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    Map The City of Forlaen

    Well I finally gave realistic city mapping a proper try. Took quite awhile longer than what I have done in the past but it was alot of fun to do in the process and I ended up discovering several useful techniques for making a city. RP city generator was a life saver though. I don't know how much longer it would have taken me without that wonderful tool (thanks again to jaerdaph for finding that for me).
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    Looks good.

    Did you go in and texture everything by hand or did you develop an automated process to perform some of the texturing from the original output?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBDroege View Post
    Looks good.

    Did you go in and texture everything by hand or did you develop an automated process to perform some of the texturing from the original output?
    Texturing is done by "hand". I used a pattern overlay of a thatch texture for the houses. The walls are a texturizer filter set on sandstone. The other stuff (trees, roads, river, farmland, etc) is a mix of brushing and filter tweaking.

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    Here's an updated version, I fixed a few minor things and I think it's looking a bit better.

    ### Latest WIP ###
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    That looks very cool Nomadic. I also use the software to make a start on my city maps, but then the real work begins. City maps are the most difficult to do in my opinion and are definately the most time consuming. Yours looks great. Repped.

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    Very nice Oh Wandering One... I agree with Torq on city maps being the most difficult.
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    I would also have to agree with you two. This map took me about 4 hours. Even a continent map of similar quality with labels doesn't take me that long.

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    The more man made something becomes, the more difficult and time consuming it becomes to draw! I find city maps the hardest and most time consuming too.

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    Very nice map! What is the RP city generator you mentioned?

    *nevermind. I found it.
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    Very cool! I like this.

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