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    wow, that is a lot of work, but indeed the result is looking very promising! (hehe secretly i was hoping you found the anwser to the 1-million-dollar-question: "how to make a good looking citymap without drawing all the houses individually"? cheers
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    yep, if you want the real city look - you gotta work for it... working on converting my own medium sized city at the moment from pen-n-paper to Illustrator.. .*sigh* so you gotta respect Caliginis hard work
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    Quote Originally Posted by tilt View Post
    it looks really good. Would love a wooden texture on the roofs though, but that's just me ... nice job, and patient with all those houses
    Actually I wanted one too when I made my roofstyle. But I actually had not a single wooden texture, and it didn't seem important enough to make one at this early stage. Once all the houses are placed and I have some streets I promise that I'll try wooden roofs.

    For now I have to keep you patient with some more stone houses. Fortunatly I'm reaching the areas with some of the more interesting buildings:
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    Great work!

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    Wow, that must be horribly painstaking. Still, from where I'm sitting, it definitely looks worth it! Can't wait for the finished product.

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    Hi there,

    good to see that you all like it so far. Seems like I'm on the right path.

    And now, finally, I'm done with the houses. Except a few special ones they're all placed
    The mansions with a wall around were a pain in the A to make because the walls had to be cut exactly 5px under the house in order to get the shadows right.

    I've also included a first draft of Piergeiron's Palace (picture three). I think it looks quite good so far but I had no luck in finding a good white colour for it until now as it is built of white marble. I think I'll have to try a different texture to get it right.

    The next thing to do will be the landscape and the streets so it should look like map soon.

    Till then



    PS: thanks for the rep!
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    Concerning the marble: Would the marble even be visible? Wouldn't you just see the roof anyways?
    Concerning the map: SO many houses, you are insane but in a good kind of way...
    Concerning the signature: Sounds like a bit of Terry Pratchett's wisdom..

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    Who needs sleep?

    Been working all night playing around with the city's wall and finally found something decent. I also got the basic shape of land/water done and have made a nice cobblestone texture which I wanna use for some of the streets.

    Well gotta go now, have to work.


    PS: Hooray, certified insane!
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    Oh yes, you are *quite* mad. This is going to look awesome. So many buildings...

    Have some rep.
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    Fantastisch!

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