Great !! This really looks good and you should be proud of all the hard work you've put into it :)
Ok, I tried something... I tried to make up a copy for the hull of the ships and part of the poonton and bump maps it on the water surface; with a very low opacity and a bit of de-saturation.
The idea was to give it the appearance of the hulls reflecting on the water surface...
Honestly, I am not sure how well it works, I'll need to take a step back...
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Looking at it again, I am thinking about keeping the leftmost ship intact but cutting through the reflection of the rightmost one.
That really looks good. I wish I had thought of it when I did my ship map recently. I think you've nailed it :)
It is not too ham fisted? I am still not sure I like it...
not at all. You have a lot going on with this map (as all maps with a lot of lighting effects do) and you've got it just right :)
You have been looking at it too long - if anyone else produced this map you would say it was amazing. I love it, and agree with Simon that it is just perfect. Lighting effects of a flaming boat on water are extremely difficult to do, but I think you achieved it here.
Originally Posted by Simon33600
Definitely one of the best images of this type I've seen...
Thank you everybody...
I added some objects in the upper left caves, so that it does not look so empty.
I also blurred a bit the rightmost ship's reflection, I think it helps...
Looking Great, those little touches add a lot!
PS I can't wait for those burning barrels of whale oil on the dock to explode!:twisted: