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Offline romualdillo

Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #180 on: July 19, 2017, 10:45:32 AM »
I guess the only way to make that work is adjusting the LOD to the different elements on the roof as much as possible. LOD's texture is an image put directly on its geometry, so everything behind will be rendered as part of the top...



A bit rough, but that's what the game reads as top texture literally... The wall is part of the texture

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #181 on: July 19, 2017, 12:07:16 PM »
I'm afraid the LOD will be too complicated then... doesn't it cause glitches when LODs are too complicated? I think I remember reading something about that...

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #182 on: July 19, 2017, 04:26:52 PM »
I don't know, but maybe...  Perhaps if you make the main LOD just the same height of the perimeter walls and two or three boxes for the big chimney and the two sheds, you can solve it withou doing a too complicated lod... You don't need to make special forms for the other chimneys or the skylight as they don't stand out of the building... Even the statues may not need anything special if the main LOD includes the outer ballustrade at street level...  :-\

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #183 on: July 20, 2017, 08:09:56 PM »
romualdillo - Thank you for your help :) I decided to render it as a one piece after all, it's already available for download, I will release the townhouses tomorrow :)

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #184 on: July 21, 2017, 09:07:56 AM »
Great work. I don't see a need to render as separate props, they all look great together, why bother?  $%Grinno$%

Am I seeing blurry outputs though? I have noticed blurriness on my most recent exports as well, and have tried increasing the sample size. Its a bit of a shame because the original renders were so nice and crisp - but its not enough to bother re-doing..
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #185 on: August 20, 2017, 02:22:59 PM »
Great work. I don't see a need to render as separate props, they all look great together, why bother?  $%Grinno$%

Am I seeing blurry outputs though? I have noticed blurriness on my most recent exports as well, and have tried increasing the sample size. Its a bit of a shame because the original renders were so nice and crisp - but its not enough to bother re-doing..

Thanks reddon :) I just thought that since those were separate buildings I would render them as two separate BATs ;) The image above was blurred probably because it was a preview from LOT editor, the rendered building in game looks ok :)


RL is keeping me busy but I managed to get some work done on Pennsylvania Station, I had to re-model some objects because when I opened up the scene after a long break I was like - "what a mess..." (I'm sure some BATers know what I'm talking about  $%Grinno$% ). Anyway, the modeling is mostly done, apart from concourse roof, and I started working on textures - I think I will desaturate them to make them more whitish instead of beige. I'm not entirely sure about the hue of flat roofs too (maybe I should make them more black than brown?).




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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #186 on: August 20, 2017, 04:05:41 PM »
No need to change the brown roof color. Just make it a bit darker.
Can't wait to get my hands on that station, lotting it will be a pleasure.

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #187 on: August 22, 2017, 10:07:49 AM »
Great  &apls

What will be its footprint ? 15x9 ? 16x9 ?
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #188 on: August 23, 2017, 07:31:42 AM »
Fantastic model !! Can't wait to see the final version  &apls &apls
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« Reply #189 on: August 25, 2017, 05:51:29 PM »
Its looking amazing.  &apls &apls

I'm really impressed at how you have managed such a faithful recreation even though its been demolished. I'm enjoying watching it progress  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #190 on: August 27, 2017, 05:31:48 AM »
Such an amazing building. Can't wait to have it in my city :D

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #191 on: September 01, 2017, 04:08:33 AM »
Dang,i really miss playing Simcity 4.Haven`t touched it in Ages but seing your amazing Work makes me want to fire it up again.
Your classic Penn Station looks mindblowing.
The funny Thing is that some small Elements of the old Penn Station still survived today and can be seen with an open Eye and an open Mind.
Keep those marvelous BATs coming.

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #192 on: April 06, 2018, 06:09:08 PM »
I can't believe it been 7 months since I last posted here  :o Well, my only excuse guys is that studies take a lot of my time...

Thank you for your comments;

A. Gates - Thank you, If I remember correctly - 16x9.

reddonquixote - Thank you! Sometimes it seems to me that I'm spending more time on looking at photos trying to figure out how this and this part of the building looked like than actually modeling it  :D

deora - Tell me about it, I promised myself that once semester ends I will work more on my BATs  :D

Ok, so... I'm still working on Penn Station, namely - on the concourse roof. But I also wanted to finish some of my older BATs (don't even ask how many of them are there...) because working on such a big BAT...well, it gets monotonous. So here it is, I started it in ... 2015 I think? It still needs materials but apart from small fixes the modeling part is done:

55 Wall Street:


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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #193 on: April 07, 2018, 01:01:56 AM »
55 Wall St looks stunning! Even without textures, it'll be great to have some more angled bats in game  :)

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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #194 on: April 07, 2018, 04:56:47 AM »
Nice building Seraf! Waiting for final update before released.... SOON™!!!  :thumbsup: &apls :bnn:
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #195 on: April 07, 2018, 12:53:46 PM »
Great buildings and projects!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #196 on: April 08, 2018, 08:07:09 PM »
Nice looking BAT. Can't wait to see how you texture it.
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Re: Seraf's NYBT BATs
« Reply #197 on: April 09, 2018, 05:42:43 AM »
Very nice. Beaux Arts + angled walls =  :'( but you have done a great job with it as always. Great to see you back  :thumbsup:
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