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    Well actually I think it looks pretty awful - I much prefer the walls in my map of the gatehouse (see post 8. This technique has worked well in my dungeon maps (for Nightwyrm Fortress) but does not work well for these half-outdoor maps in my opinion. As for it being a lot of work - well, the walls are the easy and quick bit! Don't get me started on the floors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacktannery View Post
    Well actually I think it looks pretty awful - I much prefer the walls in my map of the gatehouse (see post 8. This technique has worked well in my dungeon maps (for Nightwyrm Fortress) but does not work well for these half-outdoor maps in my opinion. As for it being a lot of work - well, the walls are the easy and quick bit! Don't get me started on the floors.
    I think they look pretty darn good...now...stretch yourself and duplicate your stone texture, rotate 90 degrees and make the stones with correct orientation... You might need to make a few duplicates of that layer with diferent masked areas, but it will really look photo realistic...
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    Why did I know you would eventually suggest that, jfrazier, Eh? I'll try it - fine - but I have a feeling this is going to be the most horrible time-sink ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacktannery View Post
    Why did I know you would eventually suggest that, jfrazier, Eh? I'll try it - fine - but I have a feeling this is going to be the most horrible time-sink ever.
    Well.. it's your fault... if you had not noted your process of manually masking of individual blocks, I would not have noted the pattern of all the blocks going left<->right... well.. I might have noticed it, but it would have just shrugged it off, but since you are doing that extra work, might as well go all out and make it "perfect"...
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    jfrazer, I actually did this on one of the Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress maps (near the end)

    I've decided to finish the maps - I started Encounter 23: Altar of Glory. Just trying out walls/floors for the 'Catacombs'.

    Madness at Gardmore Abbey Encounter Maps-enc-23.jpg
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    And now I have started Encounter 24 in the same style.

    Madness at Gardmore Abbey Encounter Maps-enc-24.jpg

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    for comparison, could you put a side by side of the "original" texture vs the one where you did the rotate/mask approach? I would even suggest you do a tutorial if the effect can be clearly distinguished for those who may want to give it a try themselves, but have no idea how to do it.
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    This is the one where I used rotate/mask. I' m not sure if I still have the original texture (I keep modifying them - I look through photographs of Indonesian walls from http://www.mayang.com and turn them into textures as and when I need them).

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    Latest versions of Encs 23 & 24.

    Madness at Gardmore Abbey Encounter Maps-enc-23.jpg Madness at Gardmore Abbey Encounter Maps-enc-24.jpg

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    I've started encounter 25.

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