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Quire
09-22-2009, 12:32 PM
Hi Everyone,

This interior map is a 32 inch by 30 inch battle grid (hence the sparseness - room for miniatures!) for Tesseract Engine's Strange Cartography series. It's an interior map of some mineworks which have broken through into an ancient tomb. The map has been build in 3d - modelled in Silo and textured and rendered in Modo, and has had some post-pro in Photoshop. There are a few more details, and angles and stuff, up on my portfolio site (http://www.quire-graphics.co.uk). I hope people like it!

Cheers all!

wormspeaker
09-22-2009, 12:54 PM
Not half bad. I'd never have guessed it was modeled in 3D. The mine looks way to regular for a hand dug tunnel, but otherwise a very good map.

Quire
09-22-2009, 01:16 PM
The mine looks way to regular for a hand dug tunnel

Yeah, that's very much down to the fact that this is primarily a battle grid, which means it has to (on the main) conform to a strict grid. Not at all realistic, but more 'playable'.

Thanks for the compliments (and the rep!) mate.

wormspeaker
09-22-2009, 01:47 PM
Visual appeal takes a back seat to functionality on a battle-map, but I think there are a few things that can be done to make the tunnel look a little more natural. One would be to make it less of a straight North-South run and instead make one end a few squares to the left.

Also, you can indicate the navigable squares separate from the visual background like so, allowing you more freedom in the outer shape of the walls.

If you are using D&D, diagonal movement is allowed so the below image is tactically sound.

Quire
09-22-2009, 01:57 PM
Visual appeal takes a back seat to functionality on a battle-map, but I think there are a few things that can be done to make the tunnel look a little more natural. One would be to make it less of a straight North-South run and instead make one end a few squares to the left.

Also, you can indicate the navigable squares separate from the visual background like so, allowing you more freedom in the outer shape of the walls.

If you are using D&D, diagonal movement is allowed so the below image is tactically sound.

Ah, I get ya. Thanks mate, I'll think more about that in future! Ta.

Aegeri
09-24-2009, 06:44 AM
If you are using D&D, diagonal movement is allowed so the below image is tactically sound.

Actually in 4th edition you are unable to move on that diagonal because of the walls.