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How to ... 3-D basics (PIC HEAVY)

DRIVE-IN

1.
Have empty land
(if you want something specific to go inside or around I suggest placing that first and building around it)
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2.
"top" (coblestone works well too)
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3.
Start wood trim
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4.
Start edge
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5.
Left side
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6.
Right side
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7.
Put bottom row on (note orientation)
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8.
Start "screen" (note orientation)
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9.
Continue "screen"(note orientation)
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10.
Finish "screen"
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11.
Add parking lots and parking meters
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12. Decorate and enjoy
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Variations on a theme:
Not all mine

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Feel free to post yours, please.

Replies

  • TotalTapper
    348 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Saved for tower
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Why did you move your post

    by the sounds of it we have at least 3 people waiting on your tutorial on how to place rivers
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Maxx is right! We need to learn about rivers. Tutorial, please. This is the right place for this stuff, for sure. (And also those bridges so all the waters edges are decorative instead of some being raw ...)

    Could you be sure to "hold" a post for that?

    Thanks!!

    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • TotalTapper
    348 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    saved for rivers :)

    EDIT: by popular demand (though not 3-D)
    RIVERS!!!

    1 have land zXTBdRHs.jpg
    2 place river IGWcPLcs.jpg
    3 drag river MmwVW0As.jpg
    4 place road jEnaWGms.jpg
    5 drag road JUcidGks.jpg
    SIMPLE! 9kku7hIs.jpg

    and I know i made a lake and no bridges, but you get the drift :)

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    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • datasurgeon
    1878 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Nice job; So many asking for a tutorial on how to 3D their towns. They will learn the basics; then go off to use their own imagination.
  • montywash
    74 posts
    edited December 2013
    Nifty. I really like the effect of the stairs you put on the right of the Springfield sign. Those look pretty convincing, even in the close-ups.
  • obake-odori
    650 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Thank you so much! This is very helpful. I'll be sure to try out these ideas. And I'm grateful that the instructions were cogent. Great job!
  • simbass7
    1928 posts New member
    edited December 2013
    Thanks man, l you had a very good idea with that tutorial, I do believe many people/newer players will benefit from it :thumbup:
  • tracy_chau666
    41 posts
    edited December 2013
    How could people not know how to make rivers? It was in the in-game tutorial! Hahahaha...

    3-D isn't that difficult to understand either; but, at least that's more understandable.
  • TotalTapper
    348 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    How could people not know how to make rivers? It was in the in-game tutorial! Hahahaha...

    3-D isn't that difficult to understand either; but, at least that's more understandable.

    I thought the same thing, and made the river thing as a joke.... but then this showed up today
    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9837191.page and now I just don't know any more :)
  • TotalTapper
    348 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Bumped for stacie and her GREAT design ;)
  • simbass7
    1928 posts New member
    edited January 2014
  • muddybunny
    26 posts
    edited January 2014
    simbass7 wrote:

    Mother of Pearl! Amazing job. Really looks 3D. Congrats!
  • SAlvarez723
    20 posts
    edited January 2014
    Thank you so much for doing a tutorial on 3D designs. I have emulated what I have seen best I can for some of my town designs, but it is much easier when it is put out there step-by-step. Your designs are always amazing and I look forward to seeing more from you in the future!! Thanks again!
  • mike-orez
    9 posts
    edited January 2014
    I have to bump this, only hoping for more.

    This must be a sticky!
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