Krustyland in 3D!!!

What’s crackalackin Addicts?

Well, it’s 3D Thursday and I thought today we could have some fun in Krustyland (KL) for a change.  I don’t know about you but my poor theme park has been pretty neglected for quite a while.  Sure I threw my new rides from the various holiday events in there but haven’t done much else.

Well, I’m ashamed of myself.  I’m a Disneyland Annual Passholder and go all the time and still have a so-so KL.  You’d never guess how much I love amusement parks by looking at my designs.  (Well, the pathway to the castle with the Krusty Statue in front of it might give you a guess but that’s not the point.)  Thankfully, other Addicts aren’t as neglectful of KL as me. Over at TOuk, I saw this amazing 3D Design from Steven Itman and liked it a bunch.  With his permission, I thought we’d do a little 3D tutorial.  Sound good? If yes, click more….

KL TheaterHow cool is this idea?  I think it’s the bee’s knees and the cat’s pajamas.

So for my design, I drew inspiration from this but kept my design pretty basic. If you want to have a go with it, the tinkering and elaboration is all up to you.  First off, here’s what you need to make this.

KL 3D Supplies

Not too expensive.  Using the purple benches, I started to make my seating area. The back row is 13 benches.  You can see that you just offset the next row and bring it in a little to make the sloped effect.  I copied Steven’s bleachers completely but you can make this as big or as small as you want to.

KL 3D

To make sure my viewing screen jive with the bleachers, I started on this next. Making sure this is lined up is way important for the effect.  My original screen was 10 high and 6 wide facing towards the benches.

KL 3D 2

After putting down my walkway (NOTE: You may want to do this first before designing anything), I decided my screen needed to be 7 wide instead.  At this point I also decided to start doing some of my own touches so I left the screen open hoping inspiration would strike.

KL 3D 3

Next up, placing shrubs at the ends of the bench rows.

KL 3D 4

To add to the slope effect, I then placed Palm trees on the edges of the bushes creating a grass aisle-way.  I had to change the direction of a couple fences at the top of the screen also to accommodate the bottom right tree.

KL 3D 5

And that really is the basic theater.  The rest is all up to you.  I decided to do the paths a little different in my design.

KL 3D 5

My last little touch was use the Viking Ship ride as the show.  I can totally see Krusty having people pay tickets for that ride while also having other schmucks pay tickets to watch the ride thinking they are seeing an original Viking show. Also added some fences to support the screen.

KL Viking Theater

And there you go.  Something cool you could build in your free time.  You could also do this in your Springfield if you liked.  Steven also has done some other really cool things with 3D in his Krustyland.  Check out this Pyramid.

KL Pyramid

He also made an amazing 3D ride platform.  The first time I saw something like this was from my buddy Shelfcleaner but I dig Steven’s take on it.

Tower of Rides

I really dig when people design new and different things.  Here’s another interesting texture thing in his town.

KL Textures

Inspired by all this creativity in KL, I even made a new opening area in my Design Town.  Now this is what I call garbage time.

KL Garbage Entrance

Well, hope you liked all this and that at least a couple of Addicts feel inspired to tweak their amusement parks.  While a bit more limited than Springfield, there still are a lot of options.

Because this is a 3D post, I thought I’d show you a new 3D creation I started working on in my main town.  With all the talk we had about the Springfield Monorail, I decided my town would have one with or without EA.  This is a prototype aka Mark 1 but I think it’s pretty nifty.  Luann must be a shrewd businesswoman to have gotten that kind of advertising.

Fleetapita Mono

Still needs some tweaking.  Please feel free to use this and improve on it if you like.  Well, that’s enough for one 3D Thursday.  Shout out in the comments if you like.  Also feel free to share any of your own designs.  You can put them on our Flickr, email us at tstoaddictsblog@gmail.com or link it to one of your fancy schmancy image thingamajiggers in the comments.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

22 responses to “Krustyland in 3D!!!

  1. Thanks Wookie for the walk-thru! I am creatively challenged & my 3D displays are what I’ve imitated from other’s towns & here at TSTO Addicts. I too have become slightly bored with Krustyland since it seems there are no further rides or tasks to accomplish there (hint, hint, EA). This has inspired me to spend some time there 🙂

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  2. Oooooohhhhhh, aahhhhhhhhh! Very, very nice : D

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  3. So I started Krustyland reno last night and I’m looking for a suggestion. I want to elevate the castle but I’m having a hard time figuring out what to use from the KL decorations to give it that look. Is there something other than the fences that works for the 3D design? Or maybe a layout I’m not visualizing? Help a kitty out meow

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  4. Pandi (@LadyPandi)

    Very much awesomeness! I am a bit timid I admit, I’m just barely into 3-D hedge raises. lol
    I had to do a double-take with your monorail, but when I did I actually said out loud.. “holy crap he made his own monorail!!!!!” which confused my son a bit. 😉 But I know how much you want one, so… well done Sir!
    Very imaginative work out there! That multi-level platform took some dedication! Wow!

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  5. Those are really cool! … I’m on the lower levels right now but I can’t wait till I get up there to play around with this…

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  6. That 3D platform with all those rides! oO Simply amazing. Also I like your idea of making an own monorail! ‘MONO!’

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  7. Those KL-3D designs are awesome! Never thought about doing anything like that over there. And there is still plenty of room, while I am about to run out in my Springfield.

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  8. Phenomenal!

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  9. I have also been neglecting KL and feeling kinda bad about it. I’ve been meaning to get back in there to design more. Thanks for the inspiration! I’m impressed by the creativity, these designs are wicked! The Viking boat was a great idea 🙂

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  10. I really like the 3D ride platform! It gives me some good ideas!

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  11. WOW, just WOW. *applause, whistles, cheers*

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  12. These are really neat and seeing other TSTOA’s 3D art is one of my favorites! I’m constantly blown away by the creativity! Just adds such a cool, new dynamic to an already awesome game. Amazing job guys!!

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