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Offline TheTeaCat

TheTeaCats Concoctions
« on: October 16, 2008, 03:03:26 PM »
TheTeaCats Concoctions

Ok been messing around with the LE recently as I find the BAT just a little too
intricate for me. Just too many things but at least I can use it so there is still hope.

As I find the LE easier to work with I thought I'd show some recent stuff I
have done. Who knows some may even get released :)

Any how on with the show

This first pic uses a model by Berto found on the stex.


Again I used a different model by Berto to create this

North view


South view


East view


West view



And in this case I used a BAT called Long meadows by Mntoes







So what do you think? Any hints tips etc appreciated :)

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Re: TTC's LE Concoctions
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 03:53:49 PM »
The space in the first two lots looks a bit meagre. They need to get the cows and tractors in and out, don't they ? :P It would look better if you got rid of either the barn or the grain elevator to make it more airy. Otherwise, very good  :thumbsup:

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Re: TTC's LE Concoctions
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 10:27:12 AM »
Derry , your lots are great  :thumbsup: good work my friend  &apls
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Re: TTC's LE Concoctions
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 11:11:28 AM »
Nice lots. :thumbsup:  I to think that the first one is a little to compact. Maybe use a larger lot or take something out to make more space.  ;)

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Re: TTC's LE Concoctions
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 04:10:30 AM »
Really amazing lots, great work  &apls
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Re: TTC's LE Concoctions
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 05:27:22 PM »
The space in the first two lots looks a bit meagre. They need to get the cows and tractors in and out, don't they ? :P It would look better if you got rid of either the barn or the grain elevator to make it more airy. Otherwise, very good  :thumbsup:

Nice lots. :thumbsup:  I to think that the first one is a little to compact. Maybe use a larger lot or take something out to make more space.  ;)

May be your right but then I did show only one view ::)

Then again the Chestnut trees by Simfox cover it up a bit which was intended. (I really like those trees :D :D)


Anyway how about some pics from all the angles ;)









My intention was that the barns on the left acting as a milking shed and the grain elevator as storage.
Maybe a larger lot would be better but I quite like its compactness.

So comments,critique, suggestions all welcome

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Re: TTC's LE Concoctions
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 09:32:25 PM »
oh i like it. i espescially like the trees you put in. it's great and very eye-catchy. i also don't find it too compact, it's great as it is at the moment. and finally: that's some good work. :)

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008, 06:42:54 AM »
Cheers Folks for your comments :thumbsup:

Ok I made myself another lot last night.
This time I used a model by RP. His Spring Cottage   to be exact.

The props I used come are BSC MEGA Props - CP Vol01
                                                       BSC Mega Props - JMyersAgriculture01
                                                       BSC Textures Vol 01
                                                       SimFoxProps_8Chestnuts
                                                       And standard Maxis props/families.

How about some pics :)
LE shot











The Tractors , trailers/water carriers and some flora are timed/seasonal to add some life and variety

grows with standard maxis fields:)


queries work




So what do you think?
What's missing, too much of? What could I do better?
All constructive criticism, helpful suggestions welcome :)

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008, 07:03:58 AM »
Wow TeaCat, those lots are looking really amazing!   &apls

I cant find much to put a finger on here, only thing is why not put in some people-props and maybe some more "trash" in the yard? (farms around here usually are kind of messy sometimes..  :P  )

Great work on these!  :thumbsup:

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008, 07:05:00 AM »
I like it.  :thumbsup: Maybe you could put a dog and a couple of kids playing by the slide, and a couple of men by the barn/garage. I really like the propane tank back behind the garage. Very realistic.

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2008, 12:57:13 PM »
Thanks for the kind words and suggestions everyone

Wow TeaCat, those lots are looking really amazing!   &apls

I cant find much to put a finger on here, only thing is why not put in some people-props and maybe some more "trash" in the yard? (farms around here usually are kind of messy sometimes..  :P  )

Great work on these!  :thumbsup:

I like it.  :thumbsup: Maybe you could put a dog and a couple of kids playing by the slide, and a couple of men by the barn/garage. I really like the propane tank back behind the garage. Very realistic.

Good tip thanks for that - I knew something was missing $%Grinno$%
The slide is part of a maxis prop family so is animated  ;D (that's if it is the one the game picks  ::))

Anybody else see anything that could be improved?

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2008, 02:05:07 PM »
Looking real good there Derry!!!! I like it alot!!!!

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 11:25:20 AM »
Wow ! derry, this lot is awesome !!  &apls
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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2008, 10:03:50 AM »
I like much, but you should spread out, extend, more the farm.

The buildings are side-by-side
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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2008, 01:22:34 PM »
Thanks folks for those nice comments :thumbsup:

I added some people props at points X - Thanks for the suggestion folks :thumbsup: makes all the difference.
You should also note the garden furniture is different ;D



I like much, but you should spread out, extend, more the farm.
The buildings are side-by-side

I take it you are talking about point A.

I disagree on this occasion. I was trying to simulate the fact that the buildings were added as needed and therefore
it's a mix and match of whatever the farmer had handy to build some storage space.
I think it gives the impression of a realistic farm.

Keep the suggestions coming folks - They are all noted ;)

btw I have something planned so keep your eyes peeled

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« Last Edit: November 12, 2008, 01:24:55 PM by TheTeaCat »
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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2008, 01:24:59 PM »
I think you did a great job on this farm and I wouldn't change anything else.

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008, 02:46:52 PM »
Great farms Derry , especially this last one  :thumbsup:... I wouldn't change anything about props except that you shouldn't use twice the same group of people  - and I Love Simfox's chestnut trees  , he's also talented for trees ...
My other suggestion is deleted base texture for grassy tiles as everybody now use a terrain Mod . It would fit better . That said and right know , I'm not sure that the dirty paths you're using are overlays or base textures ... ::)

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2008, 02:56:35 PM »
that lot is awesome Derry  :thumbsup: very great work in all the way !!
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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2008, 04:07:35 PM »
hiya derry hows you doing,very nice work there &apls

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Re: TheTeaCats Concoctions
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2008, 04:21:35 PM »
So glad you decided to give us a glimpse of your work in progress, Derry. I saw some farms you created in TaTT, and this is a stunning continuation of it. You definitely have a talent for creating rural scenes, and I'm anxious to see for far you take this newest venture.

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