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    Here is the latest project I'm working on. It features three ruined towers looking over a deep chasm. This is a low resolution version due to size limitations, but it will give you a view what is to come.
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    Wowza! How do you get such convincing impressions of height on your terrain? That's something I always struggle with. Is there a 3D program involved here?

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    Wow that is amazing looking terrain.
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    Amazing indeed ^^
    Can't even start to think where to begin to match same style ...

    Guys, he is PASIS. No mere guild adept here

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    Yeah. Wow. You're going to have to share your secrets someday...that's some *amazing* looking terrain. The tower looks awesome too. Have some rep.
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    [edit: Spoke too soon. Have to spread it around first...I've been remiss in my repping duties!]

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    The terrain looks great. The tower ruins and bridge all appear to be from the Dundjinni (TM) forums.
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    Indeed the towers and the bridge are not my creations. I have just done simple modifications to fit them into this map. The credit goes to the artists in Dundjinni. I tried to create the towers myself, but the results were so poor and you would have got good laughs (I sure did...right after I had stopped crying).

    The terrain elevation is a created using a gray scale 2D heightmap and then applying several layers of various textures on top of it. I use Geocontrol to create the heightmaps and save them as normal bitmaps (as I'm no pro on geocontrol I tend to create several heighmaps and use only the best parts of them). I also tried to create the heightmap for the chasm, but failed constantly, so I created it manually by drawing using standard black brush with low opacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RecklessEnthusiasm View Post
    Wowza! How do you get such convincing impressions of height on your terrain? That's something I always struggle with. Is there a 3D program involved here?
    I use geocontrol for the heightmap and you can actually export a real 3D data out from it to be used with and 3D program. But I don't have any 3D program and those are really expensive, so I just work on the 2D gray scale image in Photoshop. If you are interested in using Geocontrol, please seach for a tutorial created by our fellow cartographer Jykke. It is a tutorial that got me started with Geocontrol.

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    WOW ! this is an epic art piece! I think the two completely ruined towers started out as mine at some point ( I hope :p ). your depth of field is amazing, you pulled off the gorge like I have never seen and your "very semi ISO" trick on the waterfall works fantastic!

    I'm linking this through to Dundjinni (if I may?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aegean View Post
    WOW ! this is an epic art piece! I think the two completely ruined towers started out as mine at some point ( I hope :p ). your depth of field is amazing, you pulled off the gorge like I have never seen and your "very semi ISO" trick on the waterfall works fantastic!

    I'm linking this through to Dundjinni (if I may?)

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    Sure you can. It is just great when more fellow mappers get new ideas and inspiration!

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