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WIP: Sneak Peek: Beaver Island

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Here are a few sneak peek preview images of the new terrain I'm working on based on Beaver islands in lake Michigan.

 

No buildings yet, just started today; finished up doing the majority of the forests and got all of the road layout done. (roads don't render at the distance I'm taking the screen shots :) )

 

so if you want to know what 96k trees look like, there ya go, I was getting about 10 fps on a 390/8GB with 32GB ddr4 system ram lol.

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This would be brilliant for my milsim training server, awesome work! :rock:

Will take a look at your circle map as well, see what it can do for me :D

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Looks good. Got any tips for terrain creation? Thats one of the things I've been waning to learn about with Arma the most.

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Looks good. Got any tips for terrain creation? Thats one of the things I've been waning to learn about with Arma the most.

This might give you at least some basic knowledge, just watched them myself :)

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Those vids are kinda what I used to get a grip on terrain creation. (they aren't perfect, but u gotta give the guy props for spending the all that time to lay it out for people) After watching the video's I've just been playing around in terrain builder, seeing what it can/can't do, what order things need to be done in. It can be very picky about what buttons are pressed and in what order. lol.

After a few maps I've found that it's best to design the height field and road system, then move on to the mask image. Then I draw in forests with polygons, and place buildings. From that point its touch up and making sure the right clutter is going on the right color of the mask image.

Also weed, weed helps a lot when making terrains for me.




One thing I did want to ask people, is;
Should I stick with the real life place as a basis for the terrain and only place roads and towns on the main island and leave the other islands basically forest with just a few buildings scattered across them;
OR should I put some cities/towns and roads on those other islands?
OR should I clear out some of the forest on the outlaying islands like I was planning on doing to make room for player built towns in Exile? :D

Thanks for all the comments so far!

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This would be brilliant for my milsim training server, awesome work! :rock:

as longs as it's not muslim training server :P;)

(even though you probably will, please don't take offense if your muslim)

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as longs as it's not muslim training server :P;)

(even though you probably will, please don't take offense if your muslim)

Not offended :D thanks, for shining up my night though!  

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