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x002x
July 5th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Hey guys! I started this little route this morning, and I'm curious what you guys think.

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0000.jpg

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0001.jpg

What I love about taking screenies like this is how you can make a very small scene look realistic.

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0002.jpg

Any comments would be greatly appreciated!

Dermmy
July 5th, 2011, 03:51 PM
I love doing little 'scenes' like that also. The only suggestions I would make are to mix up the ground texture a bit and replace Trunda's grass (pretty sure it's Trunda's) with spline grass. Trunda's stuff looks great in close-ups but in later versions of Trainz the clumps go somewhat 'lumpy' when viewed from farther away...

Be careful - it is very easy for one of those 5-minute quickies to turn into a 2 year project!

Andy ;)

stmsoccer
July 5th, 2011, 03:52 PM
I would also recommend changing your settings to a wider width as it is not in proportion.
Great Job though

Josh

x002x
July 5th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Hey thanks guys! Andy, I'll see about replacing some grass splines. Here's a shot a little expanded I took right before I posted this message :D

Updates coming!

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0003.jpg

Still working on those textures, but here are some shots with some grass splines and a bit more detail.

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0004.jpg

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0005.jpg

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0006.jpg

x002x
July 5th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Here we go with some shots of the branch in progress

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0010.jpg

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0009.jpg

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0008.jpg

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz305/CR7550/Engineer_Brouse_20110705_0007.jpg

Dermmy
July 5th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Nice, but it would be nicer if you fixed your screen resolution!

EDIT see Post #9 below before you get carried away with the rest of this post - I think it might be bad advice! /EDIT

Check that the settings in Launcher > Options > Display Setting are not contradicted by a -width/-height entry in trainzoptions.txt, if not make sure that the resolution used is the same aspect ratio as your monitor and if it still ain't fixed make sure you don't have an odd -driverfov entry in trainzoptions.txt!

Your screenshots would be 100% better if you could lose the tall skinny look :)

sawyer811
July 5th, 2011, 10:50 PM
also, for your crossings, I would suggest not using the track with sidewalks. There's a version of that street without them, and it makes for better crossings. because of the height of the track you're using, it actually reaches over the sidewalk (barely) but most won't.

just a tidbit noticed by a fellow route builder:D

sarail
July 6th, 2011, 12:06 AM
they look really good.
One thing I just noticed and i thought it was only me, my screenshots are distorted aswell. Is there anyway to fix the quality of the screenshots?

Dermmy
July 6th, 2011, 01:06 AM
Nice, but it would be nicer if you fixed your screen resolution!

Check that the settings in Launcher > Options > Display Setting are not contradicted by a -width/-height entry in trainzoptions.txt, if not make sure that the resolution used is the same aspect ratio as your monitor and if it still ain't fixed make sure you don't have an odd -driverfov entry in trainzoptions.txt!

Your screenshots would be 100% better if you could lose the tall skinny look :)

Actually now I look at them again I suspect the issue might not be in Trainz - it looks more like an oops when you resize the images before posting. Whichever software you use there is most likely a box to tick "Maintain Aspect Ratio" (or similar) when you re-size...

Andy ;)