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    Hi All,

    I've used CC3 a lot but just started playing with City Designer 3. See the attached image. Why does my paved road look like it does on the right instead of the cobblestone look on the left from the sample image you get from CD3? I have sheet effects on, all layers, and have redraw the screen countless times.

    Thanks, Rand
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    I don't know if I can explain this correctly, and if I do this wrong, I know Monsen or someone will set us both straight! But what you are seeing on the right, is what happens in the fcw when you enlarge the tile size of the bitmap fills. However, if you were to turn your fcw into a bitmap, jpeg or png, you would see the detail that you are looking for.

    If you were to look at the bitmap fills for cc3+, cd3, dd3 or any of the other profantasy programs, you may notice that some bitmap fills have preset scaling (looking at the bitmap fills window in cd3 it's down at the bottom and will have a check mark in it)... usually set to about 54... I believe that's tiles per square. The smaller the number, the smaller the tile. The problem is, every tile has a pattern on it, and depending on how many tiles you need to fill a space you are working on, that pattern repeats. Now, on something like your cobblestone, that might not be a big deal... but on things like grass, floor patterns, stone bitmaps... it becomes too redundant, meaning you get a lot of little tiles and the pattern doesn't look natural. So what most of us do, is we enlarge the width, and height of the tile, so that when we render it out (changing the fcw to jpeg, png or bitmap) it looks natural. The fcw can't handle the higher sizing, so it looks like it's pixelated. But once you render it out, it looks like it's supposed to.

    I hope that helps! :)
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2017
     
    To add a little bit to the above.
    It seems like CC3 is rendering the low-res version of the fill for some reason. Normally, it should render a higher quality when you zoom in.

    - Is this CC3 or CC3+. If it is CC3+, make sure that you have the latest update installed (Currently update 13a [and it is important that you install it AFTER CD3, so simply install it again if you installed it before CD3]. Then type the FFIX command on the CC3+ command line.
    - If this is CC3 (not +) or CC3+ AFTER you have done the step above, you can also manually select the quality from the Display speed dialog (button in leftmost toolbar). This shouldn't be required in most cases though, as CC3(+) will normally pick the appropriate quality based on your zoom level.
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    Thanks guys! That fixed it Monsen. Never would've figured that out :)