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Jykke
07-10-2009, 02:33 PM
..Just something I had to do after browsing some tiled maps on the forums.

Gandwarf
07-10-2009, 02:44 PM
That's a kickass map! The cliffs and canyons are brilliant. Have some rep.

The only thing that's bothering me is that the canyon is a square... it looks a bit unnatural.

Jykke
07-10-2009, 02:55 PM
Yeah, I know that the square like form isn't the most realistic one for a canyon.. It just kind of evolved into that when I was training terrain creation and texture distribution mapping. Wasn't really planning to post it anywhere until the final render. But I'll definately take that into consideration when I do another map similar to this. Thanks for the comment ..and rep! :)

Redrobes
07-10-2009, 03:15 PM
Its very cool and looks like some terrain from L3DT. Theres some odd bits in it tho. Theres an odd S shape top middle and some very peculiar and similar little dark sqiggles like mini lakes except that they look a bit like birds. I cant figure that bit out. The cliffs and river look great tho which is the point of the map. Nice stuff.

Edit - they're not cactii are they ? They kinda could be but the scale of those cliffs would mean they were about 20-30 ft high. Oh well, sorry but I cant quite see what they are...

Gandwarf
07-10-2009, 03:26 PM
Its very cool and looks like some terrain from L3DT. Theres some odd bits in it tho. Theres an odd S shape top middle and some very peculiar and similar little dark sqiggles like mini lakes except that they

I think the S shape is a trail leading over some rocky ground and bridging a height difference. If it isn't, then I am at a loss too :D


Edit - they're not cactii are they ? They kinda could be but the scale of those cliffs would mean they were about 20-30 ft high. Oh well, sorry but I cant quite see what they are...

I think they are cactii.
And well, if they aren't... I am at a loss again.

Jykke
07-10-2009, 03:27 PM
they are cactie.. and the S-shape was supposed to be a road ..BUT, it seems like I have some editing to do to fix issues that have been brought up so far.

pasis
07-10-2009, 03:33 PM
Really nice...what software did you use? There are many great looking texture there and now waiting for the next non-square version.

Edit: cannot rep you now, but have to spread some around first.

Steel General
07-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Cool stuff so far...

Jykke
07-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Ok, so the next version is in the oven.. I have just to let it cook for a while and then I'll share it with you. without cactie, or s-shaped roads.. or squares.

Jykke
07-10-2009, 05:20 PM
messed up with the water in the river.. don't know if I can fix it :S And pasis, I used vue and (little) photoshop on that image. edit: forgot to mention that the height map was done with geocontrol 2

Jykke
07-10-2009, 06:00 PM
Here's a low res image of the new version. I'll probably render a high-res version in the morning.

Ascension
07-10-2009, 06:08 PM
Just fantastic. I gotta get my hands on vue and learn this stuff. Blowin me away dude so keep em comin.

Steel General
07-10-2009, 07:51 PM
Worlds apart from the first one (and I liked that too).

Jykke
07-11-2009, 08:57 AM
Ok, it's a small version of the final map.. the larger one will be on finished maps section.

Edit: Link to the final thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?p=69560#post69560)
Edit: And to the GeoControl 2 terrain tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?p=69659#post69659)