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    Wip Ehlon River and Wake Island WIPs

    The first being a fictional place, the second being an actual island (or rather, atoll) in the pacific. Fans of the "Battlefield" series will remember it.

    I'm also uploading a map and satellite photo of Wake for you to compare. I'll deviate from reality, of course, as most tress have been cut down and there's a big frickin airfield right in the middle of it, but I'll keep the shape and feel.

    I'm mostly working on the second right now, as the first got me a little bored, I'm not sure I'm going to finish it.

    I've had the chance to experiment a lot on wake; for instance, there are 4 superposed main colour layers, as you might be able to see: the grass, the lagoon, the reef, and the sea itself.

    Problems noted: Weird white blob in the sea, the lagoon not being green enough and having an odd look in general.

    Enjoy!
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    New WiP for Wake Island. I think I'm pretty much done on the terrain... I might change a thing or two here and there (I might do some more underwater features, for instance). Any thoughts?
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    Post Nice waves!

    Very nice! I especially like the waves.

    I'm always trying to emulate surf in my coastal maps, I have to study this closely and incorporate an artificial version.

    I'm very impressed with your Wake Island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerprinter View Post
    Very nice! I especially like the waves.

    I'm always trying to emulate surf in my coastal maps, I have to study this closely and incorporate an artificial version.

    I'm very impressed with your Wake Island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Seconded. I'm really impressed too!
    What they said!

    The thumbnail is pretty much indistinguishable from a satellite shot in my opinion.

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    Thanks! The wave effect is rather simple to do, really. The trick is to use a mix of black-and-white plasma and standard clouds on overlay. The most important part (and what gives the actual wave affect) is really the plasma. I can't remember the detail I set it to, but that just comes through eperimentation. The only annoying thing is that you have to desaturate the plasma 100% to have the black and white. Bah, it's just a couple of clicks more.

    EDIT: ok, for some reason, I can't remember HOW I did those waves. It's not exactly plasma though. Dammit, I should have noted that down. Oh well, I'll work on reverse-engineering it.

    EDIT2: Ah, now I know. It's low-detail plasma displacement-mapped unto itself, then the result is bump-mapped on itself. At least, that's how i was able to roughly duplicate it. Might have done it in another way earlier. Ah well.

    EDIT3: New WiP. Something was bugging me with the forest: I realized I hadn't bump-mapped the plasma overlay layers.
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    Um… Thanks for the linguistics lesson, but was it really necessary to resurrect a 2 1/2 year old thread to share it?
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