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Show me your japanese style homes

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Ingstein, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Ingstein

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    Hi there,

    I'm trying to build a nice home on my zento plot but I'm not content with what I did accomplish so far. So, please post your japanese style homes as inspiration. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheChocolits

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    Hehe, this was my first attempt on a Japanese style design back in 2007, after some digging n looking back at it, I could've done a few more tweaks but it's no longer standing. It's nothing awesome to see compared to modern designs but I had fun doing it back then, hope u can get a feel for a Japanese design too soon .. here goes :p


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  3. startle

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    Beautiful, TheChocolits, just beautiful.... Thanks for sharing.

    :)
     
  4. Petra Fyde

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    I would never have thought of using one of those giant mushrooms as a table! Thanks.
     
  5. TheChocolits

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    Thanks guys! :D .. n yes Petra Fyde, the smallest/shortest giant mushroom can be best used as a table but I could only get my hands on that 2nd shortest one n made do with it, hehe.
     
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    Beautiful home. You are so creative!
     
  7. S.P.A

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    This is the Chaos Shrine Tea House that I had in Trammel on Europa until recently - I have currently redecorated it as a Chaos Temple to help Escaflowne with a plotline.

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  8. startle

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    Well done, S.P.A., very nice...

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  9. Gheed

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    I'll bring this old vendor house mock up design out again. The idea has been through many reskins over the years from Japanese to grey stone to what is now my Luna sandstone. But I always liked the original best:

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  10. Ingstein

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    AWESOME!
     
  11. lit2fly

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    impressive, very nice house
     
  12. Bella

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    I. LOVE. This. Design. Please tell me I can make a version for my tiny spot on Fire Island!! And please, do tell, how you make the stairs with the pentagram flooring and then take it another level up from there? Are you able to access the floor beneath the pentagrams?
     
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    All of these houses are awesome. I love the flooring of SPA's first floor, and the offset of the stables and the building itself, The Chocolits attention to detail, and the split floors and two story library of Gheed's place.

    My guess is he chopped the stairs using the spiral staircase method, raised up a ton of gozas to two places higher than where the floor would be, placed, lowered and chopped a ton of pentagrams square. Really beautiful execution.
     
  14. Gheed

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    Yup, it takes a little patience to get it just right. For example placing the penta centers around the edges are blocked by the walls. To get around that I saved the finished design, removed all of the blocking walls, placed pentagrams, then reloaded the saved design. You can lock down individual pieces of broken multi tile objects. My guess is the custom tool doesn't quite know what to do with them so it leaves them in place even in custom mode. The catch to that is the broken locked down pieces do not display as locked down when mousing over them. If they arent locked down then they are destroyed on going into custom mode. When I have alot of locked down pieces like this I always hold my breath going into custom mode to finish the design. Also, any locked down pieces become unlocked at server up. SO get it all done in one day or make sure you have everything locked down again before going into custom mode the next day. Oh and the penta centers are about half way up the first floor. Use banmboo tile pieces from the custom tool beneath them. Bamboo tile pieces force everything above them to appear when the house becomes visible. If you dont do this, the centers wont load untill you hit the steps. So the design wont look right until you hit the steps and if you are running up the steps at the time, you may get stuck dropping down before your client loads the tile.

    The origianl design is long gone but the final product still exists on Catskills. I hate working in sandstone but it turned out ok:

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