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Naima
08-19-2014, 08:23 PM
This is the northern sea of my new Terra (Thersis) I have been working on in the last weeks ...

Its a geographical textured map done using real sources textures hand painted in.
The idea was to make a kind of google earth like image , the biomes I used are desert, sandy desert, dry mountains, steppes, savannahs, mediterranean , continental grassland, alpine ground , boreal forest and snow .

My hope was to make it as realistic as possible .

Any Comment is very welcome

http://s8.postimg.org/qb0g5tge9/Thersis_Sea.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/qb0g5tge9/)

http://s30.postimg.org/f1hxaegl9/Thersis_Google.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/f1hxaegl9/)

syris
08-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Google Earth effect achieved, I'd say...looks really nice. I think the edges have a bit more glow to them than I care for, but everything else looks great.

Naima
08-20-2014, 09:34 AM
Thanks , updated with a new image and some fixes .

Corilliant
08-20-2014, 04:34 PM
This is impressive! There's definitely the Google Earth feel to it.
...I still find the edges a little too bright, but hey! Nice map so far!

TimPaul
08-20-2014, 08:31 PM
There's tons of great things going on in here, but the glow around the land is distracting. It's very bright and looks more like a filter than shallow waters. Try playing around with it.

Naima
08-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Thanks for the sugestions ....

Better?
http://s7.postimg.org/l905vi61z/Thersis_Sea.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/l905vi61z/)

http://s7.postimg.org/5jp0vaomf/Thersis_Google.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/5jp0vaomf/)

syris
08-21-2014, 10:03 PM
I think it's definitely an improvement...there's some areas that still feel like they're a little intense, but it seems more subtle now for sure.

Naima
08-22-2014, 06:42 AM
I feel there is something wrong but my google earth dont show wAter , just the deep surface and I am not getting an overall top view .

Ilanthar
08-24-2014, 12:05 PM
The land is very impressive! The sea looks a little bit too "grainy" to me.

Naima
08-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Thankyou , yes , I don't like the sea either, the fact is that I can't find a way to see how sea from top looks like , for some reason I can't see just sea in google earth and it always shows the under surface ... Any idea onhow to fix that?

Ilanthar
08-26-2014, 12:11 PM
Maybe some texture suggesting waves, foam or currents?... I don't really know, the only thing that comes to my mind right now is the sea in - Max -'s "Realm of Hades".

Naima
09-06-2014, 11:32 AM
Perhaps I should remove in totalthe light sea areas , as probably from top wouln't be that visible ?

Also I was thinking to shape more the west to give more variability to terrain and add so e more separation among microregions , like for example bottom left to be more isolated as spain by mainland europe witha mountain range cut , eventually add a mini sea arcipelago too to create a possible antagonist cradle of civilization to the mediterranean one on center ...