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Offline mattb325

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Re: Art128's BAT stuff
« Reply #460 on: October 06, 2020, 03:31:17 PM »
I had this happen on one of the multi-function stations I released.

https://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=327.msg522884#msg522884

The trick in that instance was to heighten the LOD and make it taller. Such are the vagaries of batting.  $%Grinno$%

There are two schools of thought with LODs: many purport custom in all instances.

I do not subscribe to that theory, and only use custom LODs when absolutely necessary, such as objects to be placed in the water or objects which must have automata going through them.

The reason being is that when you make a custom LOD, you are effectively asking the game to over-ride its boxy 2d/quasi 3d rendering (which makes SC4 so efficient in terms of processing power) and instead make the game render your BAT in 3d. While I know this will be a ploppable model, you can see how the issue with having so many custom LODs would be a nightmare for  growable content.

For your model, unless you intend to have a lot of tall and wide props under the colonnade and large canopy, I would just go with a simple box with the centre area taken out via a simple boolean so you can place props in that courtyard area. Even with a basic LOD, you will still be able to place little sims and low props in those areas just fine without clipping.


 

-- My apologize Matt, I accidentally edited your post thinking it was mine right underneath...
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Art128's BAT stuff -- Pavilion of Portugal Done
« Reply #461 on: October 06, 2020, 03:36:16 PM »
Huge thanks mate, it worked.
At first I did like you said and moved some vertices and redid and export, same thing happened. Then I deleted the LODs and did them again, this time not bothering to do the pillars individually. It worked this time. I guess the LODs didn't like being separate for the pillars.

Thanks as well Matt for the advice. I must say I do enjoy making custom LODs. This one was done stricly using poly modeling. I've found that booleans tend to make the structure a bit messy. They are very useful though, so I do use them.

Here are some pictures of the Pavilhao de Portugal in game with the complete lot. It's a museum.

Please excuse the USL ultra brightness at night.... It doesn't play well with the Japanese street mod.










The dependencies for the lot are as follow:
-CP Textures vol 1
-CP Props (Cherry trees) vol 2
-Mas71 Props (light poles, benches) vol 3

I will try to get things uploaded to the LEX soon.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 03:44:44 PM by art128 »
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Re: Art128's BAT stuff
« Reply #462 on: October 06, 2020, 07:27:01 PM »
Way to go!  :thumbsup: &apls &apls &apls :popcorn:
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Re: Art128's BAT stuff
« Reply #463 on: October 07, 2020, 08:17:18 AM »
Its beautiful!

I can send you some 3d sims so you can put them in your buildings and you don't have to do complex LODs.

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Art128's BATs -- School uploaded!
« Reply #464 on: October 07, 2020, 09:16:40 AM »
I would gladly accept those sims, seeing as this will be usefull for atriums etc. Thanks! :)

I've uploaded the school! You can get it HERE.
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Re: Art128's BATs
« Reply #465 on: October 09, 2020, 07:49:03 AM »
Love the school my friend !! I will give it a nice place in Saitama  &apls &apls
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Re: Art128's BATs
« Reply #466 on: October 17, 2020, 03:27:22 PM »
I was really needing a museum, guess what :D  &apls

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Art128's BATs - Pavilion of Portugal uploaded
« Reply #467 on: October 18, 2020, 07:30:36 AM »
Thanks. :)

I've uploaded the Pavilion of Portugal! You can get it here: https://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=4005
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Re: Art128's BATs
« Reply #468 on: October 18, 2020, 08:41:13 AM »
Really nice work on this one (too)! Thanks for making and sharing it.
I'm gonna find nice spots in my cities for this one, I'm sure.

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