(TUT) Lit Up Windows

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Offline Tim_K

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(TUT) Lit Up Windows
« on: April 12, 2017, 02:33 AM »
It's an easy little trick I discovered when building my own park, but it seemed too useful not to share here. I know some of you have probably discovered it yourselves.
Have you ever wanted a house in your dark-ride to feel as if it's inhabited, without actually building an entire interior?
With this trick you can give the illusion of indoor-lighting, a blue sky behind a window and even the illusion of being submerged.


Here's how you do it:




1. Place the Window.

2. Find a fully recolorable billboard whose shape either fits your window or your entire structure.

3. Give the billboard the color of the lighting you want in your window and remove all of its text.

4. Drag your billboard into the window/structure.   

5. Profit!




Here's how I personally used this trick in my park:





I hope some of you will find this useful!  :)
« Last Edit: April 12, 2017, 02:39 AM by Tim_K »

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Re: (TUT) Lit Up Windows
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 02:35 AM »
Heyyy, that is reaslly useful! Thanks for sharing! :)
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Re: (TUT) Lit Up Windows
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 04:34 AM »
Neat idea! Ill be sure to use this!
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Re: (TUT) Lit Up Windows
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 05:45 AM »
that's actually a pretty cool idea. Probably will use that one for myself at some point.
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Re: (TUT) Lit Up Windows
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 07:50 AM »
Thanks for sharing, this is a very useful tip!  :up:
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