WIP: The Battle of the Lines
Another combat encounter for my TTRPG campaign. In this one our Ranger will finally be able to utilize her beloved bow (in my woodland battle maps there is always so much stuff in the way, "it's not even funny anymore!!!" :D)
now I have to figure out, how to make fitting stairways. I was thinking about using colour key to cut into the natural stone slabs and then use some kind of black magic that I think @Loopysue once mentioned.
I think there is an effect one can use to create the illusion of a staircase by "just" make some shadow play on an entity.
At the moment I tried to make such an effect by hand, but it's not where I'd like it to be yet:
doing it by hand is a drag, but that's not the biggest issue with this approach: the stairs should get darker gradually when going down a level and I have no idea how to do this. I'd need a transparency effect with some kind of edge fade, but only in one direction...
I tried to search in the forum for "stairs" but that was not specific enough and I don't know how the effect is called that can be utilized to create such stairs.
If anyone could point me to a post/article/live mapping session where such effects are used/described that would be much appreciated!