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Torq
09-30-2008, 09:21 AM
Hi all

My pcs are about to come across a camp/group of enemy sappers building jetties in a river to create a staging point/supply line. Below is the beginning of the battlemap I'm putting together. Its not yet finished but I would love to hear your comments or crits.

Torq

Jkaen
09-30-2008, 09:26 AM
It looks nice, 2 comments from me, first is I am not sure on the texture you have used for sand, looks a bit odd to me.

2nd (which may be on the to do list) is the lack of tents etc

Redrobes
09-30-2008, 09:38 AM
Looks splendid. My only concern is that the map borders cramp it a bit. If they come in by water or along the beach then you might need enough map for a bow shot.

mmmmmpig
09-30-2008, 09:59 AM
I am simply in awe of your water...

Steel General
09-30-2008, 10:38 AM
I am simply in awe of your water...

I agree the water is magnificent! The rest of the map is very good too, you may want to consider verying the plants at the southern edge abit.

But that's really a minor thing and more of a preference than any kind of criticism.

Torq
09-30-2008, 10:41 AM
It looks nice, 2 comments from me, first is I am not sure on the texture you have used for sand, looks a bit odd to me.

2nd (which may be on the to do list) is the lack of tents etc

The sand is supposed to be mud. If thats not coming across I'll have to work on it a bit. I do plan to add more signs of life like tents.


Looks splendid. My only concern is that the map borders cramp it a bit. If they come in by water or along the beach then you might need enough map for a bow shot.

Thanks Red. My players will be coming from the trees, but I take the point. I was aware of the need for bow range when starting the map, but I think I messed up the scale by making the jetties too big and then everything followed that scale.


I am simply in awe of your water...

Thanks Pig. The water texture is layed over the stones with about 50% transparency. Between the two is a black to transparent gradient to create the illusion of increasing depth. The foam bits are foam coveres downloaded from the dunjinni site and edited and placed manually.

Torq

RPMiller
09-30-2008, 11:24 AM
Agreed. Water is magnificent.

I caught that it was cracked earth/mud.

My nitpick would be the texture under the water. If it is a moving river, that ground would not be cracked, but instead it would be fairly smooth and depending on the speed of the water is likely to show lots of rocks and pebbles (depending on the terrain the river is cutting through). Also, the water needs to be deep enough around the piers to handle the watercraft, but not knowing what the craft will be that is hard to judge in this instance.

Jkaen
09-30-2008, 11:50 AM
I have to admit I just saw a shore side and assumed sand rather than opening my mind to other possibilities

Ascension
09-30-2008, 04:40 PM
Dayum! That looks so good I'd like to canoe there. The only thing that even comes close to being a nitpick is what SG said about the trees but since there aren't that many trees to use it looks fine to me. I especially like the fade on the pebbles on the river bottom and the muddy footprints, and of course the amazing water and muddy riverbank. Truly awe inspiring so that makes this awesome :)

delgondahntelius
09-30-2008, 05:42 PM
OMG.

That is a phenomenal map. A work of art Torq... well done!! ... I have cast the spell of +2 Reputation :D

Sigurd
09-30-2008, 08:19 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.

Was it all gimp?



sigurd

Torq
10-01-2008, 02:08 AM
Thanks for the kind words everyone. Yes, Sigurd its all gimp except for the imported objects, but I normally do quite a lot of colour work on other people's objects to get them to blend with the colour schemes I'm using.

Torq

Torq
10-01-2008, 05:48 AM
Here are a few of the latest changes.

Torq

delgondahntelius
10-01-2008, 05:57 AM
wow... I'm just still amazed... had I waited a few more posts... I could have hit you with my +3 Rod Of Reputation ... but I wasn't paying attention to my post count...

That water is sooo awesome!~

torstan
10-02-2008, 01:42 PM
That's a very pretty map (repped). My one suggestion would be to decide on the direction of river flow and then put some of the river foam washing down the river. At the moment, the foam is just floating around the jetties and the water looks like it is still.

Good work!

TheRedEpic
10-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Nice work, really loving the textures on this, though as said before, the map is a bit cramped.