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More Work With Planet

Last week I started working with Torben Mogensen’s planet heightfield generator. This week I’m going to continue on that vein a little longer. First off, we’ll start with a method to create a seamap image for our new world. Let’s start … Continue reading

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Toponymy

Some of the best mappers I know will quail in terror when the time comes to add names to their maps. Sometimes it’s just the problem of clearly labeling the various features of their newly created landscape without making it … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part V A: Terrain Building(finding the seas)

So now we are on to Part V in the outline I’d given at the start of this little series. Although in the outline this stage is referred to as, “mapping,” I think, “terrain building,” is more accurate. The opportunities … Continue reading

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Developing the Map of Shtakamashkan

Since last time I’ve done a bit more work on the Shtakamashkan map. I created a better, although still not very good :|, temperature map in PlanetGenesis. I used the Y-value basis “noise” to start with(I’m not sure that has … Continue reading

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More on Shtakamashkan – Using Masks

So, after the last post, I have a full set of masks(not quite, I found I did need a highland mask, so I made a fairly unsatisfactory one), now what? In Wilbur, I started by creating a new map. In … Continue reading

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More on Shtakamashkan – Creating Masks

We are going to start, today, with the southpole-centered seamask from A Small Update on Shtakamashkan. I fixed the thumbnail. The WordPress software doesn’t seem to like grayscale png’s, so I resaved as an indexed PNG. Makes me wonder how … Continue reading

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Some Useful Tools for Mapping

Well, my wednesday links are only a day late. This time around, I’m putting up some links to useful graphics tools for fantasy cartography. Image Magick is a very sophisticated suite of command-line image editing tools. CLI isn’t necessarily most … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links – A Month and a Day Late

Welcome back to Wednesday Links. Yeah it’s thursday and I haven’t posted anything in awhile. Well here’s what I’ve been wading through for the past few weeks. Still wading through a lot of it… Comprehension. That’s what I’m tryin’ for. … Continue reading

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Planetbuilding Research – Placing Star Systems

If you are creating the world in a particular location in space, the first step is generally mapping out the neighborhood. Sometimes, particularly if you are creating a fantasy-type world or some other situation where the locals aren’t going to … Continue reading

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Again with the Skavoon Language?

I made some progress creating a script in WordBuilder to create a script for interesting language development. I had to increase the complexity a bit. The previous script could only generate a maximum of 484 distinct triliteral sets. At present, … Continue reading

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