December/January Challenge: isometric campsite
First map. I probably should have sketched something out, but I'm just sorta' winging it.
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That looks great so far, love iso
I added some trees, to see if I could get the right feel for isometric trees. Is it clear that the trees continue up, but are cut off for the sake of clarity?
Hehe, nice, at first I thought those were the Lemon brigade but then I realized those weren't Lemon slices over the doors
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I've got a similar tree issue with my map. I think you might achieve a better effect by putting a transparency gradient over the stumps, so that the trees fade out rather than end in what looks like a stump.
I'd leave the stumps without the dashed lines, they look fitting as stumps since you need firewood for the fire. As for other trees, I'd use full trees as a curtain behind the tents to isolate the campsite and create the dark and ominous mood setting. In the foreground use some bushes and rocks. Looks great so far, though.
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looking cool ... and don't worry about winging it... I believe most of us do
awesome, what program did you use?
December/January Challenge:isometric campsite update
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Added a stream and a few trees. I'm still trying to get some trees into the foreground without cluttering up the map too much.
@Ascension: I went with the suggestion of making the trees stumps.
@DEDDESO: Freehand in Photoshop. The grid is a quick render from 3DSMax to get the height distortion for the stream.
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