And here is your Zoo in Panoramic view, to give you an idea on how that would look like
ooh that's (again) nice of you, Ruud!
Your zoo looks great, Johnalex!
and exactly in comparison with the solo pics, one can see what panoramic brings/adds - I had been wondering about the "stoney" areas... but when all together, really delivers a picture (so to speak *g*)
As I explained in the panoramic view thread, I use Windows Paint. The setting for the field of the final overview is set to 'transparent' and the field is large enough (zoomed out) to place 3x3 screenshots, but that depends on the size of your screenshots. Download and copy paste your first screenshot in its entirety in the right corner. Open in a new Paint page your second screenshot that should be placed to the left of the first one.
The Paint selection tool has two options: 'rectangular selection' or 'free-form selection'.
I use the freeform to remove the label from the bottom right and then go around the whole image counterclockwise until I am just above the label in question. Then copy and paste to the large field. Slide the cut puzzle piece over the right one until all lines and figures form a whole and therefore fit well. Complete the bottom row in this way.
Repeat the steps of download, cut and copy with the first screenshot of the second row and paste it over the first puzzle piece at the bottom right. And so on... Sometimes you see hard lines through the rectangle of the puzzle piece. To soften it, I use the free form to, for example, make your lawns show like a whole. Sometimes pieces of label can still be seen, such as bottom left. I put some free-form pieces of the area that looks about the same on top. Another piece of the puzzle explained. Text will follow, just let me go from PC to tablet
Your zoo looks great Johnalex, I love those stone areas,
Now to see Ruuds ..
I already planned to do this, but in my own way .
By copy pasting parts of my Zoo on the Empty Zoo I created earlier for this Forum I will give some more detailed information. In the end of the show the Panoramic view on my Zoo will follow.
Let me start with the Thick Skin Island, one of the areas in my Zoo that has been moved all the time, but will always keep its original shape. I designed it together with _DD_, when Mammoth statues became available in the Prehistoric Season. In any case, elephants play a major role in the lives of Anne and me. Our windowsill is full of it. The name 'Thck Skins' ('Dikhuiden'-NL) originates from the building in Bljdorp Rotterdam Zoo, which, in addition to Indian elephants, also houses Rhinos and Hippos. The Tapirs once lived on this island, but nowadays they live in the South America area, where they feel more at home. The bathing Elephants is the only decoration I have ever bought with real money and really finish the Elephant residence. On the North side of the island is the boarding place for the boats, with which you can sail through North and South America.
Second, the Arctic area, which, like many other TS Zoos, is snowy. I give a wink to the Ice sculptures at the entrance.
I used to have the Big Snowman here, as well as some snow fun for the kids. Now I use mainly during the winter period as an eye-catcher on the Main Square in my Town. Perhaps he will return to this place in next redesign of my Zoo.
North and South America is the largest part of my Zoo and is only accessible by visitors by Whisperboat. That way, the animals can really be seen in their natural environment. There is a boarding point where a Noctuary has been created in the rocks. Sloths, Aardvark and Night Monkeys. Don't be afraid, the Bats are safely behind glass.
The Wild West scene stands for the Northern part of America.
The African Savannah is an open space where various animals live together. Also visit the African village, where the falconer regularly demonstrates. The official entrance to this area holds two Scarabeen. The fountain based on 'Fairytales from a thousand and one night' is certainly an attraction.
The Oceanografic is nowadays located in my Town next to the Dolphins. I intend to bring this all back to the Zoo. It is a pity that the Dolphins cannot be moved and do not have a more natural environment. The Australian part is also located next to the Zoo entrance.