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    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2016 edited
     
    I was asked to explain the techniques I used to make this map. I have created tutorials to demonstrate how I created the stream and cliffs in the map.

    The tutorials are in PDF format.

    The Stream tutorial can be downloaded from this link: Streams Tutorial
    The Cliffs tutorial can be downloaded from this link: Cliffs Tutorial

    I hope that you find this useful.
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    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2016
     
    Rest assured I will be download crazy CO.e Monday, when I get back on the internet with my laptop!!!!!
    • CommentAuthorwarhound
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2016
     
    Wow...Awesome...As someone once said..."You Rock". Thank you very much for putting the time into doing this. It is greatly appreciated.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2016
     
    thank you thank you. Have I said thank you enough ? Thanks !
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2016
     
    Yes, Shessar, thank you very very much for these!
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    Thanks a lot!
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2016
     
    Thank you for taking the time to put this tutorial together and for sharing it. This is nicely written in a clear and understandable manner, and your screen shots are on the money.

    You do rock, indeed!
    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorJay_NOLA
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2016
     
    Thank you, always great to have more tutorials.
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2016
     
    You are all quite welcome! Thanks to LadieStorm for pushing me to do this. I was past due to explain some of how I do it.

    It is not the most professional looking document and I'm sure there are typos because typing is not one of my better skills...but if it is useful then I'm happy :)

    I'll be doing "Part 2:Cliffs" this week, so if you're interested, stay tuned.
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2016
     
    *eyes are glued to the monitor*

    hey, I just voiced what we were all thinking! lol
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      CommentAuthorOldGuy
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2016
     
    Fantastic tutorial. Amazing work as always!
    • CommentAuthorTonnichiwa
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2016
     
    Thank you Shessar, this is wonderful! Great work!
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2016
     
    Hey Shessar, are you, by chance, a member of the cartographers guild? I know quite a few members here are... And I bet they would LOVE this tutorial series for their cc3 users. I just recently joined, and I'm putting g my maps up there as well. I figure the more people I have critiquing my work, the .ore quickly I learn!

    If I post the map in using these tutorials for, do I have your permission to link back to your thread for the tutorials? I would, of course, give you full credit for the techniques you use.

    Oh, and I should probably ask the owners/moderators for this forum... Is that allowed?
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2016
     
    I think I may still have a login there? If so I haven't used it in years. They take mapping far too seriously for my tastes. ;)

    I'm a gamer, not a mapper. I only post mapping stuff here, and on the rare occasion, on the Dundjinni forums. I learned long ago to not spread my interests between too many forums. There are only so many hours in the day. You are free to link back to this thread if you want, but I would prefer that you not share the direct link to the PDF since I don't really have the time to answer any questions or respond to any comments that might arise on other sites.

    I really appreciate your asking LS. Thanks!
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2016
     
    I was planning to link back to this thread. I've already starting wondering g how I could adapt some these techniques to other things.

    Oh, and I have already started working on this, and I did notice something. I started with a bigger map size than you did, because the riverbed I'm making is for a town for my campaign. I did just fine, until I set up the transparency sheet. If I understand the tutorial correctly, I'm supposed to give the copied stream the transparency, set to 85%. I did that, but nothing happened. No transparency. I shifted the transparency all the way up to 100% and all the way down to 0... No change at all.

    I'm wondering g if it's because my map is larger? I notice something similar on my inner edge fades when I'm using larger map sizes. I sometimes have to go up much higher to get the fades I want. Could it be the same for the transparency effect? Can I even add an opaqueness higher than 100%?
    • CommentAuthorDkarr
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2016
     
    If you are applying a transparency to a sheet and the objects are not turning transparent they are probably not located on that sheet. Do a MOVE to SHEET and select the objects you want to be transparent, then select the sheet you want to move them to.
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2016
     
    well, at this point... I only have 4 sheets... common, back ground, stream and stream bed... but I will take a second look, thanks :)
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2016 edited
     
    Make sure the effects are on the correct sheet. Note that there is an option for selecting the Active Sheet via the check mark. There is also the option for setting the Active Effect Sheet via the grey bar that shows when clicking the sheet name. They can be set differently as shown below. If the effects is actually set on the correct sheet, that is the STREAM sheet, then ....

    Note that while the effect is called transparency, the setting is actually opaqueness. So, 100% opaque is solid. 0% opaque is completely transparent, that is not able to be seen. Have you tried splitting the difference at 50%? And no you can't have something be more than 100% opaque..unless maybe in quantum Mechanics?...Heh!

    Have you zoomed in far enough to see the effect? This is a battlemap meant to be printed to scale, so it will be much larger when printed and the effects will be more apparent. which is the reason for subtlety in the settings.

    As for the edge fade, yes, a larger map will need a wider edge if you are using Map Units to determine the settings . See the last page of the tutorial for how I determine how many units the edge should be.
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    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2016
     
    yes, I did zoom in, and saw no difference. I went back and resized it, with a smaller size. I will go back and doublecheck my sheets.
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2016
     
    That was the problem... I had the checkmark on the stream sheet, but the grey bar was on the streambed sheet, so my transparency and inner edge fade was actually happening to the streambed below my stream. I will remember to double check that from now on! and oh... Shessar... when you actually see my work in progress, I have a surprise for you :D
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2016
     
    Just giving everyone a heads up that part two of the tutorial for cliffs has been added to the first post of this thread.

    I may do a part three that will contain hints and tips on roads and vegetation, but it will be a while before I'll be able to complete it.
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    Fantastic!!!!! Keeping my eyes peeled!
    • CommentAuthorwarhound
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2016
     
    Alas, for me it seems that both links go to the stream instructions and not the cliff.
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2016
     
    Posted By: warhoundAlas, for me it seems that both links go to the stream instructions and not the cliff.


    Oops! Thanks for the heads up. It is now fixed. :)
    • CommentAuthorwarhound
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2016
     
    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Whooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, Thanks taking the time to create this tutorial as well. I'm looking forward to using it shortly as I need to make a map with cliffs.
    • CommentAuthorRobPappin
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2016
     
    I saw these amazing tutorials mentioned in another post and I have to say Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us new mappers! I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and give these two techniques a try on my next map. Simply Amazing!