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09-21-2012, 10:40 PM
When I read the challenge, I thought of a tree city.

So here is my try, not sure I can finish by the deadline, but here goes.

Started by hand drawing a tree.


Then cleaned it up.


And I now have some blank platforms added
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Definitely need to add more life to the platforms, that is next.

09-21-2012, 10:47 PM
does the lastest wip not work for edits? or does it need a reply if you forgot it?

09-22-2012, 09:19 AM
It works best if you post your latest as a New reply instead of editing into your first post. Interesting concept looking forward to seeing it develop !!

09-22-2012, 03:04 PM
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So I'm trying to add some house I was hoping for some feed back. Does the yellow houses look to be too crowded and are they lost being underneath the main stair case?

Is there any format that will protect the stairway near the top and still be small enough file to upload?

09-22-2012, 09:45 PM
You have a pretty limited palette - maybe a .gif would work?

Crowded? No - they're on a very limited, slim tree trunk. I EXPECT them to be tight quarters.

09-23-2012, 02:42 AM
I don't think it's too crowded either. What software are you using? One option would be to go with a limited colour .png. 64 colors or so and you should be good.

09-23-2012, 09:58 AM
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the gif seems to preserve my hard work. Glad you guys don't think to crowded because your right there is not much room. I still need to add a barracks of some kind on the bottom floor. And I still need to work on that lower left branch. As well as reduce the amount of yellow.

Using MS paint

09-23-2012, 10:30 AM
Using MS Paint? Wow! That is HARDCORE. You get rep just for that. :)

09-23-2012, 10:47 AM
Rep indeed!!! did not think MS Paint at all

Nicely put together, but was wondering about the scale. Not that it changes what you have done, but I am thinking this is for a Pixie type community...

09-24-2012, 08:18 PM
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Well I going to call it done except for some cleaning up and labeling

09-25-2012, 01:38 AM
Nice. I like that they're all little townhouses.

The foliage texture might say "leaves" better if the sky behind didn't have the same texture.

09-25-2012, 02:03 PM
The texture is an artifact of the scan in of white and off-white pixel. I just change the white to green or blue, didn't really create a texture for it. I thought it look good in a stylized, but not quite realistic way.

p.s. I do appreciate the advice (if it sound like I was being too defensive) but I really wasn't going for a realistic leaf pattern, maybe I should.

09-25-2012, 02:12 PM
if u can find the xxx store u get a prize.

That is my wife sense of humor for you.

09-25-2012, 03:22 PM
is the sex shop the highest house about, slightly left of centre?

09-25-2012, 05:34 PM
yep, that the store with the xxx sign. Although I built this map for the challenge with no thought of the residents so who knows what xxx means to the tree people. But when I made the sign and noticed it was a triple x I decided to put it in some out of the way place, just like all our xxx stores.

09-25-2012, 09:58 PM
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It can be questioned as to if a map is ever "done." But I am done.