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Old May 19th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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San Christoph

SAN CHRISTOPH



Since the completion of Chrisheem I have been thinking about a new city - San Christoph. Updates will be few at present, but hey, Rome wasn't built in a day! The main issue I had with Chrisheem (apart from its size) was the lack of any real organised plan. Buildings tended to sprout in various areas giving the skyline a haphazard feel. The other criticism I had was Chrisheem was not a city I personally would like to live in. There was too much emphasis on towering structures and freeways with not enough consideration for the street level and smaller scale areas. With San Christoph I want to address this discrepency and create a city I personally would like to live in.

There will also be more consideration for the history of the city - San Christoph I have decided will have old buildings as well as shiny new ones - and the placement of towers in relation to period structures. Don't worry this city will not be anti-skyscraper, far from it, I just want to go along a more considered approach with the old and new working together.

Finally I have no plans to take member designs, not for the foreseeable future anyway.

I am using google earth imagery collaged together to form an imaginary location. The following images show the location for San Christoph, which will be placed on an island/mainland setting. A map will follow for members to better understand the geography. I have nearly completed the modelling of the terrain on the island, the next major part will be creating the terrain on the mainland.




I should be getting the latest version of Cinema 4D next week (fingers crossed), which has improved render times and virtual memory, so who knows maybe San Christoph will eventually be a challenger for Chrisheems size.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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im very happy this is happening!
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Old May 19th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #3
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You cant build on such a beautifull, pristine, tropical location!!

Who am i kidding, cranes away!!. Could you please just allow one member design per person, i wanted to build a building in chrisheem, but then you closed the forum!

i promise i wont go too high


Where exactly is this place located?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #4
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yes id like to have spme property here too. please alow one per person!
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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #5
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Great news, can't wait to see the progress, good luck pingyao
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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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Nice to see a new city sprouting up, Chrisheem was fantastic.
I will look forward to it growing, your designs were great.

Nice location too, having the city split between island and mainland is a cool idea.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #7
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I love the location
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Old May 19th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #8
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I hope this will be better than Chrisheem. But this time please dont start to build supertalls or even hypertalls without having enough highrises.

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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:12 AM   #9
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Nice Pingyao! Im Very Excited already!
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Old May 20th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #10
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loved the idea!
each member can design 1 building?
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Old May 20th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #11
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The member submissions won't be for a while yet (please don't get too excited), first I need to finish the terrain and start the actual city planning beginning with the old town area. I actually imagined it would be more Singapore like in influence with a definete commercial highrise core, maybe around a bay or harbour. I started doing some conceptual sketches which i may post later.

The terrain is now being modelled on the mainland with the highest point (Mt St Christoph (174m) now formed. I'm pretty happy with the terrain its nearly 5 times more detailed than Chrisheems and has'nt got to many sharp angles. It all looks very rocky and brown though, but I'm hoping to add trees and more green (another criticism of Chrisheem) to soften the city.

Heres some views....







And the same view showing all the polygons.

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looks amazing! where is this location in real life?
Ans when youre done with all that, can we then post designs or do you first want a small little city?
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Old May 20th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #13
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for some reason the terrain looks very familiar (though it probably shouldnt). South America yeah?
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wow! a new city by pingyao ! this is great!!!
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Old May 20th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #15
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nice to know youre doing another one
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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #16
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Suddenly my headaches have gone. My body is not trambling anymore. Humm...looks like a pleasure iland becoming form...
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Quote:
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I hope this will be better than Chrisheem. But this time please dont start to build supertalls or even hipertalls without having enough highrises.
yeah i don't really like cities without many highrises or low rises but with alot of supertalls. miami,dallas,LA,houston skyline gives u examples.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #18
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Glad to see you're doing another city. I do like the location.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 10:53 AM   #19
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The terrain looks great, love the blue sea!
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Old May 21st, 2008, 12:19 PM   #20
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wow , nice rener and materials Good work !
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