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Title: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on August 19, 2017, 06:08:48 PM
Hey, so I am new to this forum and to modding, but I made my first mod!

Am gonna start on a set based around this theme (South African Architecture) next I think. Thank you to all the people here for helping me through it!

This first one is a cottage in the Cape Dutch style.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on August 19, 2017, 06:10:46 PM
looks good :)
and i encourage you to continue and hopefully, people with have more mods to play with :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: ancientmuse on August 19, 2017, 11:38:30 PM
Oooo... South African style, that'll be interesting !

Looking good so far.

Can't wait to see what else you come up with !

 ;D
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on August 24, 2017, 06:47:06 PM
The first model of the Xhosa House is (kinda) complete! Well, the blender part, no textures or AO yet.

It may take a while to get more done, cause I am moving next week, and gotta spend all weekend packing...
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on August 24, 2017, 07:57:24 PM
The first model of the Xhosa House is (kinda) complete! Well, the blender part, no textures or AO yet.

It may take a while to get more done, cause I am moving next week, and gotta spend all weekend packing...


take your time :)
as you need time to learn all this :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Abandoned on August 25, 2017, 05:02:38 AM
Yes, very nice looking houses.  We will be patient.   :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on September 04, 2017, 12:17:55 PM
Woo! Moving complete! Unpacking... halfway?

But I also finally have my houses. Mostly done, still a few tweaks, mostly on the footprint when I figure it out.

Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on September 12, 2017, 06:07:26 AM
Just finished making all the models for the next group (Cape Dutch styles houses) in Sketchup. Going to start putting them all in blender today, but there are 9 models, so it might take a bit. I made them too fancy...

My eventual plan after these are done is to make some Bo-kaap style rowhouses and then a boarding house, and then figure out how to put them all in one file. And then I'll be done (with the housing set). Making these is a bit addicting, I keep coming up with new plans for things I want to do...
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: QueryEverything on September 13, 2017, 08:14:48 PM
Congratulations @angainor88 on your models :D  they look superb!!  Well done!!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on October 04, 2017, 03:03:01 PM
Well I have most of the next one built... I just keep getting errors when I compile it. Asking for files that don't exist again *sigh*

Anyone up to staring at code? or should I ask in the Tips and Help thread?
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on October 04, 2017, 03:47:24 PM
Well I have most of the next one built... I just keep getting errors when I compile it. Asking for files that don't exist again *sigh*

Anyone up to staring at code? or should I ask in the Tips and Help thread?

if it ask for files that doesnt exist then it is because the links inside your .rsc are bad and not properly named.
if it ask things like work.rsc cropfile.rsc sharedelements.rsc.... you have to put a copy of the asked file in the proper folder.

without providing the names of the files that give you errors... doesnt help to determine what to do
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on October 04, 2017, 04:14:33 PM
Sorry, called away to dinner.

Yeah I keep looking for the thing that is named wrong, and I just can't find it. It keeps asking for a CapeDutchHouse.001.rsc.

I must just be missing something, but I have stared at all of it for hours...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/fag2jyq1p7nbi8g/CapeDutchHouse.7z
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on October 04, 2017, 05:13:13 PM
the name of the texture is wrongly named for 1 of your mesh : mesh02
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on October 04, 2017, 05:54:00 PM
Aaaa thank you so much! I would never have found it... I don't even know how that got there haha.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on October 05, 2017, 05:42:06 PM
Well thanks to your help, I have finished the Cape Dutch House, and am 3/5 through the set. You guys put out everything so fast, I don't know how you do it >.<
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on October 05, 2017, 06:00:50 PM
hey they look awesome !
very .. unique :)

keep up the good job  ;D
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on October 06, 2017, 06:10:40 AM
You should see some of the originals (that are still around, that is). They are very fancy :)

And there are modern ones "inspired" by the style, which are also fancy, but in a different way (mostly in being HUGE mansions).
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on October 18, 2017, 12:20:58 PM
Well, I finally finished the Bo-Kaap Rowhouses :D

Now I just have to do the boarding house, and then figure out how to package all of them together... Should only take another forever :P
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Abandoned on October 18, 2017, 12:24:42 PM
colorful, very nice.  :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Kimbolton on October 18, 2017, 04:28:30 PM
They look really nice. Can't wait to use them!  :)

Thanks very much for your work on this.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on November 16, 2017, 10:33:50 AM
Woo! I finally finished! I got the boarding house made and everything fits together! It seems to work ok in my computer, so hopefully it does on yours too.

Thanks to all of you on the forum for your help (especially RedKetchup and Kid for all the newbie questions I asked).

Here is the link to the download if you want to check it out:http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=377 (http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=377)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: adelegarland on November 16, 2017, 12:46:05 PM
Nice Work!  Trying them out now...
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on November 28, 2017, 12:05:18 AM
angainor88 (http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=profile;u=8302), I have been enjoying your houses!  I was wondering if you were considering expanding this set, such as having other colorful buildings to coordinate with the row houses?  (School, storage building, etc.)

(And, if you ever felt like updating the row houses, it would be nice if the small green peaked roofed row houses could be in blue and green as well.  :) )
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on November 28, 2017, 06:25:20 AM
Yeah I am working on expanding the set :) I have two other houses that I have planned to be added, plus the expanded rowhouses, if I can get them to work with more.

I am also going to do an additional set of non housing stuff. I just started on the corner store for that (my sketchup model is half done, I just finished the way too complicated roof).

It takes me a while to do these mods though so it might take a little :P (plus I have to get some reference books from the library, so I don't have to rely on google and people incorrectly labeling their vacation pictures)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on November 28, 2017, 11:16:57 AM
I am so glad to hear you are continuing with this set!  :)   
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on December 30, 2017, 03:22:40 PM
Well after a lot of problems with the mesh (and transparencies) I finally finished the Cape Town Corner Store. Afterwards I am going to finish the last two houses for the housing set, then back to the non housing set (hopefully none will give me the kind of trouble this one did...)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: kid1293 on December 30, 2017, 03:24:37 PM
Wow! Advanced railing!
Looks like something I want to learn. :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on December 30, 2017, 03:44:24 PM
looks great !
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on December 30, 2017, 04:56:04 PM
Very nice building!  It's great to have different architectural styles in the game.  I really love that second floor balcony with what looks like fancy designed metal railings.  :)


Is that one building in two colors, or are those two color options, with the building being either one or the other?
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on December 30, 2017, 05:01:20 PM
how about the size ? by the look of your building, it should be a 8x4(+1road) building ?
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Maldrick on December 30, 2017, 08:59:41 PM
Looks very nice. :)  Love the colors!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on December 31, 2017, 08:32:22 AM
Ah, it's two different buildings 4x4 plus road on both sides of the corner.

Yeah those railings took a while to figure out how to do haha, but in the end are not too hard (it's just getting the transparencies to show up).
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on January 06, 2018, 01:41:59 PM
And in the fastest house I've ever built, here is the Corbelled House. It's gonna be a small 2x2 house.

Now there's one left in the housing set before I can go back to the non housing set :P
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: kid1293 on January 06, 2018, 02:32:39 PM
Lovely building!
Just one note. You can't line up road with the door on a 2 tile side.
Besides, it is barely room to have any bed in there. Are they really that small?
Suggest you make it 3x3 (simply size x and y)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on January 06, 2018, 02:39:03 PM
i agree with kid ....
you should make it bigger, it is as big as a backyard shed or outhouse :D
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on January 06, 2018, 07:39:32 PM
That is an interesting house style and another house style from real life I had never known about that I learned about from you, aingainor88. This game has wound up being a bit of a culture and history lesson aside from a game, thanks to the modders.  :)

I agree that it should be larger than 2x2, unless you want that tiny one to be a storage building, which the people also used that style for.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Maldrick on January 06, 2018, 08:31:53 PM
That is an interesting house style and another house style from real life I had never known about that I learned about from you, aingainor88. This game has wound up being a bit of a culture and history lesson aside from a game, thanks to the modders.  :)

Totally agree!  Lots of architectural styles I might have seen but never paid attention to before getting into the mods for this game.  This one being noteworthy as I know nothing about South African architecture at all.  Really love the houses and the market is beautiful looking.  Interested to see how it all goes together.

Do you find you pay more attention to buildings in general since playing with mods?  I've always appreciated a nice building, but I catch myself really looking at everything now.  There's a house in my neighborhood I've seen thousands of times and never appreciated how unique it is.  Looks like it could be included in kid's Houses for Sale set.  Was stopped in traffic the other day and found myself admiring the roof on a tool shed or something and matching garage behind a house.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on January 06, 2018, 09:47:12 PM
Totally agree!  Lots of architectural styles I might have seen but never paid attention to before getting into the mods for this game.  This one being noteworthy as I know nothing about South African architecture at all.  Really love the houses and the market is beautiful looking.  Interested to see how it all goes together.

Do you find you pay more attention to buildings in general since playing with mods?  I've always appreciated a nice building, but I catch myself really looking at everything now.  There's a house in my neighborhood I've seen thousands of times and never appreciated how unique it is.  Looks like it could be included in kid's Houses for Sale set.  Was stopped in traffic the other day and found myself admiring the roof on a tool shed or something and matching garage behind a house.

I have been as you, Maldrick, noticing buildings more, but also how they look like one from the game.    Not long ago I passed a house and instantly thought, "Hey, that's one of Red Ketchup's houses!"  ;D
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on January 07, 2018, 05:19:53 PM
Yeah 2x2 is a bit small in game. I was debating if I should make it bigger...

Yeah I've always kinda been interested in architecture (of homes and stuff, because there are a lot of beautiful ones in my city). But I've been doing a lot of research for these mods and learning a lot :P
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on January 27, 2018, 02:40:18 PM
Well it's the final house for the housing set. I am not entirely happy with it because I couldn't quite make the texture look right...

I am going to hopefully get the whole thing as a download tomorrow :)

But, anyway, here is the Zulu house.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on January 27, 2018, 02:45:31 PM
That Zulu house is a very different style of house from what I am used to!  Very interesting!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Gatherer on January 28, 2018, 05:01:26 AM
What would go nice with the Zulu house are some curved palisades to create a full kraal set.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on January 28, 2018, 10:53:57 AM
Well the updated download is here :)

http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=377 (http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=377)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on February 14, 2018, 06:21:48 AM
Got the next part finished :)

This is the Cape Town Bar (I am going to try to build a second floor house for it, if I can get that to work...)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on February 14, 2018, 07:01:48 AM
I love the style of your Capetown bar!  Good luck with the second floor house! :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on March 03, 2018, 01:49:47 PM
Second floor house complete!

(sorry for the delays, I've restarted playing Fallout 4... my settlements need me!)

Next up I think is the school, then maybe the mosque or the hospital, and a records hall type thing. Also a restaurant!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on April 08, 2018, 02:23:38 PM
Work is still going slowly, but I finished the Open Schoolhouse!

(http://worldofbanished.com/gallery/8302_08_04_18_2_22_11.png)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on April 08, 2018, 09:38:12 PM
I am glad to see further development with this set!  I look forward to when they are ready for downloading.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on May 02, 2018, 06:16:34 AM
Need a little advice/help for this next part:

I finished building the mosque, but I wanted to change the default "priest" and "chapel" icons. I edited them in the Resource folder, but it didn't seem to change it in game. Do I need to re-run the build resources.bat? or something else entirely?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on May 03, 2018, 09:16:01 AM
you must never never never change anything in the resource folder!
you need to work inside your own mod folder, never the game resources folder.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on May 16, 2018, 06:11:07 PM
(http://worldofbanished.com/gallery/8302_16_05_18_6_01_47.png)

Well with your help, it's complete. I am going to release it as a separate mod from the rest of the South African buildings.

http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=431 (http://worldofbanished.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=431)

Thank you again, RedKetchup!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on May 16, 2018, 08:59:17 PM
The mosque looks great!  I love the style and that it is colorful.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on May 22, 2018, 07:02:48 PM
Here is a small one for the set, but here is the African Beehive!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on May 23, 2018, 03:51:15 AM
More colorful things!  Nice bee hives!  One day I plan to make a colorful only section, so your buildings will be there!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on May 23, 2018, 05:50:33 AM
Well I will have to hurry and finish the set then :)

I am glad you like them!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Voeille on May 23, 2018, 05:55:14 AM
I like them, I sometimes make more colourful districts and these would fit there nicely :) Would you consider adding shading? that would make them look even better :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on May 23, 2018, 06:39:11 AM
I do have AO maps on them that show up in blender, but they never seem to look the same in game...

I am not super skilled at digital art haha, and am still learning how to use gimp without tearing my hair out.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Voeille on May 23, 2018, 09:07:41 AM
Shading directly on the texture is important too :) You often might want subtle shading that uses a darker colour of your texture (not just transparent black), and make it more detailed. I have a good example of a lamp I made some time ago for The Sims 2 (but itíll work similarly in Banished too, after all a model is a model and a texture is a texture; Iím in the process of putting my plants into Banished and I donít need to alter things except for the scaling). Here (https://i.imgur.com/8mHBaTF.png) is the final look, and here (https://i.imgur.com/02LQsFP.png) is the texture. For comparison, here (https://i.imgur.com/0u4cvud.png) is the lamp before shading, and here (https://i.imgur.com/fM20ByD.png) is the texture. As you can see, shading made a lot of difference to the final look.

Now for a Banished example, here (https://i.imgur.com/o5Tma6x.png) is my fern in progress (donít worry about the massive size, there will be smaller variants :)), here (https://i.imgur.com/872FFNe.png) is the texture, and here (https://i.imgur.com/MIGWL8w.png) is the AO. As you can see, most of the shading work is done on the texture. AO also affects how snow appears on the texture (you can see here (https://i.imgur.com/fgws7hq.png) that thereís less snow near the roots, exactly where my AO is darker).

I hope it helps :) Feel free to open those textures I posted in Gimp and take a closer look.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on July 05, 2018, 06:12:56 PM
Well that was an unexpected hiatus (too many June weddings to go to). But I finished the Cape Town Clocktower! I tried to do some more advanced shading techniques... not sure how they turned out haha. I think the problem is that since the buildings in real life are painted and smooth it's hard to give them extra texturing? I dunno. Working on it haha
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on July 06, 2018, 09:02:22 AM
I like that wrap around deck.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: Kimbolton on July 07, 2018, 02:02:31 PM
Really nice. I've been enjoying the houses and look forward to this new set. Thanks for all your hard work! :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: taniu on July 08, 2018, 12:01:54 AM
@angainor88 :DI really like your work on the models. OK - I'm sending a couple of photos of different parts of Africa: houses and churches -  new idea ? Greetings
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on July 09, 2018, 06:09:19 AM
Hoooo those are some fancy churches. I will definitely consider them. I haven't entirely decided where I want to got after I finish this set, so I will keep those in mind :)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on July 30, 2018, 06:51:21 PM
Okay finally finished the next part of this set, Braai Stand! (Braai is a kind of barbecue, and since I love cooking I thought I'd include a food stand of some kind :)

Not too fancy building, but the code took a while :P
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on July 30, 2018, 08:30:20 PM
That's great that you made a barbecue stand, and with colorful coverings!  Some wealthy Bannies might like that in their backyards.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on August 05, 2018, 04:52:52 PM
Ok here is the Old Town Pump, a well.
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: kid1293 on August 06, 2018, 12:35:00 AM
 :) You really make some strange things. This well is a piece of art.
Does it have a background in reality?
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on August 06, 2018, 06:04:31 AM
Yeah it's actually based on a drawing of something that presumably existed back then. I had to make some changes because I didn't want a billion polys for a well (and also was tired of modeling domes haha)
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: galensgranny on August 06, 2018, 12:59:26 PM
That fancy enclosed pump is wonderful!  It is needed in the rich section of town, instead of the wealthy Bannies just seeing a pipe in the ground.  :)   
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on August 13, 2018, 04:21:56 PM
I have finished the last piece of the South African set! Whew! Next I gotta clean it up and put it together... Then I can release it!

Here is the Cape Dutch Hospital
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: angainor88 on October 05, 2018, 06:56:22 PM
Whew, well this set is over :D Time to start a new one!
Title: Re: Mod Set: South Africa In Progress
Post by: RedKetchup on October 05, 2018, 09:50:45 PM
it looks great !!