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    Question Need guide to building a wall (see map sample)

    Hi all, I'm a lurker here mostly and love the tutorials i find on this site. I make maps for conquerclub.com. I'm currently making a map that I want several impassalble walls on. I've come up with what you see below, but I'm not happy with it. It just doesn't fit the style of the map. Can anyone point me to some tutorials or examples of walls? I don't want a straight down view, but more of a perspective (like my attempt). Thanks guys.


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    What is it that you don't like about the wall you have? I think it looks pretty good.
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    Yeah I like it too.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    What is it that you don't like about the wall you have? I think it looks pretty good.
    Thanks Steel, I'm not sure what I don't like about it. It looks too vector I think. Too smooth. I would like it too look more like a rock wall.

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    I think if you use a better stone texture to "color" your walls with the addition of periodic towers on the wall giving it more strength and detail would make this better. A tower on each end of the short walls, and several along the long walls with towers that look similiar to your castle towers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RjBeals View Post
    Thanks Steel, I'm not sure what I don't like about it. It looks too vector I think. Too smooth. I would like it too look more like a rock wall.
    Maybe try horizontal rather than vertical lines or try using a pattern/texture rather than just a color.

    GP's ideas of the towers is good too.
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    thanks all - the towers are a good idea and I'll definitely try to add them. I also did try using patterns instead of color, but the wall was too small for me to work with. One of the limitations of conquerclub is the map size. The map I posted is the max size. I normally create my maps at the actual finished size (as above). But I normally don't work with small objects (ie. walls, castles, villages) in my maps either. This is new to me. Thinking about this, should I have doubled the size of this in order to work on the graphical objects, then scaled down when I was done? Maybe I still can - make a separate photoshop file for the objects, then reduce them and place them in my map file?

    After searching through all the tutorials though, I'm surprised I haven't come across one for retaining walls. Hmmm.

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    Needs crenelations but that might be too small to draw in...the towers will help a bunch. Google up some pics on The Great Wall of China for ideas on how to doodle in some bastions.
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    Here is a reference shot of the great wall:http://www.kinabaloo.com/gw5541s.jpg

    Yours doesn't look too far off.

    The main difference is that it is clearly built on a ridgeline, while yours looks like it is sitting on a table.

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