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    I'm toying around with the idea of using a monster as a terrain source. Here's the start of a modular tentacle monster.

    The warp tool is so much freaking awesome.

    I'm thinking about doing more modular monsters if this works out.

    Modular Mega-Monster Tiles (Mega Monsters as Terrain)-tentacle-test.jpg

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    A tentacle monster emerging from Diomede Lake.
    Modular Mega-Monster Tiles (Mega Monsters as Terrain)-tentacle-test-diomede-lake.jpg

    Now tell me this implementation isn't freaking sweet.

    Step 0: Make Monster Parts. (50% completed)
    Step 1: Pose Moster with modular parts. (Easy)
    Step 2: Apply a Grid. (Very difficult to do in a modular way and have line up properly, probably better to apply the grid /after/ it's been posed.)
    Step 3: Battle! (Fun!)

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    Neat idea! I have seen a few "inside the belly of the beast" battle maps, but that's about as far as I've seen it go. I am eager to see what you come up with: Perhaps on the back of a giant eagle? Wasn't there a level like that in the old Golden Axe game?

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    Here's the partially completed contact sheet for the body parts. Still need to draw the abdomen (side, bottom, front) and head (top, bottom, side, front), along with gore (possible)

    Modular Mega-Monster Tiles (Mega Monsters as Terrain)-tentacle-contact-sheet-wip.jpg

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    That is a really neat idea! Rep coming your way

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    I'm not happy with how the head turned out. I envisioned some sort of cuttle-fish / squid / octopus hybrid, and the head just looks wrong when I provide a place to attach the tentacles. :/ Either disproportionately huge or too small.

    I'm happy with the abdomen at this point, shape and color wise. I need to mock up the underbelly, and then sketch out a cut-away (belly-of-the-beast) view. Is this thing the size of the sky-scraper? If so, what denizens lurk in the nooks and crannies? I should create barnacles, at the very least. Maybe house-sized barnacles!

    Here's the abdomen from the side.
    Modular Mega-Monster Tiles (Mega Monsters as Terrain)-abdomen-side.jpg

    Here's the stupid looking head from the top. This is where my drawing skills fail me, I wound up reusing bits and pieces instead of drawing new. The tactic doesn't look bad on the tentacles, but it looks terrible on the head. I wish I knew someone who knew cuttlefish/squid/octopus anatomy better! I also don't know about the eyes. I could draw "angry-eyebrows" on him, maybe. He looks sort of goofy.
    Modular Mega-Monster Tiles (Mega Monsters as Terrain)-head-top.jpg

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    Looks like... the DOOM SNAIL!
    Modular Mega-Monster Tiles (Mega Monsters as Terrain)-doom-snail.jpg

    I made his body a little sleeker and added mouth tentacles. The theory being that a user would add tentacles "underneath" the mouth .

    Also reworked the eyes, but they still seem a little retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by professorthunder View Post
    A tentacle monster emerging from Diomede Lake.
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    Now tell me this implementation isn't freaking sweet.

    Step 0: Make Monster Parts. (50% completed)
    Step 1: Pose Moster with modular parts. (Easy)
    Step 2: Apply a Grid. (Very difficult to do in a modular way and have line up properly, probably better to apply the grid /after/ it's been posed.)
    Step 3: Battle! (Fun!)
    That whole map is pretty awesome actually! Giant tentacles are capping off an already delicious cake imo. Is the a "Naked" base map there by chance for my own tentacle based insertions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aegeri View Post
    Is the a "Naked" base map there by chance for my own tentacle based insertions?
    That just sounds dirty.

    I never released the version with the cracked ice, but you can find the "finished" versions of Lake Diomede in Day, Night, and No Camp here:
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    Last edited by professorthunder; 01-12-2011 at 06:47 PM.

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    Here's a more complete side view with head, abdomen, and "starter" mouth tentacles. Stick the other tentacles "underneath" the starters.
    I need to add barnacles to this view of all the parts. Then add in a cross section for the belly of the beast.

    Modular Mega-Monster Tiles (Mega Monsters as Terrain)-body-head-side.jpg

    I still need to fix some segmentation issues, and I'll never be happy with the eyes. He just looks too cute/goody.

    Now I should make up an environment battle-mat to go along with him, maybe a side view of Diomede lake...

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