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Lab Assistant
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#1 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 11:09 PM Last edited by Crowkeeper : 1st May 2015 at 10:40 AM.
Default Treehouses and more:P (for LOTR world)
Hi
I am working on a few lots for a beautiful LOTR world by Gaxili: http://modthesims.info/showthread.p...5#startcomments

Treehouse n.1 :

Treehouse n.2 :


Rivendell :

Mordor :


I would love to hear your opinion.
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 2:51 AM Last edited by fairycake89 : 21st Mar 2015 at 4:48 PM.
Personally, out of the three, I prefer the lightest colored tower, the one with the pale thatch. If you are seeking a new thatch or want to have a different one to think about, there is one here at MTS that I find nice. It's here.

I feel in my heart that you are totally correct about the 'lightness' of build needed for Elven houses - so I think this is why I am preferring the lightest colored one. I almost imagine them to be so delicate looking that you'd think a strong wind would blow them away.

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Forum Resident
#3 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 9:58 AM
To try to answer you, shouldn't you place the lot in the "destination world" before deciding what colors/landscape fit better?

Sorry for going off topic, but I have a question. Don't trees fade when you get close with the camera?
How the building looks without trees? I'm just curious.

EDIT: By the way, somewhere on Internet there's a roof re-color that looks like grass, maybe could be interesting for
more modest tree houses (if not grass, maybe a roof with a leaf pattern). But you can only use a roof pattern x lot, right?
Anyway, I suck at these things so ignore me :P

EDIT2: I've taken for granted that they are SpeedTrees, maybe they are regular objects...
Field Researcher
#4 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 10:37 AM
I love your tree houses! The terrain paint that you don't paint on the ground will just blend in with the darker one I have for the great forests ;-) At least they do in CAW I noticed :-) I think that maybe a darker roof would be nice somehow? I am not sure! I like both the light and darker roof tops. Anyhow, I will be following the thread as I love every update you make here

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 10:57 AM
I prefer the lightest roofs, but the other ones are also amazing!
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#6 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 11:55 AM
I prefer the green or the pale green. I would really love to see the whole tree house in light green, as I think it would be purrrfect

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Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 10:07 PM Last edited by Crowkeeper : 23rd Mar 2015 at 12:38 AM.
Thank you very much for the feedback guys.

Placing the lot into Gaxilis world kind of changed everything. It is much darker than I thought so I had to redo the whole landscape:P
Most of the colors I tried in the first post wouldnt suit this dark forest so I will try to experiment with different color schemes now.

This is the first one I tried:

But I will try more variants with the "testing tower":P

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Personally, out of the three, I prefer the lightest colored tower, the one with the pale thatch. If you are seeking a new thatch or want to have a different one to think about, there is one here at MTS that I find nice. It's here.

I feel in my heart that you are totally correct about the 'lightness' of build needed for Elven houses - so I think this is why I am preferring the lightest colored one. I almost imagine them to be so delicate looking that you'd think a strong wind would blow them away.

I really like the thatch you suggested - I will try it for sure.


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To try to answer you, shouldn't you place the lot in the "destination world" before deciding what colors/landscape fit better?

Sorry for going off topic, but I have a question. Don't trees fade when you get close with the camera?
How the building looks without trees? I'm just curious.


Thank you very much for the suggestion Arsil, placing the lot into the "destination world" helped a lot. And the trees are from buydebug and they do not fade

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I prefer the lightest roofs, but the other ones are also amazing!

I actually liked the lightest roof + the wallpapers with white accents the most too But it doesnt look right in the forest.

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I prefer the green or the pale green. I would really love to see the whole tree house in light green, as I think it would be purrrfect

Oh, I never changed the wooden part on the wallpapers. I will try to make this green version too

EDIT:
I tried a new color scheme with the roof that Fairy suggested:
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Field Researcher
#8 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 10:21 PM
Your progress already is great! I really like how you included the paths with the house
It was pointed out to me that the forest terrain is a tad dark in contrast to the surrounding areas. What do you think? I'm placing your lots in the forest, so I thought it would be great to have your opinion on whether if we should keep the dark color for the terrain or if it should be just a tad lighter? Before you decide on a color scheme.. Love your update!

Edit: We can easily keep it as it is, but if you'd like it lighter I can do that :D

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#9 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by gaxili
Your progress already is great! I really like how you included the paths with the house
It was pointed out to me that the forest terrain is a tad dark in contrast to the surrounding areas. What do you think? I'm placing your lots in the forest, so I thought it would be great to have your opinion on whether if we should keep the dark color for the terrain or if it should be just a tad lighter? Before you decide on a color scheme.. Love your update!

Edit: We can easily keep it as it is, but if you'd like it lighter I can do that :D


I think that forest should be dark - I like it. But it is true that it may seem a bit too dark in contrast with the grass around the forest. My suggestion is to leave the middle of the forest as dark as it is now and slowly blend the color into the surrounding areas.

But changing the landscape is not a problem for me...so even if you decide to change the forest later I wouldnt mind Gaxili

I am glad that you like the paths on the lot But I am not sure if I found the right color I also wanted to ask if it would be possible to make the river (which begins on the lot ) longer in caw. I think that it would be cool. :P
Field Researcher
#10 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Crowkeeper
I think that forest should be dark - I like it. But it is true that it may seem a bit too dark in contrast with the grass around the forest. My suggestion is to leave the middle of the forest as dark as it is now and slowly blend the color into the surrounding areas.

But changing the landscape is not a problem for me...so even if you decide to change the forest later I wouldnt mind Gaxili

I am glad that you like the paths on the lot But I am not sure if I found the right color I also wanted to ask if it would be possible to make the river (which begins on the lot ) longer in caw. I think that it would be cool. :P

I like it as it is, the color. So I will keep that I will try to blend it some more like you suggested, that'd look nice So you can safely choose a color scheme now, because I will use that color for the forest The color on the path looks like the one I used, so I think you hit the nail on that one Ooh I will try and see what I can do about the river.

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#11 Old 22nd Mar 2015 at 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Crowkeeper
Hi

I made this "testing tower" to try out different color schemes. Here are three of them, I thought that these look at least a little bit elven:

Do you think that any of them is good? Or is the original one better? Do you have any other suggestions for the roof colors? What can I do to make the house/landscape better? All ideas are welcomed


That treehouse is gorgeous. I'm guessing cfe was used for the hanging bridge. Yours worked out nicely.
I started experimenting with draped bridges myself, but with only limited success.

I think the colours will depend on the landscaping. I prefer the lighter colour...it seems more magical, somehow,
but in a darker woods, the darker exteriors will blend in better.

I think the elves would be using the materials available to them,
so I think the exteriors of the homes would need to match the woods they've been built in?

Carpe Scrotum
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 8:04 AM
I think the first one of your newest post is the best one: its more forest-like of something like that.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 4:43 PM
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That treehouse is gorgeous. I'm guessing cfe was used for the hanging bridge. Yours worked out nicely.
I started experimenting with draped bridges myself, but with only limited success.

I think the colours will depend on the landscaping. I prefer the lighter colour...it seems more magical, somehow,
but in a darker woods, the darker exteriors will blend in better.

I think the elves would be using the materials available to them,
so I think the exteriors of the homes would need to match the woods they've been built in?


Hi Tsyokawe
I used CFE for the bridge but it is not perfect...the beautiful elven fence makes it look much better...
I agree that the lighter version seemed more magical but as you already said it doesnt blend in I am now trying to improve the darker versions.

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I think the first one of your newest post is the best one: its more forest-like of something like that.

I am glad that you like the dark version. I tried to experiment some more with these foresty colors

I am now working with only two roof colors which seem to be suitable for the forest. I tried to make the first version on each screenshot completely green as Malfoya suggested. The second has light wooden accents to match the trees I use. The third has light wooden frames.


Does any of these versions look "elven" to you?
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Booby-Breasted Sycophant
#14 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 6:03 PM Last edited by tsyokawe : 24th Mar 2015 at 9:42 PM.
^^^ I like all three (re: this last post follow-up). If I had to choose only one, I guess I'd go with the one at the far right.

Carpe Scrotum
Field Researcher
#15 Old 26th Mar 2015 at 5:21 PM
This is so hard to choose between.. But I think that the "lighter" green roof in your last picture (the one on the right side) might add a bit to the whole elven feel, as Fairycake mentioned. So I think I would put my vote on that one

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Mar 2015 at 6:18 PM
The same as Gaxili
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 26th Mar 2015 at 6:37 PM
Thank you very much for your help guys I am so glad that you all agree on the right version...I couldn't decide at all:D
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 3:55 PM
@gaxili here is the house that I already sent you with new color scheme. It is now unfurnished and there are no foggemitter effects. The size is reduced from 6 833 to 4287


I have a question about the big house. Would it be possible to place a 35x25 lot behind the house like this: ?


I think that with some work it can look like one big lot:


I would like to make a place for gatherings there so I tried to make a fountain with a "magical" tree in the middle:

Do you like it or should I remove it? (it is not finished...it is just an idea)
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Field Researcher
#19 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 4:05 PM
Oh my!! I have no words, Crowkeeper. Just as I thought you couldn't possibly up the game, you did. The Gathering is exactly what I need! I have seen that tree a thousand times in CAW, but really had no place to put it. It's wonderful. I am replacing the lot right now :D

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#20 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 4:15 PM
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Originally Posted by gaxili
Oh my!! I have no words, Crowkeeper. Just as I thought you couldn't possibly up the game, you did. The Gathering is exactly what I need! I have seen that tree a thousand times in CAW, but really had no place to put it. It's wonderful. I am replacing the lot right now :D


I forgot to tell you that the roof is by Yogi-tea! http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=363922
Field Researcher
#21 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 4:17 PM
Aah I see! I am getting red roof tops - But is that due to me not having Debug Enabler or the Yogi roofs? :-)

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#22 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 4:19 PM
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Originally Posted by gaxili
Aah I see! I am getting red roof tops - But is that due to me not having Debug Enabler or the Yogi roofs? :-)


I am sure it is because you dont have the roof by Yogi. I am sorry
Field Researcher
#23 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 4:21 PM
No worries! I'll add it right away

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Lab Assistant
#24 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 4:47 PM
I don't have any words for that beautiful house O_O
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 1:56 AM
I finished the big house today I think that the color scheme which you chose looks really nice What do you think?


Do you guys see anything that I should change or is it alright?
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