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    Post [CC3] Cartographers Guild Compass Rose Symbol - Crystal Rose

    Hi all...just thought I'd share with you my early experiments with making CC3 symbols. I attempted to make a Compass Rose out of the site logo compass rose. I'm anxious to hear what you all think and what I can do to improve it if necessary.

    Just extract the zip into your CC3/Symbols/User folder and you should be able to open symbol catalog from within the program and find it.

    Updated...NEW VARI COLOR OPTIONS!!!

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    SWEEEET!!! Very nice. I bet you can even use the glow effect on it if you explode it and put the 'jewels' on their own sheet. Thanks!

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    You'll have to manually edit the png itself...I dont' have it in parts. I may go back and do a varicolor variant though.
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    That would be cool! It would allow it to coordinate with different color schemes better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller
    SWEEEET!!! Very nice. I bet you can even use the glow effect on it if you explode it and put the 'jewels' on their own sheet. Thanks!
    That might prove a bit difficult, seeing how it is an imported PNG symbol. But hey, if there is a way to apply the new sheet effects to PNG symbols I'd love to hear it. Yes, I saw the drop shadow, but how would glow work? Also, the angle of the shading on the PNG indicates illumination from bearing of 225 degrees, while the drop shadow suggests a light source at 135 degrees. For consistancy, symbols should avoid directional shading allowing it to be provided by the map. (Perhaps with a new sheet effect?) If that's not feasible, how about an unshaded base cartouche with a collection of transparent shading overlay symbols illuminated from the most common bearings (N, E, W, S, NW, NE, SE and SW)? PS.: I like the varicolor idea, but apply it the the base cartouche only; if the cartouche profile remains the same, the shading overlay symbols could be applied to all of them.

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    How about if you make the jewels a separate symbol with a control point that centers it on the compass. You could then drop the jewels on a separate sheet and apply the glow effect....

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    Hmm...I just noticed my render has a directional light on it...I'll re-render a top down lighted version and see what that buys me...Thanks for pointing that out. I'll also do a separate render of the individual parts for use in varicolor and multi-symbolling...If its requested and will be used, then I'm up for it...
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    I'm currently toying around with another render. Mainly to increase the thickness of the gold bits so they show better, and to tweak the lighting of the whole thing in general.

    I'm also going to split it up into multiple parts for those who would like it. I'm not sure how well it will work, but I imagine with proper snaps control and layering (put the crystals underneath so the wires block the glow) it would look great.

    I'll also pull off the circular (red) base and render a mask of the other parts and invert it to create a varicolor mask...I think I know what I'm doing. But allowing the color of the base to be the vari-color selection I think would be best. Give me some time and I'll post an update.
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    Good news...I've got all the artwork and masks for vari-color Crystal ROse symbols. Here's what symbols will be available:

    • Crystal Rose
      Crystal Rose Vari-Color (Base and Crystals)
      Crystal Rose Base Only
      Crystal Rose Base Only Vari-Color
      Crystal Rose Crystals Only
      Crystal Rose Crystals Only Vari-Color
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    That's great! I can't wait to try them out. Thanks for all the work, and hey you are all ready for the next symbol challenge now.

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