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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Thank you. What's the "Blue Pip of Shame"

    The BLUE PIP 'o' SHAME is what I call the blue REP pip (you have a single green pip right now, I have 2 green pips, etc...) that all newbie's start with that represent 0 REP. I don't like the blue pip, and will rep all new posters so they have a green pip and feel all warm and special.
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    And a reminder that you can upload a ZIP, so if you wished to share an XCF file, just zip it up and attach!

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    Just playing around with this one. Took about 4 hours total. Theres a tut that I saw a while back for mass production of planet maps. I'll play with that one over the weekend. This one used the Mountain Tut from .... hhmm can't remember his name, but he's here at the CG Forums I know that. The only change that I did to his Tut was to reduce pixelation, I grew the selected area and then used Gaussian Blur at 2 pixels.

    Still have a very very long way to go though to produce the look and feel of some of the maps I have seen here.
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    Ok that was WAY easier than I thought it would be.

    1. Open GIMP.
    2. On the Tools Bar next to File you see the Xtns Menu. Open it.
    3. Scroll down to Patterns.
    4. When Patterns opens, select "Render Map".
    5. For your first map, use the defaults. Select OK.
    6. GIMP will open a new dock and you'll have a Randomly generated Planetary Map. Not a great one, but still it took you like 30 Seconds.
    7. If you want to add it to a Sphere, go to Filters.
    8. Select Map/Map Object.
    9. Use the Defaults for a quickie.
    10. Bingo, your done. (May want to add a black or start field background to spruce it up a bit.)
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    Like this. With a few clouds.
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    Lookin pretty good, but drop the beaches...you'd never see 'em from space. Nice job.
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    Hi David welcome to the guild!

    Good luck with your new career pursuit in game development. Here's some other forums that might help you, not particularly exclusivley fantasy, but you can post that stuff there:

    ImagineFX.com
    conceptart.org
    cgtalk.com

    good to have you with us!
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