Saturday, 31 March 2012

Wear do I start?

Having spent a few hours wondering around what I had done, I ripped up all that had gone before (terrain and assets at Wearhead) and started from scratch.

Up until now I have pretty much just been tinkering.
So here is the start, only a few assets but I was focusing on trying to get the right feel. It is kind of refreshing starting from scratch.


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Forum end

Just a note from me for those of you who have tried to pm me on UKTS recently.
I requested my account to be closed.
Was great fun being part of but when I count up the hours logged on there and other forums it's frightening!

Going to focus my 'me' time on paintings/drawings as well as finishing this lovely route of mine.
For those of you who want to keep in touch please do so in the usual way.



Monday, 26 March 2012

spring has sprung!

It was fun cutting out the leaves! But it was worth it I think.

I am going to make small/medium and large versions of my new trees so that they can be used in a number of different places. The trouble with the core ones is that the were just to bulky.


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Extra daylight

Afternoon all,
Just as the clocks go forward I find my time on Settle to Carlisle drawing to a close. Still have a few tees to dot and eyes to cross mind, but only a days worth of work.
I have to say it was pretty intense, with the delay to Woodhead my time on this was reduced. Working overtime certainly helped me get back on track so to speak.
Anyway, I am pleased with the results and the number of new assets/textures I managed to make to help it stand out from the crowd. The content guys have also done a fine job and they have been a pleasure to work with.

Of course there will be new routes and new projects but hopefully ones that don't eat into my life like the last 2 big ones.
My problem is I find it hard to relax when i know stuff needs to be done. This then leads to my own personal project gathering dust for long periods.

So what is a man to do, well get some home help of course! Bob the builder has offered to lend me a hand which has seen the track extend to Darlington (new Darlo Station needed!), Barnard castle (from BA and Darlington) and upto Teesdale, to Crook and maybe upto Durham via Brancepeth.
Now that is a fair network, and is about 70 mile of track.
I've gone back to my assets and changed them to look better in TS2012, much of what I did was to make them look good in RS and RWs 1. With the new lighting system some assets did not sit right so I have adjusted some values. I'll look to put some screen shots up later in the week.

I have now finalised the foliage list in my route, it was cluttered with experiments and half finished trees. The Woodhead and Settle routes have taught me a great deal, and I guess I now need to get my head around RWdecal to see if I can speed some asset placement up. (Time to pay up for a license! :) )


Friday, 23 March 2012

Tracks of my tears

I've been away working on the Settle to Carlisle line, but in my absence Bob the builder has been busy. My map has grown! Just some lines to join up...