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avatar Koronos_Windzor
Level 42 : Master Architect
Osiria-my fictional town, collected from the ruins of Palmyra and Rome
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  • 01Kiko
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • April 20, 2018, 6:31 am
  • ZealousJew
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • May 28, 2017, 4:23 am
very epic
  • exsilit
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Caveman
  • May 2, 2016, 2:02 pm
Oh my, that looks amazing! You've done a great job on this. Keep it up!
Very good!
  • heromode
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • May 2, 2016, 3:00 am
Please !! share to map download
  • HeyPotty
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 1, 2016, 4:52 am
beatiful. will you put a download?
Yes, but the card needs to be refined a little
  • DeivisMK1
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Architect
  • May 1, 2016, 2:06 am
Nice, but don't you think it lacks some colours?
No, it doesn't. Realistically this is pretty accurate.
on is 2 reasons 1-almost everything I build from Sandstone, well 2-and what else can be built in a desert town?
  • Hoogie
  • Level 27
  • Expert Architect
  • May 1, 2016, 5:31 pm
You can always mix in woods like birch and oak. Try some clays as well.
You wouldn't mix wood into a sandstone pillar, would you? No, that'd ruin the functionality of the structure... Unrealistic!
  • Hoogie
  • Level 27
  • Expert Architect
  • May 2, 2016, 11:55 am
Ah of course. It's unrealistic to do so but if you look at sandstone/limestone buildings in real life you'll see that the architects are able to "pull off" the look because they have access to such a variety of shades of the color as well as being able to mold these buildings into exactly what they see in their imagination while we're stuck with putting cubic meter blocks down hoping it'll turn out right.

In Minecraft, we don't have that luxury so realistic tends to take a backseat to pretty. I myself like to make realistic builds as well, but when I take a step back and look at them, I find they tend to be monochromatic which makes me add more details to the structure and more color to my palette. All in all, I'd say to the artist, "Give it a try, you never know."
Take a look at this. It does have a slight variation in the tone of the sandstone, but that's primarily due to ageing and corrosion, something that can have a really big impact of sandstone especially.
Variety, of colours? Nope, the sandstone changes colour slightly through the ages. they certainly didn't look for different coloured sandstone to randomly change the colour of their columns and so forth, not back then anyway. Later on, architects would perhaps paint or otherwise ornament structures, but not these peeps.

What you deem as pretty may be seen as silly by others. I don't mean to insult, but splashes of green clay don't do an awful to improve the look of the build. I'd rather build a beautiful realistic structure and add to it using atmosphere generated by terrain and general life things. By life things, I mean making it look like people are inhabiting the location... The interiors are a totally different matter.

The beauty of the structure doesn't stem from colour, but the architectural elements of it along with the surroundings, which, if the architect is clever, can be used to improve the look of a building even further.

Excuse my vocabulary.
  • Hoogie
  • Level 27
  • Expert Architect
  • May 3, 2016, 12:33 pm
All I'm going to say is that yes, sandstone does come in a variety of colors, believe it or not. And the colors you choose for your build reflect what style you're going for, I'll agree with you there. Green clay isn't necessarily a good idea for a realistic build so I'd table that idea for a build like this. Birch seems to work well for all sandstone creations, realistic or not. Some like it, some don't. Anywho, it was just a suggestion for the artist here.
Yes, they do come in different colours. The colours used in one location will vary to the colours used in another - naturally. If we had a different texture pack in use, them maybe we'd have better options for the slight natural colour variation and the age produced darkening and general corrosion.

I think there are such textures in existence and if any other material looks good enough to fit the purpose then yes, by all means use it.

I found your suggestion disturbing because the use of some planks, all logs and most clays would make the build totally unrealistic. Now, since the builder seems to be aiming for realism I believe that your suggestion would not work or complement the build very well. It would, however, benefit a more fantasy themed build.

It's all sort of down to the texture in a way. Default textures are a little too childish for a realistic build in my opinion. Just look at the creeper face embellishments on those carved sandstone blocks! Whew!
I mean cities like Luxor, Cairo, Palmyra cannot be of nothing else as Sandstone, since they were built in the desert and the materials were taken such

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