Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out! This week’s post comes to us from reader tiff. Besides reading this great site, Tiff shared an awesome image of some 3D additions she did to her outdoor opera stage on the origin post. Well, I reached out and not only was she willing to have a how-to done for her design, she went the extra step to do it all for you readers. Without further ado, here’s the awesomeess she came up with to give your opera a 3D upgrade.
I really like the Opera Stage, I swear. I only think it’s a little weird looking. Because, the perspective seems off. So, I decided to follow in the footsteps of the great design guides on this site and do something to appease my inner artist.
I designed the Purple Opera House initially, and I guess a few people liked it? 🙂 Wookiee contacted me to see about a “how to” post, so here I am. Except, I also already made another design, Red Opera House Of Righteousness. So it’s two for the price of one, today.
First up, Purple Opera House. It takes up a bit less room, so that might be a consideration.
I first put 4 cobblestone walls in the configuration shown. Then, I used 5 more to make a solid row behind the left side. Next, 7 more to make a row behind the right side. This is the flat part of the roof.
To make the ridge around the roof, place 4 concrete walls directly behind and along each back side, oriented toward the cobblestone. Then, place 2 along each front side, oriented away from the cobblestone.
Next, place a cobblestone wall centered in front of each side of the roof ridge. Add 2 more (for a total of 3 in each line) while lining up their sides to form the walls. Add another cobblestone wall next to the first one on each inside.
Add 2 more concrete walls below the cobblestone walls you just placed as pictured. Pay extra attention to their orientations and to where the upper corners line up.
Now just place the Opera Stage into the wedge of space left in the middle. And you are done! This basic form can also be used with other types of fence fairly easily, so it’s good to experiment with.
Now for the Red Opera House Of Righteousness! Put those training walls to use. It will actually help your conform-o-meter that way. 🙂
To start out, I prefer to make a little grid with some pavement squares to help guide things. But, this isn’t required. The first thing to place is 4 training walls all together. Then, I added a block of 5 to the front facing edge, going the opposite orientation. Then another block of 5 to the other front facing edge, lined up along the back. Finally, 1 more to cap off the open front and make it symmetrical. This is the top half of your building.
Now, I next added the tallest decorations that also seemed like they would go. First, the Ice sculpture ladies. I turned them to best cover the doors I wanted to hide. Then a series of squidport lampposts. I made the ones near the doors turn so one of the plant baskets covers the corner of the door.
Finally, another training wall on each front in order to add the bottom of the building and help the decorations incorporate. I make sure the sides line up with the ones above. If you used the pavement grid, you can also see how it should line up with that in the photo.
Now all that needs to be done is insert the Opera Stage and it is finished! I really love how the colors came together on this version. You can see how I used squidport benches (I’m trying to avoid crafting any seats) and trees to trick out the landscaping at the beginning of this section.
So there you go friends. An awesome 3D tutorial to maybe make your outdoor opera stage just a little fancier. What do you think? Sound off below and a hug shoutout to tiff for all the hard work. Thank you for sharing!
TTFN… Wookiee out!