1. Are you planning to upload your awesome model to Hive? Please review the rules here.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. And she's bought a stairway to heaven. The 6th Special Effect Contest Results are here.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Seek unity between the elements in the 22nd Terraining Contest Poll.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Seize the moment! The 18th Mini Mapping Contest has commenced.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. The heavens smile on the old faithful. The 16th Techtree Contest has begun.
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Check out the Staff job openings thread.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
60,000 passwords have been reset on July 8, 2019. If you cannot login, read this.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Submitted by purparisien
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as listed by Hellenic culture. It was described as a remarkable feat of engineering with an ascending series of tiered gardens containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, resembling a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks.

Tag: Babylon, Garden, Ancient, Mesopotamia, Wonder, Assyrian, Eastern, Flower, Tree
Contents

Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Model)

Reviews
General Frank
A wonderful and yet simple model that is perfect for AOE/EE style of maps. Great job.
  1. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

    Map Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    15,454
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Not to be nitpicky here but that really looks like work in progress.

    Get some inspiration please:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Right now, it's too plain. It needs some details (more plants; floors/stories).
     
  2. kellym0

    kellym0

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    848
    Resources:
    51
    Models:
    49
    Skins:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    51
    pretty neat idea. feel like you could add more plants to it, how ever, these ones seem hard to see from a distance, [a bit ''thin'']

    my personal favorite vines textures come from what is called the ruins archway doodad, which you could add if you wanted too, there is also the ''ruins plants'' textures which could add grass or shrubs to your structure, the last good plant textures/models that comes to mind for me, is the ashenvale doodads, such as the shrooms, and trees labled ''canopy''

    still a neat building regardless
     
  3. Fingolfin

    Fingolfin

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,255
    Resources:
    154
    Models:
    144
    Icons:
    1
    Packs:
    4
    Skins:
    2
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    154
    Looks more like the hanging gardens of my backyard rather than the legendary Babylon. I guess it can be useful for something, though.
     
  4. purparisien

    purparisien

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    628
    Resources:
    49
    Models:
    26
    Icons:
    11
    Maps:
    12
    Resources:
    49
    I will edit the model to offer something more impressive with the ruins doodads. This one will be temporary
     
  5. cleavinghammer

    cleavinghammer

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,731
    Resources:
    1
    Models:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    You could use the current one as the first of several stages (as with town halls), with upgrades giving it more and more plants so the last one hides the bricks behind the plants.
     
  6. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

    Map Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    15,454
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    gardendawhg.jpg
     
  7. purparisien

    purparisien

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    628
    Resources:
    49
    Models:
    26
    Icons:
    11
    Maps:
    12
    Resources:
    49
    I've added an improved version of the Gardens. It has more details and looks more Eastern. However I didn't add a lot of details, in order to avoid a +200ko model
     
  8. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

    Map Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    15,454
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
  9. kellym0

    kellym0

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    848
    Resources:
    51
    Models:
    49
    Skins:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    51
    still, conserving file size is still likely a good thing, this is a big change, sure looks different. I like it as it is, so. good job.
     
  10. Fingolfin

    Fingolfin

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,255
    Resources:
    154
    Models:
    144
    Icons:
    1
    Packs:
    4
    Skins:
    2
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    154
    I think you could definitely fit some more plants in there though. You don't need more than 50 tris for that.
     
  11. purparisien

    purparisien

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    628
    Resources:
    49
    Models:
    26
    Icons:
    11
    Maps:
    12
    Resources:
    49
    If adding flowers looks good upclose, it is really blurry far away
     

    Attached Files:

    • 1.JPG
      1.JPG
      File size:
      466.7 KB
      Views:
      107
    • 2.JPG
      2.JPG
      File size:
      45.6 KB
      Views:
      97
  12. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

    Map Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    15,454
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Make them bigger and/or change the colour to something more lively. They are too dark now.
     
  13. ThomasEddington

    ThomasEddington

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2019
    Messages:
    52
    Resources:
    2
    Icons:
    2
    Resources:
    2
    Keep going, purparisien! This is an awesome idea, and I can't wait to see an update. I wish I could help but I know little of modeling. Just cheering you on, breh.
     
  14. purparisien

    purparisien

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    628
    Resources:
    49
    Models:
    26
    Icons:
    11
    Maps:
    12
    Resources:
    49
    It's quite difficult to use the regular flowers. Their transparency make them hard to see far away. I need some dense bushes. I manage something quite visible with this.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 10.JPG
      10.JPG
      File size:
      65.1 KB
      Views:
      109
  15. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

    Map Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    15,454
    Resources:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    Sweet. Now try more plant variety. There are only four palm trees and the rest is the same bush spam.

    Also maybe Stand Work should use rain drops instead of falling leaves?
     
  16. ThomasEddington

    ThomasEddington

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2019
    Messages:
    52
    Resources:
    2
    Icons:
    2
    Resources:
    2
    Not sure if this is possible, but can you make the animations of the plants out of sync, so that they're not all waving at the same time? Might make it seem more vast if you have the plants waving out of sync, just a thought
     
  17. purparisien

    purparisien

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    628
    Resources:
    49
    Models:
    26
    Icons:
    11
    Maps:
    12
    Resources:
    49
    Ok, I've edited the model once more.
    -Bushes have different pattern
    -Portrait has background
    -Birth animation does not loop anymore
    -Raining animation during the stand work animation
    -Raining sound effect during stand work animation
    -2 different sets of bushes are animated
     
  18. Fingolfin

    Fingolfin

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,255
    Resources:
    154
    Models:
    144
    Icons:
    1
    Packs:
    4
    Skins:
    2
    Maps:
    1
    Spells:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    154
    That last picture looks good! A small tip when dealing with transparency: Use two material layers, one with "Transparent" filter mode and one with "Blend" filter mode. This will prevent thinner parts from disappearing when viewed from a distance.
     
  19. purparisien

    purparisien

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    628
    Resources:
    49
    Models:
    26
    Icons:
    11
    Maps:
    12
    Resources:
    49
    That is a good tips right there. I was struggling to find a solution