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#1 Tacalmo

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:08 AM

I will be showcasing my Projects here!
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#2 Ridder Geel

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:09 AM

Cool, can't wait to see what you come up with :D


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#3 Tacalmo

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 04:48 AM

Yes, I will post pics of my newest map tomorrow!!!!
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#4 Mathijs

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:52 PM

Well? Where is it? :p


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#5 Tacalmo

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

Sorry I'm getting the finishing touches even as we speak, I'm also working on my sea of rhun map
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#6 Tacalmo

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:23 AM

Here is the first screen of my WIP map, Ered Mithirim!!
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#7 Kwen

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:36 PM

I deleted one of your posts because you multi-posted by mistake (Two identical posts). And it seems your image has vanished from your original post. Could you post it again? :p


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#8 Tacalmo

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:29 PM

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This map is still a WIP, the cliff textures are erratic, the lair placement needs to be tweaked, and inns, out posts and signal fires need to be added, but the AI functions well, and it is a playable map, just watch out for fire drakes.
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#9 Bashkuga

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 04:16 PM

Ehrm you do know that the size of the last four pictures is super small :p? But from the first pic I could already tell that you need to use more textures for the terrain, right now a big part of the map is covered with just one texture. Also the placement of the trees is just adding single trees here and there, but try focusing on how to make realistic woods. Take a look at BFME's maps, see how they place the trees. Finally, try making the map look unique and inviting (if that's the right word for it), right now it's just a flat map with some mountains and a river, there is not much else to it. For example, place some ruïns that make it look like there was an ancient city that was destroyed by evil forces or something like that, this gives the map an unique feeling, and gives the idea that there was some kind of history to it. Eye-candy is a very important aspect of maps ;).

 

There are some great tutorials on thethirdage's website: http://www.the3rdage...pe=1&category=6. I would recommend the extended guide of mapping by Haldir, note that he uses BFME1's Worldbuilder for this tutorial, but that shouldn't be a great issue. You don't have to follow it word by word, remember that every mapper has his own unique style of making middle-earth come to live :).


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#10 Tacalmo

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:00 PM

I actually did use the grove tool, but I think that either the trees where too small or I made the maximum trees in each area to small. I did use more than one texture, they are very similar, but the cliffs bug me. I rush texturing to much, and I think that's kind of a contributing factor to the over all map appearance. But in my Eyes, playability comes first, and eye candy comes next.
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#11 Bashkuga

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:08 PM

The grove tool should never be the only way to place trees, you should make a combination of both the tool and placing trees by yourself. Btw I couldn't help but notice that you forgot to add rocks to the map :p.



#12 Dúnedain76

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:36 AM

 But in my Eyes, playability comes first, and eye candy comes next.

Or should be at the same level so your map can be the best that it can be.

Right now the best it is is mediocre. Playability is important yes, but if its only that you're looking for, then why not just play on a vanilla map?

Just follow Bashkuga's tips and it should improve.


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#13 Ridder Geel

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 01:04 PM

Looks like a good start, but as said, follow Bashkuga's tips! :D


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