View Full Version : December/January Challenge: isometric campsite

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

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?

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

01-06-2011, 06:12 PM

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.

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.

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

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."

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

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.

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