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Utterdark
08-04-2010, 03:21 PM
I started a world projet from scratch after reading the tutorials available in this forum.

I chose to begin with the tectonic plates, major mountain ranges and oceanic currents.

Before going further, I'd be grateful to anyone giving his opinion/advice.

Colors used are obvious, nevertheless :
The thin blue lines are oceanic ridges.
The thick faded blue lines are oceanic currents.
The thick faded brown lines are mountain ranges.

hohum
08-04-2010, 05:52 PM
Your currents don't look quite right. Also you don't seem to denote any plates where your mountain ranges are. Try downloading this (http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=XRPFREE2), a good read even if you don't use the techniques.

Utterdark
08-06-2010, 03:03 AM
Thanks for the link. It will be usefull.

Utterdark
08-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Thanks for the link.

Here is a first draft of the ocean floor (with a ridge) :

cjs0216
08-06-2010, 08:43 PM
I'm not sure how geographically correct your ocean ridge is, but I like the overall look of the map and the shape of your land...seems like you're off to a good start.

Utterdark
08-07-2010, 05:48 AM
Thanks for your comment.

This work is not intended to be fully realistic. It's meant to become a realistic-enough basis to a strategy game.

By the way, my apologies if my english is not academic ;)

hohum
08-07-2010, 04:22 PM
I get it, and it looks okay, something like this: http://www.semp.us/_images/biots/Biot217PhotoA.jpg. Keep on going.

Utterdark
08-08-2010, 11:09 AM
Here are mountains and ice shelves (not satisfied with the north shelf) :

hohum
08-09-2010, 09:10 AM
When you see the oceanic ridge in the world view it looks too uniform. The width and the gentle curvature.

Utterdark
08-09-2010, 11:23 AM
I have to work on that :(