Thanks guys, a quick update on Trier Tower:
Just some more tweaking. I also added some air intake/exhaust vents on the mechanical floors. Next I'm going to put some furniture in the lobby. I might try putting some cubicles into the office floors but it's looking pretty good as it is so it depends on how I'm feeling.
I also did an export of the building and unfortunately I'm having the grey halo problems (click for full size):
It's most noticeable on the shadow side of the building, especially in the lower right around the columns. After exporting it I did a bunch of experiments to see if I could get a better alpha mask since that's what's causing the problems. The outline of the building is antialiased (grey pixels for the alpha channel) but buildings in the game aren't set to have antialiasing, so the grey pixels are rounded up to being opaque, and since those pixels are opaque a bit of the grey background shows through. The weird thing though is I looked at some BATs that don't have the problem and their alpha masks aren't any better so I really don't know what exactly is causing the problem to happen. I haven't tried reexporting it again but changing the settings didn't really change the render much so I'm not expecting it to solve the problem. I also know that a lot of other people have the problem and that as far as I know it hasn't been solved.
Also I'll be reusing the old .SC4Model file which means that when this is uploaded you can remove the old one and put the new one in and it will replace all of the existing instances of the building without having to demolish anything. Although I will be including new, separate, remodded lots using PIMX stats as well.
And yeah my plugins folder is in complete disarray.
The Elephant Kashimashi (エレファントカシマシ) - "Saraba Seishun"「さらば青春」 ("Farewell Youth")
The Elephant Kashimashi (エレファントカシマシ) - "Kaze ni Fukarete"「風に吹かれて」 ("Blown in the Wind")
It's another EleKashi fanboy night.
EDIT: Hmmm...I didn't know till after posting this at these two songs where actually paired sides of the same single release: "Kaze ni Fukarete / Saraba Seishun."