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JP Schriefer

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About JP Schriefer

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    Simtrop Enthusiast

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    Belo Horizonte
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    Buildings, football, movies
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    SimCity 4

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  1. Brazilian newcomer asking for a tour guide to the site

    Hi, Gilberto! Welcome to Simtropolis. I'm Brazilian and I'd be glad to help you to understand how Simtropolis works. I believe nowadays languages aren't really a barrier any more since people from all over the world are everywhere around the internet, so I'm sure you'll be accustomed to this forum soon The primary language here is English, but private messages - PM - can be sent in other languages. I'll send you a PM in a few minutes, and you can send me messages whenever you want.
  2. JP Schriefer's BATs

    @Tyberius06 thank you very much! @Jasoncw thanks, Jason! I thought w2w buildings were supposed to be exactly the same size as the tiles. Do you think I need to resize and render them again? Thanks for the tip. @Francis90b thanks, Francis! I'll start to set it as 1.6m from now on. So I already have the informations about the old Singer Building. It was 33,5m x 17,7m. I believe that particularly in this case the best option is to resize it to 32m x 16m with no setbacks, otherwise it would be too modified. What do you think? In case people doesn't know what we're talking about: @Aaron Graham thanks, Aaron! I'm happy you like them, and I hope you can get time to bring us more amazing buildings again @darn42 thanks! It's great to see you around. @gtgx666 the roof from the Hearst Tower is now modified. I didn't bring it yet because since I'm doing modelled floors it's being a pain, but I'll post a preview soon then. TBH I'm not good with glassed buildings, so I'm not sure if someday I'll be able to do so gigantic glass structures. Another one from the drawer, Johns-Manville Building at 275 Madison Avenue:
  3. Chicago BAT Project

    I'm really happy you're back The Chase Tower and the Tribune Tower are absolutely stunning! The one you did once is also very good IMO, but since you want to improve it I'm ready to see a new masterpiece
  4. Can't find it?... Ask here!

    I know the two big ones are not available to download, but the construction site is available here:
  5. Simtropolis 9.0 Site Upgrade

    Wonderful update! Thanks for that
  6. mipro

    It's interesting how adding a single roof makes the view so different, at least on my perspective. BTW maybe if you do the grills bars thinner it might make them look less blurred, doesn't it? Or maybe they will disappear, I don't know
  7. Natural Wonders

    Amazing landscapes! I love the effects on Iguaçu Falls.
  8. Bohemia

    Wonderful pictures!
  9. mipro

    Looks wonderful as expected
  10. BAT Request Thread

    I believe it's not possible, or at least almost impossible. I'm not sure, but there's a way to modify the LODs and images (buildings are images on SC4), but it's useful for very specific situations. I think it wouldn't worth it when resizing because even if you successfully resize it the textures would look distorted with a low quality. Since I'm not really sure about it I think @Jasoncw might have a better explanation. If I'm not wrong @gutterclub also have experience with it.
  11. JP Schriefer's BATs

    @gutterclub thank you! So I desaturated the blinds a bit, because the glasses make them blueish anyway but I think the final result was good to go @Fantozzi thank you! I use Google Earth to check the higher parts, and it's possible to see where are the blinds in most of the cases, so the sky reflections aren't really a problem @Francis90b thank you! Great analysis! Have you ever thought about doing a blog about buildings? You look so interested on their history, meanings, appearances and you do it really well. If you don't want a blog maybe a great addition to Wiki pages I always use Google Earth to check the whole buildings. There are blueish blinds there indeed (probably due to the glass effects as you said), so I just desaturated them a bit. Also the masonry was too dark indeed, reddonquixote said the same about it, so I changed it too. Regarding the Singer Building, I can do it, but actually the old one was smaller than the base of the skyscraper. Possibly I can do both anyway, the original old one and also only the base of the "new" one. They used the same pieces, only in different configurations. @edwardjeria it's now on STEX! Here you go to 667 Madison Avenue: Now another one that is in the end of the drawer for almost one year. I started this one thinking about getting some experience to start the Municipal Theatre from Rio someday. Some time later I started the Singer Building and today I think the only thing I need is actually a lot of patience for these buildings with so many details CCBB (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - Bank of Brazil Culture Centre) I'm focusing the HD version to this one.
  12. 667 Madison Avenue

    Version 1.0.0


    667 Madison Avenue is a 24-story modernist skyscraper in Lenox Hill neighbourhood, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.A. Designed by Helpern Architects and constructed in 1989, it's acknowledged as Manhattan finest boutique office building. The 667 Madison Avenue Statue of Liberty is a bronze casting of the original plaster sculpture from which the New York Harbor Statue of Liberty was scaled. The work was acquired and installed by Leonard Stern in 2011 as a salute to American democracy and the legacy of the French-American alliance. Mr. Stern's father Max immigrated at Ellis Island in 1926 and often recalled the powerful moment of sighting the Statue of Liberty as his ship entered New York Harbor. To know more about the building, visit its website. To check my other projects or report something about this work, you can visit my thread. INFORMATIONS The model is available in two versions - Landmark and Commercial Office. Both are corner models. With the custom LODS it's possible to add furnitures as props on the terraces in case anyone wants to do it. Landmark Plop cost: 80,000 Lot size: 3x2 Commercial Office: Lot Size: 3x2 CO$$$: 3,500 CO$$: 5,000 INSTALLATION Unzip the files from the .zip to your Plugins folder. There are four .zip files in the download area. Be aware! 667 Madison Avenue (Landmark - MN): this is the Landmark version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd. 667 Madison Avenue (Landmark - DN): this is the Landmark version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd. 667 Madison Avenue (Commercial Office - MN): this is the Commercial Office version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd. 667 Madison Avenue (Commercial Office - DN): this is the Commercial Office version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd. NOTE: if you download both MN or DN .zips, I highly suggest you to delete one .SC4Model file, but never both. DEPENDENCIES SimFox Day and Nite modd (for Darknite users only).
  13. Burj Dubai

    Hi @IL., I just saw your review and it makes sense, however I'd like to point out that this file was uploaded in 2006, 11 years ago, and at that time it was an amazing piece of art - IMO it still is. They didn't have 3ds Max and I believe the knowledge about GMax wasn't so good. So maybe you should reconsider If you're interested about a new version of this building you can follow this masterpiece being done by andisart here: