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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #250 on: August 14, 2010, 07:35:41 AM »
It was more or less just my own imagination  MasterSiwel :P Most people got trouble with getting the right idea with houses and decorating.

Maybe good thing if the garden really is empty :) then those who would get it, could decorate it as they would like. Right?  ::)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #251 on: August 14, 2010, 07:41:39 AM »
It was more or less just my own imagination  MasterSiwel :P Most people got trouble with getting the right idea with houses and decorating.

Maybe good thing if the garden really is empty :) then those who would get it, could decorate it as they would like. Right?  ::)

I know what you're looking at. The last and final picture doesn't have a garden because I didn't edit the yard at the time. You should look at the upper picture (it does have a garden). (I was going to add a garden when a sim moves into it so that it can have that garden feel).
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #252 on: August 14, 2010, 09:06:47 AM »
Sorry, I don't see the garden To me, a garden is filled with trees, flowers and bushes, water and a quiet spot for 2 (if you understand what I mean, heh).

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« Reply #253 on: August 14, 2010, 09:27:13 AM »
Sorry i don't see the garden :3  to me a garden is filled with trees, flowers and bushes, water and a quiet spot for 2 (if you understand what i mean heh)

Yes. I suppose people have different ways of interpreting things. :P
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #254 on: August 14, 2010, 10:54:40 AM »
True :P some likes it a bit... bare. Others (like me) likes it almost like a small forest haha

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« Reply #255 on: August 14, 2010, 11:02:54 AM »
True :P some likes it abit... bare. Others (like me) likes it almost like a small forest haha

I really don't think a guy or gal who is a coffee drinker cares about a garden. Just saying.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #256 on: August 14, 2010, 11:15:09 AM »
Not understood :) what does a coffee drinker has to do with a talk about gardens? :)



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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #257 on: August 14, 2010, 11:17:25 AM »
Not understood :) what does a coffee drinker has to do with a talk about gardens? :)

The house was going to be for a coffee lover. I haven't made the sim yet though (it was basically the average coffee lovers house, I used dark rich colors indoors and didn't really pay attention to the outdoors because most coffee lovers just want to stay inside and drink some coffee).
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« Reply #258 on: August 14, 2010, 11:20:44 AM »
Ooh okay :P well that fact slipped my attention
Well could see myself living there though (yes and coffee drinker in real life too ha ha).
But i still appreciate a forest outside :P, something to look at while drinking coffee maybe?

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« Reply #259 on: August 14, 2010, 11:30:43 AM »
ooh okay :P well that fact slipped my attention
Well could see myself living there though (yes and coffee drinker in real life too ha ha)
But i still appreciate a forest outside :P something to look at while drinking coffee maybe?

I suppose. I'm not much of an outdoors person which may be why I don't bother. But i'm taking a break from that.
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« Reply #260 on: August 14, 2010, 03:54:24 PM »
Thanks for posting MasterSiwel!  Let's get back to talking about houses :)

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« Reply #261 on: August 14, 2010, 06:30:26 PM »
Nice and shapely, Siwel.  Definitely a step in the right direction.

It's offering us a good place to reinforce that, "attention to detail" I mentioned.  Now this may seem to sound like nitpicking, but it's offered in the hopes of expanding your familiarity with your tools.

The first thing that caught my eye was the brown line at the top of the exterior wall of the bathroom.  It appears you used "wall with crown and baseboard molding," and the line I'm seeing is the crown.  Crowns and baseboards normally don't suit exterior walls, and utilizing the "flat wall" would have been better.  It's important to become familiar with the functionality of a wall paint, more than the stock patterns, as once you are, it's much easier to create the ideal style for any room or area.

Secondly, I noticed the windows are stark white, which don't fit the java color scheme very well.  it would be helpful to coordinate them in color with your exterior doors and your fencing.  Color coordination and the create a pattern are always your friend.

And thirdly, and if this isn't a stark nitpick I don't know what is (still think it teaches a good lesson)... I'm looking at those sunflowers and thinking, "they're all growing in the same direction!"  When placing plants, giving a few out of the group a quarter turn or half turn will prevent them from looking so identical and homogeneous.  That simple quarter turn, left or right, here or there, when adding plants and trees really creates the spark of life and realism.  Those minor details are paramount!

That said, I definitely see the improvement from last house to this, and hope see this trend of improvement continue.


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« Reply #262 on: August 14, 2010, 08:43:01 PM »
I feel like I should point out that this is not a critique thread, nor did MasterSiwel ask for suggestions or constructive criticism of his Java Joe house.  This is supposed to be a show off thread.  Let's hold off on offering advice unless it's specifically requested by the builder of the house.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #263 on: August 14, 2010, 09:43:40 PM »
Just thought I'd stop by and say THANK YOU to TommyT for his 6Br 6+2Ba Modern Contemporary house!  I have my legacy family living in it right now and I'm LOVING it!  I don't have the Ultra Modern set either, so I'm just using other beds and such, but the lay out is awesome, and I love the surprises downstairs!  When I finally moved my family in they just started running all over the place checking stuff out, I think they really like it!   ;D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #264 on: August 15, 2010, 05:53:35 AM »
I feel like I should point out that this is not a critique thread, nor did MasterSiwel ask for suggestions or constructive criticism of his Java Joe house.  This is supposed to be a show off thread.  Let's hold off on offering advice unless it's specifically requested by the builder of the house.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #265 on: August 15, 2010, 03:30:26 PM »
Recoloured masonry texture LlamaMama, the one that looks like marble, although the fountain itself has its own unique texture that they blend well together giving off an aged look to it. I did offer to make you a house with a similar smaller scale courtyard a few pages back, but you haven't responded. ;)

Ummmm, Solstice......Since LlamaMama didn't need a house with a courtyard would you be up for making a courtyard, with or without house, for me?  Please?  My pc went belly up and I lost EVERYTHING, including my completed August contest house.  It has taken me two days, (remember I'm technology challenged), to put my stuff back together and I still can't download all the things I own from the EA store.  All my pretty houses you guys built are gone!  (I'll redownload them)  All my people are gone!
Serves me right for not having a back up on a disc.

Ok, back to houses.  I liked the white on white because I can see doing either ultra modern stuff with it or just figuring it is more like a gallery and will be a good background for the stuff that comes off my easle!  Or, I can make it gingerbread-ish with lots of pale pink and blue.  I might just give white on white a try and see what I can do with it.

Java Joe, hmmmm.  For me I personally really dislike dark houses, but I get the concept you were going for and I love it, being a coffee afficianado myself.  The colors were SO appropriate for this house.   If you upload it I'd download it. (hint, hint)  I'd challenge myself with, "ok, get over the dark colors phobia and let's see where he was going with this" and have fun with this fun house.  I love that it's on a beachy area too.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #266 on: August 15, 2010, 09:58:45 PM »
I feel like I should point out that this is not a critique thread, nor did MasterSiwel ask for suggestions or constructive criticism of his Java Joe house.  This is supposed to be a show off thread.  Let's hold off on offering advice unless it's specifically requested by the builder of the house.
Afraid you're incorrect on premise #2.  MasterSiwel requested my ongoing help and criticisms via PM several days ago.  In such light, I am acting in accordance with the mission statement outlined in the third sentence, critique only on request.

The intended message of this is understood, I'd just like it to be known I understood it well beforehand and was not acting in conflict with the intended message at present.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #267 on: August 16, 2010, 12:46:34 AM »
Ok, not sure this is the place for this but here goes:

I was, once again, messing around with terrain and what can you do in strange/uncomfortable/unbuildable places.  I put this lot in Twinbrook, ( which is so depressing I've invented the Twinbrook Restoration Committee, lol), which is a cup shape and would be very difficult to work with.  I tried the thing using foundation and that sort of worked but not really what I wanted.   Sooooo:




I painted the edges so you could see more clearly. 




I used flatten lot.  Then:




I added a familiar house.  Recognize it?   THEN:




ROFLMRO!  In a canyon, in a cavern, excavating, for a mine, la la la la.  That's what popped into my head when I saw this.  Now I wonder what someone could do with this to make it interesting? 



I've done nothing with this except remove everything but it was fun and I bet you guys can come up with something for this silly technique.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #268 on: August 16, 2010, 02:55:23 AM »
Joria it's pretty much impossible to place any of the pre-built homes on a sloped lot or you get the results you've been seeing.  You'd have to build something new and toy around with the foundation like the one in SV, I wanna say it's the Koffi household, looks like it's build on pillars.

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« Reply #269 on: August 16, 2010, 04:46:10 AM »
I recognise that house Joria! From a certain building contest? That I never got around to commenting on...
Wierd how that lot turned out. I have put a house (the biggest on from Riverview) on a sloped lot in Twinbrook. I'm working on it now. It sits in the middle, and I just use that smooth tool for the edges. It's kinda interesting. I'll show you all when I'm done.
And danefaith - that's a lovely house! Such an interesting layout. I love what you did to that chair in the bathroom :)


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« Reply #270 on: August 16, 2010, 05:01:47 AM »
I added a familiar house.  Recognize it?   THEN:

Awe shucks, I recognize it  ;D
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #271 on: August 16, 2010, 10:38:51 AM »
Figuratively speaking :) yes it is foundation and not actual columns.

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« Reply #272 on: August 16, 2010, 04:16:11 PM »
Joria it's pretty much impossible to place any of the pre-built homes on a sloped lot or you get the results you've been seeing.  You'd have to build something new and toy around with the foundation like the one in SV, I wanna say it's the Koffi household, looks like it's build on pillars.
I'm just about now experimenting with building a house on a slope using pillar-like foundation in Twinbrook (must've missed the Koffi household (liked Riverview better); this is something I came up myself independently (sorry if it has been made before)). Now, it's not actually a house yet, because I'm building it with a real sim's money. She hasn't had enough to complete the house yet, but I've laid out the "foundation".

Up close:

Fantastic sea-view:

View over Twinbrook on a misty morning from my foundation:

I didn't know anyone had already made these things (bet they stole my idea a year before I came up with it! >:(), but I think I'm falling in love with the prospects of building a house like this. ;D
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« Reply #273 on: August 16, 2010, 06:08:37 PM »
I built a TB pillar house myself, back on page 16.

Not that I'd feel my idea was robbed, especially given, like you, I was robbing the idea from Twinbrook.  8)


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« Reply #274 on: August 16, 2010, 06:28:01 PM »
Hey! This is awful! I hadn't noticed there were these houses in Twinbrook either! I checked it right now and you are right, but all the time I've been in Twinbrook I've lived on the other side of town without taking much notice at those houses! :o
Now I really think I've been ripped off! :'( And here I thought I was original. ;)

I hadn't seen your house as well danefaith (it must have been posted when I was gone back then). That was a real beauty.
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