Ubanga Botanic Gardens 03 - silk satin and Bruges lace
Hello strangers :P
I've been pretty quiet for a few days (or rather damn mute, actually). I apologise for not responding to your lovely comments, but my RL work leaves me breathless, so let me just thank you collectively here and now :)
A couple of things I wanted to address in particular, while I remember:
@ discovery - I actually don't know how to open .spt files, and I don't think it's even possible, but textures for them sit nicely and conveniently in Ubanga folder, so it's only that. Actually, it would be really cool to be able to edit some of these models rather than just textures.
@ papp - I know what you mean about the pattern being too repetitive, but I'm but a humble wonderworker, not a magician ;D These are your old speedtree models with only a new facelift. I wish I could make new models, but it's beyond my scope. But I've been thinking about your observation, and tried to make the new texture in such a way that it hopefully conceals the tile nature of the plants as much as possible. However, it doesn't mean that it's very much possible. I'm still not very happy with their appearance from the distance. But I'm reading a lot about these things and I promise, I'll try my best to avoid sheer atrocities ;)
@ Brittainy - I've sent you another pm. :) Thank you again for all the tips. And as for Ubanga, do try it (grab also the English localisation). You may well love this mod.
So, I promise my silence doesn't mean I have been taking on airs, and locked myself up in my West Coast luxurious hacienda with a giant swimming pool and big arse chicks lounging around it. Instead I've been grinding my diamond teeth over another specimen for Ubanga Botanic Gardens. This one's another variety of crepe myrtle (there are at least two of them in Ubanga). Instead of just reusing the pink plume, I decided to create a brand new one. The beauty of crepe myrtle lies in its little, delicate flowers making up the spray. I wanted to reflect it, that's why I went all the way and tried to sculpt out the little details instead of going for a one-piece raceme. I think it came out rather nice, but it was a lot of work that reminded me of making a lace because of all the see-through holes and fine stems/stalks.
I may actually go for a slightly brighter upper rim, but apart from that would you change anything in it? Later tonight or maybe tomorrow I'll post a view from the distance as well.
your little crocheting gardener