Before the FTP is back, J'anim sent me directly the Hub blend file so I can integrate it in the city. Which I did right away to see how it looked. But doing it I realized there are a couple things that needs to be clarified before it can be done.
Here is how it looks right now after a quick (and rough) integration (perspective view & top view)
As a reference here is the drawing TE had done.
- About the lake and the rocks around the buildings. The idea was to have this inside a lake circled by rocks, but as you can see on the top view above, it is already quite a large structure. Having a big lake and rocks around will make this even larger and we would need to remove some shells to accomodate this.
I suggest we scale it down slightly so it can fit in the current configuration. We can shorten the bridges and bring the 'secondary' buildings nearer the 'main' one (we'd need name for all those buildings). And we can scale down slightly the base of the main building at water level, it is quite big right now, as large a the tokotah building.
-How do we access the upper floor of the main building? Looking at TE's image, the bridges extend to the rocks. So ideally the rocks should be at the city's floor level and the lake should be slightly bellow.
- This brings another issue I have: IMHO this is quite high compared to the rest of the city. I know it's supposed to be the highest point of the city but the problem is that the rest of the city is very flat right now, so it is a bit strange to see this tall structure all alone. This may become less obvious latter when the shell starts to fill up. Also if we lower the whole thing slightly bellow the floor level as I suggests above this might look OK.
- What about the other buildings on TE's drawing? Someone had started working on those; what's the status on this? (Tylinol? J'anim? the thread is lost and my memory fails me). Also if they connect to the main building we'll need two shelves for those.
- What exactly is inside all those buildings? We had talked about several things: maps, books, space for art exhibits etc.. We should determine this exactly so we can start working on it. also we might need stairs in the main building to go from one floor to another
Any answers and advices on these questions would be much appreciated (and needed