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coasterfreak14
07-14-2007, 03:06 PM
Yes yes I know. I had a lot of projects in the past, many of which I never finished (actually, the Rockin' California Screamin' project was the only one I ever finished). But this time, no more empty promises. This is the only project I'm sticking to.
I wanted to create a recreation of Tokyo Disneyland. I know there are literally hundreds and hundreds of Disneyland recreations, but mine is totally going to be different. I already started working on the buildings beforehand so that when I actually get started on the park, I can just recover my buildings and place them in the park.

Here is a sample of what I built so far...

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0196.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0197.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0198.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0199.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0200.jpg

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0201.jpg


http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0202.jpg
Pirates of the Caribbean Entrance

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0203.jpg
Pecos Bill's Cafe


Also, I was hoping someone could please help me with building interiors. I tried it and this is what it looks like:
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o98/spacemtfan/Tokyo%20Disneyland%20RCT3/Shot0204.jpg

I want my buildings to look like shyguy's or CoasterCowboy67's park. Or at least near as good. Could someone please help me out?

littleguy29
07-14-2007, 04:08 PM
Practice. Practice. More practice. Practice.

Just try your best on one park, then try to do a little better on the next one. And then even better on the next one, and the next, etc. Look at (for example) Shyguy or CoasterCowboy's park, and instead of just staring at the entire picture in awe, try to identify the individual scenery pieces and how they're put together. Look carefully at your favorite builders' style to see how you can improve your own.

Also remember that presentation is everything. Even a simple building can look amazing if you take good pictures. Turn up your graphics settings all the way, unpause and wait until you have good lighting before you take your picures, and use the advanced and free-look cams to get dynamic camera angles.

But as I said before, the key element to making good parks is practice. Just keep at it, and over time you will see an amazing improvement in your skill level. ;)

Guitarboy315
07-14-2007, 10:55 PM
wow! i think these buildings are really good! great job and can't wait to see more

disneyfreak1
07-15-2007, 07:14 AM
Looks promising so far...I'm glad someone is doing something with Tokyo Disneyland also...keep up the good work :):):)...
-disneyfreak1

citytrader
07-16-2007, 08:48 AM
Practice. Practice. More practice. Practice...
Also remember that presentation is everything. Even a simple building can look amazing if you take good pictures. Turn up your graphics settings all the way, unpause and wait until you have good lighting before you take your picures, and use the advanced and free-look cams to get dynamic camera angles...;)

Absolutely agree with this. Coasterfreak, just a little thing I noticed. The lighting in your first four or five pics showed the facades in shadow. As littleguy stated, wait for the right moment, or even place a few structures together, just for the pic.

The Pirates facade just doesn't look right. Maybe try Luckygirl's stucco walls, I'm sure you might like them better. Also, I like how you compare your version with the real building, but even there, there are better choices available in CS to more accurately nail the facade. Simple things like window or post choices make or break a structure.

As for interiors, they are very difficult. Again, as littleguy suggested, look at other threads, esp. Fisherman's Tower of Terror. By mixing and matching several themes, he has created some incredible interiors. I personally have always preferred very simple interiors. Check out my Palisades thread for a couple examples.

Whatever you do, follow through on a project and finish it. Believe me, I know, peeps hate half finished stuff, and they never let you forget it.