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    The poles fit in quite well:
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    That's why Rob's one of our best Good stuff to the both of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agroschim View Post
    The poles fit in quite well:
    I hoped so. I loaded your map and created it on new layers above that. I was trying for your scale and colour palette.

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    Actually if you're willing to put in the work for a bit more realism, the telegraph poles and wires themselves could use a treatment on the shadows. If you look at actual lines, they sag towards the middle, and that would come across in the shadow shape, even if looking striaght down - plus there would be a bit of angle to the pole shadows themselves too. Might be more work than you're willing to do, but Ascension had an interesting approach that he described for castle towers that could apply here.

    Draw out the shape from the side view, then skew and distort that shape till you get the shadow angle right, and gauss blur that, then adjust opacity as needed.

    As it is now, the poles have the same shadow as the rest, which makes everything look like ti's a similar height).

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    It seems to me that the wires would be on the same side of the rails as the building, since the telegraph machine would need access to the wires. If the building does not have a telegraph office then I guess that it would not be the case though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wormspeaker View Post
    It seems to me that the wires would be on the same side of the rails as the building, since the telegraph machine would need access to the wires. If the building does not have a telegraph office then I guess that it would not be the case though.
    Excellent point. (sometimes the obvious avoids us!)

    And with the wires, telegraph lines were always bare copper (sometimes shellacked) so they should either be copper coloured or have a green/grey patina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormspeaker View Post
    It seems to me that the wires would be on the same side of the rails as the building, since the telegraph machine would need access to the wires. If the building does not have a telegraph office then I guess that it would not be the case though.
    It's just a warehouse. No office or something like that.

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