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    Wip Crater lake

    This started as a Photoshop experiment to create clear water to see through. I think I got it quite ok and the water looks cold and clear. We'll see if I can turn this to a larger regional map.
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    Looks really nice and conveys the sense of depth perfectly. The waves confuse the sense of scale for me a bit, but that may be more a factor of the difference in waves under difference in conditions rather than any misrepresentation.

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    Wow! How do you keep pumping out awesomeness like this? That looks great.
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    The water's render and its transparency are just stunning!

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    Thanks guys. The transparency was quite easy to do with Photoshop and no additional rendering sotware is needed. You just paint using blue and black brushes with low opacity (10% or so). The more you paint the less you see through. Then just apply the water texture and waves and you are done.

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    Finally I was able to pull of the mountains around the lake. I have not progressed too far though and still trying to get the colors right, but here is a sample of where I am now.

    EDIT: added the low res image of the whole area I have been working on to get an idea of the surroundings
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    What a render! i've rarely see a map so close to photorealism, brillant result congrats!

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    pasis Looks great when put in surrounding terrain.
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    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

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    Looking great. The water is terrific. I'm wondering why there are so many parallel lines that look like scratches running from top right to bottom left at a 45 degree angle. At first I thought they might represent glacial effects, but there are some on the surface of the water also.

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