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    I keep checking out this thread but I think I've never posted to say how much I'm enjoying watching the work unfold. Also really excited to try some maps where I pay attention to lighting, as you are doing so amazingly here.

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    Ternsen01 - yes indeed, that would be better. But I want to try and depict this entire three-level tower on the one tactical map, so that limits my options.

    Meshon - thanks.

    Here is my second attempt - even worse than the first. I will forget about my spiral staircase and instead do a simple ladder down to the lower floor.

    Big Castle-walkwaystowerint2.jpg

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    attempt 3 - still don't like it but I do think I am moving in the right direction.

    Big Castle-walkwaystowerint3.jpg

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    I would think that the 3 rope bridges would connect (via rope) to a central suspended platform (whereas right now the last step in each bridge is a part of the platform.) So perhaps creating an hexagon or octogon shaped platform for the center.

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    Why not, instead of a spiral wooden ladder (that, in my opinion would be quite innestable) do you create a forged iron spiral staircase that connect the platform with the floor level?

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    Good advice Anomie - here is the platform.

    Big Castle-platform.png

    EDIT: & ladder (modified from version by Darkness 2004, dundjinni forums - Dundjinni Mapping Software - Forums: Art Request - Ladders).

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    Finished (?) version, exterior & interior maps. I think this map is done.

    Big Castle-walkways.jpg Big Castle-walkwaysint.jpg
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    And here's the exterior view of all the completed sections so far, reduced to 50% of size.

    Obvious things that need to be fixed (in order of easiness to fix) are:

    -seam error between chapel map and nw of w courtyard map
    -there's an error in the seam and shadow between the two front courtyards
    -I need to make a generic forest background for the black areas.
    -my ropebridge should probably go under the main tower in the se rather than just stop in the middle of it.
    -the chapel external view is all wrong; those spikes have to go, and I need to do the shadow.
    -I need to add the main gate and access to the bridge to bring it all together


    I'll start working on the first four issues today.

    Big Castle-total-castlemap.jpg Big Castle-total-castlemap2.jpg

    EDIT: minor improvements along seams and a generic forest background with TERRIBLE seams but no matter:

    Big Castle-total-castlemap.jpg
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    Started reworking the chapel roof. Hopefully these buttresses will look ok once I add shading.

    Big Castle-newcathderalroof.jpg

    EDIT: added a little shading. Will wait until I place it to add the shadows.

    Big Castle-newcathderalroof.jpg
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    I have completed the spire and butress shadows for the chapel. Hopefully these will look good when I put the whole thing together. I used photographs of gothic churches in Barcalona to make these.

    Big Castle-chapelshadows.jpg

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