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MadLetter
09-01-2009, 11:18 PM
Hi folks!

Looking for some free (!) house images top-down view. I am looking to recreate maps akin to the WotC town-maps, as seen here:

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/Dragon_378/24.jpg


If you know of such pictures or want to share them, please bump me! :)

Thanks in advance!

Mark Oliva
09-01-2009, 11:48 PM
Hi folks!

Looking for some free (!) house images top-down view. I am looking to recreate maps akin to the WotC town-maps, as seen here:

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/Dragon_378/24.jpg


If you know of such pictures or want to share them, please bump me! :)

Thanks in advance!

I can't help you directly. Our top downs are based upon historically accurate roofs and bear no resemnlance to the roofs in the graphic you posted. However, there might be a good answer, depending upon your mapping tools. Your bio doesn't tell us what software you use. If you use CC2, CC2 Pro or CC3, the ProFantasy website has a free download of similar vector symbols created 10 years ago or so by a CC2 user. However, these symbols work only in CC2, CC2 Pro and CC3.

Steel General
09-02-2009, 10:50 AM
You can pretty much replicate those is most graphic programs. They appear to be basic geometric shapes with bevels, strokes (outlines), and drop-shadows.

Redrobes
09-02-2009, 02:11 PM
What you need is this thread...

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=6296

The pages of houses in 5 styles, height map and mask should give you what you need.

Gandwarf
09-02-2009, 03:12 PM
Did you already download the CSUAC? It's an enormous, free collection of symbols:
http://www.gmsapprentice.com/

It contains hundreds of topdown structures.

icosahedron
09-03-2009, 06:28 AM
Did you already download the CSUAC? It's an enormous, free collection of symbols:
http://www.gmsapprentice.com/

It contains hundreds of topdown structures.

As a matter of interest, just how enormous is the CSUAC? How many Mb?
I've been planning to download it, but I haven't got around to it and I'm not sure which machine to use and where to store it - depends on its size.
Cheers.

Gandwarf
09-03-2009, 09:34 AM
I am not at home right now, but the CSUAC isn't hundreds of MB's. It's more like dozens. The symbols are rather small themselves.

Steel General
09-03-2009, 10:27 AM
I just looked at it, the Dundjinni downloads amount to around 600MB (zipped), the CC3 and Fractal Mapper totals will probably be slightly higher.

Gandwarf
09-03-2009, 10:36 AM
Oops... hundreds of MB's then.
I thought they were a lot smaller (but I must confess I only downloaded parts of the CC3 symbol catalogues).

Steel General
09-03-2009, 10:43 AM
Well that was all of the different parts (bldgs, patterns, etc.), if he just wants the buildings it will be a lot less.

icosahedron
09-04-2009, 05:16 AM
Riiight! With my internet connection that's gonna be a couple of hours download for each group. Fortunately I only need top-downs and useful patterns, I don't work with isometric icons, so I'll just have to choose carefully. At least they're divided into separate files.

Cheers guys. :)