Brookfield Zoo

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2020, 08:58 AM »
Starting to add more details and building to the viewing building that is called Siberian Escape. It will house an underwater viewing area as well as exhibits about the tiger.





Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2020, 09:43 AM »
Finished the Siberian Escape building which is an educational display for the tigers and also has an underwater viewing window.










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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2020, 08:01 PM »
I like how this is looking. The Siberian Escape building, to me, has some charm to how it was done (maybe the entrance decor). I do like how you created various levels/perspectives for the guests to observe the tigers. I am looking forward to more!

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2020, 08:39 PM »
Hey, I wants my money back! I don't see no underwater view of tagers swimmin' around. >:( :P  Actually, I do see a teaser in that second image. I'm guessing you're saving the best part for a future update. With the roof being mostly skylights, the interior has a bright, welcoming feel to it; almost like it's outdoors.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2020, 08:07 AM »
Inside the Siberian Escape building










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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2020, 01:41 PM »
My initial impression of the Siberian Escape was correct. It's light and airy and inviting. :)  Still don't see no tagers swimmin', though. Guess I'll settle for a partial refund. :P  When I got my first glimpse of that big India-style(?) tiger head (previous update) I thought it was just that; a head. But now I see that it has a 'body' with stripes as well. Pretty neat! And what's this? It has a head at both ends; it's a pushme-pullyou tiger! Those are the rarest kind!

Oh, I just realized! All the sunlight filtering down from the skylights, casting shadows everywhere, simulates the tigers' natural environment. That's why tigers have stripes; to blend in with their sun-streaked background. I'm not sure if you had that in mind when you planned this viewing area, but it works!
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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2020, 02:11 PM »
My initial impression of the Siberian Escape was correct. It's light and airy and inviting. :)  Still don't see no tagers swimmin', though. Guess I'll settle for a partial refund. :P  When I got my first glimpse of that big India-style(?) tiger head (previous update) I thought it was just that; a head. But now I see that it has a 'body' with stripes as well. Pretty neat! And what's this? It has a head at both ends; it's a pushme-pullyou tiger! Those are the rarest kind!

Oh, I just realized! All the sunlight filtering down from the skylights, casting shadows everywhere, simulates the tigers' natural environment. That's why tigers have stripes; to blend in with their sun-streaked background. I'm not sure if you had that in mind when you planned this viewing area, but it works!
the shadows were not planned with that in mind, but thats a great point and I'll go with it.

I originally started to make a tiger tail out of art pieces, but I wasn't liking that if you came in the building in the 'back' entrance that what you would see,,,so I went with the same tiger head experience from whichever entrance you came into the building.

The tigers do swim a lot, but not much right in front of the window and I'm trying to figure out why. I will have to fix the camera on that spot and record so I can catch them in the act for you.

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2020, 02:04 AM »
The building interior is really nice, so much details and informations screens are a good idea. Love the big tiger overhead the path ^^ ! And underwater view is cool :p ! Great job !!!

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2020, 06:20 AM »
THX - glad you guys are liking this.

I had to move the angle of the exhibit building behind the exhibit as it was to much on an angle and didn't fit right with the plan layout. It also was cutting into the other enclosures that need to go next to the tigers. Here is how I moved it and I still need to fill in the roof and walls a bit better.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #39 on: Today at 06:37 AM »
a few tiger shots from inside this enclosure