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JP Schriefer

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  1. Tribute to A Nonny Moose

    I do not know a good way to say it then I will be very direct. After all this time we need to get used to not see our dear @A Nonny Moose here again. He passed away on September 28. http://www.haskettfh.com/winterton-john-hensall/ That last time he came here I think we all feel relieved, but I found it strange he appeared to say nothing and didn't return again. It could be himself making a last visit or a family member arranging something. Today I decided to look for something again and came across the bad news. What remains from now to us is to have good memories of John and his incredible help on Simtropolis. No doubt he is an icon. I'll never forget your help several times both in the forum and private messages, just like your daily posts entertaining and informing us. Rest in Peace, buddy.
  2. Cephalonia (Farmland)

    Wonderful as always, some new wallpapers for my phone
  3. JP Schriefer's BATs

    Here I'll show you how my BATs are looking and your tips, comments and suggestions are welcome 667 Madison Avenue (New York City, NY, USA) 600 Madison Avenue (New York City, NY, USA) 261 5th Avenue (New York City, NY, USA) Great Southwest Building (Houston, TX, USA) Continental Tower (São Paulo, SP, Brazil) Capital Building (São Paulo, SP, Brazil) Park Tower (São Paulo, SP, Brazil) Sophia Building (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Saint Thomas Building (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Castelo Del Mar (Recife, PE, Brazil) 32 Court Street (New York City, NY, USA) 15 Goitacazes Street (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) 1001 6th Avenue (New York City, NY, USA) Hauzeff Building (Molching Feinßed, EU, Molching) Palácio do Planalto (Brasília, DF, Brazil) Tiradentes Building (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Solar das Paineiras - Residential (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Magnolia Building (Dallas, TX, USA) Museu da Inconfidência (Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil) Porthos Building (Eindhoven, NB, Netherlands) 32 Old Slip (New York City, NY, USA) John Wesley United Church (Sault Ste Marie, ON, Canada) Habib's (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Central Bank of Brazil (Brasília, DF, Brazil) Little Whinging Style House (Little Whinging, England) John-Mansville Building (New York City, NY, USA) CCBB (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Old Train Station (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Hampshire House (New York City, NY, USA) Santiago Civic Buildings (Santiago, RM, Chile) Aria Condos (Philadelphia, PA, USA) Edifício Acaiaca (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) 500 5th Avenue (New York City, NY, USA) Singer Building (New York City, NY, USA) Kemper Building (Chicago, IL, USA) John Adams Building (Washington D.C., USA) Skatteskrapan (Stockholm, Sodermanland, Sweden) Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Pripyat Azure Pool (Pripyat, Ukraine) Parc Avignon Residential (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Hearst Tower (New York City, NY, USA) Colégio Loyola (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Palácio Tiradentes (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Mineirão (Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) Copacabana Palace (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) Tacoma Financial Center (Tacoma, WA, USA) German Appartments Blocks (Erlangen, BY, Germany)
  4. JP Schriefer's BATs

    @Toothless Stitch thank you! I have a plan to that issue @MushyMushy thanks! Yeah I didn't make the base of the building yet @Aaron Graham thank you! @Jasoncw thanks! I'm going to reexport it then My first intention was to make the Majestic from Central Park, but I was a bit impatient to be looking for the exact measurements and all those terraces furniture and roof junk, so I decided to do a building by my own - saying it's located in my fictional city - based on those four twin towers buildings from Central Park. I love their shape and I hope me or anyone else do it someday. I'll export two versions with different bricks colouration. To finish this one I need to add some dirty to the bricks and work on the roof junk and terraces, probably I'll do something simple there. Click to see them at zoom 5.
  5. Castelo Del Mar

    Version 1.0.0

    2,943 Downloads

    DESCRIPTION Located in the city of Recife, PE, Brazil, Castelo Del Mar is a modernist residential condominium with twin towers built in 2001. Note: this file includes only a stand-alone tower. The Lot includes two pools and 6 Palm Trees, they may take a while to appear. Note: I highly suggest you to also download the reloted versions made by @Fantozzi, they look really good: Maxis Version CAM Version INFORMATIONS The model is available in two versions, Landmark and Residential building Landmark: Plop cost: 15,000 Lot size: 2x2 Residential building: Lot Size: 2x2 R$$$: 300 R$$: 650 R$: 1,200 INSTALLATION Unzip the files from the .zip to your Plugins folder. There are four .zip files in the download area. Be aware! Castelo Del Mar (Residential - MN): this is the Residential version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd. Castelo Del Mar (Landmark - MN): this is the Landmark version for those who do not use SimFox Day and Nite Modd. NOTE: if you download both MN .zips I highly suggest you to delete one .SC4Model file, but never both. Castelo Del Mar (Residential - DN): this is the Residential version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd. Castelo Del Mar (Landmark - DN): this is the Landmark version for those using SimFox Day and Nite Modd. NOTE: if you download both DN .zips I highly suggest you to delete one .SC4Model file, but never both. DEPENDENCIES SimFox Day and Nite modd (for Darknite users only). To check my other projects you can visit my thread
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
  8. 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
  9. Can't find it?... Ask here!

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

    Wonderful update! Thanks for that
  11. 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
  12. Natural Wonders

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

    Wonderful pictures!
  14. mipro

    Looks wonderful as expected
  15. 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.
  16. 667 Madison Avenue

    Version 1.0.0

    1,287 Downloads

    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).
  17. 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.
  18. 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:
  19. Watkins & Sons

    Very good work!
  20. Scenes From South America

    Korver strikes again! Terrific real life re-creations.
  21. Nofunk's BAT Thread

    A wonderful final product! I'll download it soon.
  22. JP Schriefer's BATs

    Thank you very much, Fantozzi! I like how your replies are always so nice to read Thanks for the suggestion, edwardjeria My classes are coming back tomorrow, but I hope to release 667 Madison Avenue soon anyway. Everything is now modelled so I'm just working on the textures. The building was 14 meters taller on the last preview and it was wrong, it's now fixed. Don't worry about the weird effects on some shadowed faces btw, failed test Oh and 600 Madison Avenue is available on STEx:
  23. Ancient Ruins - Pt. II

    I think this is now my new favourite entry from all. So many details, everything so perfectly done. The Roman Forum and Pompeii images are mind blowing. I always find your works amazing, but I'm never used to it, I mean, every single time I see new entry from you I always end up impressed again!
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