retail shops generator

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I am working now over a complex tool to create retail shops from shop front line. Just draw a line of shopping gallery and create out of it a random retail shops with one click. it creates one shop on one spline segment, randomizes inshop light texture and shopfront textures.

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Update 0.988

- fixed many bugs.
- version should be more stable.
- simplified texture handling.
- added percentage of restaurants(populates tables and chairs)
- textures taken from one folder(script will find all jpgs and use them as textures if they are in interior folder for interiors and in ads folder for exposition front.

Update 0.982

- fixed texture issues

Update 0.9

- units are set automatically
- added preview of shopfront
- added customization of shops
- reverse line button
- textures preview of each shop
- new unique shop interiors
- finished shopfront is a group
- adjustable height an depth

- download retail09.rar from download link
- download pixel_shopfront_09.mse
- extract retail_09.rar to anywhere
- run script
- select folder of extracted retail
- play with shops
- have fun

still in progress

- restaurants
- shop customization after created
- known bugs

this script is prepared for vray renderer, so maps are made to work in vray, otherwise they will be black.

Update 0.81

- added radiobuttons so you can select system units you are working with ( centimetres / metres ) for now.

to be done:

- will add automatic system units check in future, so you will not need to check anything.
- will add possibility to invert line during creation to make sure the shops are on the side you want them to be.
- will add depth of shops so that in the small closed areas the backwall will not intersect with each other.
- restaurants / will create different shop interior with some furniture in front, so it will fake food and baverage. of course randomized simple furniture.

hope to do in the future:

- depend everything onto spline, so tweaking spline will tweak all the shopping fronts. adjustable shops in real time:) ahhh...someday. But for now need to do this one work good.

any feedback will be very useful.

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pixel_shopfront_v988.mse21.11 KB


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radolomeo's picture

almost done

Hi. Thanks for the feedback. generally I am on the finish line with the script. Still have some bugs to take care of, but the plugin works fine already. Today I am putting everything together onto rollout, and will be adding some variations on that. like the height of the shops, and i am thinking of making also coffes and restaurants with randomized tables in front of it. and to make it possible to input percentage of different types of shops. for example 30% shops, 20% restaurants and so on. Dont know if it is necessary anyway, but might be a nice addon. So i was thinking of releasing the first beta very soon.


Gabriel_S's picture

Wow what a good idea. When do

Wow what a good idea.
When do you plan to release it?

obaida's picture

very good idea , keep it up .

very good idea , keep it up .

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