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Skydragon42 Sep 6, 2013 11:00 PM

Remus city, A fictional city!
I've started creating my own fictional city, named Remus city:)
Here is a street level view.
And here is a birds eye view.
Thats all I have had time to make so far, but I'm planning a world trade center, a world financial center and a world stock exchange! as well as a mile high building! Please tell me what you think, and where can I get some more textures? please.

Pzuriz Sep 7, 2013 3:28 AM

good start! I'll be waiting for more pics. BTW here you can find some textures, hope it's helpful.

Skydragon42 Sep 7, 2013 6:11 PM

Thanks! Now here is an update on Remus city.
The building on the left is four hundred and fifty feet tall, the one in the middle is five hundred and sixty eight feet tall and the huge blue one is one thousand and sixty feet tall! Those other small buildings are just filler.
Here is another birds eye view.
And here is a street level view, looking up at the buildings on the left.
Thats it for now, I've got big plans for this city, I hope I can make it about the size of New York city!

Vellu Sep 7, 2013 6:48 PM

It's good the see another city in here. The start looks promising. What is the size of those blocks? They look a bit small.
There's nice variation in the building shapes, but I suggest that you give some buildings more masonry facades. All the buildings seem to have a lot of glass surface.

Skydragon42 Sep 7, 2013 7:40 PM

Well It's going to be a modern city, and I don't have any good masonry textures right now anyway, but I'm looking.
Anyway I've added some new buildings since I don't have anything to do on Saturdays. And the blocks north of the park are going to be smaller.
Birds eye view.
The connected buildings are a hospital complex.
The street wall, I really like this.
Thats all for now. Thanks for the comments people:)

Skydragon42 Sep 8, 2013 7:47 PM

Ok so I've made the world trade center. It's made up of six buildings, the first one is one thousand eight hundred and twenty six feet tall including the spire.
The second building is one thousand two hundred feet tall. The other buildings are much smaller then the big two. Oh yea the huge one has an observation deck:)
A view of the skyline.
And A view looking up.
Well what do you all think?

SketchupFan Sep 8, 2013 7:53 PM

i like it,especially the tall one

Skydragon42 Sep 8, 2013 10:20 PM

Well I went and made the world financial center and the world stock exchange!
The tallest of the three world financial center buildings is the one with the narrow roof, it is one thousand three hundred feet tall. The building on the top left is the world stock exchange.
Now for the skyline.
And here is the view of someone standing among the huge complex looking up.
Oh! I forgot to tell that the building in the center of this photo is a hotel with an open lobby.
And here is the lobby:)
Well that's all for now.
By the way my city blocks are two hundred feet square, should they be bigger or smaller? and by how much? Thanks for looking:tup:

verticalextropy Sep 9, 2013 9:44 AM

I like it! That's good geometry. I see you made the smaller buildings first to keep scale.
Reminds me of someone... :)

Skydragon42 Sep 9, 2013 8:21 PM

I've done some more buildings:) I have to go to school tomorrow, so this may be the last update till Saturday:(
Here is the city hall on the left and the city court house on the right.
The building in the middle is based on a real building near where I live.
Here is a new section of the city that I made.
Here is a view from the back.
With the big buildings done, most of the rest will be average sized towers until I do the mile tall one. So thats it for now, please tell me what you think.

Pzuriz Sep 9, 2013 11:43 PM

good progress, i specially like that pointy yellow building, kind of 30's artdeco and the city hall is pretty good too. ThosE ebuildings look very small near the WTC ! haha, BTW i think you should choose a different texture for it (the wtc), a texture with more frames and floors would be better.

Skydragon42 Sep 10, 2013 11:50 PM

Well I've got a BIG update on Remus city today:D
This thousand foot residential building has a new texture.
The skyline is now huge:tup: And I think the dip is neet.
My thousand foot tall art-deco building has an outdoor observation deck! (note the fence is not broken, Photobucket just screwed up my picture:()
Here is the downtown collage.
I'm planning a very special building for this block near my fancy modern tower.
And I almost forgot the small businesses with prime downtown locations.
Oh yea that huge gray square is how big downtown will be, if my computer holds up I'm going to make the rest of the city too.
Well thats all, tell me what you think please.

SketchupFan Sep 11, 2013 4:36 AM

i like it

Skydragon42 Sep 13, 2013 6:38 PM

Ok so I've added many new buildings to Remus city:)
The skyline.
The special thirty story library:D
This cool building is one thousand four hundred feet tall!
The city has twelve urban farm towers.
And here are two urban canyons.
The second.
Please tell me what you think. And does anyone have any suggestions for the rest of downtown?

Vellu Sep 14, 2013 6:24 PM

This city is growing fast! I like how you also mix in older style buildings. In my opinion it makes the city more interesting.

Street level shots are a good they to present a city in a realistic looking way, so I suggest you give the bases of the buildings a bit more detail to get more life in those street level scenes.

Skydragon42 Sep 16, 2013 9:12 PM

I've done some more of the city on the weekend, but Photobucket is giving me trouble so I don't know if I will be able to post any more for some time.
Here is the new area, the tapering buildings are banks.
I've made a sky park on top of this building.
I really like the palm trees and went a bit overboard with how many models of them I have now.
Here is a nice palm tree in the park:)
Well thats all, tell me what you think.

SketchupFan Sep 17, 2013 6:54 AM


Skydragon42 Sep 19, 2013 12:19 AM

Alright! so I have more buildings in the city now!
The skyline.
Some new exotic shape buildings.
These buildings are shorter so that sunlight can get to the sky farms.
Here is a neat view.
Although I do like citys and towers, my true passion is trees!
A nice palm tree.
This is a Norfolk island pine, I have a small one in a pot!
Well thats all for now.
Does anyone have any suggestions for where I should put the mile tall super tower? I'm thinking in the back of downtown to the left.

Vellu Sep 20, 2013 6:35 PM

Your enthusiasm really shows, that's good! I suggest you try to add more variation to the shapes, sizes and facades of the buildings, otherwise you're running the risk of it becoming too monotonous. The green areas you've added of course help in that matter.

Patrick Sep 20, 2013 8:18 PM

Like Vellu said, I think that you should add some more variation and break up the boxy buildings. Also I think Remus is in need of a central square/park :yes: I like the 1WTC-esque building!

Skydragon42 Sep 22, 2013 11:14 PM

Remus city has many new buildings.
On the left is Grand central station. On the right are two banks, one old style and one new style.
A new sky park, I'm not going to make very many of these.
I've decided to make at least part of downtown more open and less dense.
This building has an opening in the top, I don't really know what this is really called.
Gasp! Is that a parking lot in the middle of downtown?
I'm going to put the mile tall super building here is this square, what do you guys think? is that a good place?
Well thats all, what do you think?

Vellu Sep 28, 2013 6:41 PM

You've added more variation to the skyline. That's good. That old style bank building is especially to my liking. About the mile high building: maybe you should make a rough model of it and try different places where it could fit to find the best location for a balanced skyline.

Skydragon42 Sep 29, 2013 8:08 PM

I've finely found a new texture that I like for my mega complex.
Birds view.
I have not the time to make very many buildings this week.
Small buildings.
And now I'm thinking about restarting Remus city, does anyone think I should or should I just keep working on what I have so far?

Patrick Oct 1, 2013 10:51 PM

I've restarted Staunton 8 times now, I can definitely say it was worth it :tup:

Skydragon42 Oct 4, 2013 2:14 AM

Remus city restart!
Remus city has been reborn!
I've restarted my city, now I have wider streets and sidewalks!
I'm changing the layout of the city somewhat.
And I'm planing a river, shopping district north of downtown, theater district south of downtown, a smaller secondary business district across the river and since this city is the fictional twin of Rome, an ancient district with roman-like buildings!
Here is all that I have done so far, the mile tall tower is going right in the middle.
The Grand central station is right next to the mega complex, which makes more sense.
The buildings north of the park have been improved, but with the wider streets some buildings are gone.
Here is a view from the park(I will make the park fancy)
Well thats it! I'm not going to copy the old buildings into the new file, the city blocks are different so they will not fit. If fact the world trade center has been made a little thinner and sixty feet taller:D
Please tell me what you think, I've learned a lot from the first Remus city, and have great plans!

Vellu Oct 5, 2013 6:28 PM

Looking forward to seeing this edition develop. The blocks on the short side of the park look very small. You should consider combining them to make it look more realistic. My favorite building so far is the one in the middle of the short side of the park; it has a nice, slender shape.

Skydragon42 Oct 5, 2013 10:07 PM

Ok so I'm now redoing the financial district.
Here is a birds view, showing the main streets.
Here is a diagram of the tallest buildings, I'm salvaging them from version one.
Here are the building I have transferred so far, they are banks.
Here is a view where you can see the new buildings.
Here are some small businesses.
Here is the skyline:)
Well thats all for now,I'm going to do one section at a time;)

Patrick Oct 6, 2013 1:03 AM

I agree with Vellu - those blocks look way too small, combining them would def enhance the realism.

I also suggest putting in more pre-war buildings, where is Remus located anyways? I see palm trees so if it's on the west coast then the modern to pre-war building ratio seems about right.

Pzuriz Oct 6, 2013 4:08 PM

very good! im waiting to see that park!

Skydragon42 Oct 7, 2013 11:23 PM

I have finished the first section of downtown, before I do the next I'm doing the park and finishing the cathedral.
Here is the city's largest bank, it is seven hundred and eighty feet tall!
That whole street is going to be lined with banks large and small.
Not every building can be a super-tall;)
Her is the next section I'm doing after the park and church, I hope to have my sky-farms there.
Well my class is tomorrow, so I may not have time fore Remus city until Friday.

Skydragon42 Oct 9, 2013 1:01 AM

I've started the park!
I wanted to put frogs in my pond, but I cant find any models that I like.
Here is a rare plant that can grow almost sixty feet tall in the pond! ( it's not real, its only in Remus city)
Here are some of the plants near the pond.
Here is a very old oak tree:)
Here is an unusually large pine tree.
I would love to walk around a place like this!
All those palm trees:D
Here is the much smaller pond.
Another part of the park. That skyline is going to be amazing!
Despite how well this part has turned out, I don't know what to do with the rest of the park:( I'd like some suggestions.
Well that's all I can do for now.

BillM Oct 11, 2013 12:23 PM


You have some nice textures going on there!

I would suggest adding some hills in the park and even in other parts of Remus. I think it would add a new dimension to your city!

Skydragon42 Oct 11, 2013 6:05 PM

BillM said,

You have some nice textures going on there!

I would suggest adding some hills in the park and even in other parts of Remus. I think it would add a new dimension to your city!
I'm going to put hills in the areas immediately around downtown and in the park.
The park is going to have lots of trees in the north, and hills and a zoo in the middle and south.
Here is the art institute.
The art institute's court yard:) my plants dont show up very well, so I may just leave the court yard empty.
I did't have much time for my city this week, I hope to finish the park tomorrow.

Vellu Oct 12, 2013 6:52 PM

The Art Institute is a good addition to the park.

On a side note, I suggest you move those plants and trees on a different layer right from the start (if you haven't already done so), so you can hide that layer when you're model starts to lag. Vegetation is usually quite polygon heavy.

Skydragon42 Oct 12, 2013 9:15 PM

Vellu said

a side note, I suggest you move those plants and trees on a different layer right from the start (if you haven't already done so), so you can hide that layer when you're model starts to lag. Vegetation is usually quite polygon heavy.
Yea I'm getting lag now, how do I put the plants on their own layer? and then how do I hide and on-hide that layer?

Anyway here is the park, The blank area on the left and the middle of the park are going to be where the city fair will be held, I'll put some fair buildings there.
Instead of the bean, there is the sphere:)
Now here is a fern tree, another plant I have in real life:D there is a kapok tree in the background.
Thats all for now.

Skydragon42 Oct 13, 2013 10:50 PM

I've finished the park! and figured out how to use layers:D
The north part of the park. Those smaller buildings are for the city fair, and the gray paved areas are where they set up the rides and other stuff for the fair.
And although it's hard to make out, that green area next to the fair buildings is a raised structure that has the city's bizarre bazaar under it.
Here is the middle of the park. with nice trees and a lake.
And here is the zoo! It has an aquarium, reptile emporium, mammal house and bird aviary, they are the four main buildings in the center.
I only have time for these views right now, but if anyone would like to see a persons view of any part of the park I'd be glade to get it:)
Well thats my park, I could not do the hills right so I just made it like this, what do you think?

Patrick Oct 14, 2013 5:56 AM

Nice to see you are putting in more than just skyscrapers but actual places for your citizens to go to! I suggest switching to 2D face-me trees as they take up less space and you can put more of them, because as of now that park is looking a little sparse.

Pingyao Oct 14, 2013 6:45 PM

Thats a big park, reminds me of Chicago's Grant Park in scale and the mixed uses.

Vellu Oct 19, 2013 6:31 PM

I think that's the first zoo I've seen in a Sketchup city. Good job!

Skydragon42 Nov 3, 2013 11:50 PM

Well I've put the cathedral into Remus city!
Here is a view from the zoo.
Here is a fern tree near the cathedral.
Here is where the cathedral is.
I was always planning on it being there.
I've put some more trees in the park, but it is not going to be a forest.
Well that's all for now, please tell me what you think.

BillM Nov 5, 2013 4:23 PM

I really like the view of the mega complex from the park!

Skydragon42 Nov 8, 2013 7:10 PM

Well I've done a lot of stuff in Remus city:D
Look at the skyline:)
I've made the river, It's about twenty one miles long.
Here, from left to right in the middle of this photo, is the police headquarters, central fire station and the largest hospital.
Here is a huge parking structure next to the hospital, I've re-textured all of my parking structures.
Here is the cathedral, next to it is the catholic school, rectory and monetary.
A new green space in downtown.
And now here are two of my best buildings salvaged from version one of Remus city.
And here is crystal tower, modeled after a real crystal that I have.
Well thats all, please tell me what you think.

Vellu Nov 9, 2013 7:32 PM

The river is a good addition. I like how the park is next to the river, so the park is even a better place for recreation. The cathedral is a good fit!

Skydragon42 Nov 12, 2013 2:13 AM

Well I've made some more buildings.
This is another building inspired by my crystal, It is one thousand and fourty feet tall. I really like that crystal's shape:)
I decided that the monastery was too fancy, so I re-textured it with gothic arches.
After I do this section, I'm making the mile tall tower:D
Thats it for now, tell me what you think.

Vellu Nov 16, 2013 7:09 PM

I think that the previous version of the monastery was better. There's nothing wrong about a monastery looking too fancy :).

Waiting to see that mile high tower and what impact it will have on the skyline.

Skydragon42 Nov 17, 2013 10:37 PM

Well I changed the monastery back to the first version.
I've finished this section.
I've done the mile tall super tower!
The Remus city Acropolis!
With it's flying buttresses, it is Gothic futurism architecture!
The building would have everything inside of it, and has sky-parks!
Here is my super tower compared with some others.
Well thats it, tell me what you think.

Vellu Nov 23, 2013 7:17 PM

Well, that is massive building! Quite well-proportioned, I must say. It dominates the skyline in a way I have never seen before.

Skydragon42 Nov 26, 2013 1:34 AM

I've done two more of downtowns sections.
In the center are two of my best buildings. The small one with the dome is the smaller of two downtown water pumping stations.
Here is another hospital, with a very neat design!
Here is a cool bank.
Just look at this place!
These two buildings in the middle, are also some of my best.
Here is the larger of the two water pumping stations.
Her are some slanted buildings.
Well thats all, please tell me what you think. And thank you all for being interested in my city:D

Patrick Nov 26, 2013 6:39 PM

Holy crap! An Acropolis! That's gotta be a first here, the city is starting to look quite futuristic :)

Vellu Nov 30, 2013 7:14 PM

I agree with with Patrick: quite futuristic! Maybe this is what 22nd century architecture will look like.

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