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LordSparda

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#1 11 years ago

Ok need a bit of help... how would I got about making a mountain??




Immenor

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#2 11 years ago

Mountain can be thought up in may ways. Im assuming your talking about a "large hill" or a peice of land that juts upward. Aka, Terrain.

Terrain can be executed in many ways. The most common is to use a program called Easygen. The most difficult is to build it yourself, triangle by triangle. There are tutorials on both. I know of some on map-craft.com

This one covers easygen: Map-Craft - Easygen

This one covers hand-shaped terrain: Map-Craft - hand-shaped terrain




Innocent Hawk

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#3 11 years ago

If you want mountains that you can actually run around on, the best way is to use EasyGen. You can get it here: EasyGen Terrain Generator - FileFront.com

Then use the below tutorial to teach you how to make your mountains. Don't worry about what it says at the top about updating the shader templates, it's already done in the file I linked you to. (Don't know about Immenor's though :P.) Map Review : : This time it's personal (It's the same tutorial that Immenor mentioned, only on a different site.)

One thing though: that tutorial does a lousy job of explaining texturing the mountains. If you can't notice by the pictures, what he did was crap. He forgot to mention that to get good looking and well blended textures, you need to "zoom" them, by going to textures > zoom (+ or -). Don't do it too much though, because you don't want to stretch the textures too much and make them blurry.

It takes some getting used to, but its results can be great. Check out what I did: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v137/Innocent_Hawk/shot0085.jpg

If you have any trouble with the textures blending or not repeating because the zoom didn't work, let me know, because there is something that you can tweak in the shader file that will fix it.

Also, make sure you experiment with all the different Modifiers in the program, because it allows you to shape your mountains perfectly if you know what you are doing. One touch I like to add is just going to the Modifiers tab and selecting "base", then move the "base noise" slider a bit to give everything a random, natural looking bumpiness, so it doesn't look like a perfectly smooth area (unless you want that).




Immenor

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#4 11 years ago

lol we both posted at the same time.




Innocent Hawk

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#5 11 years ago

Yes and no. Mine took longer to type, but essentially yes (which is why I had to edit my stuff to mention the stuff you linked to lol). ;)




Immenor

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#6 11 years ago

Mmm. I frankly cant remember if map-craft lets you see tutorials without a account. But when i was looking for a tutorial, i had a recollection that map-review was down. Now that I think of it, it was merely the forums that are down on that site.




Innocent Hawk

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#7 11 years ago

I can see it on map-craft, and I do not have an account.