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Creating a quality house plugin

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Hello, this is a guide on creating a graphically pleasing plugin.

Graphics
Every plugin should fit the style and palette. This will contain basic and advanced steps, feel free to skip some.


Basic Shapes
Start off by creating your building's basic shape. I already added grass lawn using Lobby's and Theo's texture. This fits most of the buildings.
Tip on shadows: Choose the leftmost wall color first. Look at darkness then. The rightmost wall should be 20% darker, while top - 15% lighter.
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Rooftops
Now, time for something that will make our house look like a house, a roof. I used dark chestnut for contrast. I also added a little dormer on the 2nd floor and a roofed porch below.
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Doors and Windows
Natural light is better, make sure to place some windows. I used 2D3F4F for that. I also incuded a white garage door and a chestnut main door.
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Details
Our house looks plastic. We would rather a concrete one, wouldn't we? Time to apply some slight noise to walls.
For roof, both noise and an 2-1-2-1 pattern. I've also added a driveway.
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Outdoors
The front yard doesn't look promising, does it? Some trees and plants would fit there for sure. Don't forget about security, add a tall and sturdy fence around! You can use ingame trees for this.
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Shadows
And, for the final and a very important step, add some shadows. I recommend 20% black.
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That's all for now, thanks for reading and feel free to ask :)
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Re: Creating a quality house plugin

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That's cool and all but where are all the pickles?
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JustAnyone wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 22:15
That's cool and all but where are all the pickles?
Ahem*

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Thanks. Maybe they are having a party inside?
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You win this time.
I have more buildings that need lights muahahahaha
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JustAnyone wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:24
I have more buildings that need lights muahahahaha
pls no
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can you please provide this house in the plugin store. the house has become so beautiful. please please I also pay 60 diamonds. please I would like the house so much

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Andreas wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 0:10
can you please provide this house in the plugin store. the house has become so beautiful. please please I also pay 60 diamonds. please I would like the house so much
Just try to do yourself. This is a tutorial, so you can try to make it
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Re: Creating a quality house plugin

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I'm glad you like it :)
I might write some more graphic tutorials later, but I don't plan on releasing any of these examples. For now...
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