View Full Version : A Belated Hello

05-14-2010, 09:51 AM
Good Morning fellow mappers. My name is David, I am 48 and live in Huntsville, AL. I've been cruising this site for a while and decided it was time to make my intro and join the family, as it were. I have a strong CAD background and to this point have done all my mapping either by hand or with CC. I was using CC when it was still written in assembly language and the maps looked like warmed-over crap. I am dying to learn how to render my maps the way some of them look around here. I have GIMP and I've tinkered with it for about 5 years, but nothing more than tinker, so I have a long way to go. I've also downloaded Inkscape and Dungeon Crafter, but I really want to stick it out with the GIMP.

I guess that will do for now. I am really excited to be a part of this community and I am looking forward to all I can learn. I just hope one day I can give as good as I get.

05-14-2010, 12:03 PM
Great to have you here! Lots of Gimp tuts which I'm sure you've already seen if you've been lurking awhile. Get stuck in and post up yer WIPs!

Steel General
05-14-2010, 12:08 PM
Welcome Aboard!

05-14-2010, 12:30 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

05-14-2010, 03:20 PM
Thanks for the welcome. This is awesome. I love mapping so I can't say enough about companionship of like-minded individuals. Currently my maps are in CC3 with some sheet effects, but still learning those. I enjoy CC3 quite a bit, so this is no comment on the software, but I really want to migrate to GIMP. I want something more artistic and expressive than I can get out of CC3. I also have this wacky dream of one day putting my world, maps, docs, and all, on the web. When I do, I want it to be all done with open source software. I use OpenOffice.org for all my writing, so if I can get my maps into GIMP, AND do it all within Linux . . . ah such dreams as these. I'm a big fan of open source, so I want to show what can be done with it, ya know?

05-14-2010, 04:20 PM
Welcome Ilvarin, and I fully support you move to GIMP. I am still quite a noob with the software but man I'll tell you, there is allot you can do with this powerful bit of software. And the fact that it's open source makes it that much more cool. Well, there are some great GIMP mapping walk-through's in the tutorials section, and RobA has come up with a number of really helpful GIMP scripts and plug-ins, so be sure to check those out as well. Well, looking forward to seeing your first WIP.


05-16-2010, 10:19 AM
Welcome to the Guild!