View Full Version : Mapzone - free texture editor
05-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Just found this (hope it hasn't been posted up before and I'm repeating), but it looks good. Just off to have a play
Link here. (http://www.mapzoneeditor.com/index.php?PAGE=HOME)
If it is good and free we could start building up a good texture library for mapping :)
Man this thing is powerful!
I don't understand how it works, so it must be powerful! It's got ten zillion options and all sorts of funky stuff.
05-01-2009, 09:04 PM
That is awesome. I don't mind if you feel like re-posting any other resources like this!
05-02-2009, 05:32 AM
Picking my way through it now. Now I have an inkling of what I'm doing this thing is just a beast .... should be able to generate some amazing textures with this. I'm going to cross post to the mapping elements forums, we should be able to build up a good texture library between us.
05-02-2009, 12:48 PM
Great find Ravs!
Hopefully I can find some time to play around with it.
05-02-2009, 04:05 PM
The learning curve on this is really steep. I am giving it a try but it is hard to figure out.
05-02-2009, 08:56 PM
What cracked it for me is opening the 'learning' folder and looking at how those textures were made in the editor.
05-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Just getting my feet wet...here's a foresty type tiling texture I made....long way to go!
05-03-2009, 03:33 PM
That one's a really nice texture, but it might be too repetitive for a large scale map. Looks good for a regional map though.
05-03-2009, 03:56 PM
Definitely one for a regional map, it would repeat dreadfully over a larger scale and you'd lose the detail anyway.
05-03-2009, 04:43 PM
Playing a bit more with this today...I'm not sure how suitable it is to continental mapping thogh for the reasons that Nym gave...I'm hoping others will download it and prove me wrong, it just looks so wonderful to use, but it is geared more towards 3d modelling for games (small repeating textures) than vasty maps. One thing that is nice about it is that you can overlay tiling textures on top of each other..
so you can start with a basic ground texture (save as image) and then the same ground texture with a forest on top (save image), then when you get into your raster editor you can get seamless gradations between the two.
Anyone else try this? I'm just downloading it now...
11-04-2009, 07:56 PM
I have not...just saw it now because of your threadomancy (thanks!) Downloading and will have a play. I do some 3D stuff so this will come in handy for that, if not also for mapmaking.
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