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foxmtbr Oct 21, 2006 8:26 AM

Palm Dunes, CA
So, I guess I'm following the fad of photo-real cities. :yes: I've started work on Palm Dunes, another city to be in California. Here's a sneak peek:

(Thanks to STR's advice, I saved the image very large, to capture the quality, and then compressed it on Imageshack. I think I like it! :P )

Patrick Oct 21, 2006 8:28 AM

Ooh finally a new City! Cant wait to see more :)

Boris2k7 Oct 21, 2006 8:28 AM

Palm Dunes! so are we going to go for a Las Vegas/Lost Angeles kind of thing...?

Glad to know that you are producing something new. I'm going to get into the whole photo-realism thing at some point myself...

foxmtbr Oct 21, 2006 8:38 AM

Thanks guys! I'll have more stuff up pretty soon. :D

Patrick Oct 21, 2006 9:02 AM

So Where is Palm Dunes Located?

foxmtbr Oct 21, 2006 9:10 AM

Just a short drive from Sun City. Palm Dunes is not an uber-megalopolis like Sun City, it is smaller, with more 400'-500' towers. (Similar to Sacramento.) The current tallest, the one in that picture, is only 335'.

Bergenser Oct 21, 2006 9:20 AM

Looks like a good start, I see photo-real cities is the new "thing" ;)
can't wait for more.

foxmtbr Oct 21, 2006 10:24 AM

CGII Oct 21, 2006 1:38 PM

Wow. This is looking absolutely fantastic. Take your time on the details and smaller buildings, I found that when I rushed to do my downtown it ended up being a little awkward in juxtaposition with the rest of the city. But seriously, this is exponentially better than Sun City.

FlyersFan118 Oct 21, 2006 3:05 PM

WOW! I love it!

NYRican Oct 21, 2006 4:58 PM

Looking real good, and I like how you have some storefronts up on the base of that building in the backround. Keep up the good work, if this city gets large enough it'll be better than Sun City!

foxmtbr Oct 21, 2006 6:44 PM

Thank guys! That's what I was aiming for, Sun city is "quantity," while this city will be "quality." :)

Patrick Oct 22, 2006 4:05 AM

^Thats good to hear! can wait to see more :)

Bergenser Oct 22, 2006 11:44 AM

Wow one of the most realistic cities, in Google skechUP ever! I you can keep the good quality and make a big city like Sun City, it would be great! :tup:

Eigenwelt Oct 22, 2006 7:33 PM

I like the curved building!

foxmtbr Oct 23, 2006 3:38 AM

Thanks for the comments! :)

Another update, I've added a new 290' hotel.

Patrick Oct 23, 2006 4:15 AM

Wow! I like the detail! Where do you get those textures!?

foxmtbr Oct 23, 2006 4:36 AM

Google! I just search: "building textures" and there are a few good ones on there. I wish they had more though... :shrug:

Patrick Oct 23, 2006 4:48 AM

^Thanks for the tip :)

BrandonJXN Oct 23, 2006 5:13 AM

How do you put textures on your buildings?

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