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    Hi folks!

    Looking for some free (!) house images top-down view. I am looking to recreate maps akin to the WotC town-maps, as seen here:

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/Dragon_378/24.jpg


    If you know of such pictures or want to share them, please bump me!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadLetter View Post
    Hi folks!

    Looking for some free (!) house images top-down view. I am looking to recreate maps akin to the WotC town-maps, as seen here:

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/Dragon_378/24.jpg


    If you know of such pictures or want to share them, please bump me!

    Thanks in advance!
    I can't help you directly. Our top downs are based upon historically accurate roofs and bear no resemnlance to the roofs in the graphic you posted. However, there might be a good answer, depending upon your mapping tools. Your bio doesn't tell us what software you use. If you use CC2, CC2 Pro or CC3, the ProFantasy website has a free download of similar vector symbols created 10 years ago or so by a CC2 user. However, these symbols work only in CC2, CC2 Pro and CC3.
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    You can pretty much replicate those is most graphic programs. They appear to be basic geometric shapes with bevels, strokes (outlines), and drop-shadows.
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    What you need is this thread...

    Need some programming help

    The pages of houses in 5 styles, height map and mask should give you what you need.

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    Did you already download the CSUAC? It's an enormous, free collection of symbols:
    http://www.gmsapprentice.com/

    It contains hundreds of topdown structures.
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandwarf View Post
    Did you already download the CSUAC? It's an enormous, free collection of symbols:
    http://www.gmsapprentice.com/

    It contains hundreds of topdown structures.
    As a matter of interest, just how enormous is the CSUAC? How many Mb?
    I've been planning to download it, but I haven't got around to it and I'm not sure which machine to use and where to store it - depends on its size.
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    I am not at home right now, but the CSUAC isn't hundreds of MB's. It's more like dozens. The symbols are rather small themselves.
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    I just looked at it, the Dundjinni downloads amount to around 600MB (zipped), the CC3 and Fractal Mapper totals will probably be slightly higher.
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    Oops... hundreds of MB's then.
    I thought they were a lot smaller (but I must confess I only downloaded parts of the CC3 symbol catalogues).
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    Well that was all of the different parts (bldgs, patterns, etc.), if he just wants the buildings it will be a lot less.
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