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I've just released my first assets and I decided to create a post not because there is much to see, but rather because as an inexperienced modeler it will be a good place to collect feedback and ask for advice. (I would like to keep the forum clean from my numerous questions!)
So my project is a modular medieval wall that is currently made out of 7 parts of a 6m high set. This is the short version, which is suitable for town walls, but a 12m set is planned. I might also do a 9m version but don't quote me on that.
The wall parts are based on the great "stone wall" template of Sparks, so they can be placed freely and conform to terrain. I tried to make their stats balanced in terms of entertainment value. I wanted the towers to avoid flattening the terrain and as I'm not good with playing with building's properties, I went with a water tower template without stats. It's not the most convenient but it works. It's also worth noting that the assets only really work well with an anarchy mod (especially the gates that I made without roads for more freedom).
Here is the link to the collection: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=718095394
New short pieces and the tall set are on the way, but probably not before the end of July. You can leave suggestions or feedback so that I can improve my future assets!
Just wanted to share a mod that I released a few days back. Basically, it allows you to place props in your assets/in-game that doesn't count towards the global prop limits. I'd be really interested in getting some building asset makers to try it out( to get around the 64 prop limit ), and get some feedback/bug reports to help me try to improve the mod/fix bugs in the mod!
To use this mod, basically hold shift when placing your prop, and it'll create a prop that doesn't count toward the global limit.
For building makers, when you save the asset, you'll also get a PropUnlimiter.json file. That should be copied into the workshop asset folder, and buildings in-game should be recognized by the mod in-game.
So I figured I might as well make a topic here, as this is most likely not gonna be the last time I ask for you guys' oppinion. If I remember, I'll post WIP and releases of my buildings here.
My current project is a bus depot that fits the european theme and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out - but I've ended up with two sizes of it and I just can't decide which I like the best and could see myself using both. So I'd love some feedback - which you prefer or if it makes sense to upload both of them.
The small one is about the same size as the default one and has the same stats. The large one has slightly higher stats, but as depots can spawn infinite busses there's no benefit to the bigger one. I purely made it this large as the ones I took inspiration from were this size or bigger.
Hey all, this is my first time posting on the C:S forum. Being an architecture student and urban design enthusiast, I have come to love this game and the fruits of its massive modding community. I've decided to dive into asset creation myself a couple weeks ago by learning Blender and model importation into C:S with the ultimate goal of creating a collection of "Main Street"-style American storefront assets.
After a frustrating week and a half, I successfully uploaded a test model with a diffuse texture a couple days ago into the asset editor. Following tutorials on YouTube and elsewhere, I created a diffuse map via baking, but as you all can see (and I have later found out) this method should only be used for making LODs as the quality in game is pretty bad. Ideally, the model should be textured like this.
Right now I'm kind of at a loss of what to do next in order to create an acceptable texture map for my first building. My question is how would I make a quality textured UV map in Blender that can be exported directly into the game? Another way to phrase this question is what is the procedure for creating finished UV maps such as these from the author Avanya? Or am I forced to export the UV layouts to gimp/photoshop and texture them there? I know there are many skilled authors with knowledge of Blender modeling and texturing that frequent here, so I ask if at least one could guide me through this rough patch; it would be massively appreciated.
Here's a pic of my model's untextured uv map in Blender. What should be my next move?
Thanks in advance, If I can figure out how to remedy this issue I look forward to contributing to the C:S community.
No dependencies. All lots are 5x5 ploppables in the Reward menu, available at the start, are road connectable and transit enabled, capacity: 100. Maxis Lighting.
This project is inspired by Simcity Version 1 (Classic) now called 'Micropolis' developed in the 1980's and released as open source. The last preview is an image of a session of playing the Java version of Micropolis that is freely downloadable from github.com.
In Micropolis there are only three same-sized squares for RCI zoning. I've used the reward system in SC4 to lot 5 of the 6 largest commercial buildings, 2 of the largest high-wealth residential, 1 of the largest high-tech industrial buildings, and 1 agricultural building. All the lots are the same area size like in Micropolis.
The queries are the same queries used for the buildings as grown in the game --the associated reward will only be indicated in the reward menu as the item is selected and plopped.
The lots contain code for both the reward and the replacement building so apparently the lots provide the benefits of the reward as well as the operation of the building. The intent of making these lots is providing access to the buildings so I haven't evaluated the reward function, but the queries do report capacity usage for the replaced building --no 'goofy stat' for the reward.
Previews of Buildings Featuring Terrain Mods (see Preview.html in zip file)
Terrain Resources Listed in: Cori's Terrain Shoppe
1. Overview of 9 Buildings, Main Preview, 'Circuit' from Terrain Pack
2. Alvin's Acres Agricultural, Berner Oberland Terrain
3. Euro-American Residential, Pyrenean Terrain
4. Modern Commercial, Sudden Valley Terrain
5. High Tech Industrial, LBT Cumbres Terrain
6 Overview at Night, Sahara Terrain
Descriptions of the 9, 5x5 Large RCI and 1 Civic Building are included in the zip file:
Colons separate the building name, building type, and which reward I used for the lot. The buildings appear in the reward menu with a unique menu icon, the building and reward names, and the description. The Opera House, Farmer's Market and Tourist Trap rewards also appear in the Parks menu.
• Van Prooijen Trading: Commercial: Convention Center
• Ong Condos: Residential: Major Art Museum
• Hurt Enterprise Headquarters: Commercial: Tourist Trap
• Hogan, Wallace, and White Insurance: Commercial: Resort Hotel
•Cahalane Communications: Civic: Bureau of Bureaucracy
• Lind Entertainment: Commercial: Stock Exchange
• Byall Tower : Residential: Opera House
• Tubing Facility: Industrial: Advanced Research Center
• Alvin's Acres: Agriculture: Farmer's Market
I've given this lot project the name MicroProject and made a logo for identifying the lots in the Reward and Parks menus. Each lot appears near the original reward, with a building icon and the logo overlay. The original reward is not replaced. The re-lots are available at the start of a new city.
Wiki SC4Devotion: http://www.wiki.sc4devotion.com/
Wikia SC4: http://simcity.wikia.com/wiki/SimCity_4
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