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Title: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on November 06, 2019, 07:17 AM
Well - I will be trying to build a recreate of a real zoo outside the Chicago area called Brookfield Zoo...but I will be using a future master plan version of the zoo that I will be working from as the inspiration for this zoo. I'm sure I may have to take some liberties in some areas, but will try to follow the master plan as close as I can. I really hope that this turns out to be a good thread and that you will enjoy it.

Great thing is the plan has a sky lift ride in it and what a great surprise the they included a gondola type ride in the game release - - make me so excited.

Anyway...here is a shot of what the plan looks like.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4326/fh17zR.jpg)

My other tread on Zoo Design goes into great detail on the evolution of this master plan if you want to see those details about this zoo.

Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on November 08, 2019, 07:41 AM
Slow start to this zoo project, but I did start to lay out the plan in the map by painting some main areas and also started the pathing for the entry plaza and main garden promenade to the Roosevelt Fountain area.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4925/7A0Bap.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on November 11, 2019, 07:18 AM
I'm already running into spacing/layout issues, so I may have to change the end design a bit. I started to place the transport rides (Green for the train, Gold for the gondola), and also started some path placement and the first animal enclosure (tigers circled in red). As you can see its way too large and I need to size it better before any details start to get added. I have to say, still not please with all the management requirements even in sandbox (like power, staff buildings, etc.) that are needed as this will make spacing/sizing ever more difficult.



Looks like I may run out of room to the far right of my map to fit in the aquatic animal section of the par. Seeing as this is not even in game yet (and we have no clue if it ever will be)...I'm not too concerned. I may just add a faux front to this area that you can see from the paths, but can't really support anything real.



This could go down on record as being the slowest build I have ever done.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8274/pDL5sH.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5065/IiLx6N.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: AemJaY on November 11, 2019, 07:32 AM
damn... still the same problem. cant see your pictures over here.
need to check this at home. it sounds nice, but its like watching TV without picture ^^
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: shyguy on November 11, 2019, 12:45 PM
Very ambitious for your first project in PZ. Hopefully you don't get overwhelmed or overly frustrated and give up, as I am very much looking forward to seeing this progress. I'm surprised to hear you are running out of room. Are the maps in this game smaller than those in Planet Coaster?
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on November 11, 2019, 01:12 PM
Very ambitious for your first project in PZ. Hopefully you don't get overwhelmed or overly frustrated and give up, as I am very much looking forward to seeing this progress. I'm surprised to hear you are running out of room. Are the maps in this game smaller than those in Planet Coaster?
the map is large - - I just didn't plan the spacing out very well and now that I'm seeing what I have left to squeeze into that side of the map...it most likely will not fit. I can shift every over to the left, but that would mean starting over...not sure if I have that in me right now.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on November 13, 2019, 01:55 PM
So I decided to move/shift everything over to the left to give myself more room on the far right. I will provide updates once I make more progress on this. Game kept crashing when I was trying to delete the enclosure, so I'm not getting very far very fast.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on November 21, 2019, 05:37 AM
So, I finally have everything shifted over and resized. I have to say...the option of saving the habitat as a blueprint and how it saves the land forms and everything is an awesome feature. Now that I have this shifted over I can get back to doing some productive building.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9660/dklt4T.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on November 25, 2019, 02:28 PM
So this build continues at a super slow pace. here is a reminder of the master pan that I'm working on. The tiger exhibit will have a building at the bottom (that I'm taking some liberties with and adding in a lower level partial under water viewing area. At the top will also do the main cat building where all the keeper and tiger dens will be located. I also added some liberties with the temple and the raised hill in the center of the exhibit as I don't believe the zoo in real life would have these high cost features.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8696/qrjpCu.jpg)


Here is what its looking like from ground level. The green line is a way for the tigers to get to the higher level of the hill.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1044/nL1Nzh.jpg)


this is what will be the inside of the viewing building
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8297/lJ6hph.jpg)


Tiger explosion. I really hate the management part of this game. Why can't I just have a couple animals that will really never change status in sandbox?
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6772/VkfwEL.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 25, 2019, 04:12 PM
Congratulations, first photo I think I've seen on this forum of actual animals in their zoo.  (Apologies if anyone else has posted any.)  Point being, when I realized how long it would take before I could even see animals of my own, I quit playing.  I agree with you about sandbox features that disable all of the management aspects and give you healthy / non-aging animals, on demand.  They've done something similar for all the features in PC so I'm not sure what they're waiting for.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: AemJaY on November 26, 2019, 09:50 AM
Wow iam at home and now i can see all the pics. very big project incoming. but i like it so far. it is still just bringing in all the things right? so no detail works till now? Looks good so far. Will definitly follow this project :)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 01, 2019, 12:31 PM
Here is another small update for this habitat. Playing this game is so different for me than PlanCo. I'm going way slower, but this allows me to share how my building progress works with you guys. I typically only share a few build shots and focus more on the completed projects. Here are a few more details added to the tiger hill. some rocks and plants added as well as a second and third way up the hill. One is another walkway, and I also added a climbing structure that can be used for getting up there.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3317/jAJJNA.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8651/Yms8Rn.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5134/WLK42M.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 03, 2019, 06:32 AM
Here are a few more updated shots of this habitat.

I added a few more rocks, vege, and scenery pieces to the center hill area.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/10/LVA5Jw.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3715/hCVutx.jpg)


I added rocks and scenery to the climbing structure to make it feel more like part of the environment instead of a jungle gym.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/4393/JbFBAx.jpg)


Straightened out the glass walls and built the viewing pathways that will eventually be inside the tiger exhibit building.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4379/Yz9O1j.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JPAlmighT on December 04, 2019, 03:53 AM
It looks good as an exterior shot, anxious to see how that will look once it's indoors.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 07, 2019, 12:55 PM
Did some more rock/nature work along the water barrier and guest path.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/4707/yk7nXy.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img921/2349/cKpdqX.jpg)


and some water/rock detailing in front of the glass panels
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/1620/qxoGzU.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: shyguy on December 07, 2019, 02:08 PM
This is coming along quite nicely.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 09, 2019, 10:44 AM
THX SG  - this is about the slowest build I have ever done.

I decided to add a few raised walkways along the viewing path for the tigers. Still need to detail them more.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3794/KE56qr.jpg)


Behind the raised pathways, you see a heavy wooded section. This is the beginnings of the picnic area on the master plan.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/7374/066W2C.jpg)


here is about what part of the picnic area from the master plan this represents.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3879/TvyaY6.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 17, 2019, 10:38 AM
A few more pictures of the elevated walkway with more details added.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/3418/BCl8ef.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/1641/PfA0Nf.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 19, 2019, 11:37 AM
Did a little more rock work om this end of the enclosure. Also started working on some detailing of the viewing building that will be on the right here.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/4002/YbqcnK.jpg)


In the back of the enclosure, I reduced the size of the 'backstage' area, moved the shelter inwards somewhat, started working on the rock wall that will hide the backstage area. There will be two openings for the animals. This is what will be/would be the inside quarters for the animals in a real zoo. It will be more like a faux version in this zoo and be hidden by the building that would be there in real life (part of the Fragile Kingdom building in this zoo). I will most likely not detail the full interior with cages, etc., but you never know.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/6360/b5u5DL.jpg)


Close up of the water feature that will be on this rock wall.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/3175/KfQyC1.jpg)


Not sure if I saw this in any other threads yet, but you can hide the ugly square feeding trays under rocks to make it look more natural and they still work as they should in the game.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/2696/etGmlV.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on December 19, 2019, 03:36 PM
I love the look, and idea, of the old temple in the tigers' habitat.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 26, 2019, 01:10 PM
Moving around to the other side of the tiger enclosure...I have finished up the rock work and vege placement.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/2926/O5XUH7.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/939/tA3qaN.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/1560/Zr8j4g.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on December 26, 2019, 03:47 PM
It's neat to visualize the tigers climbing on, and otherwise using, the various rock formations and mounds. It looks like the tigers will be able to go down to the moat's edge and take a swim. I hope they can't climb up the bank near the viewing areas. :-\
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 26, 2019, 03:49 PM
It's neat to visualize the tigers climbing on, and otherwise using, the various rock formations and mounds. It looks like the tigers will be able to go down to the moat's edge and take a swim. I hope they can't climb up the bank near the viewing areas. :-\
Yep, they have access to most of the rocks and swimming areas and use them quite a lot. I did have to keep re-adjusting the edges, heights of the rocks, rocks distance, etc. to make sure my borders were clean an inescapable. I originally had them set, then they added that the tigers could jump distances in the last update and I had to retool everything a bit.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 26, 2019, 03:50 PM
Here is the animal access heat map
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7831/3ytmoe.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on December 30, 2019, 05:53 AM
I added a huge stone wall that will hide the animal barn/shelters and the keeper areas. The building that will house these will also be part of the eventual Fragile Kingdom building that holds smaller exhibits.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/834/m6B7M2.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/7659/A1xKbs.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/7500/pcyxkF.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on December 30, 2019, 05:46 PM
Forget the tigers; I wanna live in that habitat! :D
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 02, 2020, 07:16 AM
here is what it looks like behind the rock wall where I will build a structure that will house the barn/keeper facilities and other exhibits.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2289/uL8auv.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on January 02, 2020, 03:43 PM
It's interesting to see how skinny the rock wall actually is. From the front, it looks like a massive cliff with a plateau on top. Our minds just assume certain things to be the way they would be in real life; we see a cliff, ergo, there must be a plateau up on top. It's a neat effect.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 02, 2020, 04:21 PM
yep - a basic faux front of what will be a building
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 04, 2020, 07:42 AM
Here is the building behind the rock wall of the enclosure. The height of the back part (The Fragile Kingdom) of the building may be lowered later once I start adding exhibits to that part of the building. I also started the sky ride (from the master plan) that will pass over these enclosures.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8071/ePPbqS.jpg)


The left doorway will be the entrance to The Fragile Kingdom exhibits and the door on the right is the staff entrance to all the hidden facilities. The larger grass area on the right side may someday house a smaller animal enclosure.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/2285/ZS2M84.jpg)


I'm leaving the staff side of the building unfinished for right now as I will need to add more facilities as I build out the other two enclosures that will connect to this building.

The large exhibit area may also have to be extended further to the right (in this photo) and like I mentioned...it may have to be lowered a bit as well.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7313/NcN2Av.jpg)

Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct 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.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/4267/p7NRbG.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/8312/9dQIMa.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct 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.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/97/Nqzo8A.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9864/GfRmsY.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1694/35Er0t.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/9328/MtLCwl.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: cody 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!
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB 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.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 13, 2020, 08:07 AM
Inside the Siberian Escape building
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9471/8dYHQl.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6199/Khle2D.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4466/Qc05tw.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/946/giDpMl.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB 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!
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct 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.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: Shiftzie 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 !!!
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct 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.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2985/4fromi.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 20, 2020, 06:37 AM
a few tiger shots from inside this enclosure
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/2710/2jNINT.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/3936/nlgF4B.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/21/jdCT6s.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/7695/INAHHb.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on January 20, 2020, 02:28 PM
Interesting to see the tigers in the snow. I'm curious: Do you have to manually turn the snow on yourself? Can you set it to snow during the winter months? Does the scenery become snow covered when it snows, or do you have to add 'snowy' scenery? Does the snow melt eventually? I think that's enough questions for now. :whistling:
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 20, 2020, 02:32 PM
Interesting to see the tigers in the snow. I'm curious: Do you have to manually turn the snow on yourself?
Yes - there is a weather slider/selector. but there may be a way to do it with the timer running...if so, I don't know how.

Can you set it to snow during the winter months?
Same as above...it would have to be on the game timer, which runs very fast...so if that was used the seasons would come and go really fast.

Does the scenery become snow covered when it snows, or do you have to add 'snowy' scenery?
It all becomes snowy...and when you set it to rain...everything becomes wet and the rain runs off many of the surfaces. It only takes a few minutes for everything to get snow covered.

Does the snow melt eventually?
Yes - when you change the weather to rain, cloudy or sunny, the snow melts, or more like evaporates away in just a couple minutes.

Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 20, 2020, 03:11 PM
here is how the weather works/looks in the game
https://youtu.be/0GVA59DbOYU (https://youtu.be/0GVA59DbOYU)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on January 20, 2020, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the visual demonstration. :)  That's kinda neat. I like how the snow builds up on the grass, covering it gradually. One more question (:P): What happens when you leave the snow button on, does the snow continue building up more and more? Surely it must reach some sort of limit; otherwise, the whole map would become blanketed in a thick, uniform level of snow with no distinguishing details.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 20, 2020, 07:13 PM
Thanks for the visual demonstration. :)  That's kinda neat. I like how the snow builds up on the grass, covering it gradually. One more question (:P): What happens when you leave the snow button on, does the snow continue building up more and more? Surely it must reach some sort of limit; otherwise, the whole map would become blanketed in a thick, uniform level of snow with no distinguishing details.
the level you saw before I turned it off is the max
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 24, 2020, 09:23 AM
Here is a video showcasing the tiger enclosure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Za5IL4Nq5k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Za5IL4Nq5k)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on January 24, 2020, 09:29 PM
It's great to finally see the tigers romping through their enclosure. It's also neat that you can select an individual animal to follow with the camera, like the coaster trains in PC. The music was nice, as well.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 25, 2020, 05:33 AM
It's great to finally see the tigers romping through their enclosure. It's also neat that you can select an individual animal to follow with the camera, like the coaster trains in PC. The music was nice, as well.
THX, and I was sure to get them swimming for you. The music is from the game.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 27, 2020, 09:11 AM
Jumping over to the zoo entrance now for a while. Here is an overhead of what it currently looks like, with an explanation of how this zoo is in real life. Maybe one day if we can edit outside the zoo boundaries (like we can do in PlanCo), I will make this more realistic to the real zoo.



-The purple cross-work area is the main zoo parking located across a busy street from the actual zoo.

-The blue house is where the real ticket booths are located.

-The green walkway is an underpass beneath the road

- There is a slight up-hill walkway to the turn styles where you enter the zoo (orange dashed line)

...I have this level right now as I couldn't sink the game zoo entry point below ground...and I added the ticket booth (orange "X") up by the turn styles.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2136/5WFW3E.jpg)


The entry walkway without all the drawings I added above
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/1059/ShGAPb.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6256/V1wqVk.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8505/s0lAuX.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5250/pCaokA.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on January 30, 2020, 06:36 PM
here is a look at the entry area (past the zoo sign). Still need to finish all the details.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7634/MHOvR5.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5053/g8fSzu.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/121/4kWsey.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 03, 2020, 02:17 PM
Here are a few more 'unfinished' shots of this area.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/8776/vVNtkR.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7431/jAuxeb.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/3127/1yHD2l.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 07, 2020, 01:58 PM
looking down on the entry area after all the detail has been added.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8476/U5EwAX.jpg)


Headed towards the turn styles
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1503/zvxWnD.jpg)


Got your ticket?
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6604/E1eVoH.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: cody on February 07, 2020, 06:48 PM
I love the entrance/exit. Signage does play a key role in detail for theme park/zoo games. I am loving every update (even though I am quiet), please keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 08, 2020, 11:02 AM
I put the Siberian Escape building on the workshop. It is a bit difficult to place because its sunk into the ground, but follow the placards I placed to help.



https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1991454755
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 11, 2020, 03:32 PM
a few more of the turn style entry building
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7431/jAuxeb.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3127/1yHD2l.jpg)


Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 18, 2020, 07:45 AM
Looking back at this area after all the details have been placed.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1503/zvxWnD.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6604/E1eVoH.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 20, 2020, 02:25 PM
Ticket booth for those that didn't get their's ahead of time online.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5719/tmC9mO.jpg)


Looking back at the main exit
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/9365/sOwsMt.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 26, 2020, 06:41 AM
A few night shots of the entrance and ticketing area
(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/3110/q04YRE.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/362/CfNFkJ.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/3876/m5TAjf.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on February 26, 2020, 04:14 PM
The "Brookfield Zoo" sign looks really nice all lit up at night. :)  Maybe the second pic could use a little more lighting? Looks like the peeps are gonna stumble over the umbrella tables and planters.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 26, 2020, 06:51 PM
the lighting levels in this game are quite different than PlanCo. I'm still working through figuring out the best combos, etc. The lights in the light posts are very dim and to get better lighting you need way too many light posts...yet some lights (like the flood light) are way too bright. The pic with the sign has a flood light sunk into the ground and you can see how its burning out the guests that run over it. In Planco this is not even an issue.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on February 26, 2020, 06:53 PM
if you look close at the second pic. There are two sets of lamp posts in the planters in the center of the photo...4 bulbs/lights total...and they barely if at all light up the pathway under them.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on March 05, 2020, 07:46 AM
and if you visit the zoo in the winter...
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1859/fFRA7P.jpg)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4557/vFBshe.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: JB on March 05, 2020, 03:05 PM
This game's depiction of snow is truly amazing.
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: Rct3geek5 on March 05, 2020, 06:21 PM
You're doing such a great job with it, all of the scenery is looking fantastic. The little elevated path platforms are such a nice touch and I'm glad you included that detail. I can't wait until you get to the inside of the primate house, that was my favorite part when I visited!
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on March 09, 2020, 09:49 AM
Looks like a storm blew in when these guests were leaving the zoo
(http://imageshack.com/a/img921/2105/Z96pSO.jpg)

Bird's eye view of the completed entry area
(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/8634/XjS4SW.jpg)


Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on March 13, 2020, 07:19 AM
Moving onto the main (north) entry plaza now. As you can see in the master plan below this area is circled. I will initially focus on the three building along the north edge.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1723/E3SG4x.jpg)


Here is what it looks like before I start reshaping everything to make it fit better.

Paths will need to be reworked and the current building you see were just place holders and will need to be moved.

The clump of staff buildings on the far right are in what is a priority parking lot in the plan, but I will use this specs as back stage staff/support. Evenually I may make that more visually appearing...or just hide it behind a bunch of trees.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3899/liO2bZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on March 17, 2020, 08:41 AM
OK -  little bit of an explanation first.

I am now working on the structures at the very top middle of the master plan above (the gift shops and the guest services) buildings. I will be taking some creative liberties in this area, but want to explain why.



If you look at the guest services building...this is actually the old/original entrance to the zoo. It was a sort of neoclassical look. The new master plan appears to have altered the shape of the building...I assume closing it in and adding the part that bulks out into the plaza area.



I decided to change this up a bit and build more of what the zoo looks like in its current state today. Basically the entrance has been closed off with banners, hoses restrooms on each side and has some gift options on either end that were not really ever part of the original building (as far as I can recall).



So...here is what the building currently looks like:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7492/45209d.jpg)


And here is what I built with what was available in the game
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/853/9ajira.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on March 23, 2020, 08:23 PM
Here is what the old 'street side' of the entrance looked like.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/2963/MgP62M.jpg)


and my version of this
(http://imageshack.com/a/img921/9933/0vFCMA.jpg)
Title: Re: Brookfield Zoo
Post by: wowmanrct on March 27, 2020, 11:13 AM
here is the whole plaza area with this building before I added the retail buildings on each end.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img921/6236/pkRDz7.jpg)


(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/9099/JHJ74H.jpg)