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    Post Hello all

    I am brand new to CC3 and mapping in general. I would like to learn to use CC3 to make maps and other things for my RPGs. I just bought the program yesterday, so I am VERY new. All advice is appreciated. Hopefully, one day I can get to the point where I can be giving advice to newcomers as well.

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    Hi eleran, and welcome to the Guild!

    I don't use CC3 myself, but all the users of it give the same advice: Follow the tutorials before you do anything else!

    Feel free to post up the results here!

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    Welcome, eleran! We have some amazing CC users here, so be sure to post those questions and attempts--you're sure to get great advice!

    Once again, welcome!
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    Welcome.

    I am a seasoned pro (in my mind at least ), at the whole CC3 thing.

    If you bought the software, and I am assuming you got it via download, you will find in the:

    profantasy>CC3>documentation folder a PDF called CC3 essentials. This is a 40 page PDF that will step you through the process of making both a simple overland map, and a simpe dungeon map.

    If you have any questions, please post here.
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    Thanx for the friendly greetings. I started the tutorial in the essentials pdf last night, but got so frustrated switching back and forth I decided to wait til tonight after I printed it out here at work.
    Last edited by eleran; 01-28-2008 at 02:53 PM. Reason: answered my own question

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    I do have a couple of questions to start.

    I have a hand drawn map I want to digitize using CC3. Can I scan it in and use it for tracing purposes, or I do I just need to recreate it as faithfully as possible freehand?

    After I got frustrated with the tutorial, I decided to play around on my own a little just to put what I had seen so far into practice. I made a landmass bordering a sea area. I tried to run a river from inland down to the coast and link it to the coast, but when I would get to the sea area, my river would jump itself up to the top map edge every single time. What am I missing? When I did this using the tutorial maps it worked just fine, but my own map it didnt work well at all.

    I dont like the width of the default river. Can I change the width it is drawn at?

    Thats it for now. Thanx in advance for any assistance.

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    Map finished tutorial

    I finished the tutorial overland map. It is pretty rough, but it is done. Now I want to start piecing my campaign starter map together. Would it be better to start a new WIP thread somewhere? If so, where is appropriate?

    Take a look at my tutorial map and let the comments fly.
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    It is a nice map, and from what I can see, you have taken then tutorial lessons quite well. Not sure about the rivers though. Were they done witha a solid line or a different fill style? They looked dashed.
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    They were done with the default river selection, per the tutorial. That's why I was asking about changing the width, I wasn't happy with the look of the rivers. Is it possible I do too much clicking while drawing the rivers?

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    Nope, shouldn't be an issue with lots of clicking.

    Possible it looks the way it does dueto scaling issue of the size of the map. Did you apply an effects to the map?
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