[DIS]mapping tips and tricks(but mostly me complaining)

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[DIS]mapping tips and tricks(but mostly me complaining)

Post by Len » 13 Oct 2008, 06:57

Straight lines should be broken up when working with non man-made formations
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Simply adding variation tiles isn't enough, a straight line must never be allowed to continue for too many tiles in any direction. this is even true of rivers and oceans (I see a few places in which people have kept this in mind and others in which it was completely ignored.)

http://www.turislazio.it/var/turismo_en ... _lakes.jpg

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a few hidden messages are fine, but i don't think we should make them so obvious (even if zelda did it)


And can we make the cloud shadows in the woodland bigger
ImageA geometric shape and its not a garden!acck

I understand that this is partly due to our tilesets being limited but anything we can do to stop our game from looking like a bad rpgmaker game is helpful
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LoL, this fun is funny http://i48.servimg.com/u/f48/11/28/46/75/plaine10.png
such illogical placement of objects within the environment
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Re: [DIS]mapping tips and tricks(but mostly me complaining)

Post by Platyna » 15 Oct 2008, 21:11

You are a developer. You can upload stuff on forums. So don't link to some imageshack because it sucks. ;)

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Re: [DIS]mapping tips and tricks(but mostly me complaining)

Post by Len » 15 Oct 2008, 23:18

Platyna wrote:You are a developer. You can upload stuff on forums. So don't link to some imageshack because it sucks. ;)

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Sorry force of habit, I’ll start uploading directly to the forums :oops:
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Post by kr0n05931 » 16 Oct 2008, 00:43

Well, some things look man-made, but are infact natural things. Look at the (former) Old Man of the Mountain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man_of_the_Mountain


I will admit that we have put in too many man-made looking things.
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Post by Len » 19 Oct 2008, 13:16

kr0n05931 wrote:Well, some things look man-made, but are infact natural things. Look at the (former) Old Man of the Mountain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man_of_the_Mountain


I will admit that we have put in too many man-made looking things.
"The straight line belongs to man, the curve to god." - Antoni Gaudi.

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I admit that its possible for nature terrain to look man made, but its not that common and should be avoided when mapping.
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Re: [DIS]mapping tips and tricks(but mostly me complaining)

Post by Jaxad0127 » 19 Oct 2008, 17:15

Len wrote:I admit that its possible for nature terrain to look man made, but its not that common and should be avoided when mapping.
Unless it's supposed to look man-made (like a garden). More tile variations will help.
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Post by Len » 19 Oct 2008, 17:27

jaxad0127 wrote:
Len wrote:I admit that its possible for nature terrain to look man made, but its not that common and should be avoided when mapping.
Unless it's supposed to look man-made (like a garden)
that goes without saying
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Re: [DIS]mapping tips and tricks(but mostly me complaining)

Post by Crush » 19 Oct 2008, 18:35

The stone circles in woodland are supposed to look man-made.
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Re: [DIS]mapping tips and tricks(but mostly me complaining)

Post by Len » 19 Oct 2008, 22:44

Crush wrote:The stone circles in woodland are supposed to look man-made.
I don’t have a problem with the circles, I do however have a problem with X marks the spot or arrows made from flowers
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