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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:13 AM

Thanks Dave :).

I checked the GI_W_Cooper_and_Nephews_Dtls.s out, and you're right, it's a bunch of pipes that looks amazing BTW :good2:. I got the GI_Halsted_at_Ancona.s up and running, I made a copy of the SLW_SP_Berm_Side.ace and renamed it to SLW_SP_Berms.ace, and it looks right/correct to me. It's a part of the structures for the elevated tracks.
I have already spent several hours on the Goose Island, and I'm still amazed by the amount of structures, the sheer size of some of the buildings and the complexity of the track work, this is going to be the urban and industrial route of the century, amazing work Dave.

Some additional scenes, and I've got plenty of those :lol2: :D .

http://imageshack.com/a/img34/9485/t805.jpg
At 400 W Washington looking east.


http://imageshack.com/a/img138/2572/g3oh.jpg
At 400 W Washington looking north.


http://imageshack.com/a/img853/2738/mpig.jpg


http://imageshack.com/a/img23/5198/iczm.jpg
Looking south along the Cherry St Bridge.


http://imageshack.com/a/img138/4124/kq9r.jpg
The approach to the Cherry St Bridge with Peoples Gas storage tanks in background.


http://imageshack.com/a/img842/9277/7siw.jpg
About 1000 W North Ave, looking west.


http://imageshack.com/a/img197/9727/rkph.jpg
Cherry St. Bridge.


http://imageshack.com/a/img27/4800/23na.jpg
Division St. Yard, looking south.


http://imageshack.com/a/img837/4311/jkqa.jpg
Firestone Tire warehouse at 1040 W. North Ave.

To be continued...

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 06:28 AM

wondeful new work

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 06:54 AM

Claus,
I agree with Dave, you are a genious with a camera. Beautiful Shots.:)

Dave, I downloaded this route but have not had a chance to install it. From looking at Claus' shots I can tell it is going to be truly awesome. Living in the area and having some familiarity with it is going to make it even more fun to experience.

The structures are all gorgeous and very different from what we normally see in TS. No trees or mountains but a wonderful experience in its own right.

Your choice of textures for the various storage tanks is also really effective. They look great.

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http://imageshack.com/a/img827/1533/zj76.jpg


So that is the Kennedy Expressway in the foreground of the above shot. That certainly doesn't fit the period you are modeling. What are your plans for that? Or is that beyond the area you intend to depict in detail?

Really nice work. :D We are very fortunate to have you sharing this effort with us. :lol2: :good2:

Best,

Paul :D

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:54 AM

View PostGman347, on 08 March 2014 - 06:54 AM, said:

Claus,
I agree with Dave, you are a genious with a camera. Beautiful Shots.:)

Dave, I downloaded this route but have not had a chance to install it. From looking at Claus' shots I can tell it is going to be truly awesome. Living in the area and having some familiarity with it is going to make it even more fun to experience.

The structures are all gorgeous and very different from what we normally see in TS. No trees or mountains but a wonderful experience in its own right.

Your choice of textures for the various storage tanks is also really effective. They look great.



So that is the Kennedy Expressway in the foreground of the above shot. That certainly doesn't fit the period you are modeling. What are your plans for that? Or is that beyond the area you intend to depict in detail?

Really nice work. :D We are very fortunate to have you sharing this effort with us. :lol2: :good2:

Best,

Paul :D


Paul, thank you for your kind words... much appreciated.

I've taken screenshots from USAPhotoMap and turned them into tertex -- modern images -- and that's what you see in the foreground. Over time I've replaced individual images with the same location taken from the 1950-51 Sanborn maps -- and you can see that too in the screenshot you posted, in pale yellow (for this tile... other tiles use other colors). The combination of the two image types are guiding placement of objects as well as the location of the river and lakefront. Eventually I will replace both with tertex that looks like real terrain (I could really use some help on that 'cuz I hate doing tertex art).

Something else you will notice when you install the route is the track is all elevated ~1m above the ground. I've done that because I'm unsure how I want to handle the ROW... do I want to see a slope of any kind?... tracks almost buried? Both? I don't know yet and so I simply dropped he ground away and left the decision on what to do for later. And so in the meanwhile it looks a bit odd.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:02 PM

Claus, to suppress the display of the pins and not built boxes, go to MSTS options, then to Advanced, and change World Object Density to 9. In Open Rails you can set World Object Density to 9 using Options on the Video Tab.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:06 PM

I like your hi-shine windows, Dave. Claus, if anyone can make a "Not Built" box look good, it's you.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

I was curious of how similar or different an Open Rails screenshot would be compared to one Claus took in MSTS and so I picked one, went tot he same location, and tried to create the same composition. I got this:
Attached Image: Clipboard0092.jpg

I noticed several things in comparing the above to Claus' screenshot... Open Rails gives a longer view distance and wider screen (or did Claus crop his?) but what puzzled me the most was that, try as I might, I could not reproduce the same composition... that foreground elements would not line up with background elements no matter what positioning I tried. And then I realized it had to be a different camera specification. I have not yet played around with the camera spec in OR but I think it's time to try a few things.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:28 PM

Now he's got me thinking about screenshots...

Attached Image: Clipboard0093.jpg

No more tracks anywhere there...
Attached Image: Clipboard0094.jpg


Better stop at one or I'll never get anything done.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:41 PM

Hi Dave.

About the yellow boxes and the pins, I misunderstood you, I thought it was in open rails only, a change of World Object Density to 9 would remove the boxes and pins, but I just tried lowering the world object density to 9 in MSTS, and all but one box disappeared, there could be more, but I just saw that one :censored2:.
About the difference between MSTS and OR, you have to remember Dave, I'm running MSTS in either 1600X1200 or 1280X1024, and in a 5:4 or 4:3 aspect ratio, and with a different field of view setting, and that looks very different from the 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratios.

Regards Claus

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:49 PM

Nice one Dave, and in the good old 4:3 aspect ratio :censored2:.

I hardly ever use the wide screen resolutions, I find it very hard to take screenshots in those resolutions. When I was doing Railworks, I ended up using 4:3 and 5:4 all the time.

Regards Claus

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