I gotta grab the zip once you're done and play around with these...too cool.
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Okay, I've added a few lightsources. Fires, braziers (though people seem to think they are treasure chests so they probably need redone), bowls of flaming oil and torches. Everything comes in a lit and unlit version. The zips are updated with the new additions so here's some screenshots of them in use:
I also had a thought that I could probably put together a rough castle from the bits that I had. And so it turned out:
I'm not entirely convinced by the lightsources yet. If anyone can lend some C&C I'd be very grateful.
Well done Torstan these are mighty good. I think I would darken or do something extra with the rubble a bit as its so camouflaged against the stone floor. Perhaps if each stone had a shadow then it would stand out a bit. I like all the bits so far. Will definitely snag once finished ! Will rep too.
Thanks Redrobes. They actually do have a drop shadow on them but it's clearly not heavy enough. I'll boost it a bit, and possibly bump up the highlights a little.
Thanks for pointing that out.
In other news, these will be bundled with the stable release of maptool 1.3 which should be out in the next few weeks.
I'm doing lightsources now (obviously). My current list of core ligthsources is:
fire - done
flaming bowl - done
brazier -sort of done
Any other core lightsources you'd expect to see here?
How about lanterns or light/continual light spells?
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I already gave kudos on the RPTools forums, but I'll say it again as it is worth it. This is an awesome project! The thing I love most is that it is all done in your style and that creates a coherence throughout the entire sense that really takes any map created with it to the next level. I think by the time you are done, someone would have to actually make an effort to not make their map look good. I give you a standing ovation!
Lightsource - blacksmith's forge?
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Thanks RP. That's the plan anyway. Things have slowed up a little now as I do the lightsources. Objects are fiddly, but there are more on the way.
A few people have asked for forges now. I'll put one together.