Ok, I think I quit now. This is a masterpiece.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
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That is indeed really impressive. Love the mood, love the scary aspect, love ... what? You did this in just 1 hour or so? Well I guess it's what makes the difference between pros and newbies like me ...
Wow, I like this a lot! I agree with everybody saying this has some mood to it. I think you could add more atmosphere to the mode by some sort of perspective booster, like clouds to look through or a grungy old wooden frame, you know to give it a sense of place. I really dig how you integrated the compass rose into the map. I don't get the sense that they are actually pointing north, but the thought of hiding the compass in the map had never occurred to me. I'm learning so much from this thread!
I might try your blurred texture fitting technique, but I notice it lacks the definition needed for mountain peaks or cliffs. But, you know, one more tech for the toolbox!
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Simply awesome work!
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Awesome coastlines. But to be honest I find the map to be too dark. In addition, the lettering in the north and SW are kinda hard to read. :-(
thanks guys. Dain, I didn't make this one in 1 hour, only the landmass textures were done in one hour (the complete map took about 4-6 hours I think). Mearrin, I may extend the tutorial I am working with this technique (oh yeah... need to work on that as well .. WTB more time . And bartmoss, you're absolutely right about the labels (my poor excuse: didn't have the patience to work on them as I was focusing on texture-use for this one cheers!
Is there anything you can't do? Dj? You're talents are just endless. Beautiful........just.....amazing. And to do this in 4-6 hours...wow.