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#1 jspirate

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 07:04 PM

I am close to the half way point of course 4.  I've got 9 holes in and have most of the planting done.  I am still tweaking the colors of trees/bushes and what not, but most of the planting is done and the holes are playable.  No 3D grass until the very end.

 

Its fictional mountain course at sea level B)  I made it at sea level because as a player, I just don't care for the yardage adjustment that elevation requires.  Its being made based on my luv of the alt-shot format.  So, its gonna be a little bit tough, but it will not be a fantasy course or anything like that.  It will play like a real course that is exacting.

 

Anyway, I am bit burned out and decided to take break before resuming.  In the meantime, here are a couple pics:

 

Approach shot hole 4:

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Tee shot hole 7:

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 07:37 PM

OK Scott, you've had the weekend off now get back to your PC and get this finished, you tardy individual.  :D  :P  :D


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:11 AM

Very nice, I like your use of the mountains. That is a second mesh correct? At Least you have trees on it..lol


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#4 jspirate

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 12:34 AM

Very nice, I like your use of the mountains. That is a second mesh correct? At Least you have trees on it..lol

 

Thanks Joe.  I didn't use a second mesh.  Instead, I used Shimon Tools to "raise the roof."  In hindsight, I probably could have saved a fair amount of time by using a second mesh(s).   Making rocky mountains takes a fair bit of time.  Oh well, I am committed to what I've started.  Might also be committed to somewhere by the time I finish  :wacko:


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 01:23 PM

Very nice, look forward to playing it. How many hours does it take to design a course like this?



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:32 PM

Courses in the pipeline are why I loved Links. They also make this game something to look forward to for many years. Yea, the gameplay has a quirk here and there, but damn, I sure hope we don't get DRM'ed out of years to come of cool courses like this.

Short version: Who cares if there's no PG2?



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:47 PM

Very nice, look forward to playing it. How many hours does it take to design a course like this?

Well, I have some OCDish issues and sometimes I REALLY get tangled up in the weeds.  I end up spending time on stupid stuff like a small area that will only see an occasional errant tee shot.  So, for 9 holes I probably already have 120 hours into it.

 

There are many on here that could do a whole course in under that time.  Heck, some people could probably do a couple courses...  Thing is, if I finish this one will I just want to start another? So, I plug away doing a little here, and a little there, and sometimes let it sit for a couple weeks without doing anything to it.


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 07:23 PM

A play-through of holes 5 and 6...

 

https://youtu.be/74coSXVLz-g

 


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