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pindercarl
01-04-2011, 09:45 PM
First map. I probably should have sketched something out, but I'm just sorta' winging it.

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moutarde
01-04-2011, 10:20 PM
That looks great so far, love iso :)

pindercarl
01-05-2011, 12:49 AM
I added some trees, to see if I could get the right feel for isometric trees. Is it clear that the trees continue up, but are cut off for the sake of clarity?

Jaxilon
01-05-2011, 12:49 AM
Hehe, nice, at first I thought those were the Lemon brigade but then I realized those weren't Lemon slices over the doors :)

Oh yeah, and welcome to the guild!

moutarde
01-05-2011, 01:07 AM
I've got a similar tree issue with my map. I think you might achieve a better effect by putting a transparency gradient over the stumps, so that the trees fade out rather than end in what looks like a stump.

Ascension
01-05-2011, 01:33 AM
I'd leave the stumps without the dashed lines, they look fitting as stumps since you need firewood for the fire. As for other trees, I'd use full trees as a curtain behind the tents to isolate the campsite and create the dark and ominous mood setting. In the foreground use some bushes and rocks. Looks great so far, though.

tilt
01-05-2011, 03:12 AM
looking cool ... and don't worry about winging it... I believe most of us do ;)

DEDDESO
01-05-2011, 02:04 PM
awesome, what program did you use?

pindercarl
01-05-2011, 07:50 PM
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Added a stream and a few trees. I'm still trying to get some trees into the foreground without cluttering up the map too much.

@Ascension: I went with the suggestion of making the trees stumps.

@DEDDESO: Freehand in Photoshop. The grid is a quick render from 3DSMax to get the height distortion for the stream.

jtougas
01-05-2011, 08:09 PM
Awesome!! :)

Jaxilon
01-05-2011, 09:02 PM
Yeah, I'm jealous of that bent grid.

pindercarl
01-06-2011, 12:53 PM
I put in some marsh grass by the stream and added trees and grass. I went pretty heavy on the trees along the border. The map was looking pretty empty and the deadline is looming. I really should have planned ahead a little better. Other than terrain details, I can't think of much else to add.

(Any idea why there's no thumbnail for this one?)

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Jaxilon
01-06-2011, 01:23 PM
It's looking good. If you can do change that orange earth to some kind of texture I think it might help.
Sometimes the thumbnails don't take. It's a random issue so far. Eventually the big cheeses hit a button and they get fixed.

ravells
01-06-2011, 02:05 PM
This is so cool....I love it!

JDCt
01-06-2011, 02:25 PM
That is looking quite nice and you have a really nice execution of the perspective. Well done!

pindercarl
01-06-2011, 04:14 PM
I was calculating the size of the map with one-inch squares and the print-size would be 18"x12". A little bigger than practical, if someone was actually going to use the map. I resized the image to be 10.5"x8" at 150dpi with one-inch squares.

I had to tighten up the campsite and trees and move the whole thing closer to the stream. I think it actually works better. I tweaked the lighting a bit and added some rugs inside the tents. I added a ground texture, though I'm not completely sold on it.

To continue with the printable theme, I made a grayscale version of the map that is more printer-friendly.

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jtougas
01-06-2011, 04:31 PM
Very cool again and nice touch with the greyscale version :)

DEDDESO
01-06-2011, 04:44 PM
This is going to win. What program did you use?

Ascension
01-06-2011, 04:45 PM
I wouldn't change anything now except the little blue puddles (I think they're puddles). Other than that I'd leave it alone now 'cuz it looks pretty nice.

pindercarl
01-06-2011, 06:12 PM
For DEDDESO:

Except for the grid, everything is done in Photoshop. The grid was rendered in 3DSMax so that I could get the height deformation on the stream.

pindercarl
01-06-2011, 06:43 PM
The "little blue puddles" are supposed to patches of grass. I guess it wasn't too clear. Hopefully this helps.

DEDDESO
01-10-2011, 09:14 PM
yes man! so clean, so nice, I like your style!

pindercarl
01-10-2011, 09:53 PM
Thanks. I'm trying to put something together for the January challenge with a slightly different style. Still clean, but not quite so "illustrated."

professorthunder
01-10-2011, 11:31 PM
I really like this one. The isometric style looks good.

Gluhoded
01-12-2011, 04:16 AM
I really like your style, it's amazing!
I hope you'd get to make more isometrics, this one is really cool.

jtougas
01-12-2011, 12:29 PM
Awesome just awesome !! :)