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Raphios
02-14-2009, 03:06 AM
Hi everyone!
I'm Raphios, been a long time fan of the cartographer's guild and thought it was about time to signup and start sharing my (rather moddest) work so far.

Here is the globe of my world. Not quite finished yet but I would like everyone's thoughts and critiques on it.

Thanks alot all!

p.s. I'm still not sure how to use most of the functions in the forums so please bare with me...thanks :)

Raphios
02-14-2009, 03:37 AM
Sorry, there was a problem with uploading my .gif so I had to change the size and break it down into single pictures as a animated .gif didn't want to copy.

NeonKnight
02-14-2009, 04:02 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

A very beautiful map!

ravells
02-14-2009, 04:27 AM
Very nice, and welcome to the guild! What software did you use to make your globe with?

Raphios
02-14-2009, 05:15 AM
Thanks! I initially used MSpaint a few years back for the colouring after scanning in the pen and ink copy, then I got my hands on photoshop/illustrator which I tried to create a earth like texture. And just a couple months ago I used Fractal terrains along with the recent earthlike climate mod to help with the clime textures. And finally used illustrator to turn it into a working globe.

Saddly, I could not upload a animated globe on CG for you all to enjoy...

I am a big fan of FT, but I don't care for the look of alot of the "quick click" worlds that it generates. And I had already mapped my own world so I built it up by hand on FT too along time but I really happy with the results.

The world and everything in it is for a novel that I've been writing for the better part of 5 years now. I'll share more of the story for those that would like to know :D

Thanks for the qudos!

Sorry for the long reply

ravells
02-14-2009, 05:27 AM
Ah that's what threw me. At first I thought it was FT generated, but your mountains looked quite different to FT ones.

Raphios
02-14-2009, 05:40 AM
It's funny that you should notice that. I didn't care much for the way the mountains turned out in FT so I got a bit creative in PS. Is it actually possible to upload an animated .gif in CG?

Ohh and how does one add there avatar to their posts? I'm still getting my head around things...

thanks!

ravells
02-14-2009, 06:13 AM
I think animated gifs are possible. To upload an avatar go to the menu bar at the top of the screen and select User CP/Avatar and follow the instructions.

Redrobes
02-14-2009, 08:34 AM
Hi Raphios, Nice world with good coloring. The pics are bit small to see a lot of detail. I didnt download them tho. And we tried animated gifs and they were ok.

Look forward to seeing more.

Ascension
02-14-2009, 09:27 AM
Pretty sweet. I always love seeing these. Welcome and feed us map addicts some more :)

Steel General
02-14-2009, 09:33 AM
Welcome Aboard!

Very nice globe...and for uploading maps in your intro post(s) have some more rep *bonk*

Raphios
02-14-2009, 02:59 PM
I finally added a rotating globe, it's still not very large because of size restrictions, but I hope you guys like it.

Redrobes
02-14-2009, 05:21 PM
Cool anim, - hey just noticed your from NZ ! I keep posting some great links of NZ from the Linz NZ land registry. Have a search cos those maps are just sooooooo awesome its unbelievable. If your lucky your house might be on there.

Theres a members map too from a link in my sig which you can pop your approx position on if you like. Remember your +ve lng, -ve lat !

Ohh just checked and you are in luck ! Have a play with this.
http://www.linz.govt.nz/topography/aerial-images/nztm-geo/index.aspx

Raphios
02-14-2009, 05:37 PM
Hey! Thanks for that. Saddly, no. My home town is not in any of the pictures. but still, these are excellent for reference. I'm hopeing to get some more of my stuff up here very shortly.

Ascension
02-14-2009, 05:37 PM
I like the clouds there on that globe. One of these days someone will have to show us how to do that with other programs...hint hint ;)