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3D City Game
« on: March 11, 2010, 11:34:43 AM »
Okay, now that NeutronStar and deoxy99 have made their own city games, it's my turn. ;D
This one is made in Google SketchUp. You draw a 3D-city.
To make it simple, I've changed the settings/preferences in the file, so you should be able to draw in "steps" of 1 meter. I've made roads 8 meters and buildings 15x15 meters until now, but you can decide what shape and size they should have. Note that one floor is 3 meters tall, so a building with 3 floors is 9 meters tall.

Feel free to expand the city or found your own anywhere on the infinitely big map. Please post the updated version of the .skb file, and if you want to you can post a picture of the updated city aswell, but you don't have to do that.

Everyone can have up to 3 different city territories (the flat land that is not a part of the background, which the cities are built on) on the map. The city territory can also be expanded into the background by the owner when he/she wants to, but it is recommended not to expand too much at a time, and not expand far beyond the city.
You are not allowed to expand in a way that makes someone else unable to expand all his/her cities. You may expand so that a maximum of two city territories from each mayor cannot expand.

Colors:

3D:
Green = residental buildings
Blue = commercial buildings
Yellow = farm houses/agriculture buildings
Orange = industry
Red = state buildings

2D:
Dark grey = roads
Yellow = farms/agriculture
Grey = squares and paved/concrete roads
Brown = territory owned by the mayor of the city

Cities:

City - Mayor
Avalon - FGFG
Noxon - Bla
Triumph - Deoxy99

Download Google SketchUp here.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 12:19:29 PM by Bla »

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 01:09:16 PM »
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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 03:41:32 PM »
Reminds me of SimCity 4, heh.

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 04:34:22 PM »
THis... *pants* is.. *pants* hard...

Don't wait for me, I may update my city randomly. I will not take every turn. As a matter of fact, I'm not even gonna do it now, so I will join later!

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 10:53:12 PM »
Deoxy99, your city is fine, but I think the buildings are too big to start with. Don't you think you should start out with some smaller buildings? I don't think a city would start out with so big buildings.
I can also make them smaller if you want me to. :)
May I suggest a third road between the buildings, so there's direct access to all the buildings in the middle? Or perhaps a small pavement/grey road. Perhaps with a square in the middle. Ok, this is your city! You choose. ;D
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 04:12:39 AM by Bla »

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 01:17:00 AM »
Okay, I've tried to fix your city, deoxy99. What do you think about this? You could start out with these small buildings and expand. Later, when your city has grown, you could make them taller etc. :)
Also, NeutronStar, don't be afraid to try, I can always fix it and come up with a suggestion.

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 01:28:54 AM »
No! Please, I want them the way I made them, and don't edit my city.

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 01:51:41 AM »
Ok, let's continue from version 2.

Here's my update. Now cities have borders (the flat brown land that is not built on, which is not the background). You can expand these borders on the background.
I fixed some small color bugs in your city, deoxy99, but otherwise it's the same as before. Please place a red city hall. :)
You can also choose a name for your city, then I'll edit the name thing.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 06:33:22 AM by Bla »

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 09:03:38 AM »
I have ScketchUp but I don't really want to do so many things!!!! AHHH!!HH!!H!!

Maybe...

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010, 10:33:07 AM »
Okay, I thought it was because it was too hard. Don't do it if you don't want to. :)

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2010, 11:47:04 AM »
Here my edit

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 11:51:51 AM »
That looks great! :o
Must... Edit...
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 12:31:58 PM by Bla »

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 12:00:30 PM »
As it becomes a little larger I will make a render of the city  ;)

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2010, 12:22:33 PM »
Edit:
Added City Hall and Changed City Name.
The red building that is in between the blue buildings, those are actually part of the city hall.

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2010, 12:32:32 PM »
Oh nose, two edits... I'll merge them. Please don't edit.
Here's the merged version, edit this:
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 12:48:22 PM by Bla »

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2010, 02:27:49 PM »
added new parts

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2010, 02:39:43 PM »
Edit:
Added a fire station, and a police station, as well as upgrading my buildings.
Can you upgrade my streets to roads?

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2010, 03:23:06 PM »
Didn't have time to modify the city, however I made a first render of it:

It's like it was made of crystal :)

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2010, 03:44:25 PM »
How did you make that? What did program did you make it with? What tools did you use? How long was the rendering?

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2010, 10:54:57 PM »
I think we're expanding upwards too fast compared to spreading out our cities. There's nothing wrong with a few five floored apartments in the center of the city, but skyscrabers now? Is it really needed?
Anyways, it's your cities. I will just continue on mine. :)

Remember that you can expand your borders in any direction on the background.

And FGFG, feel free to pick up the road I placed at your border and expand it into your city. I can also delete it if it doesn't fit into your plans.

Edit:
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 11:35:44 PM by Bla »

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2010, 09:04:15 AM »
To make the render I used Blender
The rendering time was about 10 minutes for a 1680 x 1050 screenshot, with a dual core 2.5 GHz
I simply made the buildings' material transparent (0.25%) and added reflections (0.25%) and refractions (IOR = 1.7) to it.

Added way more buildings to my city. A render will arrive soon.

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2010, 09:41:15 AM »
Let me practice making crystal in Blender.

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2010, 10:08:27 AM »
Here the render of Avalon:

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2010, 10:14:03 AM »
Edit:
The green patches of color on the tops of the buildings is greenery.
Added more buildings and built up!

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2010, 10:47:25 AM »
Second render: whole city

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2010, 10:59:32 AM »
How do you make the lighting bright?

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2010, 11:04:09 AM »
To make the render I used Blender
The rendering time was about 10 minutes for a 1680 x 1050 screenshot, with a dual core 2.5 GHz
I simply made the buildings' material transparent (0.25%) and added reflections (0.25%) and refractions (IOR = 1.7) to it.

Added way more buildings to my city. A render will arrive soon.
How do you make it transparent or add reflections?

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2010, 11:19:53 AM »
Nice update FGFG, it looks much more realistic now. :)
And Deoxy99, your skyscrabers also look nice, but don't you think it would be best to build smaller buildings? We just started the game a few days ago, and our cities aren't ready for that, are they?

I'm considering making some building ristriction rules, but I don't think it's the best idea to make so many rules about this. I just think we should try to think realistically. A completely new city doesn't just buy a skyline, it grows over time. Shouldn't we try to do the same?
Essentially, your buildings are extremely tall, but also wide models of the normal buildings. They could be shrinked into a smaller version of your city, with the same roads. That would make space for many more buildings, and would give our cities a more uniform look.

Btw FGFG, I can see your old skyscrabers are placed on the unused background. Just a notification.

Update:

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2010, 11:23:19 AM »
Please! I want to keep my buildings!

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Re: 3D City Game
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2010, 11:27:33 AM »
You can, don't worry. But please consider what I'm saying, I also said it before the last edit.
I'm not going to force you to change anything, I just want to suggest something.

When you expand in the Future, consider building smaller buildings, like, 15x15 meters and 3 meters tall. It would probably look strange directly across the street of your huge skyline, but consider making the buildings smaller and smaller as you get further away from the center with the huge buildings. Your city could be the center of our cities.