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SimCity 4 Devotion Custom Content Showcase => Independent Development Projects => Independent BAT (Building Architect Tool) Projects => Topic started by: jeddybear on March 29, 2012, 08:09:25 AM

Title: Project Manila: The Jeddybear's venture into BAT modelling.
Post by: jeddybear on March 29, 2012, 08:09:25 AM
Hi! I've noticed that a lot of users are making their BATs inspired from real buildings in their hometowns. I think I'd love to see a bit of my hometown, Manila here and in SC4, so here I am trying to make models of architectural landmarks in my beloved city. This thread will also be my personal journey to BATting. If there's some things you'd like to suggest to me, or tips that you'll share, please feel free to comment.

I'm a noob at using gmax. I mean, I can't understand the program. I just find it hard to understand. I'm still on the process of learning the program. As of the moment, i'm using Google Sketchup Pro in making my models.

The first of the buildings i'm planning to work on is the main building of my high school alma mater, The University of Santo Tomas. I'm planning to make a modular university set with this, and this will be a start.

(http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad354/SoEulmateFan/6ee51bb6.jpg)

(http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr1/moniquevalerio03/USTv%20Awards%20Opening/huwaw1948.jpg)

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i85/arianne12/UST.jpg)

I think it would be a challenge, since i'd need to replicate the intricate columns and statues atop the building's roof. I'll get you guys updated with my progress. But for now, there's a lot of things i'd need to work on.
Title: Re: Project Manila: The Jeddybear's venture into BAT modelling.
Post by: DebussyMan on April 01, 2012, 05:38:02 PM
I'd love to see some progress on this  :)
Title: Re: Project Manila: The Jeddybear's venture into BAT modelling.
Post by: FrankU on April 02, 2012, 02:47:18 AM
This definitely looks like an interesting building, but, if you are a beginner, are you sure you dare to go ahead with this complex building? It might be wise to start with something more simple like a house.
Title: Re: Project Manila: The Jeddybear's venture into BAT modelling.
Post by: jeddybear on April 05, 2012, 05:12:48 AM
This definitely looks like an interesting building, but, if you are a beginner, are you sure you dare to go ahead with this complex building? It might be wise to start with something more simple like a house.

Yes FrankU, i must admit i'm having a hard time, especially in replicating those statues. I chose this building to honor my alma mater, which just concluded it's quadricentennial celebration and making a BAT of my school is my way of honoring it. But yep, i'm up to the challenge. I'll be posting pics of the model I'm doing in sketchup here as soon as I finish it.
Title: Re: Project Manila: The Jeddybear's venture into BAT modelling.
Post by: jeddybear on April 05, 2012, 05:13:53 AM
I'd love to see some progress on this  :)

Wow, sir! Thanks for taking interest in my project! I'll update this from time to time.