like 1h now on SC4 matters (as I work now). 4 to 5 hours is a lot of time! :o it is like half of the day(light) XD

nice realase btw :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 01, 2013, 12:44:21 PM
Great buildings Aaron  &apls  The installer didn't seem to work for me though  ()what()
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on November 01, 2013, 02:13:54 PM
Aaron, this is getting repetitive.





















I mean, your replies, not the buildings :D

Awesome work again!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on November 04, 2013, 09:25:33 AM
Awesome work once again Aaron!!

Robin &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 06, 2013, 09:20:46 PM
Thank you guys. :D

noahclem- Does the installer work now?
 

NYBT Beekman Hotel Tower
 
Here's an update to the Beekman Hotel Tower. :)
 

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/1165/qm2z.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Shroud on November 07, 2013, 06:32:19 AM
I'm a big fan of your work. Great stuff!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on November 07, 2013, 06:22:02 PM
Looking mighty fine! One of my favorite BATs you ever did.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on November 11, 2013, 04:12:38 AM
meh, just another to-be great and amazing BAT... nothing new arround here   /wrrd%&






 :D  ::) :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 20, 2013, 10:27:47 PM
Thank you guys!!! :D

NYBT 655 E. 228 Street

Back from my little bat break. :D

Here's the first up date on this building it's and Art Deco apartment from the Bronx. :)
 
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1086/jmjn.jpg)
 
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7507/kt3j.jpg)
 
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/2896/pjno.jpg)

Google Map Link: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=655+E+228th+St,+Bronx,+New+York+10466&hl=en&ll=40.890445,-73.860682&spn=0.000687,0.001635&geocode=FfrwbwIdU_mY-w&hnear=655+E+228th+St,+Bronx,+New+York+10466&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=40.890445,-73.860938&panoid=QqQAJIac0tWHutUcqPtiMg&cbp=12,17.56,,0,-5.91

Floor Plan: http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/22706
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on November 21, 2013, 01:22:41 AM
Who doesn't love the Bronx? (Who doesn't love Aaron Graham?)

Looks great!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on November 21, 2013, 05:01:02 AM
Who doesn't love the Bronx? (Who doesn't love Aaron Graham?)

Looks great!


Cheers
Willy

Not I and definately not I!! ;) ;D

Fantastic work once again. &apls

Robin :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on November 21, 2013, 06:56:08 AM
It will be a good day when this building's in play.  I'm looking forward to this one.  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on November 21, 2013, 07:18:23 AM
Who doesn't love the Bronx? (Who doesn't love Aaron Graham?)

I love Icecreams... with embers. So good :)

(nothing related I know ^^)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 23, 2013, 03:27:52 PM
Swordmaster- I hope everyone like Aaron and his work. :D

rooker1- Thank you!!! :D

metarvo- Thank you, I'm trying to finished it as fast as I can. :D

gn_leugim- Lol, nothing related. :P

NYBT Beekman Hotel Tower

Here's a lite update on the Beekman, it's still taking it time to get to the finish line. :)

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/4295/t5yp.jpg)

Edit: Here's an update on the NYBT 655 E. 288 Street.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img809/5126/qh76.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on November 23, 2013, 06:17:22 PM
It's a beauty! Good job on those roof details.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 24, 2013, 02:54:47 AM
Great work  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 24, 2013, 03:23:55 PM
whatevermind- Thank you, I have to try my best to make the roof look great for you Sim City fans. :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

Here's a new Art Deco, Art Moderne building for you guys!!! :D
 
NYBT 65 E. 193 Street
 
(http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/8128/ywx3.jpg)
 
Google Map Link: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-US&ll=40.865886,-73.89598&spn=0.005469,0.013078&layer=c&cbll=40.865886,-73.89598&panoid=B4Ucu5niRtrRh6wLDs4r8Q&cbp=12,343.4,,0,-6.32&gl=US&mapclient=apiv3&t=h&z=17 (https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-US&ll=40.865886,-73.89598&spn=0.005469,0.013078&layer=c&cbll=40.865886,-73.89598&panoid=B4Ucu5niRtrRh6wLDs4r8Q&cbp=12,343.4,,0,-6.32&gl=US&mapclient=apiv3&t=h&z=17)
 
Floor Plan: http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/22593 (http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/22593)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on November 24, 2013, 04:29:01 PM
Love the Beekman and the other bats, of course.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on November 25, 2013, 06:03:02 AM
I just think funny those slimy parts of the left (left) of the Beekman Hotel Tower. why not feel everything in between? XD

nevertheless, great work as usual :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on November 25, 2013, 12:16:17 PM
And there comes another one! Adorable Aaron city-san :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on November 25, 2013, 02:49:33 PM
Great stuff!


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 26, 2013, 12:53:45 AM
vester- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugimThank you, I do not understand what you mean.

Vlasky- Thank you!!! :D

Swordmaster- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 655 E. 228 Street

Here's the first update on the variations, I will need to work on the night glass, ac unit placement and the roof textures and the building will be complete and ready for testing and uploading to STEX. :)

As you look at the image where the building rear is showing I am experimenting the wall texture, this shall be a new Aaron style of wall texturing. :)

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7109/9qhl.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 26, 2013, 02:54:09 AM
Looks great Aaron  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on November 26, 2013, 06:17:54 AM
Great models as always Aaron!!

You know, there has always been one thing that I think about when I see W2Ws, not just with your models but everyones.....when making W2W, why don't some modelers every once in a while make the model a few meters narrower to make alleyways.
Just a thought....
Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on November 27, 2013, 07:20:40 AM
I mean, why that thing "outlined" in blue.

and once again, nothing special, just an awesome building so far... :p

Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on November 27, 2013, 08:42:15 AM
Fantastic textures Aaron! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 28, 2013, 07:54:39 PM
noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

rooker1- Thank you, it has never coss my mid to make alleys. The only types of alleys I have made is the ones that go behind the buildings. Those types of alleys are close in with a fence.

gn_leugim- THe skinny Tower is an add on the building in later years, not far from the completion of the tower.

sunv123-Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 655 E. 228 Street

Here's the night render you gusy have been waiting for. The building is Complete, all I need to do is export!!! :D

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6279/xtft.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on November 29, 2013, 04:20:02 AM
you Americans, I don't understand your architecture XD (jkng)

Lovely, just lovely! :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on November 29, 2013, 07:45:49 AM
Wow, that was fast. :D Great work here as usual.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 01, 2013, 12:28:15 AM
Thank you guys for all your support. :D

NYBT 655 E. 228 Street is on STEX!!!

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29076-nybt-655-e-228-street/

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/424/rc4g.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on December 01, 2013, 03:50:51 AM
ty for the good job and variation  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Shroud on December 01, 2013, 05:38:45 AM
Another amazing set of buildings! I love that you always include the variation when building these.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Swordmaster on December 01, 2013, 12:06:21 PM
Very nice! Thanks for including links to the floor plans as well; these come in quite handy. It's amazing how many apartments they manage to cram into these buildings.


Cheers
Willy
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on December 01, 2013, 12:43:34 PM
Great work on these  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on December 02, 2013, 05:12:53 AM
Soon one may not need anything else but your works in our pluggins, especially if we are going for an American W2W style city.
Thanks for ongoing works!!! Outstanding work!!

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 04, 2013, 08:28:31 PM
Thank you guys for the wonderful comments. :D
 
NYBT Beekman Hotel Tower
 
Here's an update on the beekman Hotel Tower, I have added more detail to the back of the building. I still have more to do to finish, but its getting there. :D
 
(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/6948/93al.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Shroud on December 07, 2013, 06:03:55 AM
woah! That new building is going to be beautiful Aaron.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 08, 2013, 02:06:21 PM
Shroud- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Beekman Hotel Tower

I have worked on the aligning of the pillars that Paul was addressing at the crown of the buidling. I hope it still looks good so I can move one to the next things. :)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5209/0tvl.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on December 10, 2013, 05:00:10 AM
very good :)

you should take a look at some buildings of NY style of the other side.. of the Atlantic ocean  :P and do them too  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on December 10, 2013, 09:05:40 AM
I've always liked details like the rounded corners which flavor buildings up a little.  I take it that this means the Beekman is a higher-wealth building.  Good work!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 03, 2014, 10:57:11 AM
Thank you guys!!! :D

NYBT 65 E. 193 Street

Well, I think I'm back. I'm at a point that I do not want to bat anymore, but here's an update on 65 E. 193 Street. :(

I think my morale is so low right now and it needs to be brought up. :(

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1665/pfbt.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on January 03, 2014, 11:45:08 AM
Nice update, Aaron, and welcome back.  :)  The differences in design between this building and similar ones add a large degree of realism to neighborhoods.  I'm already looking forward to seeing the details that you bring out so well, including the wall textures.  I hope you feel better soon.  ;)  It would be a real shame to lose your BATting skills.  Take your time, though.

Keep up the good work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on January 03, 2014, 03:21:04 PM
the morale boost will be found in -going on, a field trip of sorts just keep it fun a simple and free of troubles as possible...  :P  ::)  it ought to help make things look-n- seem better  ;)

all I can say is I am a regular fan of your work and would so much hate to see unfinished works fad into legend much like what happened to JBSimio and UofC EP1 and other works... be blessed dude, take heart, all your contributions have not been in vain... and are well appreciated on may levels...
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on January 03, 2014, 05:29:28 PM
why were you giving up on batting? that would be a shame :( you are very very good! stay! (is enough as moral boost? :P)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 06, 2014, 11:55:04 AM
metarvo- Thank you buddy!!! :)

Jack_wilds- Thank you. :D

gn_leugim- Thank you, I do not to stop batting, I need a moral boost, but I think it's getting better.


NYBT 65 E. 193 Street

Okay some bad news, I think I just came down with this flu, this sucks now. This flu is kicking my butt.:(

And the good news is I have an update for you guys, still more to do. :)

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6744/vnjm.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mgarcia on January 06, 2014, 07:56:35 PM
The flu ehh..I hate the flu...LOL. Hope you feel better!   &mmm /wrrd%&
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Pioneer on January 06, 2014, 08:59:50 PM
metarvo- Thank you buddy!!! :)

Jack_wilds- Thank you. :D

gn_leugim- Thank you, I do not to stop batting, I need a moral boost, but I think it's getting better.


NYBT 65 E. 193 Street

Okay some bad news, I think I just came down with this flu, this sucks now. This flu is kicking my butt.:(

And the good news is I have an update for you guys, still more to do. :)


And that means you have more time for BATing, right?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 21, 2014, 08:23:55 AM
mgarcia- Thank you!!!! :D

Pioneer- I could not bat anything, I was feeling so ill. :(

NYBT 25 E. 193 Street

I have made it to the 50th page!!!!! :O  &apls

Here's a new building for you guys, I hope to finish it up soon.

A new project I need to put my eyes on is making some brownstone buildings that are from Manhattan's Upper East and West Sides. Cmdp123789 and some others that I can't remember right now wants me to make those because Sim City really needs more of them about now. Hopefully I can start soon. :)

(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/298/gnx5.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on January 21, 2014, 10:20:36 AM
Excellent update! Glad to see you back buddy... Hopefully, this new projects will keep you running even better than before! btw Aaron, as you start batting again, Im gonna be playing my NYC again to post work from you in there, so, its a new start for both of us!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on January 21, 2014, 10:31:33 AM
grtz on page 50  &apls

shame you present us the same as usual. that is, awesome bats on the making :p
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on January 21, 2014, 02:03:58 PM
Nice work, Aaron.  The design is quite different from some of the others you've shown us recently, but this BAT looks good in its own right.  Congrats on reaching page 50.  This is quite an accomplishment, if I do say so myself.  :thumbsup:  Oh, and welcome back!  I'm glad you're feeling better.  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on January 22, 2014, 03:45:00 AM
This last one looks cool :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on January 22, 2014, 07:52:04 PM
Glad you're back, and with another excellent building!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 05, 2014, 09:56:28 AM
cmdp123789- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Lol!!! Thank you. :)

metarvo- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 25 E. 193 Street

Here's another update, soon you may see the texture. :D

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/3896/boyy.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: MTT9 on February 05, 2014, 11:10:57 AM
Looking good :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 04, 2014, 09:12:14 AM
MTT9- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 25 E. 193 Street
 
Here's another update before I add the textures, The only modeling changes are the small windows and add the ac units in the window, but the texture are really soon. I'm going to try to make another building, I can get to it fast as I can. :D
 
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3272/y3w5.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on March 04, 2014, 06:40:33 PM
Good work Aaron!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 07, 2014, 08:19:38 PM
Bipin- Thank you!!! :D
 

NYBT 2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue
 
Here's a new building I'm working one, I hope I can get it close to the texturing like the next building, so I can texture them around the same time. The wing on the left is 2639 Jerome Avenue, and the wing on the left is 2641 Jerome Avenue, both of these wings are actually serarate buildings. :D

(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/1161/pm2v.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on March 08, 2014, 01:22:07 AM
Another piece to the collection  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 11, 2014, 11:26:55 AM
Girafe- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Tower 67 Apartments

Here's about three hours of work on the building not including the work on the box model in the previous render.

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6105/ffql.jpg)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/2841/ktti.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: rooker1 on March 11, 2014, 01:45:23 PM
Nice model. It's nice to know that you are still modeling.

Robin
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on March 11, 2014, 01:48:04 PM
This one changes a little bit from the previous BAT, I like it  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on March 11, 2014, 04:23:47 PM
impressive tower model  :thumbsup: ... is that to be a different architectural genre than your typical periods of modelling  ???
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on March 11, 2014, 09:07:14 PM
Nice high-rise!  :thumbsup:  I can't wait to see what the windows look like on this one as it progresses.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 26, 2014, 07:53:26 PM
rooker1- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

Jack_wilds- Yeah it's something different. :D

metarvo- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Tower 67 Apartments

Not much has changed, i had to work on the floor height and then a little bet of work on the ground floor to prepare for the windows and doors for the shops on the ground floor. I have added a little more detail to the penthouse, next I need to get the water, rails and parapet caps for the penthouse area, then I think I can get back to the ground floor again.

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8563/x3al.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on March 27, 2014, 12:07:28 AM
Nice to see some new buildings underway :)

Keep up the great work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: whatevermind on March 30, 2014, 03:26:16 PM
I like the high-rise. Looking good!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on March 31, 2014, 06:19:25 AM
Just one word:Wow! I`m always impressed by your skills at modelling the look and feel of a real life building to SC 4.Also i am a huge fan of your work (the NYBT Crew is on my top favorite List of favorite creators,no surprise that they actually on pole position)
I guess i have almost every building from you and NYBT (uhmm,maybe one or two are missing but that`s okay :D).I just had to google the real life version of the Tower 67 because i wondered what those protruting thingies at the Ground Floor are.Silly me,i could have thought that those are some baywindows for the groundlevel shops.
I also love the way  25 E. 193 Street comes out.I really like those New York styled old tenement/apartment-buildings and i can`t have enough of them.
However,keep on the good work &apls :-\
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on April 01, 2014, 06:33:12 AM
Very unusual for you, but certainly nice!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on April 01, 2014, 12:44:32 PM
I love the building and design, I think it will be an interesting contribution to our cities, keep up the good work my friend  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 02, 2014, 02:04:48 AM
c.p.- Thank you!!! :D

whatevermind- Thank you!!! :D

deora- Thank you!!! :D

Bipin- Thank you!!! :D

kelis- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT One Sherman Square Apartments

Here's another apartment tower. :D

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4536/ufho.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on April 02, 2014, 09:36:34 AM
Another promising looking hi-rise  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 04, 2014, 09:05:55 AM
c.p.- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Tower 67 Apartments

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/369/6yiu.jpg)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5219/38wo.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on April 04, 2014, 09:28:19 AM
It's going well  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 06, 2014, 04:01:09 PM
Girafe- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT The Helena

Another building I have my eye on and it modern. :O


(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2410/dray.jpg)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7941/lrdr.jpg)

Google Map Link:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york+city&ll=40.770312,-73.990366&spn=0.004125,0.005681&hnear=New+York,+New+York+County,+New+York&gl=us&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.770143,-73.991519&panoid=05SduLBDc8hKvGpIszK0iQ&cbp=12,4.3,,0,-38.62

Emporis:
http://www.emporis.com/building/the-helena-new-york-city-ny-usa
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on April 07, 2014, 07:19:39 AM
This new building is really nice !! I can't wait to see how you manage with the glass textures, keep up the good work mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on April 07, 2014, 10:51:30 AM
Wow,both ne buildings look already awesome.Can`t wait to see how you will make the glass facade.Just a little side question:Why are the watertanks on roofs of highrises always enclosed with walls and not "free standing" like on smaller and/or older buildings.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 08, 2014, 10:23:12 AM
kelis- Thank you!!! :D

deora- Thank you, I do not know why New York City cover the water towers on the modern buildings. I would say that they are not attractive and with city with mostly tall buildings with water towers on the roof it would look to tacky and kill the skyline.

NYBT The Helena

Having a time with the building, trying to get the floor height right, so there will be some changes from this render to the next one.

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8827/839k.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on April 08, 2014, 02:06:52 PM
I like the sleek modern shape. :thumbsup:
I guess you'll have plenty of texturing work to keep you busy for a while :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 09, 2014, 11:03:39 AM
c.p.- I will be doing a lot of texturing. I need to get some buildings out of the way before I get overwhelm in building textures. :D


NYBT The Helena

A little more work on the building, I had to get the floor and the windows right before extruding polys, I think the next render will be something like a building and not a box shaped like the building.

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5392/bfr3.jpg)

The Start of my first brownstone

232 East 62 Street

This brownstone will be one of the first to have three brownstone on a lot of 1x2. :O

(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/1103/0y3s.jpg)

Google Map link:
https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.763174,-73.964601&spn=0.001371,0.00327&gl=us&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.76322,-73.964713&panoid=s8F2sS81Yuc5uRaaPcNv0w&cbp=12,185.58,,0,-25.88
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on April 09, 2014, 01:33:46 PM
The Helena is coming out great.
As for the Brownstons:Hooraaay!I totally love Brownstones and i guess i already gobbled up all Brownstones i can find for SC4.
Will those Brownstones be Walkups (climbing up 8 to 10 stoops before entering the main door) or the nes with the Main Entrance below street level?
BTW,did someone else first thought that tree branch looked like a leg bone?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 10, 2014, 02:04:44 PM
deora- Thank you, I hope to finished the brownstone when I put full attention to them. These brownstone will not be walk ups, i do plan to make some walk up brownstones in the future. In the google map like i did not think the tree branch was a leg bone, once I clicked on the link I saw the brownstones. :P
 
NYBT The Helena
 
Okay, I'm at the part of extruding the windows, the lass right now is a place holder, but the color should be like that for the building. I still have to model the metal objects that is place between the floors to hide the concrete floors.
 
(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8599/q4or.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 11, 2014, 06:03:00 PM
NYBT The Helena

Still trying to get eh modeling ust right, I know the glass will be a callenge for me. So I ready for help when your ready. :D

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5619/ih0m.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on April 15, 2014, 12:29:19 PM
Hmmm, the reflection in the silver metal(?) cross-pieces is too strong, in my opinion.  Also, I'm not sure about the angle of the buildings/roofs in the reflection.  Something about it feels disorienting.
Otherwise, it's looking really, really good.  (For example, the color and reflectivity of the glass).

Also, I'm liking the little brownstone so far.  :thumbsup:  It looks like it could be about 1850's or 1860's vintage, which is the era I've been stuck in for a while in my own projects.  So I'm quite excited about this one &dance
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 16, 2014, 06:58:12 AM
Great work with your recent projects Aaron  &apls  The glass work sounds tricky  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 29, 2014, 11:44:36 PM
c.p.- Thank you, the building is still going though some work.

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 25 E. 193 Street

Here's the first texture work this year I would say, I'm going to get some of the texture out of the way to prepare to export

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/1397/4ef9.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on May 02, 2014, 09:29:59 AM
The walls and trim and fire escapes are looking great :thumbsup:
This will be (yet) another top-notch New York City building.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on May 05, 2014, 07:51:36 AM
What a beautiful building.I first wondered where the entrance might be but i guess they are hidden in the narrow sections between the walls.Also love those super detailed aforementioned fire escapes.
It will surely a great addition to the NYBT Collection... &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 07, 2014, 07:17:34 AM
c.p.- Thank you!!! :D

deora- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 25 E. 193 Street

Here's another update, next is to finish up the ac units in the windows add texture to the gate entrance at the side of the building, the night lights and the variation.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/241nser.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on May 07, 2014, 09:05:26 AM
This is obviously nog a building for my high-brow commercial areas!
Great work once again Aaron.  :thumbsup:

--- Edit ---

Let's go a bit more into detail....

The roof texture is beautiful and I like the run down greyish texture of the walls. All the other details, like the windows that are all just a tiny bit different in darkness, make the model come alive. Just wow.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on May 07, 2014, 02:35:17 PM
Good job on this one :)

 &apls &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on May 07, 2014, 06:40:04 PM
 &apls    great developments...
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on May 09, 2014, 07:44:07 AM
FrankU- Thank you, happy to knwo you like the details on the buidling. :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D



NYBT Tower 67 Apartments

Here's an update on Tower 67 Apartments, I have finally added the texture to the building, still need some modelingg work to be finished. I think next i'm going to get the roof textures and then work on the curtains some more, thework on the curtains is not finished on about 40 percent of the building.

Once I have finished that I think I can work on the details on the shops and then work on the plaza behind the building. One the plaza I need to make benches, trees, ect. I will need to add a drive way for the entance of the apartment and work on the drive wya that leads below the ground.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/25po428.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on May 09, 2014, 09:09:50 AM
Amazing !! I really like the textures, this will be a great addition for New York in the game  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on May 15, 2014, 07:54:33 PM
I love, love, love it! Looks great!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on May 16, 2014, 06:24:05 AM
A bit different for you, I suppose; more of a standalone highrise rather than a strictly W2W building. Nonetheless, it looks great!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on May 16, 2014, 07:27:32 AM
Great work on the tower  &apls  You've obviously got a talent for a variety of styles.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on May 17, 2014, 06:09:23 AM
Stunning progress on both projects.
They both come out superb as your previous projects.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on May 19, 2014, 04:40:23 PM
The tall commercial skyscrapers get a good amount of attention, but it's nice to see residential highrises that provide the housing those workers need.  Underground driveways make a lot of sense whenever big building are involved because there should be potential spots for parking lots in case the area surrounding the highrise lacks parking, so that is a good call.

NYBT 65 E. 193 Street is also looking good.  Little details such as window AC units and fire escapes are just some of the things that give your buildings a distinctive flair.

Nice job, Aaron!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 05, 2014, 08:00:56 PM
NYBT 25 East 193 Street

Thank you guys I'm so sorry for not being so active this year. Here's a small update, I need to work on the nights and work on the bricks on the back of the building, I think they need to be a little darker.

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6681/v4x9x.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on July 05, 2014, 08:14:18 PM
Glad to see you back Aaron... I was missing you friend!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on July 05, 2014, 08:22:17 PM
Wow, that looks awesome even by your standards  &apls  Great to have you back  :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 06, 2014, 03:43:29 AM
cmdp123789- Thank you, I missed you too!!! :)

noahclem- Thank you!!! :)


NYBT  25 East 193 Street


Here is a look at the variation for the 25 East 193 Street. The first version is the orignal building, version two is The white looking building, verion three is the red brick one, and the tan is the fourth version. For white looking on and the tan, and red one, I want to make the building fire escapes black. I also want to make the window frames black too. For course I will be changing the roof texture for the other version of the buildings. I have did the night lights for the first varitaion and I will post the render later. :D

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8337/i4a3.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on July 06, 2014, 10:13:00 AM
Hooray,Aaron Graham is back &hlp
I have to admit,i missed you and your amazing projects. &aplsBut i`m glad you are back,we all need some rest from time to time and live also throws in some stones in our pathway (well,in this case,life obviously throws new york apartmenthouse bricks :D)
Your new pictures are stunning.Love the crisp look of the textures.Can`t wait to see the bats finished.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: sunv123 on July 06, 2014, 11:03:26 AM
Wonderful work Aaron! Love the gritty look on the roofs :D

Glad to have you back ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on July 06, 2014, 11:37:24 AM
 &apls if theres something about your bats are variety... and this agrees with that! Wonderful work buddy!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on July 06, 2014, 01:25:57 PM
Nice work, Aaron. I'm a big fan of the brick and roof textures.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 07, 2014, 06:47:05 PM
deora- Thank you!!! :D

sunv123- Thank you!!! :D

cmdp123789- Thank you!!! :D

Bipin- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT  25 East 193 Street

Here's the night render.

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/8756/frdj.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on July 08, 2014, 12:10:03 PM
It looks really good, although, I think the entrance is kinda empty... Wouldn't it be better if you add some lights at the entrance too?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mgarcia on July 08, 2014, 09:44:54 PM
Saw one of you bats featured recently on elavery's Journal over at Simtropolis - Copacabana Beach I believe -  all I can say is that I was reminded of your wonderful work.  The building looks stunning in the images he uploaded.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on July 09, 2014, 02:07:26 PM
Beautiful model, as always!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 11, 2014, 08:54:18 AM
cmdp123789- Thank you, the entrance is like that in real life. I did not want to add a bunch of stuff in the area were you will need to walk though.

mgarcia- Thank you, I have seen the picture too and it looks great at the beach. :)

romualdillo- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 25 East 193 Street

Here are the renders of the apartment buildings with their own roof texture. Next, I need will need to rearrange the nightlights and the ac units for the other variations and then I can export the building.

(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8946/h70f2.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on July 11, 2014, 04:37:44 PM
excellent, well done... a good example on choosing using the right textures...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on July 11, 2014, 07:27:33 PM
Really enjoying these updates Aaron  &apls  You're definitely one of the people in the SC4 community who has become the standard against which one judges other bats of the same type. But to be fair I'd have to say your standard is a moving target, much harder to hit as it keeps rising ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 18, 2014, 12:54:21 AM
Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you, Working variations on every building I make is not easy, and not all batters can do it. I would say making multiple version of residential buildings is the way to go. It's a way to battle against the large amount of commercial buildings upload for Sim City 4. In real life there supposed to be more residential buildings than any of the commercial and Industrial building combined.


NYBT 25 East 193 Street

Here's the render of the apartments night lights. I have a make a few changes tot he buildings I think.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img539/8098/123a9f.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on July 20, 2014, 03:18:15 PM
what? you didn't gave up on BATing?  ???

...


great :D   ;D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on July 21, 2014, 02:22:00 PM
Lol!!!! I did not quit batting.  ()stsfd()


NYBT 25 East 193 Street

Here's some images of the building in the game. :D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img540/3218/ccc5ac.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/1084/d0ab61.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/958/7cf5c5.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img674/1097/ba2e34.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on July 21, 2014, 04:37:57 PM
Nice work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on July 21, 2014, 11:42:25 PM
Great texturing (and modelling too of course) on these. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on July 22, 2014, 06:28:37 AM
Ohhh,i`m so exited for this building &hlp
And i have to agree with c.p. ,not only the model is superb,also the textures are crisp and amazing.
Say,what texture sizes are you using and do you have any good sources?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on July 22, 2014, 02:08:32 PM
Excellent!!  ::) They look a little too clean for me, but I have to say you're one of my masters. The roofs' textures look awesome and the nightlights are superb!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on July 22, 2014, 02:25:24 PM
Delicious! can't wait to download these.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Dantes on July 22, 2014, 05:13:01 PM
I see the house of Dr. Becker! http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/1592b5e9b766142f97c6e2ad45358af8.gifFantastic!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5gNLVlKvl0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5gNLVlKvl0)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 21, 2014, 08:26:43 PM
I have uploaded to STEX!!! :O

NYBT 25 East 193 Street

http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/29835-nybt-25-e-193-street/

(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/825x677q90/537/E2Hemv.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img540/8928/Uc1lYR.jpg)


NYBT 2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

Back to one of my older projects. :)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img902/9755/tXkaiT.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img911/9234/mrLi0i.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on August 22, 2014, 12:56:34 AM
...And i have downloaded them for my New York Recreation Project.
I just wonder if they are suitable for Manhattan too since they look more "used".
However, i love these like all your BATs.
Thank you for this one.

Edit:Whoops,didn`t see the Jerome Avenue "Twins",my mobile phone didn`t load the pictures.
They look really great already.I just had to visit them via Google Maps and Google Streetview and realized that the Twins seem to be repainted from that dirty beige to a more white color.Will you also make several version of them and maybe with different shops on the groundlevel?
Also,i noticed that the left half has its adress written on the roof.Is there any reason for it or did just someone painted the adress just for fun?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 22, 2014, 06:16:32 AM
what a dirtyness  :D :D

I love this kind of buildings, good job with the textures  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on August 22, 2014, 08:28:40 AM
As girafe said, that grunge is a thing of beauty. At least, I'm one other person that can appreciate it that way (from afar, I wouldn't want to love in that place).  :P  :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 24, 2014, 12:31:07 AM
deoraThank you, I will make different stores I did with one of my other famous apartment buildings. :D

Girafe- Thank you!!!!

Bipin- Thank you!!!!


NYBT 639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

Here's a small update, I need add rails for the stairs, parapet caps, roof pipes, ac units in the windows, and the main door for the building, but you still will not see it.
 
(http://imageshack.com/a/img905/5572/CRrQ3X.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 25, 2014, 11:07:18 PM
NYBT 639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

Here's another update, the building has a little textures but need the rest of its details. In the Second image the building has its twin removed so you can see in the alley way or the gap between the two buildings. :D


(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/2118/g1sd5U.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/8050/2GrTcp.jpg)

August 26, today is my birthday!!!!!! :O Im 24 years old. :O
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on August 26, 2014, 05:10:27 AM
Hi Aaron,

Happy Birthday!

And please continue your work. Every BAT is excellent!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on August 26, 2014, 08:04:17 PM
happy b-day... :sunny:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Dantes on August 27, 2014, 05:44:06 AM
All the Best Mr. Amercia  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on August 27, 2014, 09:56:17 AM
First of all:

Happy Birthday Aaron

Hope you had a nice party, some cake and presents.

For the building:It`s coming along great.Good to see how it looks when the twin is removed.So there`s is where the door is hiding.Must be a very shy door $%Grinno$%
With just one of the two halfs standing,the Building doesn`t look too bad either.Maybe a splitted version so we can pretend that one evil and mean Architect bought one half,added it to the neighboring already empty lots,destroy the half building and build another soulless glass and steel monstrosity with "poor doors" next to the lonely half building.... :-\

However you will do,it will look awesome as always.And as always it will slide right into my Plugins Folder... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on August 27, 2014, 12:41:21 PM
Happy birthday Aaron!

Psst... I really like where you're taking this building. Great progress so far!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on August 27, 2014, 04:16:32 PM
Delayed Happy birthday Aaron!! I hope you had a great day!!

The new building looks very interesting! Keep the good work!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on August 30, 2014, 03:46:37 PM
The 1x2 is a really nice idea, it gives diversity with your previous creations.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 31, 2014, 07:49:05 PM
FrankU- Thank you!!! :D

Jack_wilds- Thank you buddy!!! :D

Dantes- Thank you!!! :D

deora- Lol!!! Thank you, this door is shy. Right now I have not thought about making the building a split version yet. :)

Bipin- Thank you!!! :D

romualdillo- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you, I have not thought about making the building a split version yet. :)


NYBT 2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

Here's an update to the building, I have the roof texture. Once you have added the roof texture the building starts to look better. I still have more to work on the building, I think it's like eight to ten things to do.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/7905/k4GR1a.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img674/3215/Mr6IgA.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on September 01, 2014, 12:16:39 PM
The roof texture is excellent, as usual.  Also, nice job with the graffiti. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on September 06, 2014, 04:26:10 AM
Another stunning project seems to run to the finish line.As many others,i love the textures you used.
Also the 3 D Model looks great.On well made buildings like yours and of course many others it`s always a shame Simcity isn`t 3D.I mean not many details get lost with the angled view,but some disappear (like that Door for example).
Besides that,i also love the details at the upper facade with the decorative elements and those little rings.
Too bad they seem to disappear in the rendering for the angeled view.
However,it will turn out great.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 11, 2014, 04:22:32 PM
c.p.- Thank you!!! :D

deora- Thank you, it would be cool if Sim City 4 was 3D. There is a game coming out in the future that will be 3D, it's from the makers of "Cities In Motion".


NYBT 2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

Here's an update on the building, I have a little more to do to it, but I have also include the variation to the building, I hope you guys like the colors of the variation of this building.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/821/0ZstyS.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on September 11, 2014, 04:49:13 PM
Wow, for me they are perfect!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on September 12, 2014, 04:23:32 AM
Wow,the variations look great.. &aplsLove the color choices you used on the building/s.
Say,are you also planning on variations for the shopfronts?I mean if several color variations of this building grows next to each other,wouldn`t it look weird if every building has exactly the same shop awnings and grafitti sprayed shutters?
I guess it would be to late to change that,otherwise you could make different family prop shopfronts that change every time one building grows.

But that`are just a few stupid ideas made by me...
.Your buildings look great the way they are and you are doing a great job on these.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 20, 2014, 05:06:51 PM
romualdillo- Wow, thank you!!! :D

deora- Thank you, I will make variations on the shops fronts, the canopies, and the graffiti on the shop garage doors. :)


NYBT Sherman Square Apartments

Here's a small update on the Sherman Square Apartments, I worked on the ground floor a bit, next I may work on the rails for the balconies and maybe some round floor details. :D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img901/8224/saJDDD.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: cmdp123789 on September 21, 2014, 11:46:17 AM
As I already said in Simtropolis.. excellent work! I want everything already! Go on machine mode and release everything buddy haha  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Dantes on September 21, 2014, 12:16:55 PM
"small update" ? ôo This is amazing! (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/23163e55959555665d89bb1b00a869fc.gif)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on September 21, 2014, 04:58:59 PM
Nice work as usual, Aaron. I am loving that graffiti!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on September 23, 2014, 02:53:32 PM
Wow,that`s a good looking Hirise.As usual,i`m checking it out via Google Maps / Streetview and the proportiions are perfect.
Love those little commercial spaces attached to the base  (including a Mc D...dang,no i`m getting hungry!)

I wonder how large you will make it.Looking at all the neighboring buildings and including the fact that this house uses the side of the road block i guess you will place it on a 4 tiles wide lot,am i right?
However,love the way this one turns out. &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on September 24, 2014, 09:15:12 AM
Nice progress, Aaron.  Even at this stage I can see that Sherman Square will have plenty of character.  The Jerome Avenue buildings look good, too.  I like the dilapidation.  :)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 28, 2014, 02:50:44 AM
cmdp123789- Thank you!!! D

Dantes- Thank you!!! :D

Bipin- Thank you!!! :D

deora- The building will be 4x3 I think, and I can't wait to finish the building.

metarvo- Thank you, and happy to see you back on my thread!!! D

915 West End Avenue
 
The is an render of my old building NYBT 915 West End Avenue, I wanted to update it for a long time. I wanted to add a little bit of details to the apartment, I want to make a better model of the parapet caps and make the pipes for the water tower, and also work on the bricks to the back of the building.

Do you like the bricks on version 1 or 2?
 
(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/7292/PaMUs3.jpg)
 
The building is on STEX so you can check it out.
 
2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue
 
Here's a small of date to my Bronx apartment, it's al most finished, ust have to work on the two signs and may be a little more details of the building and I can add the variations, and then to another or a new building for STEX. :D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/6789/5WmBpV.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on September 28, 2014, 05:33:52 PM
concerning 915 West End Avenue...

tend to prefer #1 due to how it looks in corners and around the windows... but option two   ???, is slightly better in the fields of building... its your call though  :-\...

2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

the details are making it come alive more...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on September 29, 2014, 02:29:11 PM
I don't know what to say... I think I like version 1 most, but both are great!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: carlfatal on September 29, 2014, 04:59:28 PM
I like the second version of the 915 West End Avenue better, imho the pale brickwork looks more realistic.

But away form that detail - I love bot new buildings. Time for SC4 again...  $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on September 29, 2014, 06:27:12 PM
I'm going to vote for #1, because the darker bricks appear to be more toned down, although I realize this could simply be an optical illusion because the lighter bricks are darker.  #2 seems kind of jarring IMHO due to the increased contrast.

In any case, West End is sure to be a nice building.  The corner windows appear to add even more character.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on October 04, 2014, 05:47:54 AM
The funny thing is that on my computer screen,both brick sides look the same,but on my smartfone,number 1 looks much darker,almost brown.They both look great,but i`m also voting for number one,i mean it`s a side wall where they didn`t use the same fancy bright bricks like on visible parts of a building.
With every picture i love the Jerome Avenue Twins more and more.The details and the textures are breathtaking. &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 05, 2014, 02:00:47 AM
Jack_wilds- Thank you. :D

romualdillo- Thank you. :D

carlfatal- Thank you. :D

metarvo- Thank you. :D

deora- Thank you. :D


I love the first brick type better the darken bricks are not to strong. More people have choose the first brick type, there is a little different in the bricks. If you have Photoshop you could layer the building on type of each other and flick the eye button to see the difference.

NYBT Montana Apartments

Here's an update on Montana Apartments, I hope to have more on it soon. :)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img673/741/Ynl59W.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on October 05, 2014, 05:16:27 AM
I like new shaped building  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on October 05, 2014, 06:36:47 AM
Wow,looks great.Of course as always i had to do a little research and i found out that the Montana Apartments twin towered design was inspired by the Majestic,a classic Art Deco designed Building with a similar design near Central Park West.
I have to admit,the modern building somehow has a little Art Deco Vibe with the steps in the overall design and the towers which are narrower than the base.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 18, 2014, 01:07:10 AM
Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

deora- Yep, The Majestic is one of my favorite New York City Apartments. :D


NYBT 2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

Here's an update to this building, now to go back to the variations I need some people to come with some shop names. I need eleven shop names for this variation pack. :D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/2230/ZRjPxB.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on October 18, 2014, 02:18:00 AM
Nice project again!

Here are some ideas that pop up:

Joe's Garage
Jack Wild's petshop
Mushrooms and weeds
Knightsbridge Bookstore
Samantha Nailpolish
Lomonosov Knigi
Alkalay's Liquor
Harvu Home Style Shop
Dragonflies (no idea what they are selling....)
Tel4U
A10 and Above
Simlocks Cellphones

Myabe you like one or two of them.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on October 18, 2014, 01:28:29 PM
Great work again!!!  :thumbsup: I like the detail of the shops!!

About the shop names:

Frutas y Verduras Rita
Santería Milagrosa
First Church of Simon
Lan Lang's Convenience Store
Marty's Dinner
Rash Hadad Laundry

(or something like that)  :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on October 18, 2014, 05:38:33 PM
here is a few notions for stores:


pace hardware
the lunchbox
prayer house
Java Books
the junk shop
all outdoors
shoe & socks
rental places
green thumb garden shop
4 lease, 4 sale, 4 rent
florists
Produce grocer
the hobbyist
radios TV repair sales

 :satisfied:


the project looks good enough to down load...  ::) $%Grinno$%
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on October 20, 2014, 07:09:44 AM
Good work!  I always look forward to seeing you add the nightlighting in.

Here's a few potential shop names:

Heritage Antiques
Bob's Subs
Jack's Jewelers
Life of the Party
Lisa's Books
The Morning Grind
Star Computer
Tools and Jewels
Quality Furniture
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 28, 2014, 05:34:13 AM
NYBT 2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

Thank you for all the names guys, here's a small up date on the building, I need to add new shops for the last two versions of the building. Then work on the rearranging the night light and ac units. I have choose the four shops from you guys for the second variation, the names are from the left side of the building to the right are Great Wall Chinese, Frutas y Verduras Rita, Jack Wild's petshop and Ray's Pizza


(http://imageshack.com/a/img674/1412/wAhgMb.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: FrankU on October 28, 2014, 10:16:36 AM
Nice, nice..... certainly. Nice!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on October 28, 2014, 11:12:49 AM
They look fantastic!!!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on October 28, 2014, 10:06:40 PM
FrankU- Thank you!!! :D

romualdillo- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT 2639 & 2641 Jerome Avenue

An update on variation three, I have choose the four shops from you guys for the third variation, the names are from the left side of the building to the right are Samantha Nailpolish, Moose Factory Bar & Grill, Star Computer and D. Sastre Seguros.


(http://imageshack.com/a/img743/2153/vrcbMD.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Dragonanime on November 05, 2014, 07:46:40 PM
As always, wonderful creations and really happy to see you working on more highrises.   &apls :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on November 06, 2014, 11:13:19 PM
The variations of the Jerome Avenue shops all look great (as always) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 07, 2014, 03:48:13 AM
Dragonanime- Thank you, I need to finish my taller buildings, I have a bad history for not finishing things at exceed 20 floors.

c.p.- Thank you!!!

NYBT 2295 Grand Concourse

Here's a new building this one is located on one of my favorite Boulavords Grand Concourse. :O This is the second time I worked on a building on Grand Concourse, the first one was never completed because it was made in Gmax and at that time I was leaving Gmax for 3ds max. :D Ahh, I was like yesterday. Maybe I will re-Bat the building in the future. :)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img674/8871/ZCt8kA.jpg)

Here's a link to the building. :)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bronx+County,+NY/@40.8572985,-73.900084,3a,75y,295.92h,94.74t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1stsHEvYTjZjTkDqMdmkKQSg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c2e08bea1f4105:0xc9a6488c48b356c2
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 07, 2014, 04:49:12 AM
Interesting new project!

I love the shop variations on the Jerome Avenue building(s)  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on November 07, 2014, 05:41:49 PM
can you take street level pics of your models to show off the door 'art', custom awnings and names better?  THX...  ;) :)

its all looking very good... nothing to nit-pic over  :P unless... ::)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on November 08, 2014, 07:19:59 AM
The Jerome Avenue Variations are amazing as always,i already can imagine them in my CJ.The details are marvelous and breathtaking.Can`t wait to see them on the Exchange soon (dang,it`s like being a child wating for Christmas....)
Also your newest Grand Concours Building looks very promising.The original building looks pretty neat with that combination of an overall simple and plain design and the grand arched doorway as a constrasting centerpiece.
I guess you will add the arched entry and the raised roof border decoration later on your model,right? &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 14, 2014, 12:30:48 PM
noahclem- Thank you I will let you know when I ready to get back to the building.

Jack_wilds- Thank you, I will me a street view render when I'm ready. :D

deora- Thank you, the model still need some work and I have made the arch way on the middle of the building, I might post a render soon.

NYBT 2274 Grand Concourse

Here's another building from Grand Concourse. I hope you like this one too guys. :D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img913/989/nQRG9Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on November 14, 2014, 02:06:40 PM
Yes, of course!!!  :P
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on November 14, 2014, 02:36:37 PM
yeah small ornements :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on November 15, 2014, 04:41:42 AM
I love the details like on the top of the front facade  &apls

sorry if "front facade" is redundant
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on November 18, 2014, 04:34:39 PM
romualdillo- :D

Girafe- :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 2295 Grand Concourse

Here's a small update, I'm still working on the small details to the building.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img674/885/JTyu7d.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img905/854/UUkKlP.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on November 18, 2014, 04:43:33 PM
I might be wrong, but I think this building with a white plaster texture instead of a brick texture could work as a L.A. building. Anyway, keep the good work!!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 16, 2014, 05:16:35 PM
Thank you guys!!!!! :D

NYBT 1466 Grand Concourse

Here's another building, it's located on Grand Concourse. I feel the size of the building is not right and i might but this one on hold for a while until I get things right. I'm sorry I have been missing for a while. Right now I sick but I'm going to try to make a new apartment to night if I can find one in the Bronx.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img905/1548/ArLfWH.jpg)

Here's the link to the building.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bronx+County,+NY/@40.8406776,-73.9127121,3a,75y,101.71h,97.01t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sQyEoueF8pgk1Gq2moHQxbg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c2e08bea1f4105:0xc9a6488c48b356c2
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on December 16, 2014, 07:07:30 PM
Looks good!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on December 18, 2014, 03:28:23 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on December 18, 2014, 05:19:28 AM
Great looking building  :thumbsup:   I like the angled rear; gives it a unique character. Hope you're feeling better soon :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 19, 2014, 12:14:02 PM
NYBT Barton Paul

Here's a new model from the Bronx, this building is not to far from Grand Concourse, it's on Mount Eden Pkwy. I think this building is the easiest to model right now, I think it's easy enough to finish in on time. :)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/1660/4Urn0y.jpg)

[Floor Plan[/b]

http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/22716

Google Map Link

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bronx+County,+NY/@40.8430338,-73.9086059,3a,75y,327.37h,105.73t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s_3MUDFVn5eZMDZZ4qh74jQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c2e08bea1f4105:0xc9a6488c48b356c2


romualdillo- Thank you!!! :D

Girafe- Thank you!!! :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on December 19, 2014, 03:28:48 PM
Very nice! Will definitely be useful to me :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on December 19, 2014, 05:11:29 PM
Nice new batch of models :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 22, 2014, 07:26:06 AM
noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

c.p.- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Barton Paul

Here's a small update on the building. :)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img911/193/xELMJG.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on December 22, 2014, 10:22:14 AM
Great work as always.


Hope that white border around the windows (https://goo.gl/maps/F8VfX) show in game.
A feature I would try to get to stand out.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: carlfatal on December 22, 2014, 10:44:12 AM
It is always a pleasure to look into here.  &apls
And aside from the fact, that you are creating stunning models, I also like all the background infos to them. Looking in here for me means always a journey into American architecture.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Dantes on December 22, 2014, 10:55:40 AM
Your building always look great. Realistic and love of detail. (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/e03820ca109c4c698e0ec09bd238a35e.gif) I hope you do someday the building of the New York - TV Show: "Dr.Becker." Incl. Doctor's office and coffee shop. (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/1592b5e9b766142f97c6e2ad45358af8.gif)
All the best to you (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/48d257c8ea3d6750452ae60db9f433bf.gif)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 22, 2014, 07:34:28 PM
vester- Thank you, I do hope that border around the windows do show up it's important.

carlfatal- Thank you, it's always good to post information the building your going to bat. Everyone that like city building games want to see the floor plans and when if was built and who designed it.

Dantes- Thank you!!!! :D

NYBT Barton Paul

Here's another update, next I need to work on the entrance door and then I can move up to the roof details, then the fire escapes and AC units are next, then texturing.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/6652/nEr4hU.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on December 22, 2014, 08:28:58 PM
vester- Thank you, I do hope that border around the windows do show up it's important.

 ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 23, 2014, 04:23:37 PM
vester- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Barton Paul

Here's a HD render for you lucky guys. :D

Click for full size
(http://imageshack.com/a/img633/3586/JeW4ee.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/8998/BbjBUI.jpg)

Resized the pictures - Arthur
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on December 23, 2014, 11:47:04 PM
Wow, nice detail work :thumbsup:  The railings on the fire escapes are sooo skinny . . . how is it that they show up in-game?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on December 24, 2014, 07:43:32 AM
Indeed, excellent details! A shame most of them won't be seen in the game... But it's always nice to know they're there. :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on December 24, 2014, 08:30:21 AM
Great work!!  :thumbsup: Merry Christmas!!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on December 26, 2014, 09:20:35 PM
c.p.- Thank you, these are the same fire escapes from the previous building, the only changes is some of the details to match the real building. They may look skinny to to the way I modeled the building I do not want to scale the building when I finish.

art128- Thank you!!! :D

romualdillo- Thank you and Merry Christmas to you. :D


NYBT Barton Paul

Here's a small update next is to add the ac units in the windows and the texturing. :D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img633/4245/uqQBk1.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on December 27, 2014, 10:19:51 AM
c.p.- Thank you, these are the same fire escapes from the previous building, the only changes is some of the details to match the real building. They may look skinny to to the way I modeled the building I do not want to scale the building when I finish.

I figured they were the same or similar to the other fire escapes, and they look great. I'm definitely not saying they ought to be changed in any way.  I'm just befuddled and bedazzled by how good they look relative to how thin the rails are.  Whenever I make anything that thin, it seems like it either doesn't show up in the render at all, or it is a faint blur.  Are you using some kind of "wireframe" material or something?  They look perfect in your latest rendering, by the way :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on December 27, 2014, 11:33:28 AM
I figured they were the same or similar to the other fire escapes, and they look great. I'm definitely not saying they ought to be changed in any way.  I'm just befuddled and bedazzled by how good they look relative to how thin the rails are.  Whenever I make anything that thin, it seems like it either doesn't show up in the render at all, or it is a faint blur.  Are you using some kind of "wireframe" material or something?  They look perfect in your latest rendering, by the way :thumbsup:

I thought the same when I saw the railings, but they look perfect!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 02, 2015, 03:53:58 AM
c.p.- Thank you, It's not a wire aka splines, It's a very thin poly object like a very thin rectangle.

romualdillo- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Barton Paul

In the update you can see some of the textrues in place, Were almost there at the end.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/2112/eL6g9N.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on January 02, 2015, 11:19:52 AM
Walls and windows look great, as usual :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 03, 2015, 04:17:30 PM
c.p.- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Barton Paul

Okay I have the textures on the building, I just need to ass texture on one small object, but it's hard to see it so do not worry about it. I hope you guys like the roof texture, my favorite one right now is all of them. The white version of this building will need a roof color like this so it will not be so bright, the brown fire escape are looking great on the red and white variation models. I can't wait to see the comments. :D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/5260/hBj6Qm.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on January 03, 2015, 09:19:07 PM
Nice work Aaron  &apls  It is a bit surprising how many details can show up in game--that old building with my restaurant's logo comes to mind  :bnn:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 08, 2015, 08:14:04 AM
noahclem- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Barton Paul
 
Here's an up date on the Baton Paul, I have added the AC units in the windows and added the texture to the second variation.
 
(http://imageshack.com/a/img908/3857/igoRAp.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: carlfatal on January 08, 2015, 12:16:23 PM
Perfect work, and indeed, the level of detail is bedazzling.  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 09, 2015, 05:30:04 PM
carlfatal- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Barton Paul

I hope you like this update, I have made some changes to the building and I have added the variation roof to the other two buildings.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img904/8262/cvjcAs.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Girafe on January 10, 2015, 02:40:54 AM
The last roof texture is IMHO too contrasted but the rest is superb  ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: dwelln8hss32 on January 12, 2015, 01:21:49 PM
I actually quite like the last roof texture. The contrast provides a realistic portrayal of weathering, ie tar layers that have peeled away exposing sun-beaten roofing materials. IMO the contrast may look striking in comparison with the faded orange-ish brick siding, which could use a little more weathering texture, possibly. Other than that, I think all of these look really, really good!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on January 12, 2015, 02:41:20 PM
I like the last roof texture, too. Some asphalt covers get this colours due chemical reactions and sun. They degrade to a sort of white salt. Great job Aaron!!!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on January 15, 2015, 01:52:40 PM
dude, you still bat?  :P  :popcorn:

good, 'cuz you still got it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on January 19, 2015, 07:00:11 AM
Love the variations  :thumbsup:  The last one is a cool concept but I can't say whether it could use some tweaking or not without seeing RL examples of the roof type....
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 21, 2015, 05:30:35 PM
noahclem- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you!!!! :D

romualdillo- Thank you!!!! :D

dwelln8hss32 & Girafe- Thank you I will see what I can do. :)


NYBT Barton Paul

The building is finished if I add anything it will be the on the roof textures, I think I need to darken the areas next to the parapet. :D

(http://i59.tinypic.com/160ezp3.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on January 21, 2015, 06:11:17 PM
I'm glad to see you're still chugging along with some excellent content to boot, Aaron! Bravo!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on January 22, 2015, 09:36:03 AM
These buildings are to die for.I mean your buildings are already crowding my NY Region but it never hurts to have some variation.
Some matching commercial buildings would be nice some day because the sims in large areas filled with your residentials are already starting to get jobless :D :crytissue: :-\

Some of my favorite details on the Barton Paul Buildings are the green shrubs next to the entrance and the "frames" around the main windows.
Also the roof textures are amazing.There seems to be everything from brand new (the dark black roof) to slightly weared,sunbleached and leaky roof (like in on the 4th building) I wonder how something like this happens.It almost looks like someone spilled a truck load of white paint on the roof and didn`t clean it. :P
I`m just wondering what are you reffering to as a "parapet".
I`m not much into architecture terms.In my language a parapet might be a solid "wall" on balconys that avoid accidents by falling from it...i think (besides that,parapet is a very old word that almost no one uses here anymore.We more use something like balustrade or guard rail/hand rail.....
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 22, 2015, 02:15:24 PM
Bipin- Thank you!!! :D

deora- You can look up the word parapet and look at some pictures. A parapet is a wall, balusters are railings with gaps like a fire escape.

Which roof you like better before I export, dwelln8hss32 & Girafe think I should change the look of the roof. :) Do you guys like this roof better now?


(http://i59.tinypic.com/zu43kn.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on January 23, 2015, 12:20:30 AM
I like the old roof slightly better, but it's hard to guess which version would look better in-game.  At any rate, the four variations are looking great. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on January 23, 2015, 05:32:20 AM
Everything looks great for me, but I prefer the first version, too.  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 23, 2015, 06:31:55 AM
c.p.- Thank you!!! :D

romualdillo- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT Barton Paul

Here's a picture in the game, I hope you guys like it. :)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/zv1jxx.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on January 23, 2015, 08:50:55 AM
Like it you ask? I love it!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on January 23, 2015, 09:00:30 AM
I haven't been able to be as active as I'd like to be the last few months, but I'm back and I'm glad to come back to such beautiful work.  As always, the variations get the most mileage possible out of an already good building design.  Keep it up, Aaron!

:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Shroud on January 23, 2015, 09:49:37 AM
Those look awesome!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: dwelln8hss32 on January 23, 2015, 10:34:37 AM
Quote
Which roof you like better before I export, dwelln8hss32 & Girafe think I should change the look of the roof. :) Do you guys like this roof better now?

I have to say I like the previous version better, it strikes me as more "natural" and weathered in comparison with the newer version, which appears to have less contrast. Maybe compare them side by side in game? It's a very subtle difference, in the end. They are all looking great!  :thumbsup:

Jake
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 25, 2015, 07:18:01 PM
Bipin- Thank you!! :P

metarvo- Thank you!! :D

Shroud- Thank you!! :D

dwelln8hss32- Thank you!! :D


NYBT 243 Mount Eden Parkway (A SimCoug Request)

Here's a small building from The Bronx I hope you guys like it. This small detach building is three stories high and has a slope that lead to the back of the house with a garage in the back section to the basement. The lot size will be a 2x2 corner lot, I am thinking about a middle lot version so they can go in the middle of you city block.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/15rme80.jpg)

Google Map Link:

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.843001,-73.907766,3a,75y,324.13h,85.46t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s9Qx3JpUVbNDX2zfvcc0KLw!2e0
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on January 26, 2015, 09:16:54 AM
Yup, NYBT Barton Paul now looks 100 percent finished to me.
The modified roof texture looks better (at least i think...) and now the rof doesn`t look like the remains of the last Snow Storm.

Mount Eden Parkway looks very promising.We always need more rowhouses (even if they are detatched) and diversity.
I wonder if it would be possible to add two more lots to the shown "right corner" and the "middle piece (with the lower backyard going completely through from left to right...)"
How about a mirrored version of the "right piece" and maybe a ramp end piece where you can reach the deeper backyard via a sloped back street...
Just some ideas.
Are you also trying to incorporate the white "birdcage" balcony from one of the neighbors? ()what()
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 27, 2015, 07:02:44 PM
deora- Thank you, I'm going to add more houses to the lot and I have thinking about a mirrored models. The birdcage thing is something I have to think about. :)

vester- Thank you!!! :D

romualdillo- Thank you!! :D

Jack_wilds- Thank you!!! :D

carlfatal- Thank you!! :D

NYBT 243 Mount Eden Parkway (A SimCoug Request)

Here's an update on the row detached house, I still have more to do on the house but not a lot and then I can add textures . Most of you should know is that there will be three houses on the 2x2 lot. If I plan to make a 2x3 lot the lot will have five detached houses. I have been studying the lot set back rules and we all should know that wall to wall building should be 1.6 meters from the edge of the lot for the walls to line of with other batter buildings, this all ways made sense to use this because the early batters have used the practice/ rule to keep some sort of order, but for row houses detached and brownstone houses the rules are a little different. The rules for the row houses detached and brownstone house are different because the houses has stairs in front of them. If they only used the 1.6 meter setback rule the stairs that protrude from the building would end up on the sidewalk. It will make sense to make buildings like row detached houses and brownstones 1.6 meter plus another 1.6 meters from the edge of the lot, this will equal to 3.2 meters from edge of the lot, this also make it where you can have a protruding stoops and a small garden next to the stoops. It is possible to go farther back but it depends on the real life building, so what I plan to do is to make the set back for this building 3.2 meters from the edge of the lot. I am thinking about making mirror models on the row houses. Thinking in the future for the project is mind blowing. I may have to make up to 20 row houses. :O

Update

(http://i57.tinypic.com/jqnogl.jpg)

Future Look At The Lot Different Sizes 2x2 2x3 and maybe 3x2

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2lc9vgp.jpg)

Perspective Render

(http://i60.tinypic.com/fo427d.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: metarvo on January 27, 2015, 08:58:38 PM
This looks like it is shaping up to be a fine building.  The windows and the intricate details on the walls add a nice flavor.  If I know you, each row house on the lot will likely end up different from each other one (unless SimCoug wants them all to look exactly the same).  Good work!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: deora on January 28, 2015, 09:22:16 AM
Did you hear my high pitched squeeing noise of joy?
The details are mind boggleing,you even made those little rhombus shaped button thingies on the cornice (not sure if this can be called a cornice,but you know what i mean)
The idea about making 2x2, 2x3 and 3x2 lots sounds great.In this particular area,these houses don`t seem to be very common but i guess in other New York areas these might fill whole street blocks.
metarvo:Well,i guess they were once all looking the same but changed after several decades (hehe,like houses constructed in a factory on an assembly belt and then stacked up in a large warehouse....okay we need 20 of those...aand 15 from this model... :-\)

Aaron You`re right,that balcony thing looks weird,that pour grund level facade,destroyed and replaced by generic brick and two stupid windows...

I wonder if thee are floor plans floating around somewhere for these houses.I really would love to replicate them in y Sims 2 Game... :bnn:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on January 28, 2015, 12:19:12 PM
Looks like you are off with great start  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on January 28, 2015, 05:36:07 PM
Looks good!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on January 30, 2015, 01:10:12 PM
"NYBT Barton Paul" IS on STEX!!!: :O
 
http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/30118-nybt-barton-paul/
 
 
 
NYBT Barton Paul, by Aaron Graham

Credits

Aaron Graham- Building Creator/ Modder
cmdp123789- Growth Tester

I present you Barton Paul, Located in Bronx, New York City in the neighborhood called Mount Hope. This five story apartment was finished in 1955, the architect is Post-War. Barton Paul tile set is New York City. There are four bats/ Building models, each one has different brick color and each model has two wealth types R$ and R$$. This building is a (W2W) wall to wall corner building, this building will fit perfectly on the end of your city block. Barton Paul is a wonderful apartment for your Sims if they do not want to live in a high density area. Enjoy the upload!!


Here's the link to the architect's floor plan of Barton Paul.

http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/22716]nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/22706]http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/22716 (http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/22706)

Please Download Maxis Nite or Dark nite, if you download both please install the nite verion you use for your cities at night. If you install both and using the default path settings that's appled in the installer the installed model file will replace the model file that's in the plugins folder.
 
(http://i58.tinypic.com/bfomzn.jpg)
 
(http://i62.tinypic.com/xc6fds.jpg)

Dependencies

Check the STEX for Dependencies.

If anything is wrong with the links in this description or problems with the files please go to my Aaron Graham's NYBT Residential Thread (http://community.simtropolis.com/topic/38653-aaron-grahams-nybt-residential-thread/) thread to the last page and post your problem, or you can PM (Private Message) Me.     :D

(http://i58.tinypic.com/dd2nas.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on January 30, 2015, 04:30:48 PM
THX Aaron... got mine... a very very good well done, high 5/5  :thumbsup: ... 
watching further developments -peering through the board wall knot hole,   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: carlfatal on January 30, 2015, 06:00:35 PM
Love it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 12, 2015, 09:38:30 AM
metarvo- There will be variations!!! :D

deora- Thank you, I can wait to finish the building to work on the lot.

vester- Thank you!!! :D

romualdillo- Thank you!! :D


NYBT 243 Mount Eden Parkway (A SimCoug Request)

Here's a small up date on the building next should be the nightlights and add some ac units in the windows.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2a77be9.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on February 13, 2015, 12:55:27 PM
NYBT Peter Stuyvesant

Here's a new building for you NYC fans, I needed to get back on Manhattan, because Aaron is one of the NYC apartments Kings for Sim City 4. :D

A question for you guys, do you know the name of the building to the right of Peter Stuyvesant in google maps, it was created by a NYBT member.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/zn4ndx.jpg)

Google Map Link:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/210+E+15th+St,+New+York,+NY+10003/@40.733696,-73.98604,3a,75y,197.71h,105.63t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1skpxeYrNZeNo-SclXjwnDfA!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c2599f005f2577:0xf979b2ac4400bac

Floor Plan:
http://nyre.cul.columbia.edu/projects/view/16461
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on February 14, 2015, 02:45:46 PM
Both of them look great!! I like the detail on the garage door in the first building.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on March 11, 2015, 01:01:22 PM
Thank you!!! :D

I forgot to say that the NYBT 2639 And 2641 Jerome Avenue is on the STEX, so sorry. :P

(http://i58.tinypic.com/jkavy8.jpg)


NYBT Peter Stuyvesant

Here's a small update on my other apartment building.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2w6s9ja.jpg)


Oh yeah, I forgot to say that my 100,000,000 downloads interview is up. :)

http://www.simtropolis.com/news/_/general-gaming-news/100000000-stex-dls-aaron-graham-interview-r751
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on March 12, 2015, 05:36:12 AM
great works so far mate, keep them going ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 15, 2015, 01:23:21 AM
gn_leugim- Thank you!!! :D

NYBT Peter Stuyvesant

Here's a small update on my NYBT Peter Stuyvesant apartments. :)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/lwe2p.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Unconstantean on April 15, 2015, 04:00:38 AM
lovely  :bnn: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on April 18, 2015, 02:51:24 AM
I wonder, how long does it take to model all those details? XD
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: mrbisonm on April 18, 2015, 12:46:15 PM
I wonder, how long does it take to model all those details? XD

Sometimes you only create one detail and then you can multiply them easily, but you still have to create the first one.

Very nicely going with the Peter Stuyvesant bldg, which was btw the first cigarettes I smoked in the sixties when I still lived in Germany. I cant wait to see it textured.
The Jerome Avenue set, I have been using in my cities now, they look great ingame.
Thanks for sharing those beautiful models of yours.

Fred
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: kelis on April 19, 2015, 04:13:13 AM
Looks promising my friend !! Looking forward for the next updates  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on April 19, 2015, 05:56:43 PM
In gmax I do taht quise some times, but here, I guess he has only one poly, so each detail must have been done individually, I am wrong??  :-\


I wonder, how long does it take to model all those details? XD

Sometimes you only create one detail and then you can multiply them easily, but you still have to create the first one.

Very nicely going with the Peter Stuyvesant bldg, which was btw the first cigarettes I smoked in the sixties when I still lived in Germany. I cant wait to see it textured.
The Jerome Avenue set, I have been using in my cities now, they look great ingame.
Thanks for sharing those beautiful models of yours.

Fred
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 20, 2015, 04:31:15 AM
Great progress on the Stuyvesant  &apls  Always nice to have more of these middle-sized buildings made to your level of quality!
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on April 25, 2015, 03:33:33 PM
Unconstantean- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- Thank you, It can take minutes to an hour on some details, depending on the size and detail, number of times you can do the best you can but make it look good.

mrbisonm- That's right. :)

kelis- Thank you!!! :D

gn_leugim- My windows are sometimes one object or multiple objects, but it have to be more than one polygon to be a detailed object. If there's a bunch of the samething, it would make sense and save time to clone them, and if they are different in some places you can clone the object and modify the things you need and do not need on the object.

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D
 
NYBT Beekman Hotel Tower
 
I have did a little work on the Beekman today the roof still need some work, the ac units below the windows need texturing, and I need to work on a few things on the ground floors. I hope you guys like what you see. :D
 
(http://i58.tinypic.com/14cuv6p.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: gn_leugim on April 25, 2015, 03:39:01 PM
gosh still you have too much free time in your hands  :satisfied:

anyway, I like that "loft" thing, very nice to give some variation on the classic building.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: reddonquixote on April 25, 2015, 04:30:41 PM
Wow, these are really beautiful.. a bit of a departure from your usual style. Great work!!  :thumbsup: &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on April 25, 2015, 04:43:21 PM
Fantastic building!! &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Jack_wilds on April 25, 2015, 08:37:04 PM
extra-ordinary... excellence of craft and detail... super well done well executed textures... 5/5 +
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Vlasky on April 26, 2015, 08:59:35 AM
Beekman looks great! I'm very happy to see progress on it.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Dantes on April 28, 2015, 05:47:44 AM
I think your building always great. Fantastic are the details. (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/98a5523047fb2457453e15f1b8dd251e.gif) Unfortunately, I have not seen New York update it. Did you perhaps an image of a city with your entire buildings? (http://www.ld-host.de/uploads/images/ec5f2347c641efcb7e30adfc88c7e5d4.gif)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: noahclem on April 28, 2015, 06:45:34 AM
Really lovely work on this tower  &apls  You're a jack of all styles ;)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on August 30, 2015, 12:43:32 AM
romualdillo- :D

Girafe- :D

noahclem- Thank you!!! :D


NYBT 2295 Grand Concourse

Here's a small update, I'm still working on the small details to the building.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img674/885/JTyu7d.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img905/854/UUkKlP.jpg)


NYBT 2295 Grand Concourse

Do you guys remember this building back in November, well I have a small update on it. I'm am so sorry for being missing in action. :P


(http://i62.tinypic.com/2i130x4.jpg)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: reddonquixote on August 30, 2015, 07:42:14 AM
Very nice  &apls

I especially like the glass on this building, and that little curved detail in the roof line above the entrance. It looks really nice with the texturing applied  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: art128 on August 30, 2015, 08:03:56 AM
Agree with Reddon, the facade detail is splendid.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: carlfatal on August 30, 2015, 09:25:31 AM
It looks fantastic.  :thumbsup:
And the window frames are another nice detail. Will they be at all windows?
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Bipin on August 30, 2015, 11:07:33 AM
Nice work as always Aaron. Keep it up!  &apls
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: romualdillo on August 30, 2015, 02:41:16 PM
Great work!!  &apls I still think that the same building with white plastered walls would look terribly Los Angeles...
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: vester on August 30, 2015, 04:43:49 PM
Why is there only gray around some windows and not all ?

Would love to see that crone (the concrete at the top) all around the building and not just the two walls.





Your work and the Arimus 3D youtubes (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSLLdTBwLMfTKWS56tOiQpw) (and others youtubes) has moved my modeling some way.

Started to rework some old bats that has collected a lot of duct. Realized, how far my modeling has gone.
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: seraf on August 30, 2015, 07:54:31 PM
Looks great :)
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: c.p. on September 01, 2015, 02:29:11 PM
The texturing is looking great so far as usual.  I'm guessing the other windows on the second floor will have a slightly different surrounding trim?  (The ones you made look great).
Title: Re: Aaron Graham's BATs
Post by: Aaron Graham on September 25, 2015, 07:53:20 AM
Thank you guys, I don't mean to be not as active. :(

NYBT 2295 Grand Concourse

I have done a little work on the building I still need to fix the windows on the back of the building, work on the details on the facade, and texture the damn thing, and it will be finished and ready for variations. I want to get back to making large apartment building, I need to work on building on Park Avenue, 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue 3ed avenue, 5th Avenue, Cental Park West, Broadway, and West End Avenue. :)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2vany21.jpg)