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    Here's another frankenstein from my secret lab. I started this last weekend then got sidetracked by other ideas (too many ideas to experiment with) and got back on it tonight. It's all created by me except the fields which are a pattern as are the river ripples and I started off way back in the beginning with the bison grass pattern. I'd like to put in some proper roads, streets, bridges, and highways (tiny as they may be) and some boats on the river and finally work out how to do some clouds.
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    Interesting idea, will be watching to see what you do with this... here's the tutorial I used on my Magus Aerie for the clouds (or at least I think it's the one), if nothing else I'm sure it will give you some ideas.
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    THe terrain looks great but what on earth are the stuff on the river banks?

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    Agreed. The terrain looks exactly like a plane's-eye-view of the world. The city itself needs work, I think. The denser areas have a grid-like pattern that doesn't seem realistic to me (even modern cities built on a grid-street-system, I think, don't really look like this, and at this level, in a modern city, I think you'd be able to make out individual city blocks and their sky-scraper buildings).

    ...Actually, I guess that depends on the scale. Had a looksie at Google maps. A big city looks quite a bit different between, say, 1 mile per screen inch-and-a-quarter and 2000 feet per screen 7/8 inch (on a roughly 14-inch monitor on 1280x800 at 96 dpi, for total disclosure).
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    Like all have said the city does not seem very realistic, but surely this is a good idea.
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    I love the blue shifted colours giving a sense of altitude. That terrain is phenomenal. The city needs work, but I'm sure you'll get there.
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    There are no roads? Shouldn't there be roads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi View Post
    There are no roads? Shouldn't there be roads?
    He hasn't added them yet.
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    I think you could do with a more extensive farmland texture. The one you're using is very persuasive, but its dimensions are too small at this scale, resulting in some very obvious tiling repetition.
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    I'm probably going to scrap that city in favor of something slightly larger in scale...currently 1 pixel represents a building (no matter the size). I'm going to go in the normal direction and start with roads and then decide later on building scale.
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