The building is placed in a middle class district. I mainly used assets and fills from SS3 with few additions from Perspectives and CSUAC/DA. I am not sure if the look & feel is cyberpunk enough... so I am looking forward to hear from the community.
I'm not sure I know what cyberpunk is supposed to look like, but it's a nice tidy map :)
Thank you so much for the valuable comments! Perhaps I can repurpose the center units to be the service rooms.
the sidewalks around the building seem a little wide; they shouldn't be more than 5' along a regular street or 10' along a major thoroughfare
Unless... you fill them with vending machines, stalls (fast food?), subway entrance stairs, and stuff like that. Right?
To me, steam punk is gears and steam, some springs, to replace that electricity thing, which didn't pan out.
This looks like a good modern apartment building. However, I am left perplexed as to how people get inside. Maybe I am missing the doors or it is assumed that you park below and take the elevator up.
I think making this look cyberpunk is a bit difficult. First, I think you need to decide if you want the 80's retro cyberpunk or something more contemporary. When it comes to this building, I think you need to pick a socioeconomic class for the building.
For example, if this is a corporate apartment for those with good money, then you are going to have larger apartments. There will be a lobby with a doorman as well as armed security. There will be cameras in the hallways. Doors for entrance to the apartments will have electronic keypads or biometric scanners of some sort. Inside there should be flat screen TVs and a computer.
On the other hand, if this is lower class apartments, then small apartments. There will be a laptop on desks. Graffiti will be painted on walls and the sidewalk. Probably no security cameras. Certainly no paid security. Many of the hallway lights will be burned out.
Cyberpunk, especially if you are sticking with the 80's version of it, really needs a lot more neon. Blue and pink are pretty common, but yellow or green can work. I am assuming the yellowish bars are supposed to be lights. Inside the apartments, I would go with a more blue-white look that is common with contemporary LED. I would add some neon mood lighting to the beds. The hallways would be some neon color for the hallways. I would get rid of the red/green for what I presume are doors. They look christmasy. If you have to leave them, then make them neon green and red. Overall, the lights need to have an outer glow to them no matter what the color.
Loved your comments Dalton. For sure I'll take all them in consideration for the V2 version of the map! Thank you so much.
Amazing ideas for the color sets. I tried to build an darkish map change the RGB for the floors and try to accomplish the look and feel of cyberpunk adding the floor lights. But you're right that the traditional blue and pink colors are missing.
On the initial comments, this is a 6th floor, so all the entrance stuff is not planned to be here. This building is intended to be middle class. Specialized technicians up to low managers should be around.
Middle class is going to be difficult to convey in a map. Wealth will have high tech and lots of security. Lower class is grunge, graffiti, no security, with efficiency style apartments. Middle class will lack defining features that will convey cyberpunk. The top down view that maps necessitate also make it difficult to convey cyberpunk because you cannot show the walls.
I will say that all the dark makes reading the floor plans in the rooms a bit difficult so anything that brightens them up for easier use will be helpful.
Loke Battlemaps is making official maps for Cybperunk Red. Based on the sample images on their website, it looks like they are using the modern symbol set for CC3. I might be wrong, but it looks that way. As such, the luxury home has 0% on the Cyberpunk scale.
There are some street images. Outside of the grunge aspect, what makes it cyperpunk is the strong neon lighting. The street stuff certainly seems more cyberpunk than any of the building interiors.
So I think the lesson here is that either there needs to be some cyberpunk art packs/annuals or rendering cyberpunk on a map is hard. Or both.
If the streets look at least used, the floors are easier to see, and some defussed neon blue/pink is added to the apartments then it will look at least as cyberpunk as the current licensed products. I would actually say more because the apartment building will look better than theirs.