The Vintyri (TM) Project has released the free and open Symbol Set 3 of the Vintyri Cartographic Collection. This set includes 148 new objects in the roof styles brown and light beaver tail clay tile, slate tile and wood shingle. The structures fall into the categories of artisans' and commercial structures. They are available in two different sets that are scaled for Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 and Dundjinni (TM), but they are PNGs and JPGs that also can be adapted for other programs.

In addition, we've finally cleaned up our chaotic web site. It now should take you quickly to the material you're seeking. For all of the symbol sets, there now also is an option to see the complete catalogs in advance in your web browser so that you can decide whether a particular catalog is useful before you download.

Some users have had issues with the resolution, scale and size of the Vintyri objects. Others are uncertain how to use these objects in other programs. The web site has a page on issues that will tell you how to resolve these problems quickly and easily if they apply in your case.

Symbol Set 3 includes 148 building objects of bakeries, butcher shops, chandlers' workshops, a copper mill, foundries, a kiln, lumber sheds, grain mills, river cranes, sawmills, smithies, smokehouses, tanneries, wainwright workshops, windmills and woodsheds.

Accompanying the symbol set and available for download is a free and open 76-page, bookmarked PDF that gives you good tips on how to apply these objects in your maps and RPG, historical data on the real-world prototypes that served as models for the new buildings and photos of many of these prototypes.

Those of you who make your own objects and textures also may find some interesting new ideas in these photos.

We're now in the advanced stages of work with the free and open Symbol Set 4, which includes a large number of agricultural and culinary structures. It should be available for download within a few weeks.

To download the complete Symbol Set 3 and the PDF, go to: