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Offline romualdillo

Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #160 on: July 07, 2017, 07:40:51 AM »
Wonderful! &apls

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #161 on: July 07, 2017, 07:44:27 AM »
It's very beautiful and I'm grateful for any time you can find to share your progress with us  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #162 on: July 09, 2017, 11:44:49 AM »
JP Schriefer - Thank you :)

mattb325 - Thank you :)

romualdillo - Thank you :)

reddonquixote - Thank you :) I'm always happy to go back to bating, over the years it became a hobby  ;)


I'm working on textures now, with this building it was difficult to find right color because in reality it is clad with white marble and we all know that white doesn't look all that great in SC4. But I think I managed to get the color right finally.


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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #163 on: July 09, 2017, 12:04:16 PM »
Great work.


One small suggestion: Exaggerate the depth of the details around the windows.

Offline manga rivotra

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« Reply #164 on: July 09, 2017, 02:26:45 PM »
I imagine a lot of use for this superb jewelry: court, town hall, museum...... ::)
Enormous class and presence and a reproduction that seems perfect.  &apls &apls &apls

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #165 on: July 09, 2017, 06:04:14 PM »
You managed the colour successfully IMO, it's looking great!

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #166 on: July 10, 2017, 04:01:43 AM »
Fantastic model !!
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #167 on: July 10, 2017, 01:44:52 PM »
Thanks guys :)

vester - I did exaggerate the depth a bit but I don't think it made any difference. This building however does looks a bit flat in certain light so I'm not that worried about it, there's a lot going on on the facade anyway so... :D

manga rivotra - Yes, and unlike most of my BATs is quite small so it will fit even in smaller city :)

JP Schriefer - Thanks! :)

kelis - Thank you :)

korver - Thank you :)

Ok, so here's finished day view; I should post renders of night and winter views soon.


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« Reply #168 on: July 10, 2017, 01:55:34 PM »
Simply perfect!

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #169 on: July 11, 2017, 09:34:14 AM »
Aaand I think that would be all. Time for modding... :'(




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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #170 on: July 11, 2017, 12:18:54 PM »
Its beautiful  :thumbsup:

I can't work out which building it is though...? I don't think I've ever seen (or noticed) a building where it has beaux-arts features on only 2 sides before. I'm very curious to know what it's butting up against now.
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #171 on: July 17, 2017, 08:06:35 AM »
reddonquixote - Thanks :) It's the Appellate Courthouse on the corner of Madison and 25th st. Back in 1900 when it was new there were townhouses on both sides of it. Then in 1954 an addition was built on that rectangular space delimited by old court building. It tried echo the original building but one can easily tell that it wasn't part of the original scheme. On the other side there's a residential building, and not very pretty  $%Grinno$%

So I was preparing the Court for release and when it came to LOTing I was like "what I am gonna do with this rectangular space?". So instead of making a parking lot there, I decided to model two townhouses that stood there. One of them was converted for commercial use around 1910 I think - and that's the version I choose. I still have to finish roofs but apart from that the modeling part is finished.


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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #172 on: July 17, 2017, 09:45:34 AM »
I know that problem with some empty space. Not really part of the building and yet...


Like your solution with the townhouses.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #173 on: July 17, 2017, 02:23:50 PM »
I like those two townhouses. Perhaps you could include those two as separate props as a bonus. ;)

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« Reply #174 on: July 18, 2017, 07:57:35 AM »
Good solution! Those gaps are the reason why I create all my buildings as props, so I can fill them with prop families. Doing it this way, I don't have to adapt everything to the grid, conserving the buildings' proportions.

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #175 on: July 18, 2017, 09:47:24 AM »
Great solution!  I second the idea to render it as a separate prop too - I know I'd love to use it somewhere  :thumbsup:

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #176 on: July 18, 2017, 06:58:44 PM »
vester - Yeah, I couldn't decide what to do with it  $%Grinno$%

bombardiere - Thanks :)

romualdillo - Those days all my buildings are porps because that's the only way I can include winter versions  :D

Simcoug - Thanks :)

I will of course render it as separate prop, that way i don't have export the courthouse again ;)

They are finished now, I only have to export them and add them to lot with courthouse:




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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #177 on: July 18, 2017, 09:06:48 PM »
Niceee &apls
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #178 on: July 18, 2017, 10:21:58 PM »
Beautiful work as always! &apls I remember walking by the NY Appellate Court Building working nearby and admiring the architectural gems around Madison Square Park.

Loving those townhomes as well, such a shame they were demolished. Will you be doing a version with the current annex building?

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #179 on: July 19, 2017, 08:33:50 AM »
Simmer2 - Thank you :)

korver - Thank you :)

Ehanson - Thank you :) As for the annex...I don't know yet, I'm not a big fan of it and to be honest I would like to move on to some other buildings ;)


Guys...I'm sorry but I'm afraid I will have to export Courthouse and townhouses as a single model, I tried to place them on the same LOT and this is what happens:



I thought that changing the courthouse LODs to "L" shape would help but it didn't and I don't know what else I could do to make this work :(