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rkmase
07-20-2008, 02:23 PM
So glad I found this forum - always thought I was the only one with some weird map fetish.

Setting up a system like this at home ( http://www.penpaperpixel.org/tutorials/tabletopprojection/) and found this group while trying to figure out the best way to put together maps. Thanks to you folk, I figured out the best way was to just be creative and DIY.

So here's a quicky I did this morning - comments/crits welcome!

torstan
07-20-2008, 03:31 PM
Welcome to the forums!

That's a great map. I like the style. What software are you using for the map/the projection?

rkmase
07-20-2008, 04:16 PM
Welcome to the forums!

That's a great map. I like the style. What software are you using for the map/the projection?
Thanks! I used photoshop for the map, and I think I'll just be going with straight photoshop for the projection system - I think it would take me longer to "learn" another system than to just work with what I already have.

Sigurd
07-20-2008, 05:19 PM
Love the style of the map. The colour choice and clean lines are great.

My only crit\suggestion would be the placement of the "S" for the secret door. I always recess them so they are actually behind the flat of the wall a little bit. Then I continue the line of the wall so that they are not obvious.

That allows me to reveal the room to the walls and then further for the secret doors.


Sigurd

Redstar
07-21-2008, 04:14 PM
...always thought I was the only one with some weird map fetish.

I know exactly what you mean. Welcome home rkmase. Welcome home.

PS: Nice first map! Great job with the shadows. It gives it a very simple depth while being just enough to go with the modeled furniture.

töff
07-21-2008, 04:49 PM
A non-10ft-grid! A non-10ft-wide secret passage! I love you.
some weird map fetish.HEY um ... I prefer the term "cartophile."

Ascension
07-21-2008, 04:59 PM
I'm a blatant map junkie, gotta have my fix or I get the shakes 8)

rkmase
07-21-2008, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome all - and for the comments on the map. More coming soon!