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    Using a map that I found from Dyson's Dodecahedron, I wanted to see what I could do with Google Setchup to make a 2-D Map into a 3-D Model.

    So first I started with his original 2D map.

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    And I saw that he had a number of stairs set into the halls so I calculated that each set of stair was only 5' tall. That meant that (if the ceilings were 10' or so) that I would need to pull the whole map up to 20 feet and then 'push' down each chamber and hall to give it the dimension of depth.

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    Once I cut in the stairs and added in recessed doors it really started to take shape.

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    I added some textures to give the depth some contrast (because it's sometimes hard to tell with all the white walls) and decided that for this incarnation the walls were made out of cut stone and the floor was tiled with paving stones.

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    I left much of the original image on the surface so you could see Dyson's cross-hatching and get a sense of how the 2-D map became the 3-D model.

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    -GP

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    oh yeah - you can also do walk-thru videos with Sketchup.


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    Downloaded free sketch up-----2 days later......need sleep.....ok i'm man and who reads instructions??? oh ya i was looking for them.....but damn the library....damn the it all......figure i would import and take apart like a motor. wife said hey look for tutorials...did you check sketch up site for tips. ugh me building town.....ugh me walking in this town......ugh wife.

    awesome awesome......yup the future is here......and my drafting stuff will get dusty. yet to look at the tutorial.......but ugh me download

    hey got any basic towns or castle walls ...tutors

    ugh me sleep now

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    Loving the 3d dungeons never got the hang of Sketchup - may have to though

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    *THUNK* (jaw hit table)

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    Yup, I GOTTA learn Sketch-Up!!!!!!!

    Very nicely done Repping!
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    That's just coolness
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    Dude, that was sick!

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    Green Pilgrim - this has got to be the future of dungeon maps. Would you consider doing a short tutorial on how you did that? I am dimly aware that google sketchup is free and easy to use, but haven't used it. I'd really appreciate a simple guide to how you did that for dummies like me to follow. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacktannery View Post
    Green Pilgrim - this has got to be the future of dungeon maps. Would you consider doing a short tutorial on how you did that? I am dimly aware that google sketchup is free and easy to use, but haven't used it. I'd really appreciate a simple guide to how you did that for dummies like me to follow. Well done.
    Your wish is granted. I've posted the tutorial here.

    Enjoy.

    -GP

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