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Patrick
Feb 23, 2007, 5:44 AM
Oooh! New Tallests? Sounds good. :)

Bergenser
Feb 23, 2007, 2:53 PM
^I agree can't wait to see your new tallest! :D

ltsmotorsport
Feb 23, 2007, 7:14 PM
About when do we get to see this? Soon I hope.

foxmtbr
Feb 25, 2007, 12:55 PM
^ You get to see it right now. :D This is certainly the largest update to date, so I hope you enjoy it! I only have two pictures for now, as it is 4:45 AM and I am tired, but alas, they are good pics. I already explained some of the new buildings a few posts back, so let's just get down to business:

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2748/update43up9.jpg
An overhead shot of the new area.

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/484/update44copyal1.jpg
The new skyline!

What do you guys think?

Bergenser
Feb 25, 2007, 5:05 PM
Wow! :eek:
not just a new tallest...
Plenty new tallest!
absolutly worth the waiting! :tup:
Maybe my idea of a supertall aren't too crazy now. ;)

Patrick
Feb 25, 2007, 5:29 PM
WOW! Those towers are positivly huge! That last picture makes those towers look like they are over 2,000 feet tall! How tall are they?

We should make a diagram of the tallest buildings here, combining Palm Dunes, City City, Steinpolis, and Staunton.

I'd love to see some emporis pages!

foxmtbr
Feb 25, 2007, 8:48 PM
^ Surprisingly, the tallest big black one with the white corners is only 800'. The ESPN building is 630'. I think you can get an idea for the other tall buildings from there, the tall ones are in the 600-800' range. The highest point in Palm Dunes is at the tip of the spire of Two Pacific Plaza (the one behind PanPacific), at 910'.

ltsmotorsport
Feb 26, 2007, 12:32 AM
Love the idea of the canal. Kinda chicago river feel goin' on. Nice job.

Tanster
Feb 26, 2007, 12:52 AM
the detail in those buildings is awsome
love the water

Patrick
Feb 26, 2007, 6:09 AM
910'? Huge, but I dont know what, but they look way bigger than that, I'm not sure what it is though. I can clearly see how much effort you put into those towers :)

Dac150
Feb 26, 2007, 5:49 PM
The new addition blends in perfectly. Wonderful job!!!!!!!!

foxmtbr
Feb 27, 2007, 12:22 AM
Thanks guys! Patrick I think they look taller because all I've been showing so far are 200-400' towers, and then the big boom brought along towers 3 or 4 times taller, giving them a massive appearance, even though they aren't that big. And lts, I was going for the Chicago look with the river, I'm glad you noticed. ;)

Tanster
Feb 27, 2007, 12:48 AM
it would be cool to see some views from the river ??

foxmtbr
Feb 27, 2007, 2:18 AM
It certainly would be! ;)

http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/7043/update46ck7.jpg

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/5968/update47tv3.jpg

Tanster
Feb 27, 2007, 2:28 AM
that awsome love the plam trees , ocean and sunset
i would deffintly live in that city

Derek
Feb 27, 2007, 2:31 AM
its gorgeous

foxmtbr
Feb 27, 2007, 3:28 AM
:)

Boris2k7
Feb 27, 2007, 3:45 AM
Holy Moly. I haven't checked this page in a little while. Count me in as blown away!

I'm really going to have to step it up a notch to try to stay in the same league as some of you.

Patrick
Feb 27, 2007, 5:57 AM
Towers, Canals, & Bridges. Oh my. I must see emporis pages ;)

foxmtbr
Feb 27, 2007, 8:14 AM
^ I'll try to make some sometime this week, but I might not get to it until the weekend. Any particular buildings you'd like to see?

bbeliko
Feb 27, 2007, 6:04 PM
absolutly amazing looking

Derek
Mar 5, 2007, 8:25 AM
when can we expect an update?

Patrick
Mar 5, 2007, 10:24 PM
^ I'll try to make some sometime this week, but I might not get to it until the weekend. Any particular buildings you'd like to see?

Any of the big ones ;)

foxmtbr
Mar 6, 2007, 12:28 AM
Here we go, I'm sorry that I never got around to those, I was busy all week. I only have one right now, but I should be posting more over the next few days (hopefully).

I started with the "original" tallest. :)
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5803/emporis1be2.png

Derek
Mar 6, 2007, 12:45 AM
nice background info on that

Patrick
Mar 6, 2007, 2:03 AM
Yeah very creative :)

Patrick
Mar 9, 2007, 12:28 AM
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/1720/00000001hh1.jpg

Dac150
Mar 9, 2007, 12:37 AM
That's pretty cool! :D

foxmtbr
Mar 9, 2007, 2:01 AM
Awesome! I'll certainly have to return the favor :)

foxmtbr
Mar 9, 2007, 6:58 AM
The citizens of Palm Dunes stare up in awe at the advertisement for Staunton. (Don't mind the not-lined-up textures, lol.)
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5955/update49ce7.jpg

Ah, the side of Palm Dunes we haven't seen in a while! Two more blocks done, the new white and blue tower is Cybersoft's Western Headquarters.
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5417/update48su3.jpg

An Emporis page!
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/3648/emporis2xh1.png

Bergenser
Mar 9, 2007, 3:57 PM
Emporis Pages are great! :)

Patrick
Mar 10, 2007, 2:38 AM
Great Stuff! Here is some Architectual Advice: This is California, most buildings have flat topped buildings. I dont think Spires fit with some of the city's supertalls. For Example, the Cybersoft Western Headquarters. The tower looks really NICE! But I dont think a spire goes with it well, along with the building next door. Of course, these are just suggestions, you do what you think is best :)

foxmtbr
Mar 10, 2007, 3:13 AM
Thanks for the tip, I see your point (puns intended). Which ones do you think should or shouldn't have spires (of the ones that already have them)? Two Pacific Plaza should obviously keep its spire, as it adds so much to the building, and I'll take off the ones you already mentioned.

Patrick
Mar 10, 2007, 3:27 AM
Actually, just those two, the other towers seem fine with a spire :) haha, I see your point haha thats halarious.

foxmtbr
Mar 10, 2007, 4:11 AM
Alrighty, I'll fix those two up then. :D Yes, I am quite the punster. :haha:

Edit: Here's an update on that, I added helipads instead:

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4176/update50qk0.jpg
The red one actually is a full circle, but for some reason it didn't show up that way. :shrug: Oh well!

Derek
Mar 10, 2007, 6:33 AM
looking good :)

Patrick
Mar 10, 2007, 6:52 AM
Ooh Looks MUCH better :)

Dac150
Mar 10, 2007, 7:53 PM
Nice job!

Bergenser
Mar 10, 2007, 9:21 PM
hehe nice. :)

foxmtbr
Mar 11, 2007, 9:18 AM
Fans pile up to see the debut of the Palm Dunes Stallions versus the Sacramento Kings at the brand new Google Arena. Of course, the Kings won. ;)

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/2892/update51ne2.jpg

The blocks surrounding the arena will be filled with clubs and whatnot.

Derek
Mar 11, 2007, 9:47 AM
nice arena:)

Bergenser
Mar 11, 2007, 11:04 AM
A very detailed arena with nice textures!
I also like that Google sign.:)

Dac150
Mar 11, 2007, 2:59 PM
Nice job with that!!!!!!!!!

Patrick
Mar 11, 2007, 3:29 PM
Wow! Your textures are so clear!

Do you use the components tool, or copy and paste a group of people for your 2D Groups of people?

Dear Leader VI
Mar 11, 2007, 5:23 PM
Beautiful!

foxmtbr
Mar 11, 2007, 7:36 PM
Wow! Your textures are so clear!

Do you use the components tool, or copy and paste a group of people for your 2D Groups of people?

I copy and paste them from another file, in large groups of about 30-40 people. That's why I don't post aerials of where people are standing, because the groups are exactly the same shape. :P

Patrick
Mar 12, 2007, 5:21 AM
Have you tried the components tool? Where you can plop 2d people into your model, for a varaty.

Although there are only 10-15 people, but if you download the packs on the Sketchup site, you can plop hundreds of 2d people, instead of downloading from the 3D Warehouse. Same goes for cars and other components.

foxmtbr
Mar 12, 2007, 5:26 AM
Ooh! I'll definitely try that, probably tomorrow. Thanks for the tip! :D

Patrick
Mar 12, 2007, 5:30 AM
Oh and just in case you dont know

Window > Components

This also works for trees, once you download them into the model, they will be able to be ploppable. So that means you dont have to have the same Californian Palm Fan over and over again. Thats how I get different sized trees in Staunton.

ltsmotorsport
Mar 13, 2007, 7:05 AM
Great stuff. Now if only Sacramento could get an arena like that. ;)

Where is the arena in relation to the rest of the city?

TheMeltyMan
Mar 13, 2007, 7:37 AM
Is that a picture of a coach getting ejected?

foxmtbr
Mar 14, 2007, 12:18 AM
^ Why, yes, it is! Haha, I'm glad someone noticed.

Great stuff. Now if only Sacramento could get an arena like that. ;)

Where is the arena in relation to the rest of the city?
Yes, Sac could use this very badly. :(

I am not going to paste it back into the city just for a picture, as that would take forever, so I'll just do this for now until I finish the section I'm working on. (Don't mind the old picture, the buildings I fixed don't have spires anymore.)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/962/update48arenauw6.jpg
It takes up a 2x2 block section, right about there, with the entrance facing the lower left corner of the block (southwest).

foxmtbr
Mar 25, 2007, 1:01 AM
Wow! Has it really been 11 days since I've updated? I'm sorry guys!

Well, nothing big here, I've been very slowly building stuff, and today I made a cool little park.

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/6093/update52zo5.jpg

(Patrick, I tried the component tool, but it didn't make any difference. I did add a few new faces to my groups of people though, lol.)

Derek
Mar 25, 2007, 1:19 AM
your park looks great:)

foxmtbr
Mar 25, 2007, 3:39 AM
Thanks! :)

foxmtbr
Mar 25, 2007, 8:39 AM
another pic
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/433/update53fi3.jpg

Patrick
Mar 25, 2007, 9:26 AM
Very Nice! I like the park, very modern.

Derek
Mar 25, 2007, 3:39 PM
your arena fits in so well with the surroundings

foxmtbr
Mar 30, 2007, 5:54 AM
One building has grown, and one has been built. The arena is slowly being enclosed!

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2985/update54na5.jpg

Also, tomorrow is my last day before spring break, so within the next two weeks I should have more time for the city and possibly an individual project as I mentioned in CGII's thread.

Tanster
Mar 30, 2007, 6:28 AM
wow nice!

Derek
Mar 30, 2007, 10:21 PM
looking good:)

Patrick
Mar 30, 2007, 10:46 PM
Nice!!

Imperar
Mar 31, 2007, 8:21 AM
LOL!! Do I see a GOOGLE headquarter there? :)

That's quite fantastique.

Derek
Mar 31, 2007, 8:45 PM
^its an arena...but close enough :)

foxmtbr
Apr 1, 2007, 12:25 AM
Ah, finally updates including the entire city, not just a section of it!

Construction is underway on this block!
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/8531/update55cr6.jpg

A view of the whole city. (Don't mind the cheesy photoshopping, lol. There will be buildings on the right where there is currently empty space.)
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/2576/update56copyxg4.jpg

Patrick
Apr 1, 2007, 9:09 AM
Oh. So sexy. ;)

Construction Block looks very nice!

foxmtbr
Apr 2, 2007, 8:10 AM
Thanks! :)

Nothing new, just some pics.

Fans prepare for Friday evening's game versus Chicago, while others roam the steets going home from work.
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/66/update57copygx0.jpg

Want a 2-room studio in this oceanfront condo complex (in foreground)? Got a million bucks?
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9845/update58mu5.jpg

In traditional Palm Dunes style, fog rolls in while it is still sunny. Wtf?
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2923/update59copynl7.jpg

Boris2k7
Apr 2, 2007, 8:18 AM
Very nice foxmtbr. I especially like the touch with the building U/C. Will we get to see development updates now and then? :D

foxmtbr
Apr 2, 2007, 8:27 AM
Yes, perhaps I can show the progress of that building until its completion. That would be pretty cool. :D

Patrick
Apr 2, 2007, 11:25 PM
In traditional Palm Dunes style, fog rolls in while it is still sunny. Wtf?

:haha:

Derek
Apr 2, 2007, 11:29 PM
looking good:)

Urban Sky
Apr 3, 2007, 2:32 AM
wow!

foxmtbr
Apr 3, 2007, 2:45 AM
Thanks! :D

foxmtbr
Apr 3, 2007, 8:53 AM
Citizens have never felt safer- the Palm Dunes General Hospital (twins) is now open, along with the police headquarters (the nonmatching one).

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2605/update60dx4.jpg

Derek
Apr 4, 2007, 3:10 AM
^thats a really good angle to look at the skyline :tup:

Bergenser
Apr 4, 2007, 9:09 AM
The city has a very good balance betwin hi-rise and mid-rises. :D

foxmtbr
Apr 4, 2007, 9:13 AM
Thanks guys! :)

Patrick
Apr 9, 2007, 2:29 AM
Yeah! Nice!!

Tanster
Apr 12, 2007, 12:51 AM
So hows the City Going?:)

foxmtbr
Apr 12, 2007, 2:03 AM
^ I've built a few small buildings, but I haven't really been doing much work. I know, I'm a slacker. :P

foxmtbr
Apr 22, 2007, 7:50 PM
Long time, no update. Well, one more month of school left, we get out May 24, so I'm pretty busy here. Unfortunately, you probably won't get any updates during that time (:(), so don't be surprised by the lack of attention, I'll get back to work on Palm Dunes once summer comes around. :)

Derek
Apr 24, 2007, 7:21 AM
May 24th?! wow when do you guys start?

foxmtbr
Apr 25, 2007, 11:26 PM
August 24. :)

innov8
May 3, 2007, 11:31 PM
Good stuff foxmtbr :yes:

You need a crane or two in the skyline ;)

foxmtbr
May 4, 2007, 12:35 AM
Thanks!

I already have one small crane (as shown earlier), but yes, I'll try to put in some big ones once I start working on this again. Only 3 weeks from today until summer! :)

foxmtbr
May 11, 2007, 5:29 AM
My goodness!!! An update?!?

Indeed! I have had a little time this week to fool around with Palm Dunes, so here we go:

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9205/update61yv3.jpg
The Palm Dunes Museum of Architecture, and the (matching tower) LEED certified Bank of Palm Dunes Headquarters.

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/6761/update62bi4.jpg
An overhead of the new little area, about 7 1/2 blocks.

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5120/update64mg5.jpg
A view of the new buildings from behind.

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9495/update63pa3.jpg
A skyline shot.

Enjoy!

ltsmotorsport
May 11, 2007, 5:37 AM
Delicious. I love those brown and blue glass twins. Simple elegance.

foxmtbr
May 11, 2007, 5:45 AM
Thanks. :) I like the twins also, they are possibly my new favo(u)rites.

P.S.
I destroyed the 900 foot bohemoth-box, in case it wasn't obvious already.

navyweaxguy
May 12, 2007, 12:22 AM
I love how the city has grown... no one is using hills yet :(

Derek
May 12, 2007, 5:19 PM
Your city is looking great:tup:

Patrick
May 13, 2007, 7:55 AM
I LOVE the twins. They got a name yet? I also like the Museum and LEED Tower.

Nice job ajusting the skyline, now Two PanPacific Tower looks much more dominant. How tall is it again?

foxmtbr
May 14, 2007, 4:41 AM
Thanks! Two Pacific Plaza is 750', 910' with spire. The twins aren't named yet. I'm thinking of something with Palm in the name, but I don't want another "Plaza," and One & Two "Palm Place" sounds a bit odd for two massive towers. Anyone have any ideas? Feel free to stray from the Palm thing as well, I'm open to other ideas.

Patrick
May 14, 2007, 5:13 AM
Well I gave you the PanPacific name (I think you changed it back to One Pacific Plaza, oh well) lets see,

One & Two Palm Plaza
Palm Financial Center
Palm Corporate Plaza
One & Two Dunes Place/Square/Plaza
Palm Dunes Financial Center
West Square
Californian Plaza (no no the LA one is California Plaza ;) )
Santiago Plaza
One & Two Yosemitie Plaza

:D

foxmtbr
May 15, 2007, 5:21 AM
Ooh! Thanks for all the suggestions! Hmm... I'll take Palm Corporate Plaza! :D

Imperar
May 15, 2007, 9:11 AM
Impressively stunning as always. I really like the way you added that rooftop natural preserve in one of the rooftops!!

navyweaxguy
May 15, 2007, 1:18 PM
Makes me wanna go driving through it like a bat out of hell GTA style!!!

foxmtbr
May 15, 2007, 10:47 PM
^ I ought to figure out how to import this into some video game, that would be awesome! I believe CGII was talking about importing sketchup cities into Midtown Madness sometime last year.

navyweaxguy
May 16, 2007, 12:08 AM
That was a fun game too. :D If you can, that would rock!!!

foxmtbr
May 16, 2007, 1:52 AM
Ooh, it looks like I might be able to put it in Battlefield 1942. I'll test that theory when I have a chance (not today, but hopefully tomorrow. Definitely on the weekend).

Sammdogg
May 23, 2007, 11:51 PM
that is a very beautiful city.