I agree with both of you james and Vektrix. I have added this to the OP:
Use parts to create a sense of scale on a building
jamesgelfand wrote:Using parts to create a sense of scale in a creation would be important as well I guess, which is how you can recreate almost anything within the limits of Spore's creators, just through using the parts that we have available.
The small spheres at the bottom, tweaked and coloured to look like pines help make this building seem much more accurate to its true height. Adding little details always helps to create a better building. Be it terraced gardens, little windows, balconies.
Experiment with parts. There are a lot of underrated ones such as connectors, windows and doors.
jamesgelfand wrote:Finding new and unique uses for the parts, rotating them to new angles, shrinking or enlarging them, even just basic experimentation all give rise to new results.
Vektrix wrote:Connectors are an underrated piece of the building editors, and I think windows and doors are betrter used in the saw way many people use knurls on creatures! By flipping them upside down and back to front.
Here are a few examples:
The first one is a butterfly made almost entirely of just windows. The second one is by jamesgelfand:
jamesgelfand wrote:Attaching a series of connectors provides interesting results, thus enabling the recreation of the 7* Burj Al Arab Hotel of Dubai.
Connectors are an underrated piece of the building editors, and I think windows and doors are better used in the same way many people use knurls on creatures! By flipping them upside down and back to front.
Somewhere better than where you are. Where ever that may be.
Amazing work Atari. Good curves are some of the hardest things to make in spore. and that is an excellent tutorial to doing it. Not to mention good for those who do not know how to use connectors to rotate bases.
[AtariMethod] told me about this thread and i'm more then happy to create some videos...
I'm only a noob when it comes to creating tutorial videos, so i'm sorry if they ain't very informative .
I'll try and do a better job next time.
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