# *** June/July 2012 Lite Challenge: Fun with Isometrics ***

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• 06-29-2012, 02:14 AM
Chashio
Hmm. We need some more participants... Here are some ideas to play with if you've run into a creative block (I keep thinking of other ways to tackle the challenge)...

Map a beach of sand castles.
Map a coral reef.
Map the floor and ceiling of a cave, complete with stalactites and stalagmites. (Is that even possible in isometric? Ah well, you could do them separately at least, or just the ceiling.)
Create a map (er, chart?) of a marina.
Create a map in the style of sidewalk art (the kind that seems to jump off the pavement when viewed from a specific angle).

Come on people... play! =D
• 07-06-2012, 09:55 AM
Ghostman
Here's a little guide I made for using standard transformations (scale & skew) to project flat 2D elements into the three axial planes of an isometric grid. It's designed for Inkscape but the process should work on most any graphics editing software that supports scaling and skewing. It assumes a 30-degree alignment of the "horizontal" axes.

This method can be particularly useful if you need to take a normal top-down map such as a floorplan or a street grid and lay it down on an isometric projection.

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• 07-06-2012, 11:50 AM
Larb
This post by Torstan also shows you how take a top down square grid plan in photoshop and the like and turn it into an isometric plan. It is very useful!
• 07-08-2012, 02:10 PM
LindaJeanne
When does this one close? Is this the last weekend-day?
• 07-08-2012, 05:28 PM
Chashio
Quote:

Originally Posted by LindaJeanne
When does this one close? Is this the last weekend-day?

Looks like the 15th, at 11pm-ish.
• 07-09-2012, 07:59 PM
Gidde
The entries are all looking so good! Just wanted to confirm that yes, the challenge will close on the 15th, sometime after 11pm EDT. There's still time!
• 07-14-2012, 05:33 PM
Gidde
24-Hour (ish) warning! The challenge will close tomorrow night after 11pm EDT. So get those entries polished up!
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