May 14, 2011

Different Worlds

9:52 AM Posted by: Brady Seitz, 0 comments

Greetings Urbanites!

There has been a slight change in plans for the worlds I am creating. My laptop has been sent in for service again so Puerto Ayarta is taking a break from development. I have begun work on a different world on the desktop. This world I am calling Optare. This world will have oceans, lakes, rivers, mountains, plains, hills, and anything else I can think of. I am taking a completely different approach to this world. I am not using DEM data from the USGS for this world. This world I intend to create from the ground up so to speak.

I have rereading CAW tutorials and have gotten some good advice on hand sculpting a world as well as painting techniques. For what I have planned I will need to create so,e custom objects for the world. Nothing to major other than expanding on some objects in the CAW. I have a logo planned for the world but have not yet created it.

Stay tuned for more updates over the next few weeks. I have this coming week off from university before summer classes start so I should get quite a bit done if all goes well. Pics will be included in the next update. Follow the Twitter for more constant updates!

Happy Simming!

May 3, 2011

Ayarta Apartments

6:11 PM Posted by: Brady Seitz, 0 comments

The first apartments of Puerto Ayarta have been completed. These buildings are based on different architectural styles. The downtown core of Puerto Ayarta is one of history. Many historic styles will be represented in this section of the city. It will not be until the newer suburbs are built that more modern styles will be seen. More screenshots will come as new buildings are completed. Be sure to click each picture for a larger image!

The first apartment completed has been called the Rohel Building:

The building contains two, three story apartments. Each apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main floor contains an eat-in kitchen and living room. The second and third floors contain one bedroom and one bathroom each. There is access to a small back patio area. This apartment is inhabited by a Sim that has been designated as the tester of the world. He will be used to make sure buildings can be accessed properly and test the routing in the world.

The next apartment is the Elmyra House:

This building also contains two, three story apartments. Each apartment has two bedrooms and three bathrooms. The first floor contains the kitchen, living room, and a bathroom. The second and third floors each have one bedroom and a bathroom. Other than the obvious different architectural style, each apartment of the Elmyra House has five balconies. The balconies are not large but they offer much sought-after outdoor space. The apartments do not have access to ground level outdoor space.

Right now I want to take you on a quick tour of one of the apartments in the Elmyra House:

First Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor

This is all I have for you today. There will be more updates in the next few days. Thanks for visiting Urban Sims!