1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new Hive! Be advised that we're still working on the site. There are still many rough edges, so please bear with us.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. The 14th Icon Contest is still in progress (and may be extended). You can still make it in time.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. The 25th Texturing Contest has started! Contestants are to create a skin representing a dark elf person/being or any construct related to it using the vanilla models or the custom ones found on the site.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail - upgrade it. Join (Optionally) Paired Techtree Contest #11 - Techno Magic now!
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Voting squad, line up! Cast your vote on the poll for Modeling Contest #29 - Squads!
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Hero Contest #8 is up and running! This time it's a joint contest between artists and coders. Go here for team matchmaking.
    Dismiss Notice
  8. The poll for the theme of our StarCraft II Terraining Contest is up. Cast your note now!
    Dismiss Notice
  9. The ninth Concept Art Contest has launched. Enter now!
    Dismiss Notice
  10. The member Kam is making HIVE coasters. Take a look. For every coaster you buy, Hive gets $1.
    Dismiss Notice

1st terrain - small island in the middle of nowhere

Discussion in 'Terrain Board' started by Squiggy, May 20, 2008.

  1. Squiggy

    Squiggy

    Community Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,600
    Well, this is my first try.. could look a bit crappy but whatever ^^

    //Edit: Here my 2nd try - Starfall Bay
    Don't mind the purple cube - forgot to disable it -.-
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 20, 2008
  2. operator

    operator
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,670
    Even though it's not good technially. I like it :) Reminds me of those early days of wc3 modding
     
  3. Mr.100

    Mr.100
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    59
    Looks well um weird and pretty plain and the portal doesn't really fit in:D
     
  4. TheDivineBoss

    TheDivineBoss
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    4,561
    Looks empty but it's quite a good start for a newbie.
     
  5. Belgarath

    Belgarath
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    2,626
    The first one isn't so great, but I still like it, like operator, reminds me of what you'd do when you want to create some epic map for me :)
    The second one is a great improvement. It looks very nice. Only plainly see able bad thing is the cube :p
     
  6. Naze

    Naze
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,385
    The second one is much better then the 1st one. Yes, those starfall models looks pretty nice...

    Well, as you already have some terraining skills, I'll suggest you these things:

    1) If you're going to use something in mass (as you did with the flowers, in the 2nd terrain), never show space between the doodads. I mean, next time you'll make a terrain like that, place the flowers (or shrubs, whatever you want) closer. It is going to look cooler!
    2) Don't use cliffs!! Repeat with me > DO NOT USE CLIFFS! No! Never! Try to do this instead of placing those cliffs (it will look a lot better)
    3) Don't give up, keep terraining! Practice, and you'll be earning lots of reputation in a short time!

    _______

    :D
     
  7. Gilles

    Gilles
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Messages:
    8,443
    Have you checked out other peoples terrain? Studying others can help a lot. I recommend someone like frsotwhisper or Belgarath, for starting out. Later when your a little more advanced check out Tassadoom, MadseN, Void (his new stuff), and Correx.

    2-P is another good one. He uses doodads so well.