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Ken Christopher Newbie Terrain Making

Discussion in 'Terrain & Level Design' started by Ken Christopher, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Ken Christopher

    Ken Christopher

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    Hi,

    Posted on 12th Jan 2019

    Im on my first terrain with the basics in World Editor. Any feedback I will accept to improve my skills.
    It was hard for me to make it for the first time, took about 3 hours to make only 40x40 size of the terrain which shown below

    Terrain_Practices_Felwood_03.PNG Terrain_Practices_Felwood_04.PNG Terrain_Practices_Felwood_05.PNG

    Posted on 14th Jan 2019

    My another terrain practice - Black Citadel Tiles


    Terrain_Practices_Black_Citadel_04.PNG Terrain_Practices_Black_Citadel_03.PNG
     
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  2. Ken Christopher

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  3. Ken Christopher

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    :/ Im sorry. Just a random mixing of the terrain.
     
  4. Ken Christopher

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    I se...I found out that the original tilesets are hard to make combination. So I need to try to make few sets and get used to it first :(
     
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    If I may, I respectfully disagree. I thought the use of felwood trees with the outland/Black Citadel tileset was quite interesting. I think these terrains are quite nice, at least for a total beginner. One thing I would suggest is to use the height tool more, particularly to disguise the horizon a bit more, maybe in conjunction with terrain fog. Keep at it, and don't be afraid to try out new or unusal things, it might not always work, but sometimes it will. Good work :)
     
  6. Ken Christopher

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    Thank you for your advice :) Yea at first I was thought that it is very nice when making the terrain, that's why I posted it up here :(. But back then, when I reopen and see....it felt awkward and mismatched. Kinda ruined on the environment. So...I just discontinue with it and came up with a new one yesterday, still in WIP with Sunken Ruin tileset. Much more better.

    Thank you for your suggestion, Alright, I will try to look at it. :)
     
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  7. Ken Christopher

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    Was created this terrain on 15th Jan 2019. Hope that I have improvement.
    I quite like the sky and the terrain I had created :)

    Terrain_Practices_Loedaeron_Summer_01.PNG Terrain_Practices_Loedaeron_Summer_02.PNG Terrain_Practices_Loedaeron_Summer_03.PNG
     
  8. WhiteFang

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    yes,definitely have improved.Keep at it,you're definitely getting better.Just some really 'sharp' raised points in the terrain,if i recall correctly its from the noise tool.Good example is in the 2nd one,in front of the crab
    I do like the lighting especially
     
  9. Ken Christopher

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    Thank you very much. Yea, Im still improving this terrain and trying to import all the external textures inside to make it more beautiful.
     
  10. Fang

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    I think you have to use smaller amounts on the sunlights and bigger amounts on the details such as the grass and the rocks. Higher cliffs would be great to close the far clip on your terrain.

    Its a good progress for starters! And also your terrain would be good for the original Warcraft tho :)
     
  11. Razielx5

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    Keep practicing! Needs some smoothing and transitioning points but all in all good start! Always nice to see new mixtures and creativity, just keep on working and things turn out wonderful usually. Just keep in mind things take time never rush art.