Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: CHAT: Constructed maps

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Friday, June 22, 2007, 16:48

Matahaniya ang Ryan Beaton <go174@...>:

> Beautifully done!! Very professional looking. How are you > doing this-- by hand, computer, other?? I remember the > earlier maps too, that were very nice.
I think he did them with a computer, though I guess he used a graphics tablet to draw the map.
> I've tried on occasion to do similar maps by hand of my > planet Cindu, but
Huh? Isn't that Roger Mills' planet? I'm confused now!
> between inertia, absent or fading skills and lack of a > good cartography text (with all the necessary formulae, > tables etc.), nothing satisfies me.
Same here. I still don't know how to make a good land texture, especially how to make mountains. It's technically not difficult I guess, but I just don't produce any nice results regarding that.
> I > really want to make a globe, but am not sure how to go > about it.
Make a map with the relation 2:1 and then use the GIMP's rendering functions to map it on a globe.
> Stunning Map! I've been trying for a while to create one > myself, but either through lack of knowledge or improper > tools I've been unable to come up with one that seems > satisfactory.
A vector graphics program combined with a pixel graphics program should be a great help. Kind regards Carsten -- "Besonvenyonangang ayena nudeng inunsegasyéna." -- Segakáryo Litayarim Tenena, Sintung 7, 2316 ya 04:52:28 pd Friday, June 22, 2007 at 06:31:40 pm


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>Constructed maps ( CHAT)