Handsome B. Wonderful: Couldn't you just link to the actual site, not the regurgitated pap?
Procedural Texture: Obviously some kind of compositing tool like Photoshop was used in the final stages, but the source textures-specifically hills and mountains-are not simply drawn or painted. Personally I would also find it unwieldy to stitch together image snippets from real or CG terrain.
Procedural Texture: I'm curious what software was used in creating the map.Obviously some kind of compositing tool like Photoshop was used in the final stages, but the source textures-specifically hills and mountains-are not simply drawn or painted. Personally I would also find it unwieldy to stitch together image snippets from real or CG terrain.My guess is they've stitched together a bunch of DEM (digital elevation map) sections, and then used *something* to texture map and render the terrain colours and shadowing. That's only an educated guess, though, and I'd still like to see their actual workflow in detail./map nerd + photoshop nerd +GameOfThrones nerd
BroVinny: In defense of linking to the article (as opposed to directly to the map site itself), the article does contain a response to the map from GRRM, and news of an official set of maps coming this October.
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I don't find painting bits of real terrain using the clone tool to be unwieldy at all.
mark.jms: Check out http://www.cartographersguild.com/ (new window)There's a whole community of PS/Gimp folks on the net dedicated to creating various styles of RPG/fantasy/scifi maps.
Procedural Texture: Sure, that'd work fine for a quick and dirty map.But that won't give you a network of mountain ridges that meet and climb in a realistic fashion. You'll just end up with a impressionistic jumble, *and* you'll end up with all the blurry artifacts of overlapping clone tool use.So, good enough for moderate quality. Not good enough for a map that is publishable or to stand up to close inspection.Bear in mind that I am a notorious perfectionist. Plus...look at my handle :).
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I'm pretty bad about perfectionism myself, but I can live with the tradeoffs
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