Thread: [Tutorial] [Tut] How to map... View Single Post
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March 9th, 2009 (6:45 AM). Edited April 15th, 2010 by Logan.
 haefele Join Date: Jun 2008 Posts: 53
[TUT]Mapping...

1. Prolog
2. A little info
3. Routes
4. Towns
5. Caves/Mountains
6. Ended word

1. Prolog
I'll show you here my way to map ;)

2. A little info
... when you map, you have one rule you have to show:
- A map is like a pizza, you need several things on it, mountains, trees, some water, and houses.

And, you have to make new blocks like this:
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3. Routes
Thanks to Blackvolution for the pictures in this piece.
At begin we make a map: 40x40, my standart, and make a border at the map:
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After that we think about, how to come into the map, and how to go out. At the most of my maps, I have a
begin of a way at the entrance, but this mustn't be.
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Now make a mountainline, and a house on the map, but think about the space, that the hero see.
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Puh, now give the route a shape:
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Yes, you can set grass, take the grass tile, and go aimless through the map.
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Now it looks nice, but so unspektacular, do you agree?
How is it with flowers? Set the flowers, a diagonal patter is nice, a line is horrible...
Dont forget the bushes and other decoration:
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For the end, give the map the last shape, set trees one more time.
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4. Towns
Now my pictures :)
In the mapping are towns and routes the same, make a border, the entrances, and the shape.
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Now the difference between towns and routes, the houses, normal, center and market, if you want a
gym too, but look that the houses don't stay in a line:
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Now place a sea, a way, a mountain...
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...flowers...fences...decoration!
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Something is missing... there are so many empty spaces...trees?!
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5. Caves and mountains
Juchu, a new thing, lets start ;)
Caves:
Start like a route, with the border:
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Now give the map a shape, and place entrances.
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After that the decoration, water, stones and so on^^.
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Special, make many many stones, and big stones too!
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Finished :)

Mountains:
Now one of the hardest things in mapping, the mountains.
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Now the next, and next layer...
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After that the little things, stairs, stones, grass like in the routes...
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6. Ended word
I hope this tut is good, at RhW the user love it xD.