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Welcome To My Worlds
« on: March 20, 2015, 22:25:15 PM »
Hello peeps and fellow Rollercoaster Tycoons, good of you to drop by,

For about the last ten years I have spent a good deal of my time playing the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, mostly RCT-2 and especially RCT-3.

A few months ago I was inspired by a pic of the Frank Lloyd Wright "Falling Water House"...



And decided to build a resort complex after the same style, and I thought you might like to see it as it is being built, so here we go...

Now, the main thing about this build, is getting the "house", what will be the lobby for the resort, getting that structure situated over a waterfall and making it all work, you have to actually "trick" the software into accomplishing your ends here...

So at first, I considered natural looking landscapes, ones of course built to support waterfalls, like these...





But, getting to make these waterfalls actually work can be quite a pain, I had made up my mind to build a new landscape especially for this build...

But then, taking into account the basic cubism or "rectanglism" of the house, why not build a more artificial type hillside to put this project in? It will lose some of the stark contrast between nature and the modern design, but I could perhaps compensate for that in some ways, and maybe find other aspects to exploit...

So here is where we are at with it, I thought you might like to watch it being put up as I build it.

Here we start with a very basic 'L'-shaped form...



A bit further along, we add reflecting pools...



That waterfall is about 70 feet tall!

This building both collects and recycles ALL of it's water, it is totally independent of city water and sewer, and what are you are seeing is one of the last phases of returning the water to potable: aeration and UV exposure from the sun...

Where the prominent patio on the house is, here I have envisioned a swimming pool, and the challenge is getting this pool over the waterfall cleanly with no support structures pools normally have...



I had to go to extraordinary means to get what I wanted from this software, here I have to put a base block in place, then raise the land so I can place a pool section, then I have to take the land back down, 3 steps for what would normally be only 1.



And we keep up this process...

Now that pool looks maybe small by the pics, it's actually 60 x 170



A few more pieces in place, we turn the waterfalls back on and there's our pool...



That represents about two evenings of planning and work so far, there is of course a HUGE amount of work to go, shrubbery, rockery, lighting, acacia trees, more waterfalls, the finished lobby, at least two more pools and the actual Wright Tower... we'll be back again all right, you better believe it!

Thx :)