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Voting closed: February 04, 2021, 09:22 AM

Brookfield Zoo

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #420 on: October 07, 2022, 03:54 AM »
I notice some excavation going on in the last image. A new water feature?

I wondered if the buyers might balk... and they did. So, are you going to move to Charlotte before selling your current house?
nope we have to wait, so the whole deal may be off unless some miracle happens quickly here.

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« Reply #421 on: October 11, 2022, 05:10 PM »
A few night shots from around this area.







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« Reply #422 on: October 16, 2022, 03:21 PM »
And....a few more night shots







Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #423 on: October 22, 2022, 06:42 AM »
And then winter comes....










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« Reply #424 on: October 22, 2022, 12:12 PM »
Nice! The third one looks like a Christmas card.

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« Reply #425 on: October 27, 2022, 05:33 AM »
And then the spring rains started





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« Reply #426 on: November 01, 2022, 08:09 AM »
Here is the traversable area in this habitat.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #427 on: November 06, 2022, 03:40 PM »
Lets move away from this area for a bit and go back to the Australia section of the park. With the latest DLC, I was able to add the wombat to this area and also the fruit bats. I know the bats are technically African fruit bats, the this zoo in real life has fruit bats as part of the Australia House.

I added the Wombats in a small enclosure area that was a holding spot incase they ever ended up in the game. This was holding a few tortoises, so I decided to leave them in there with the wombats. I added vegetation and trees for shade.








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« Reply #428 on: November 11, 2022, 05:54 AM »
Here is the inside viewing windows



Inside the burrow



Having fun with the box

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« Reply #429 on: November 16, 2022, 08:27 AM »
Lets talk about the bats now. The Australia House in the real zoo does have fruit bats in it, so when I built this house originally, I allowed for these to be added later if the game ever added them....and here we are.

Well, the space I allocated was not working with the fixed size of this new walk-through exhibit. Mostly I was having issues with the hit box of this. I tried everything I could think of and could not get it added at ground level. So, I had to raise it, but I'm happy with the results. Had to reform the building and roof a bit to get it to work, but was able to have a raised walkway and a ground level walkway (technically this walk is below the exhibit, not in it, but with the walls removed, it all looks like one huge walk through.

This was the original flat hallway. Added the ground level path entrance on the lower right, and added ramps/stairs up to the raised pathway (actually in the exhibit).



entering the ground level path




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« Reply #430 on: November 24, 2022, 06:02 PM »
Looking at the upper pathway through the exhibit.






entrance/exit from the other side of the building

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #431 on: December 02, 2022, 06:30 AM »
Here are the ramps/stairs to the upper pathway.








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« Reply #432 on: December 02, 2022, 12:15 PM »
Wow, it's nice 'n roomy up there on the upper level. I like the vaulted ceiling. Also, from your previous post, I like how you brought the outdoors (tree trunks, branches, foliage), inside the building.

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« Reply #433 on: December 02, 2022, 05:41 PM »
THX again JB!

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« Reply #434 on: December 07, 2022, 02:28 PM »
More...







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« Reply #435 on: December 14, 2022, 11:24 AM »
Here is how I had to raise the roof to accommodate the high level walkthrough bat exhibit.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #436 on: December 19, 2022, 10:29 AM »
OK - jumping back to the mixed ungulate area to close that out. Here are a couple shots from dusk.





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« Reply #437 on: December 23, 2022, 01:38 PM »
Just a couple more dusk shots around this area.




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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #438 on: December 23, 2022, 01:49 PM »
I love the lighting in the first pic. It reminds me of an illustration from a childrens' book I had as a kid.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #439 on: December 29, 2022, 06:31 AM »
THX

Here are a couple artsy shots from around this habitat.





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« Reply #440 on: January 04, 2023, 10:34 AM »
And, a couple more artistic shots





Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #441 on: January 09, 2023, 09:05 AM »
Here is a recap video of this habitat.

Enjoy.

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« Reply #442 on: January 09, 2023, 03:20 PM »
Nice video with some interesting effects. I like the 'old film' effect and the 'snow' transition.

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« Reply #443 on: January 13, 2023, 06:53 AM »
THX - I d love making videos and try to get creative at times.

Here is a video of the tram from above going through and around this habitat.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #444 on: January 17, 2023, 01:40 PM »
Here is a ride on the monorail through this habitat.



Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #445 on: January 24, 2023, 10:53 AM »
Monorail night ride