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Looks killer dude!


One small crit: the brick wall looks very dirty compared to the rest of the environment, maybe a clean glossy paint would look better imo:

Alternatively, I would dirty the place up a bit.  I feel like everything is too white and the transition outside is a little jarring (especially that floor, is that temporary?).

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Crikey that's hot.


Personally I think the dirty brick provides really nice contrast with the clean bits. Maybe you could scatter a few fallen leaf decals in the outside bits but that's as far as I'd go re: dirtying.


This is the fanciest greenhouse I've ever seen, they must be working on some super high-end top secret government shit behind closed doors!


What did you end up doing with the other side of the old crates in A?

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Those metal beams on the ceiling look heavy duty and needed for support, it makes no sense to me to then cut a ton of holes in them so pipes can run through.


I had to find something to complain about, top notch stuff  :rolleyes:

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This looks great man.  In response to the dirty bricks comment, I've seen plenty of office spaces that look similar to this, so I don't see this being much of an issue.


Alternatively, what I do notice, being an HVAC Design Engineer myself, those red pipes that appear to be fire sprinkler pipes are going right through what appears to be structural beams.  This almost never happens as the structural beams are too important.  I know this is a "realism" comment that doesn't factor in too much to a "fake" game, but just something I noticed as someone who works in the construction field.  It also looks like a handful of pipes just end into a structural beam, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, I would elbow them into the wall so they appear to be going somewhere else.


Anyways, shit looks good man.

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