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Title: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: D66 on September 17, 2013, 03:43:01 PM
Here is my latest creation, Elk Ridge Lodge. I'm thinking it could be the center piece for a large landmark lot or reward? High end resort and spa for the very rich? All comments and suggestions welcomed and appreciated :)
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: BarbyW on September 17, 2013, 03:49:30 PM
This is looking good, April. I'll be home for the weekend to lot it for you.
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: Girafe on September 17, 2013, 03:54:46 PM
looks cool but I have a strange feeling with the wood texture of the terrace
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: vester on September 17, 2013, 04:31:29 PM
Looks great.

One thing, the wooden textures is a bit ..... it sort of stands out.
Normal wood would be more white of a short time period outside.

Maybe try out a texture from CGTexture Wood \ Planks : Floors (http://cgtextures.com/textures.php?t=browse&q=45355) or Bare (http://cgtextures.com/textures.php?t=browse&q=45356).
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: gn_leugim on September 17, 2013, 05:42:16 PM
as far as modelling, I wondn't change nothing. as far textures, they are a bit lifeless, just plain, lack grunge bits, cracks, moss, dirt, etc etc, ah! and gradients! have you take a look at texturing tutorials?
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: whatevermind on September 17, 2013, 07:48:45 PM
Looks beautiful! I was thinking, your lodges would make great R$$$ buildings as well.
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: D66 on September 17, 2013, 08:12:31 PM
Thank you everyone  ;D  Having a hard time finding a good deck texture :( I was thinking the same thing about the lodges being R$$$ so they need to be clean and new correct?
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: APSMS on September 17, 2013, 09:44:19 PM
In California at least, lodges and R$$$ homes that I've been to are often well manicured, but rarely as clean as your depiction (though admittedly SC4 is pretty unrealistic). Some noise or dirt in the textures would definitely make the cleanness much more implied than obvious, and reduce the negative comments about unrealistic textures, for sure.
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: gn_leugim on September 19, 2013, 02:21:21 PM
In California at least, lodges and R$$$ homes that I've been to are often well manicured, but rarely as clean as your depiction (though admittedly SC4 is pretty unrealistic). Some noise or dirt in the textures would definitely make the cleanness much more implied than obvious, and reduce the negative comments about unrealistic textures, for sure.

I second that (not the part of california thou, never been there ^^)
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: Flatron on September 19, 2013, 02:43:42 PM
It might be WPC(wood-plastic-compound)-planks though ;)
The lodge looks fantastic &apls
Title: Re: Elk Ridge Lodge
Post by: Diggis on September 20, 2013, 10:50:00 AM
I don't have a problem with the colour of the timber, just the size of the planks. I would halve it at least.  There are plenty of red hardwoods that make great decking.

I do agree that a little degradation to the textures would be good. And maybe some life on the deck, a kids bike, or balls, etc.