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    Added a scale bar based on a style I've seen in a few actual portolans. I've added compass roses on two of the rosettes though I think they need work as they are a bit overpowering, though that may change as I add more detail (Not that portolans tend to be all that detailed.) And I've started adding indications of banks and shoals.

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    August/September Entry: Portolan Chart-aug-sept-outline.png

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    Modified the rhumb line program and regenerated them and created a new, lower profile rose. The new program can insert the roses at the correct points supports more easily configurable line styles.

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    August/September Entry: Portolan Chart-portolan.png

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    Still trying to get the shoals looking right, the dots are quite a bit bigger now

    I've added my standard parchment filter to the background and started experimenting with a filter for some stains.

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    August/September Entry: Portolan Chart-portolan.png

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    Improved the stained look and made start on adding the names of coastal towns. Right now the names are just placeholders.

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    August/September Entry: Portolan Chart-portolan.png

    Sorry, I'm not sure why this post got shifted up here
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    Should you succeed in naming all of the stuff that will soon be coming then my hat will surely be tipped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Should you succeed in naming all of the stuff that will soon be coming then my hat will surely be tipped.
    Well I'm planning to automate that bit. I just need to position them all and then break out the Ruby once again. I am thinking of trying to add some regional variation in the name generation. And maybe perturb the text size a bit to give it more of a hand written look.

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    Let there be Names

    For now I'm calling this language 'Elven' and I have a 'Dwarven' language generator made up too. 'Sana', 'Sono', and 'Gada', mean something like 'Town', 'City', or 'Port'. Or maybe 'Saint', 'Magic', 'Tree', or 'Cheese', who knows with Elves. I may also try splitting it into two regional dialects.

    I've also smoothed out some 'unexplored' bits at the edges. That may be where I'll put the 'Dwarves', assuming it's an 'Elven' map.

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    August/September Entry: Portolan Chart-aug-sept-outline.png

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    There are now two languages, one of which has a regional dialect.

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    August/September Entry: Portolan Chart-aug-sept-outline.png

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    Tweaked the stains a bit, and created yet another filter for the link layers. This includes a slightly blurred copy, a perlin noise based mask, and a displacement map.

    I also gave the filled in bits of the roses a 'by hand' treatment.

    I may continue working on it in the remaining time, but I've achieved what I set out for and I'd be happy with this as my final version. I'll also try to put the Ruby scripts, at least the line generator, into a more usable form and post it in the resources forum.

    The final rendering with all the filters turned on took 3m 47s.

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    August/September Entry: Portolan Chart-portolan.jpeg

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    very nice start.. looking forward to seing more
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