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18th Aug 2010, 06:36 AM
I've always sucked at roofs and this literally took me, like, 10 minutes.
I'm not looking for feedback on the house, just the roof. How do I make the roof look nice?
..okay, not JUST the roof... that window-less section of the house (you can see it from the back) has to be windowless because how I had to build it. It's the garage, by the way... any idea what I should put there to disguise how it's windowless? I'm thinking landscape. And like I said, I can't put windows there; it's like how you can't place windows with moveObjects on a wall or else it'll look reallllly weird and bad.
Any tips on landscaping, too? Should I add a grill to the back?
..yes, I lied when I said I only needed help on the roof! :giggler:
UPDATE: Okay, I might as well improve the whole house. It won't have any furniture; the only exception is in the backyard, which is the eating area. Anyways, I'll post floorplans and all but I want to focus on the roof for now. ;)
18th Aug 2010, 06:43 AM
Do you have something you are modelling it after? Can you maybe join up some roofs and change their angles?
18th Aug 2010, 06:57 AM
No, I'm making it from scratch. It's not modeled off of anything.
I changed the angles of the roofing already, but I guess I have to change them again. And join up the roofs? I'll try. It's quite late, I'll find a time tomorrow to fix it and post pics.
18th Aug 2010, 08:43 AM
What if you were to have something like Ivy growing up the side? That would look really nice against the yellow. Plus I am a sucker for Ivy.
Is this house supposed to look like it had an addition? Its a neat idea.
I would add some low laying leaves around the bushes on the porch with the lights, to make it a it more natural looking.
As for the seam between the wallpaper, I would add some shadow or something on the edge of the yellow siding to make it more natural.
I wouldn;t add a grill, but a small sitting area would be nice. You could add it in the corner of the back behind the balcony.
18th Aug 2010, 11:35 PM
Vampire_of_Death: Kinda. I was actually inspired by a house in this guide on the Exchange; if anyone's checked out the Stories section of the Exchange, the story that's always featured is that one garage-building guide. Yeah, the garage was an addition. So yeah, it's kinda an addition... I say 'kinda' because I wasn't thinking of it looking like an addition when I built the garage.
Ivy sounds great! Thanks for the idea, VoD; I've always wanted to use ivy before but never got to it.
I'll put those leaves you mentioned.
And what do you mean by 'shadow' on the siding? Maybe you could take a pic of an example so I could see what you mean?
And I agree; a sitting area sounds nice.
Okay, I JUST realized I didn't put a back door! :faceslap: Wow... I kept forgetting to place doors when I was building this.
19th Aug 2010, 12:39 AM
To start with - delete all your roofs. ;) And 10 minutes on a roof is minuscule, a good roof will take way more time than that. Please show a pic of your lot without the roofs, as it will be easier to see walls and hopefully explain a bit better on how to roof. Overall you have way too many small roof pieces, and you want a roof that appears as one with some interest to it but still flows well. The two sections over the overhangs (garage/front doors) is good. To start with you will want to use one large roof piece to cover most of the roof, then add smaller roof pieces to cover parts that stick out and to add visual interest.
19th Aug 2010, 03:23 AM
Well, I just took pics after finishing my roof. Apparently after I made this new roof Huge Lunatic commented saying I should take a pic of just the walls. Agh... oh well. I'll add that in a lil bit. Again, I'll be posting pics without the roof in a little while.
Here's what I have so far.
19th Aug 2010, 03:59 AM
Floor plan for both levels:
Yes, this house is intended to be unfurnished.
19th Aug 2010, 09:35 AM
You've got lots of tiny rooms- maybe make two doubles and the rest singles. Also, the kitchen area is tiny! My legacy shack had a bigger kitchen then that! And where are all the bathrooms? Maybe make the gap between the master bedroom and the other bedroom a small toilet and sink bathroom.
19th Aug 2010, 12:44 PM
I would raise the center, large part of the roof and shorten up the two "A" ones (I can't remember what they are called, lol.) in the front so they are not sticking out of the back. And maybe change the one over the balcony to an "A" roof also, or at least make it blend into the main roof better.
19th Aug 2010, 05:46 PM
Looking at post #7, the main hipped roof over the entire house is good. The two gabled roofs that are over the garage/front door need to be shortened so that they don't go towards the back of the house so far. You could also use a half hipped roof to connect the main roof with a smaller gabled roof in front. This would create a seamless roof that will blend into the main hipped roof. The gabled roof to the left needs to be brought further into the main roof. The back hipped roof also needs to be brought more towards the front of the house to blend with the main roof. The two small hipped roofs in front - ugh. LoL I'm not quite sure what to do with those as those columns you are using are presenting a roofing challenge. What does it look like if you just top it with a small fence and floortiles? Either that or use a gabled roof across the whole front, including those columns.
20th Aug 2010, 04:52 AM
Which fence on top of the columns looks better? Or should I stick with roofing above it?
UPDATE: I had to remove the stage and steps in the bathroom because of a harmless graphical glitch the steps were causing because they were right above the garage. Besides, I would have to remove it anyway because of how it's built and how much space the master bathroom has.
21st Aug 2010, 01:25 AM
If your going to be using a fence I'd use either 2 or 3
21st Aug 2010, 05:48 AM
Yeah... I'm thinking 2 because 3 has a more bluish tint to it.
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