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    • CommentAuthorKenG
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2018
     
    Recently been messing around with Frostgrave and made a map today at lunch to sort out the style. It is pretty rough but I like where it is going. I need to find more ruined buildings.

    Ken
      Frostgrave city maps -1 v3.JPG
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    Cool! ;-)
    • CommentAuthorKenG
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2018
     
    Well as I review it I see room for improvement. I can see that has be got a few too many things going on. But that what proofs of concepts are for.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    That's a good start :)

    Have you considered making the shadows a bit less intense, and maybe not quite so tall or blurry?

    With snow on the ground they would normally be a lot paler than usual ;)

    I've tried changing the colour of shadows cast onto snow to a dark blue tone (with much reduced opacity in the shadow itself to make them appear pale grey-blue) with reasonably good effects.
    • CommentAuthorScottA
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
     
    Looks good. I also noticed the shadows, though. In fact, your small trees or shrubs in the center don't have any shadows! I think taking the shadow opacity down and shortening them as Sue suggests would look a lot better.
    • CommentAuthorKenG
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    So I liked the proof of concept and decided to move forward with the map. Here is the current state, with lots left to go.
      Frostgrave city maps -1 v11.JPG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Wow! Its changed quite a bit, but that's just proof that you are enjoying yourself (which is the most important thing as we all know)

    I like the way you've taken the lid off the temple and enlarged it quite a lot.

    Maybe quite a lot less blur on the shadows?
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    I can almost hear the crunch of the snow under my boots.
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    Hey, there! You must be new... or relatively new, probably arrived here about the time my laptop fried!

    This is looking good so far. I like what you've done. :)

    I do have a couple of suggestions, if you don't mind. The edges on your stream and pathways seem a little too ridged. An edge fade, inner would give them a softer edge, like the snow has partially covered them.

    Also, you said you were looking for ruined buildings. I know the CSUAC and the Dundjinni Archives have ruined buildings. Bogie's Mapping Objects for cc3+ has some too, I believe. And all of these symbol sets can be downloaded through the Vintyri Project website. If you look at the sticky threads, I believe there is a link in the resources page? It's been a while since I've looked for them.

    Just make sure you read the license agreement. :) I hope that helps!
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime13 hours ago
     
    I agree with Ladiestorm about the river edges. I prefer the iceflows in the first pic, and I also like the ruin in the top right corner of the first pic as well. Not sure why you want more ruins - what you have put together are awesome - you should share the technique, because I suck at them, and really need to know how to do these ruins. (hint for another annual, Remy Monsen)