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    Hi ,

    I was told to ask questions here about creating nature graphics.
    I am using Gimp and want to make water. I need it for a comouter game and I will be looking down on it from above. Currently I tried to use gimp

    start with blank picture, bigger than the tile you would like

    Filter > Render > Lava; choose gradient Blue-green
    rotate the picture, so that water appears to be horizontal
    crop the picture, so that you get a rectangle
    Filter > Map > Make seamless
    test it with Filter > Map > Tile... to a size at least 3-4x greater than your tile on each side

    save the small picture, this is your tille.

    Doesnt look good for a computer game!

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    Why don't you search the internet for free water textures? This site looks good.

    Could you post examples of your textures so we can see what you did?

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    here is what i have and i want to know how to make textures of water in gimp

    i want to make water like the below link
    http://www.codecapers.com/2009/05/re...ight-part.html
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    I still cant find out how to make water like the link above shows in gimp.

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    I think you should consider making the tile size of your texture larger so that there is more variation in one tile. That way it will look nicer and less repetitive. Mind that every single computer game has problems with texture tile repetition patterns so you really shouldn't worry too much about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickaboo View Post
    I think you should consider making the tile size of your texture larger so that there is more variation in one tile. That way it will look nicer and less repetitive. Mind that every single computer game has problems with texture tile repetition patterns so you really shouldn't worry too much about it

    My question is how do i make water as I didnt make the images I have submitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagguy View Post
    My question is how do i make water as I didnt make the images I have submitted.
    Sorry, I misread that. I do think this kind of texture would be fine with a little tuning, it's made with a seed 0 and roughness 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickaboo View Post
    Sorry, I misread that. I do think this kind of texture would be fine with a little tuning, it's made with a seed 0 and roughness 3.
    Hi,


    ok did you see the link to the water image I am talking about as to what i want?
    I want a river or rushing water in 1 direction

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    That's kinda hard to do with a randomness-based effect. Why not create a simple wave-effect not unlike that in your picture and use it then?

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    Frogger!!! Great game I spent countless hours playing in the arcades of my youth!

    Not a gimp user so can't help you on the texture construction, but thanks for the blast from the past!

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