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« on: August 20, 2008, 09:04:22 PM »
I've done this minibus: Mercedes 881D. It's quite balanced and its capacity is 56 passengers. I'll do some more, so you have to wait for a few days.. :P


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Re: minibuses
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 03:57:39 AM »
That looks pretty nice.

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 05:34:52 AM »
Nice minibus. And nice colors though.  ;D

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 06:59:29 AM »
Thanks... I applied SSS (SubSurface Scattering) to improve the image quality, but I'm afraid it's difficult to realize about it at 64pak scale.
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 07:10:25 AM »
Of course it's difficult. After rescaling it will be hard to make out the differences between Mercedes and something like Iveco Daily or Ford Transit.
But i'm sure you will accomplish your work magnificent.  8)
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 07:11:55 AM »
but I'm afraid it's difficult to notice it at 64pak scale.
Then try it out 96px. ;-)

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008, 07:24:11 AM »
Well, I haven't rescale it... ::).... I rendered it direct to 64pak scale. On the other hand, I must say that the color scheme would be perfect for 96pak, but I would have to render it with a toon style. I might try it...

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008, 09:45:38 AM »
Well, I haven't rescale it... ::)....
Actually i mean the same. Rescaling the scale. Wrong wording, sorry.  ;D

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 09:00:36 PM »
Another one, MCW MetroRider MF150. It has less capacity than the Mercedes Benz (50 pass)

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008, 09:21:13 PM »
Really nice minibusses!!
Well done!! :)

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2008, 07:19:31 PM »
Another one. Nissan Coaster C9 (32 pass. -- 55 km/h) with Macao color scheme.

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 11:57:32 PM »
Steyr CityBus S. It's supposed to be electric (engine_type=battery). 28 passengers.


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Re: minibuses
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 06:58:05 AM »
Great busses! But I think for more than 20 passengers we need a loaded bus picture with people cluttered on the roof and on the sides of the vehicle. But again they are very fine and your decision between realism and playability!

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 07:05:40 AM »
It's a great idea, but I hope you don't want something like this in Simutrans... ::)

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 09:07:33 AM »
Nay, this would not be visible anyway ... Only funny for "us", the overfed and overprotected developed countries, not really funny for people in countries where there is a need to squeeze into the public transport to get somewhere ...

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2008, 09:22:58 AM »
It also happens in subway trains (Tokio, Madrid, NY and many other cities around the world)...anyway, I'll try out something, just for curiosity.

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2008, 09:26:03 AM »
That photo looks suspiciously familiar. I know some lines here that go in 3 minute interval and look like this in rush hour.

Sometimes it's not even a question of having more vehicles, but building other modes of transport when there is not way to do that. Streets here are quite narrow, compared to Vienna or Berlin or... well you get the idea, in centre they often don't have more than 10m across, which is bad when you have to squeeze in all the cars, two sidewalks, two tram lanes, and whatever else. And bulldozing some of city houses isn't an option :)

Back to topic... any idea how they look in final size?
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2008, 09:21:57 PM »
Next one will be Ikarus EAG E91. I'm still gathering the technical info.

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2008, 09:32:55 PM »
I've finished the Ikarus. I've chosen the electric version. In addition, here you have the Mercedes Benz o814.They're very small about 33-37 passengers, but I think the Ikarus is my best work until now (I'm talking about this pak, of course.. :P)


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Re: minibuses
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2008, 05:46:06 PM »
Next one will be this Nissan Civillian WBX. Only two more to finish...

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2008, 06:29:20 PM »
Nissan finished.. ;D...I've also finished this Mitsubishi R220. Only left another Mercedes and a Setra.

Back to topic... any idea how they look in final size?

Some of them fit in the scale, others are bigger than I would like to.... :-\
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2008, 07:02:14 PM »
Setra s208 HMU....

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2008, 11:38:28 AM »
Instead of the Mercedes Benz o304, I'm going to create this Mitsubishi Fuso RS, and probably 4 or 5 versions of Hino Poncho.
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2008, 06:31:05 PM »
A preview of the Hino Poncho Long series...
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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2008, 06:33:01 PM »
 :o keep up the good work vilvoh

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2008, 06:36:51 PM »
Thanks.. ;D....I think they'll be finished in a few days..keep up waiting

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2008, 08:33:57 PM »
Last preview before the last release... ;D....Hino Poncho Short series (128pak scale)
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2008, 05:17:45 PM »
Mitsubishi Fuso RS -- 31 passengers -- 55 kw -- 82 km/h -- 5 tn

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2008, 06:33:05 PM »
This is the last one...Hino Poncho series. I'll do some more but by now I would like to start other projects (freight planes, road trains, etc...)

Just two things. I'll try to create a tutorial about how to make buses with Blender. I've realized that it's really easy to make them. It usually takes me an hour and a half o two to design, model, texturize, render and fix the images. And I think you don't need any special skills or experience with Blender. So I think that a tutorial about this would be a good way to encourage people to create objects for Simutrans with Blender. I'll publish the tutorial in the blog (Escala Real) but I do not discard to create some kind of guide (with Ormac help... ::))

The last thing. If someone wants to port them to 128pak, I've the Blender files and the textures (they're small, about 200-300KB including the texture) So send me a PM and I will send you the graphic sources.
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2008, 06:38:38 PM »
I am wondering if you could put those tenderly buses in a zip-file?
I'll post them on my website.

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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2008, 06:50:04 PM »
You mean an all-in-one zip file? yes, of course
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2008, 06:52:40 PM »
Thank you.
Sorry for my unclear words.

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2008, 10:23:24 PM »
It doesn't matter........A preview of what we have until now.
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Re: minibuses
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2008, 10:29:36 PM »
Bautiful buses! Only the one with blue windows is a bit unnatural.

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Re: minibuses
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2008, 10:41:17 PM »
(That's the Mercedes Benz o814) What do you exactly mean with unnatural? out of scale?
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