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Anna
04-06-2008, 04:49 PM
Hi
Normally I donít do much Sci-Fi mapping but I got myself a new toy a while ago that Iím trying to learn, and in the process experimented with some tutorials.

The results might be of interest you those of you who want to be able to
construct and render views from space.

Below are two renderings of the same setting the only difference are the suns position. To do them are quite easy, itís a spectral atmosphere with 4 clouds layers. The trick is to adjust the cloud layer settings

//Anna

Gamerprinter
04-07-2008, 02:15 AM
I could easily see images like these used as backdrops for orbiting stations, planetary explorations and orbital battle scenes - more for illustrations and cover designs than used as maps - but there so cool! ;)

Robbie
04-07-2008, 09:10 AM
Vue is apparently quite a fantastic program...I really wish I could convince my work to buy it for me but it really has no use for our simulation development work...so I'll have to buck up and buy it out of pocket eventually.

Anna
04-07-2008, 12:19 PM
Vue is a fantastic program!

Iím only beginning to realize the mapmaking potential but it can accomplish things I thought impossible to realize in a computer, take a look at this tutorial:
http://scenygr3d.republika.pl/SCENY/SilentSpring.htm

Iím sure you will be more eager to invest after looking that page over :)

//Anna

Robbie
04-07-2008, 01:51 PM
/me drools...

holy crap thats awesome!!!

Anna
04-07-2008, 02:18 PM
I told you so!! ;)

I'll post a dedicated tutorial on how to use it to make fantasy maps when I have learned to use it. Too busy with my Atlas map and a map website at the moment.

//Anna

Robbie
04-07-2008, 03:04 PM
A map website??? Umm...That would be in direct violation of your user agreement here...Article A of Chapter 2 Volume III Note iv specifically states "There shall henceforth be no other websites dedicated to fantasy mapping hosted by or developed and maintained by members of The Cartographers' Guild under penalty of perjury and hanging unless said website exists for the sole purpose of advertising or directing members to The Cartographers' Guild." Seriously! Go read it!

Ok, you're right it's not there... :?

lol

Anna
04-07-2008, 03:29 PM
My website will set aside premium space for a banner linking to Cartographers Guild, rest assured ;)

This site is a gem and is worthy of as much good rep as possible. But my mapping project needs a home where it can be presented in a more cohesive way than is possible using a forum.

So I have registered the domain ghmaps.net, and tried to remember my old web making skills to be able to put together something presentable.

//Anna

Robbie
04-07-2008, 04:38 PM
Oh I was just teasing ;) But I appreciate the link!!

RPMiller
04-17-2008, 01:23 PM
Vue is apparently quite a fantastic program...I really wish I could convince my work to buy it for me but it really has no use for our simulation development work...so I'll have to buck up and buy it out of pocket eventually.
You do know that Vue is currently on sale for 50% off, right? If you are going to do it, you may not want to wait.

Sigurd
05-01-2008, 10:56 PM
You do know that Vue is currently on sale for 50% off, right? If you are going to do it, you may not want to wait.

Guess I should have read this item more closely :(

Seems its too late now.

-sigurd

RPMiller
05-02-2008, 11:13 AM
Bummer. Sorry man. I guess I should have expressed a bit more urgency.

Sigurd
05-04-2008, 05:40 PM
Being critical would be the height of "blaming the messenger". Thanks for the heads up - bad timing for me :(.

I'll have to wait until its affordable again.


Sigurd

Sith-Man
10-24-2008, 06:41 AM
Wow. The both look amazing.

I've been using Vue for a long time now. Done some effects for local movies, but they were all landscapes, (some extremely vast). I've only done one space shot with the program, which was a animation shot for a pan around of a starship. I've also done my best to make some materials for stars, but that's still a work in progress.


I'm kinda curious, you mentioned tutorials. From where? I'm always interested in watching/reading new stuff. Geekatplay.com has some great tutorials for the program, worth checking out.