View Full Version : The Southlands - 3d map.

02-06-2010, 06:27 PM
This was an unpaid commission (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9077-Fantasy-Map-Request-Southlands) I took from the map requests forum. I was fooling around with photoshop CS4 extended's new big toy; being able to paint directly onto 3d meshes. I was amazed how stable photoshop was - I think I had one crash throughout the whole process. This was a learning exercise so I used the map commission as a guinea pig to try out the 3d work and I was really pleased with the result. There's quite a bit I'd probably do differently now I've gone through it once, but that will have to wait for the next map.



Steel General
02-06-2010, 06:33 PM
Neat stuff here Ravs - can't rep you at the moment.

It does seem a bit pixellated when zoomed in to full rez, but that may just be me.

02-06-2010, 06:38 PM
Cheers SG, it is pixellated zoomed in, the super duper size render would have taken too long to do and I wasn't sure whether the person who commissioned this map might want a different angle.

02-06-2010, 06:59 PM
that's pretty cool Ravs! it seems i need to invest in that upgrade to CS4 after all :(

02-06-2010, 07:22 PM
Needs to be the extended version too...:(

02-06-2010, 11:52 PM
Nice! That turned out really well :)

02-07-2010, 11:04 AM
Very cool. Beautiful job Ravells.



02-07-2010, 01:43 PM
Really excellent work. Always great to see a new method being worked out over here.

02-07-2010, 03:46 PM
Shifty wanted a couple of minor adjustments and the correction of a typo (my bad)...this is it, in hopefully the final final form without pixellation etc on zoom.

02-07-2010, 03:48 PM
Gahh! The town at the point of the cape is now in the sea...Gah! Shifty which way is north?....better put a scale in it too. I wonder if I can repair the position of that town in PS rather than having to render it again and take it into PS.

Phew...previous image updated.

02-08-2010, 02:00 AM
ahh, weymouth...

cool stuff, i'm gonna have to play around with it... i did do a bit work experimentation, but i'll have to do it on my pc, cause my lappy just doesn't have the rendering power...

still fun to see tho good stuff!

02-08-2010, 03:07 AM
Wow, that thing is a beast!

The south point was the base of the V, and the scale was 5km per square on my mock map :)

02-08-2010, 04:58 AM
Here you go - Final version. Calling this done now.

Cheers and enjoy adventuring on it!


02-08-2010, 06:54 AM
What a nifty piece of work! Never would have imagined!