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    Default August/September 2014 Lite Challenge: Wilburia

    Ah yes, more random blobs. I'm sure that I'll get the mountains right, but will lose out to those who apply time and talent to their operation.

    Starting with the basic blobs in Photoshop, invert them to get a white for land and black for sea:
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    Now scribble some areas for mountains:
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    In Wilbur, apply the usual multi-scale processing for a coastal mask with mountains and V2 shader:
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    Do a 3D preview, find a nice view, and take a screenshot:
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    Crop to just the active elements in Photoshop:
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    And perspective distort and resize in Photoshop to get the original aspect back:
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    Now that there's a starting point, it's time to add on other parts to make it more mappy. I'm always a little conflicted between the semi-perspective mountains version that looks a little muddy due limited resolution and the straight version that's a lot cleaner, but lacks the pop of the semi-perspective elements. Maybe I need to tweak Wilbur to output higher-resolution images than just a screenshot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waldronate View Post
    ......Maybe I need to tweak Wilbur to output higher-resolution images than just a screenshot.
    Yes! . ... And some other things ^^ ...

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    O_o
    Hark, that was quick.
    That looks awesome.
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    I've been looking at the original and think that a straight overhead view might be better. Certainly there are better shaders than that one. I'm thinking that a straight monochrome version might be better here. The original image was prettier (6k by 6k), but I think this gets the idea across. It's a combination of a lighted at 45 degrees elevation layer, a lighted at 90 degrees elevation layer, and an ambient occlusion layer with an outlined river layer on top.
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    Last edited by waldronate; 08-25-2014 at 04:06 AM.

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    And apparently I did indeed forget to put the challenge information in the thread title. Reading instructions has never been my best skill, that's for sure!

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    This is why I don't label things. Lots of effort...
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    Fixed your title for ya. Also, you've got two Brown Rivers.

    One day, oh one day, I will learn Wilbur... this looks pretty fantastic.
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    Thank you. I also have a whole lot of "City" on the map. I needed all of the muddy, warm end of the spectrum to empty into the Muddy Sea. I'll send out the pollution control squad to that other Brown River right away!

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    Wow..those things you do with wilbur are truly impressing, lovely mountains!

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    I think this will be about as far as I'm likely to get. I've got way too many things piling up and I need to get back to them. Painting the bedroom certainly isn't going to do itself. Or installing the flooring, or fixing the plumbing, or installing the tile, or reinstalling the vanity. And that's just this weekend!

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    I also have the full-res version hanging around out there if anyone wants to take a look: http://www.ridgenet.net/~jslayton/wilburiax.jpg (6000x6000, 7.5MB JPEG).

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