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[Mapping: Terrain] Island Tutorial
« on: June 08, 2016, 06:03:46 am »
This Mapping Tutorial is rated: INTERMEDIATE

This Mapping tutorial will teach you how to make Islands, along with how to use the Blend Paint feature in the Sauerbraten Editor.

// Originally posted on SauerWorld: http://sauerworld.org/forum/index.php?topic=320.0

Here is a video of the finished Island: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Und1GBkQO6o

I recommend viewing the 2-4-6-8 Law Tutorial before attempting Islands.
The tutorial for 2-4-6-8 law can be found here:  http://mappinghell.net/forum/index.php/topic,1070.0.html

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1: Start by making the island frame.


2: Go ahead and fill in the sides first.


3: Bump the last row up a little.


4: Smooth it out.


5: Go ahead and do that to all the sides.


6: Hit the corners, start from the top.


7: Layer 1 finished.


8: Layer 2 finished.


9: All layers finished.


10: General island shape complete.


11: Go ahead and go smooth out the island sides.


12: Start sand texturing, this is your island's beach.


13: Continue..


14: Sand texturing done.


15: Select sand texture and press f9. (make sure allfaces is OFF)


16: Sand texture was 959, so find the grass texture, and /vlayer 959, then /replace.


17: Now do /blendpaintmode 2, and select your blend brush.


18: Go ahead and blendpaint around the beach.  First blend layer finished.  Looks good.


19: Use a partially solid brush for the second layer, this adds a faded effect.


20: Poof, the smoke spot appeared.


21: Add some vegetation.


22: Start forming the shoreline.


23: Progress.


24: Start smoothing out the shore.


25: Push twice.


26: Flip.


27: Push 4 times.


28: Flip back.


29: Focus generally on the sand/default texture line.  This is your water line, you want it smooth for natural appearance. Plus, it makes smoothing the shore later much easier.


30: Smoothing done.


31: Shoreline finished.


32: Ermagher, it's the water, RUN!


33: Add some waterfog, and watercolour.


34: Add some fogdome, fog, match the fog colour to skybox, poof, island finished! :D
« Last Edit: June 09, 2016, 06:39:54 am by ArdTheSheep »
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