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    Default [building preview] - 3D Taq-i Kisra





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    Dear Gamer,

    We proudly present our second official building preview. Today it is one of the most famous Sassanian building.


    The Taq-i Kisra

    The Taq-i Kisra (Persian طاق كسرى , meaning Iwan of Khosrau) is a Persian monument in Al-Mada'in which is the only visible remaining structure of the ancient city of Ctesiphon. It is near the modern town of Salman Pak, Iraq.
    The arch was part of the imperial palace complex. The Throne room—presumably under or behind the arch—was more than 30 m (110 ft) high and covered an area 24 m (80 ft) wide by 48 m (160 ft) long. It was the largest vault ever constructed in Persia. The inverse catenary arch was built without centring.
    The Taq-i Kisra is now all that remains above ground of a city that was, for seven centuries, the main capital of the successor dynasties of the Seleucids, Parthians and Sassanids of Persia. The structure left today was the main portico of the audience hall of the Sassanids who maintained the same site chosen by the Parthians and for the same reason, namely proximity to the Roman Empire whose expansionist aims could be better contained at the point of contact.




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    This phantastic 3D model was made (including the textures!) by
    Wundai
    - exclusively for AoD2 -

    Furthermore we started to code customized settlement plans. That means a city like Ctesiphon grows in its own way, unlike the normal cities.
    This system will also be used for other cities in the AoD2-world.

    More building-previews will follow soon
    be prepared

    Your AoD2-team
    pm





    The Taq-i Kisra

    the building today is nothing more than a ruin. However, even this ruin gives us an impression about the cultural degree of the Sassanids. Furthermore it shows the ability of the Sassanid empire to build such monuments.

    Little is known about the real structure of the Taq-i Kisra. In general only a layout/ground plan exists. That gave us the chance to speculate, to guess and to use our imagination.
    Wundai used patterns and real existing models of Sassanian tower, walls and architecture to finish that buidling.








    ingame screenshots of the tactical view

    some changes of model and/or texture are possible





    Last edited by Pompeius Magnus; April 07, 2009 at 04:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    After those additions this game will end up as a playable cyclopedia!

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    For sure this will be most amazing mod!
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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    Aaaah beautiful angles Pomps really good!

    No worries about the little glitch inside the main 'tunnel' shaped form in the centre people, it will be fixed when the mod is released

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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    A great mod guys!!!

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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthoniusII View Post
    After those additions this game will end up as a playable cyclopedia!
    Yes, I have the same opinion
    Great stuff Wundai
    Great preview PM

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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    by the way - nice signature Coni

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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    Nice! you guys are doing a hell of a job!

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    Thanksos all

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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    Woooooooooooooow,I really can't believe my eyes this project is getting great.. Wundai you deserve a french kiss from lindsey lohan for making Taq kisra lol..
    but I have few things to say about the building in the preview :
    1- Taq i kisra was painted in white color
    2- it was larger so I suggest wundai you add extra 2 towers like those
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


    Last edited by Pompeius Magnus; April 09, 2009 at 01:57 PM.


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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    thanx for the input, jermagon, we try to use all informations for AoD2.

    1st
    do you have a source concerning the white colour? You write it was painted in white colour. Very interesting. I would like to know where this info is coming from.

    2nd
    if you compare the arch - or vault - with the citizens walking through the city then you will see that the building has a very good size. Of course we could enlarge the vault by 2 or 3 meters. However, we have our limits concerning the space in the city.

    3rd
    ...we are really thankful for all historical 3D reconstructions and plates in general for the Taq-i Kisra - based on facts.
    Last edited by Pompeius Magnus; April 09, 2009 at 05:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pompeius Magnus View Post
    thanx for the input, jermagon, we try to use all informations for AoD2.

    1st
    do you have a source concerning the white colour? You write it was painted in white colour. Very interesting. I would like to know where this info is coming from.
    well I can't confirm that the original color was white, but I saw a reconsructed picture of the monument and it was painted in white color. I also saw this picture http://www.oberlin.edu/art/Iraq/Iraq-030.JPG


    Quote Originally Posted by Pompeius Magnus View Post
    2nd
    if you compare the arch - or vault - with the citizens walking through the city then you will see that the building has a very good size. Of course we could enlarge the vault by 2 or 3 meters. However, we have our limits concerning the space in the city.
    yes your're right, but it would be cool if you gave the monument it's own perimeter cuz from what I have seen from the pics the building does exist very close from the citizens dwellings ..
    I also suggest you add some cool persian statues and a hauge fluttering purple banner on the top of the structure
    Last edited by jermagon; April 09, 2009 at 07:22 PM.


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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    It is just beautiful. Keep up the good work.

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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    This looking great guys, keep up the good work.
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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    Quote Originally Posted by jermagon View Post
    I also suggest you add some cool persian statues and a hauge fluttering purple banner on the top of the structure
    I'm sure something can be done
    The area in front of the building has a lot of space for trees, banners and statues.


    @ julianus heraclius
    thank you very much for the support and the kind words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pompeius Magnus View Post
    I'm sure something can be done
    The area in front of the building has a lot of space for trees, banners and statues.
    thanks you man, I also suggest you make taq i kisra adjacent o the royal palace


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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    I think white Taq-i Kisra wouldnt be nice among all "yellow" buildings and I think we shouldnt change anything about it.Maybe If Woundai want to add one or two more towers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by karlost123456789 View Post
    I think white Taq-i Kisra wouldnt be nice among all "yellow" buildings...
    Exactly karlost.
    It wouldn't match all the other buildings, beside that: all discussions about colours are speculative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlost123456789 View Post
    I think white Taq-i Kisra wouldnt be nice among all "yellow" buildings and I think we shouldnt change anything about it.Maybe If Woundai want to add one or two more towers...
    This, and even if it was painted white it would likely have bleached to a yellowish colour in the sun. Great preview

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    Default Re: Second AoD2 building preview - today: Taq-i Kisra

    @Jermagon
    -No white please, reasons are stated by Karlo.

    -I like the banner idea Jermagon,giving it a more Sassanid feel.

    -As for statues, well if Pomps wants to continue with them ok, but I can't make them, my modeling experience doesn't go that far We could take some of the vanilla game.

    -Towers next to it? I don't really like that since I already made these beside the Taq-i Kisra:
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 

    On the left of the building these, large rectangular stones with long small black windows in them, sry for the description, my english fails me here
    But what I'm trying to say is that towers would direct attention away from them, or even fill up their spot, and this is just such a nice thing of Sassanid Architecture.

    @Ramashan, thanks for the support mate

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