Not done yet!! But almost there..! :D
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Okay...i was trying to decide how to update this blog about the progress of my sims at the Great Canadian Grid....wayyy to much to upload and talk about ...so instead I made a video summarizing 8 months of work ( from scratch!) in less than 4 minutes...here it is :D
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
One day I came online and I found my ALL the textures in my region changed to rainbows, flowers and all kinds of textures...all kinds except those I had intended to use. I panicked and called a friend, but he saw everything normal...so the next panic stage came with the question in my head of whether I had fried my graphic card?!
Ahhh panic not! - said another friend. Just clear your cache and relog. And so I did...and that gigantic flower building (first photo became normal again with ocre stucco and plaster borders!!
What a relief to see everything come back to its normal (yet unfinished) self!! Wheww!!!
I scratched my plans 2 times....here's the second plan that had to be tossed only to start over lol.....
I am in love with a red building (I think it's in Bairro Alto) but....1 red building can break the 'mood' if you want to capture the mostly-pastel, mostly-white and yellow atmosphere of Lisbon. The red roofs are a must, but how to place them on a flat surface when Lisbon is built over 7 hills?
Also...no light posts...how can i capture the golden light of Lisbon nights?
This is when i realized the task of terraforming, stone stairs as roads and lighting had to be more noticeable if i was going to capture the 'flavor' of Lisbon.
Wish I could do a replica but I'm doing this on my own time and money, so that's out of the question...I'll have to capture the spirit!! :)
Still....at this point the sim is getting the ingredients for a Lisbon atmosphere, but it's a long way to go!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Cobblestones and portuguese rock sidewalk textures, all brushed up in GIMP, were perfect for the narrow roads where only people can walk...like in Baixa, where there's very few roads where car traffic is allowed. :)