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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2012, 06:27:37 PM »
I'm all for preserving the spirit :)

Aren't these white window frames too bright on the shadow side?

Also, Sarlock might have a word or two about these trees later, so don't lose the sources ;)

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2012, 07:46:23 PM »
Winter trees would obviously look better without leaves :)

And therein lies the challenge we face with creating a winter tree set but with all of the trees in our parks/buildings non-seasonal except for snow images.  There be some inconsistency there, but we'll have to live with it.  We don't have seasonal buildings and probably wouldn't want them as that's a lot of extra drawing.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2012, 09:08:05 PM »
In most buildings I put bare trees in winter. Here I thought to put bushes instead of trees, assuming they will keep their leaves, just turning them brownish, just as my Jasmine plant does on the balcony ;)
Many ornamental plants and bushes don't lose their leaves... Does it look that bad? ;)

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2012, 09:12:50 PM »
Try taking that big tree off the roof, it might just be a bit big and looks out of place with the snow?

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2012, 11:44:11 AM »
I put a smaller bush on the roof and darkened the eastern windows in all the 3 buildings.

Please, check if it's better now, I updated the preview above.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2012, 02:27:49 PM »
Better imho

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2012, 02:55:24 PM »
Much better :)  Well done!

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2012, 03:51:52 PM »
Thanks!

Now another 3 buildings:

NEWOLD

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2012, 04:01:52 PM »
Excellent!
The first building looks better suited to a commercial purpose.  It's more like a 9 story office complex than an apartment building.  Maybe change the ground floor to shop/store windows?

Very glad that you've made those changes to those buildings... the primary colours were a bit bright compared to the rest of the pak.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 04:10:07 PM by Sarlock »

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2012, 04:10:21 PM »
Those Building are cool. 8) 8)

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2012, 07:41:34 PM »
pretty awesome!

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2012, 09:02:08 AM »
Excellent!
The first building looks better suited to a commercial purpose.  It's more like a 9 story office complex than an apartment building.  Maybe change the ground floor to shop/store windows?

I'm agree with Sarlock. It's more like an office building.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2012, 11:22:52 AM »
Excellent!
The first building looks better suited to a commercial purpose.  It's more like a 9 story office complex than an apartment building.
I'm agree with Sarlock. It's more like an office building.

I changed it again to look more residential:

from to

(I updated the preview above as well).

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2012, 01:39:32 PM »
Excellent ! well done.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2012, 02:43:42 PM »
Wow, that looks nice.  Great work!

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2012, 04:08:18 PM »
Another revamped building:

NEWOLD

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2012, 04:14:17 PM »
Nice very Nice those Building with snow.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2012, 04:37:24 PM »
Excellent!  Thanks for fixing the story height on that one, it fits in much nicer now.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2012, 02:49:32 PM »
Just one (minor) thing, may be.
Just to add some snow on the balustrade of balconies (Are they many balconies, aren't ?)

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2012, 03:30:23 PM »
That's a tricky building to do a snow version of.  The steep roof would likely hold little to no snow as most would just fall off on to the poor people below (ouch!).  You'd likely only find a bit of snow on the balcony railing, some in the flat sections on the roof and some on the ground.
I wonder if putting a small awning over the front door would look good.  It might break up that bare patch of wall above the door nicely.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2012, 10:09:06 AM »
Tower updated, see above. I added a kind of entrance/awning and changed the snow.

New buildings:

NEWOLD

After I have some feedback on these as well, I'll post the sources for all buildings since latest release.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2012, 12:16:33 PM »
Very admirable!  I played with snow for a few minutes last night and found it to be challenging to say the least.  It gave me a whole new respect what you've accomplished.

I'm sorry but I need to say one thing - the snow on the pools I'm not crazy about.  Actually it is the edges.  They look too dark.  Of course it might look different in game.  I've noticed things don't display exactly the same here as there.  Anyway, maybe the dark could be lighter with a blue cast?  Just throwing something out here...

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2012, 02:57:46 PM »
Thank you! The dark pattern is a pool winter cover, usually in dark color. The snow is in the center, where it's sagging slightly. I might give it a different hue, maybe more grayish, in order for it to be more obvious.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #58 on: October 13, 2012, 05:18:01 PM »
Very impressive!  I'm amazed at how fast you can do this, wow!
I agree about the pool cover, add some grey to it and it should look good.
Your final modification to the previous tower looks excellent.  I love the archway over the front door.  Snow looks great on it.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2012, 08:59:07 AM »
Very impressive!  I'm amazed at how fast you can do this, wow!
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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2012, 08:54:43 AM »
The pool covers have beein desaturated and coverd in a thin layer of fresh snow: see above ;)



I forgot one building ;)

NEWOLD
« Last Edit: October 15, 2012, 09:41:08 AM by Fabio »

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Winter is coming - Release Part 2
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2012, 09:41:54 AM »
Here's the release of this second part:

:down: winter-res-01-121006.zip

As I don't have commit rights to the SVN, I ask please to VS (or Zeno) to download them and commit them for me.

Thank you!

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2012, 10:02:44 AM »
Sure, I can check it out this afternoon when I'm back home, if VS doesn't before :)

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2012, 10:18:59 AM »
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The pool covers have been desaturated and covered in a thin layer of fresh snow


Yes Fabio, they have!  Very good! :)

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2012, 02:35:54 PM »
Very nice!  The revised pool covers look great.
I love how you chose to make the center of the new tower beige, it contrasts wonderfully with the green exterior.  Nice work!

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2012, 06:30:57 PM »
Fabio
Your projekt are cool. 8)

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #66 on: October 17, 2012, 01:55:17 PM »
As Fabio initiated project, I try to help to enhanced special buildings with snow.

See an example with abbey :


Do you think I can continue helping ?


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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #67 on: October 17, 2012, 02:33:51 PM »
That's fantastic, mEGa! Thank you so much for joining me in this task.

The wintery Abbey looks great.

Fortunately most attractions look good enough, so winter should be enough. Feel free to enhance those details or texture you might find worth.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2012, 02:50:00 PM »
Thank you so much for joining me in this task.
Thanks to  you ;) I'm happy to participate !
Fortunately most attractions look good enough, so winter should be enough. Feel free to enhance those details or texture you might find worth.
OK, I also create East view  (as you created with residential building) when it is possible without losing too much time.

So I 'm going to continue when I shall would have any free time.

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Re: Winter is coming
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2012, 02:58:20 PM »
I also create East view  (as you created with residential building) when it is possible without losing too much time.

This is the spirit!

More views (rotations) are nice and look better, but I prefer to get the job done faster and maybe to come back later after the pakset has been already improved.