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Posted: 12 September 2012 08:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]
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Posted: 13 September 2012 04:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]
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Thank you BigH.

Yesterday I created a nice plaster ceiling for the bedroom and today I have applied it.  Tomorrow I must create a bowl-shaped light source to hang in the centre.  A chandelier would be nice, but would probably double the file size, so that’s out.

It will be seen that one part of the ceiling comprises a trapdoor opening up into the roof space and from which the villains may lower a rope in order to clamber down.  The rope works by adjustment of the Y scale and these two user-adjustables are the very last to be made.  I know that at the outset I threatened 30, but these two make 33 and 34!  There will be no more.

Over them, a black light-trapping box is necessary.  My third pic shows the effect from inside the room - I reckon Boris Karloff knows a thing or two.

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Posted: 13 September 2012 04:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]
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34, huh?  Seems you had enough rope ... wink

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Posted: 13 September 2012 06:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]
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Yeah - it will be some time before I make another!

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Posted: 14 September 2012 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]
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Been tidying up today - changed a texture or two, trimmed and so on. One thing that I did was take up the suggestion by Eustace and worked on the surveillance screens, but putting them behind a mask.  It looks well, I think.

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Posted: 17 September 2012 05:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 81 ]
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RL has intervened a little, but we have been able to add a masking wall on the West side.  This blocks off all light except that through the windows, but it does enable the user to swing a wide-angle camera around inside through 360.  This mask is readily removable of course, as is almost every part of the whole model, thus giving the user the utmost flexibility in use. 

We have been playing with interior lights and cameras to be included in the upload.  These will be in three places - the main room, the hallway and the surveillance centre.

All being well, I expect to start conversion to Poser in the next day or two.

BTW, I am persuaded that “Bridal Suite” is not the best name for this model and intend to switch over to “House of Horrors.”

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Posted: 17 September 2012 06:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 82 ]
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Quite a few changes made here, and quite a few improvements! I see you changed your pic on the wall to the queen…lol. I may have to have this new version. Just got the new version of Cromer pier, but haven’t had a chance to play with it yet. Nice work Skipper.

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Posted: 17 September 2012 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 83 ]
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I am so not going to comment on “bridal suite” and “house of horrors” being synonomous ... wink

The orignal looked good, and this surpasses it!

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Posted: 17 September 2012 08:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 84 ]
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skipper25 - 10 September 2012 04:01 AM

I shall reissue my Coronation Street one day soon, but am not sure when.

Skipper,

If you do reissue Coronation Street, a nice added feature would be the building on the other side of the street across from the current building.

Nice work on the “Bridal Suite” aka “House of Horrors”

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Posted: 17 September 2012 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 85 ]
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Thanks guys.  We do our best.  Getting on with cameras and lights.  Pics soon.

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Posted: 22 September 2012 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 86 ]
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House of Secrets seems like it might work slightly better as a title than House of Horrors.  Not all uses would be “horror” themed while all the extra hidden doors seems appropriate for a a place full of secrets.

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Posted: 22 September 2012 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 87 ]
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That’s a very good suggestion, Zamuel.  I think that I will adopt it.  Thank you.

Working hard on the Poser version - should be ready in a few days.

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Posted: 22 September 2012 10:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 88 ]
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My goodness….this is amazing! :D

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Posted: 25 September 2012 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 89 ]
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Thank you Jennah.  We’re chugging along quite nicely and very close to a first release, although for technical reasons, this will be for Poser only. A release for DS users will come later.

A little while ago I was asked about making doors that open and assuming that the writer was talking about DS, I explained how it was done.  However, Poser uses an entirely different system and one day I will write a tutorial, if anyone needs it.  Similarly, making a working mirror in DS is extremely simple whereas in Poser it is complex and involves many changes.  So although one may readily make a model that will run on both DS and Poser, this is not always the case.  Indeed, for a model as complex as our House of Secrets, it is impossible without expert knowledge.

But there are other - and newer - considerations.  ShareCG have announced their intention to switch over to a subscription system and this poses a particular problem for me since it means that as well as working umpteen hours on a model, I will then have to pay them before being allowed to give it away.  This is just not on.  The suggested subscription is small enough, heaven knows, but I dislike it in principle. There are a number of alternatives under active consideration.

 

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Posted: 25 September 2012 06:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 90 ]
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That’s looking pretty stunning!  Can’t wait for the DS version.

I agree about ShareCG, seems a shame they are moving away from the free model they have (pun intended!)

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