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    Wip WIP: A new style for my maps

    I am working on a new style for my maps. I want to create some more 'fantasy' like maps in the future, and this is my first attempt:

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    There is no particular idea behind it, just an attempt to build some imaginative little world to test my style.
    All critique is welcome.
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    I love this style. I think it's pretty sweet. How long did it take to throw something like that together with your techniques? What program did you use?

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    Pretty neat stuff. What sort of 3D program are you using?

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    interesting angle. nice looking map

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    Thanks for the comments.

    The 3d-rendering is done in 3delight. Its Renderman compliant shading language gives a lot of flexibility for writing custom shaders. But I wrote several helper programs myself in C++ and Python.
    I have developed this style over the course of several months. The reason why it took so long is that I usually try to develop a whole workflow, which later allows me to make similar maps very quickly.

    Do you have any suggestions for improvements?
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    Finished Maps:
    Lands Of Darnyan

    My Map Store for Digital Maps:
    Arid Ocean Maps

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    I made some small changes to the map and added shadows and labels. Also gave it a name.

    Would appreciate any comments, especially hints for improvements!

    WIP: A new style for my maps-darnyan-3000.jpg
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    Finished Maps:
    Lands Of Darnyan

    My Map Store for Digital Maps:
    Arid Ocean Maps

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    And here is a plan oblique view of the map.

    WIP: A new style for my maps-darnyan-oblique-3000.jpg
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    Finished Maps:
    Lands Of Darnyan

    My Map Store for Digital Maps:
    Arid Ocean Maps

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