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    • CommentAuthorWriterSP
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2018
     
    Hello, Thanks for the help here, I've made huge strides in my project.
    I have been making an Earth map based from FT3 data and imported it into CCW3+ map using the Mike Schley template.
    That has worked pretty well, but there are some weird artifacts happening when I use the "change like draw tool".
    It has made some spikes going up and down or left or right. I have circled them on the picture below.
    If this were a jpeg, I would just edit out those parts in paint.net. Can I do something like that with CCW3+? I tried to erase them but nothing happened.
    Thanks for any help.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2018 edited
     
    Delete some nodes near the artefact - it is due to lots of nodes close together with sharp angles.
    Or delete the coastline completely and use Glow (outside) 66 colour and range and blur as you feel happy with - I would also use % of Drawings width. Ever since I have started that strategy, I have No more artefact.
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
     
    This happens because the nodes are too close together on the coastline for the line width used. You can do what Quenten suggests, or set the coastline to zero width and hollow fill style to get rid of the problem.

    But in general, you might want to look at reducing the output detail in FT3 (user a lower detail setting for your CC export). That will most likely also solve any problems with having the highly complex polygons and polylines crashing your system.
    • CommentAuthorWriterSP
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
     
    Quenten, thanks, I like the idea of getting rid of the thick green line. Could you explain the other parts better for a newb?

    Ralf, That sounds like a good option as well. Is there a link to that method? I don't want to reduce the detail level because when I do, it makes things look weird. Britain looks like a blob, when you zoom in it looks unnatural.
    • CommentAuthorWriterSP
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
     
    Hello again. I am trying to edit the map to do what Quenten suggested, deleting the coastline altogether. So I opened the Drawing Sheets and Effects box and went through each of the items, unchecking the boxes.
    I went through all of the boxes and nothing seems to get rid of the thick green border around the coastlines. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks!
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
     
    Delete the Sheet Coastline
    • CommentAuthorWriterSP
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
     
    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: Quenten</cite>Delete the Sheet Coastline</blockquote>

    Ha! Perfect, thanks!
    Shouldn't I have been able to just edit that sheet, though?

    A followup- now I can use the glow effects to give the coastlines a beach effect, right?
    Thank you!
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
     
    Yes. Deleting the sheet saves lot of trouble (IMO)
    • CommentAuthorWriterSP
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2018
     
    Thanks! This has given me a great start to work with. If anyone wants a copy, I'm happy to share.
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    • CommentAuthorBarliman
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2018
     
    Posted By: WriterSPThanks! This has given me a great start to work with. If anyone wants a copy, I'm happy to share.


    I did the same thing when I had this problem in the base CC3+ style. It was easier to delete the coastline and then use a blend of effects to make a demarcation between land and sea I liked better.
    • CommentAuthorWriterSP
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2018
     
    What did you do for that?
    • CommentAuthorBarliman
    • CommentTime5 days ago edited
     
    Posted By: WriterSPWhat did you do for that?


    I went to the Coastline sheet and deleted the coastline entity, and then the sheet, itself. Then on the Land sheet I used a combination of Glow, Inner Glow, and another Glow to get a softer land-to-sea blend that I wanted. I've attached the FCW of the map so you can see the settings I used. Joe Sweeney has a video made for the earlier version of CC3 that has a still-handy tutorial on sheet effects:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv0MymzGTKY
    • CommentAuthorWriterSP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Thanks, Barliman!