Peni Griffin I like the activities, your lot will be interesting for sims to visit, but it is so very bare. One way around this is to simply make your buildings smaller. Some inside garden could have used up space in the games room. In the dining room try bringing some of the tables and chairs away from the walls. Even just one in the centre would help. Outside at the front you have 2 cute fountains but they are set into grass making them look a bit odd. Try making a pebble garden bed under and around them.
gazania I like how your building is split into two parts with the walkway, you have kept well to the theme with the decorating. The landscaping though needs some pebbles or water. There are too many plants all looking a bit too regimented.
broomhilda61 getting your pictures up is a start. Part of your issue here is your game resolution settings are wrong. If you look at the phone booth you will see it’s very stretched. I would experiment which changing the resolution.
You have attempted a two story restaurant which is commendable since roofing that would take some skill. The roofing wasn’t really successful, but you had a go which is what it’s all about. Sims 2 roofing is not easy. One thing you can easily do to improve a roof is use the M&G roofing tool to change the pitch, often just lowering that will improve the look of a roof. Roofing pieces can also go inside each other. If you look at the front left and right you can see where the side pieces and front pieces stop. I would suggest going back to your lot and try making those pieces a bit longer so they go inside each other. You have also made your building shape with a small entranceway getting away from the box, great! Next time maybe attempt one or two more.
There are some style clashes, and again style isn’t always easy, especially if it’s one from a foreign country. Here with Asian I would suggest using the Far east collection file that comes with the game. It has 1 or 2 round Asian style windows. The red OFB windows are contemporary/modern style.
Being colour blind, I can’t even imagine how hard it must be to pick colours. Most of your colour choices were okay although the red window frames don’t look the best with the brownish panelling behind the barista. Black would have been better.
I like the fish and the flowers.
With room sizes you will want to make those a bit smaller or use something to fill them.
Outside I am pleased to see a pond since water always features in Asian gardens. Try adding a few squirts of dirt type terrain under plants this will make for a more natural look. With the fountain, try making the path go over to it and setting it on the paving. Fountains with a more natural edging like stones are best set onto pebbles. In the Asian collection folder there is a small natural Asian style fountain.
I hope these tips have helped.
Sunbee First thing will be the picture size, they are all very tiny and taken too far away. Try and make your building fill the picture. Fraps will take screenshots and FastStone will change them to jpgs, both are free.
Next I would draw your main area smaller, then stop and think about how you can change the shape to make it more than a box. Try jutting one area out, try jutting one area in. Instantly you have something that is less box shaped. This will help to make your building and the roof more interesting.
Good job keeping everything to the Asian theme, I think you used the far East in game collection? I find those very useful.
Outside, think about using more plants and adding some water from a pond or a fountain. Make a path from the road to your lots door. Under your plants add some dirt terrain paint.
franfeliano Well you can’t get much more nautical than a boat! Your building design is great. I love your main building and the walkway. Just wish I could see it more but the floorplan is too far away. With large or split floor plan could you do one for each please. In this case one for the boat and another one the bar. I’m glad there is a side-on picture of it. I am not a fan of the grey wall; I know it is a covering but it looks very similar to maxis bare. I think the inside walls would be a bit nicer now that it’s a restaurant. It is also a little bare on the overhead. Perhaps another small table there on the tiled area, a picture behind the long white table. I wish I could see that greenery side on from that table, is it a hedge?
Porkypine Wow I love the front, so vibrant and horses too! Stunning garden. I think there are a few too many colours and a bit too much confusion over chairs and other items, but overall it’s very pretty. The choices of plants is very good, but I don’t think that fountain quite fits with the rest of the style. The room sizes are a bit overlarge, I would fill them more or make them smaller. There is also one area that has 4 chairs but no table?
yavannatw This was obviously a quick build, but better to get one in than none. Feels like one of those stops you get along a long stretch of road where you get questionable food. I like the kitchen floor tile. It’s a little bare on the overhead, something else in the games area would have helped with that, maybe one of the family table games.
bbostic8 What a cute dinner, I like the building and the décor. There are not many plants but the landscaping mostly all works since you have terrain paint and terrain shaping. The only thing that doesn’t work for me is the border of cactus around the bus stop, it just feels a little too much especially with the cactus around the edge of the building as well. I would have found a flowering desert type plant since someone is obviously planting it given the neat straight lines.
When you take your overhead can focus on just the lot and aim to get as close as you can with walls up, thanks.
Ellu I only just saw your entry now, so quick comment is quick.
I have always liked the white with blue roofs that you see over in Greece. Love the pergola with pink flowers. Sitting there looking out to sea is beautiful, that would be my favourite shot.
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