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Heroes Community > MapHaven Guild > Thread: The eye candy thread.
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lucky_dwarf
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posted August 11, 2009 08:00 PM bonus applied by angelito on 23 Aug 2009.
Edited by lucky_dwarf at 23:47, 04 Oct 2009.

The eye candy thread.

Out of love for all things might and magic i have come up with this thread.

Let me explain...

*someone yells out*

Whats eye candy?!

Eye candy in map making terms is making cool looking stuff that you just want to keep looking at.

*someone else yells*

Why do we want eye candy in our maps?!

Because it looks cool.

*someone else yells*

But i already know everything!

Then this will give you inspiration.

Every day i will post a project, i will tell you how to make it step by step. While you wait for the next project to be posted show us what you have managed to create(try beating me!)

Index:

Dwarf Garrison- Page 1, Post 1
A King Sized Garrison by Fiur - Page 1, Post 6
Dwarf Smelter- Page 1, Post 10
Tropical Island- Page 1, Post 18
Fortuitous Oasis- Page 1, Post 18
Elven Outhouse- Page 1, Post 18
Elven Beach House- Page 1, Post 18
Shrine of Nature- Page 1, Post 18
Leprechaun Dance Party- Page 1, Post 18
Orky Shop- Page 2, Post 3
Woodland Portal- Page 2, Post 3
Overgrown Mine- Page 2, Post 3
Farm- Page 2, Post 3
Witch Burning- Page 2, Post 6
Farms- adding extra objects to your farm- Page 2, Post 10
Deadly Trap- Page 2, Post 10
Fortification, Ballista- Page 2, Post 13
Shipyard- Page 3, Post 3
Elvin Shrine- Page 3, Post 6
Way Shrine- Page 3, Post 6
Runic Shrine- Page 3, Post 9
Cult Shrine- Page 3, Post 9
Destructive Shrine- Page 3, Post 9

Resources:

Fiurs tutorial, extracting models, effects and anims

Right lets get to work!

Project Name: Dwarven Garrison
Project Difficulty: Easy
Total time: 5-10 minutes



Step 1: Open the editor and create a map, if your low on ideas for a name use "my projects"
Step 2: Get out the following objects-
Subtera- 13xRail, 1xRail_Corner_faza,1xRail_Corner_faza_invert 3xRail_Wagon, 5xLodge
Dwellings- 1xShield Barracks
Monsters- 1xDefender
ATO(All Terrain Objects)- 2xGarrison, 2xGarrison_Dwarven_Wall
Step 3: Now its time to arrange this.
Place the Garrisons and dwarven walls in a line.
Do the same for the rails, and rail wagons.
Place the shield barracks in the middle section of wall.
look in the left sidebar where it writes Pos and change the y property(or x property, depending on positioning) so that it writes <your number>.1
You can change it to other values till you like what you see.
Step 4: Place the dwarf close by the barracks then change the position to <number>.5
Step 5: Place all the lodges and look at the sidebars of each one and click on point lights.
Step 6: Right click and click: Add light, a new file type thing appears. Go to colors and change it to something yellow.
Step 7: Change radius to 20 and you should see that light radiates from the lodges.

Till next time, L_D

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El_Chita
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posted August 11, 2009 09:15 PM

Wow, that's a really cool thread man !
Wonderful idea, I think I have to try this out, too

It's not a real eyecandy, but I made a fun picture some time ago:




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posted August 11, 2009 10:43 PM

El_Chita, I've seen your preview on CH and loved it! Looking forward to playing that map...

The most beautiful scenario for H5 I've seen was created by Guano and is called Elysium:




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posted August 11, 2009 11:42 PM

looks cool, il try it!

@el_Chita LOL
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posted August 12, 2009 09:02 PM
Edited by El_Chita at 21:04, 12 Aug 2009.

Wow, that looks awesome Vlaad

Don't think I can beat that ^^

Mh, I don't dare to ask what you used for the second screen, but the first one must be this stone circle of the druids and the big Sylvan tree, right ?
But where is that horse from

Quote:
El_Chita, I've seen your preview on CH and loved it! Looking forward to playing that map...

I'm thinking about posting it here too, just because Heroes Community has a more active panel...

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posted August 12, 2009 09:09 PM
Edited by Warmonger at 21:10, 12 Aug 2009.

Quote:
The most beautiful scenario for H5 I've seen was created by Guano and is called Elysium

I will play it when I got my gear upgraded. Pentium 4 3Ghz and 1GB RAM is way too little to fully enjoy the potential of this game.

However this guy making a map out of Academy town screen really knocked me down.

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posted August 12, 2009 09:49 PM
Edited by fiur at 21:50, 12 Aug 2009.

I wanna try also...  (Dwarf Garrison- Page 1, Post 1)


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posted August 12, 2009 11:42 PM

Whoa, the master of special effects himself! This thread is getting interesting.

@ El_Chita
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Mh, I don't dare to ask what you used for the second screen, but the first one must be this stone circle of the druids and the big Sylvan tree, right ?
But where is that horse from
I believe it's the upgrade of the Unicorn Garden.
Quote:

I'm thinking about posting it here too, just because Heroes Community has a more active panel...
Yeah, CH has a map archive but HC seems to be more active nowadays.
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posted August 12, 2009 11:55 PM

You'll never guess.



No, really, you won't.
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posted August 13, 2009 03:22 AM
Edited by lucky_dwarf at 16:47, 15 Aug 2009.

lolz, your right

I forgot to mention you had to change the x/y value of one section of the wall to .2, my bad

Well we have a new thing for you today.

Project Name: Dwarf Smelter
Project Difficulty: Easy
Total time: 5 minutes



Step 1: Open the editor and your map.
Step 2: Get out the following objects.
Subtera objects- 9xRails, 3xRail wagons, 1xLava_Road_X
Grass, trees or any other objects you like.
Grass objects- 20xFence
Monsters-  3xShieldguard
Step 3: Place the Lava_Road_X.
Step 4: Use the bulk tool on the square directly above the  Lava_Road_X. Do not move it, just let it do its thing, and dont move it.
Step 5: When happy with elevation let go and place the rails.
Step 6: Place the rail wagons and edit the values to be:

Rot: 1.5(1st wagon)
x: .5 y: .5 Rot: 2.5(2nd wagon)
x: .5 (3rd wagon)
Step 7: Add the dwarves
Rot: 5.5 x: .8(Dwarf 1)
Rot: 6 x: .5 (Dwarf 2)
x: .5 (Dwarf 3)

Step 8: Lay your fence like you would any other, it will keep the darned kids of your lawn!

Till tomorrow, im Lucky_Dwarf
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El_Chita
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posted August 13, 2009 11:22 AM

Wow, you guys are so cool in doing mapmaking  

Quote:
However this guy making a map out of Academy town screen really knocked me down.

Hey, this guy's here, you can talk with him and not above his head

Quote:
You'll never guess

Mhm... the only object I find that could fit is the orkish pile of Skulls. May that be ?

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posted August 13, 2009 11:54 AM

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You'll never guess.

Necromancers helmet - artifact

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posted August 13, 2009 01:52 PM

Yes, but that's not what I meant!

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El_Chita
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posted August 13, 2009 09:19 PM

What did you mean then ?
btw, this is a really cool idea, using an artifact over a town. May I use it for one of my maps ?

Something simple:


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posted August 13, 2009 10:13 PM

No problem, I couldn't stop you, and I wouldn't anyway judging from your Academy map

Anyway, I'm not telling what it is.  It's a teaser.  You'll see™.

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posted August 13, 2009 10:15 PM
Edited by Lexxan at 22:15, 13 Aug 2009.

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You'll never guess.



ToK? HoMM 6?
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posted August 14, 2009 06:53 PM
Edited by El_Chita at 18:55, 14 Aug 2009.

Ok, thx, and sure you couldn't stop me, but I always ask before I do that, just because I hate it when people steal other ideas without asking and proclaim them as their own.

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posted August 15, 2009 02:33 AM
Edited by lucky_dwarf at 16:45, 15 Aug 2009.

Well im sorry ive  been gone yesterday but ive been working on this:



Project Name: Tropical Island
Project difficulty: Easy
Total Time: 9 min


Step 1: Open the editor and your map.
Step 2:
The island itself is made of three things,
Sand objects: Ferns, Palms
Grass objects: A lone mountain
Place these randomly and in thin bunches.
Step 3: Pick some palms and ferns and change the scale from 100 to 1000(the limit is 200 so it will edit itself) This will make it more elf like(elfs have huge trees in ashan)

(picture above)

Project Name: Fortuitous Oasis
Project difficulty: Easy
Total time: 2 min

Step 1: On the same map place the folowing:
Grass objects: 8xFence
Sand objects: Ferns, Palms, 1xOasis
ATO- 1xFountain of Fortune
Step 2: Place the fence, Oasis, palms and ferns.
Step 3: Edit the x value of the fountain of fortune too .95 and the y to .5



Project Name: Elven outhouse
Project difficulty: Easy
Total time: 2 min

Step 1: On the same map take out the following
Dwellings: 1xFairy tree.
Sand objects: Ferns, Palms

Step 2: Place the fairy tree and change the z property to -6.3
Step 3: Place the ferns and repeat the same thing you did you did in the previous project.

Tip: when your playing with elevation do not move the object or the elevation resets. Also, when you use the bulk, dig or river tool the elevation resets Visually, but if you drag your selection box over it, it will reset visually to its elevation.


Project Name: Elven Beach House
Project difficulty: Moderate
Total time: 3 min



Step 1: On the same map put the folowing objects:
Dwelings: 1xHunters Cabin
Sand objects: Ferns, Palms
Step 2: Place your objects and change the elevation to -3.
Step 3: By using Fiurs tutorial were going to extract an elder druid which you can find at...

Model location: Creatures-Preserve-Druid Elder
Animation location: Creatures-Preserve-Druid Elder
Step 4: Change the location of the Druid to X=.3 Z=.45

Voila!

Project Name: Shrine of Nature
Project difficulty: Easy
Total Time: 4 min



Step 1: Place random foliage, rocks, ferns, mushrooms etc. and change the value so that you will have more convincing looking ferns.
Step 2: Place the palm trees like I did in the picture.
Step 3: Place the Shrine of Magic Thought in the center.
Step 4: Add a light green light with a radius of 20.
Your done.

Finally we have a dance party.

Project Name: Leprechaun Dance Party
Project difficulty: Moderate
Total Time: 5 min



Step 1: Place three logs as seats
Step 2: Change the y value to .5 for the first log and change the rot value of the second log to 2.5. Leave the third log alone.
Step 3: Take out a campfire, and using Fiurs tutorial we will extract some leprechauns to dance for us. You will find him at :
Model location: Terrain Objects-Grass-Flowers-Flower_13(id have used the original model but then the garden would have come along.
Animation Location: Buildings-MisticalGarden-adv
Step 4: Place the leprechauns around the fire changing theire z value to -.2 and change the middle leprechauns x and y value to .5
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posted August 15, 2009 04:50 PM
Edited by fiur at 22:57, 15 Aug 2009.

well I got 1 file here who should be handy for all/some of you...
put it in your /Editor folder.... PUT ps backup the original file first...
(MapFilters.xml)....
and try this one..    then some of your eyecandy stuff gonna be easier..
(I promise) in your right window you'll get alot of new filters...

enjoy....

corrected now.. (added that file into a zip file...)
so now it works...

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posted August 15, 2009 05:29 PM

@fiur i got an error

XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: </Item>.
Location: http://www8.speedyshare.com/data/500200205/18026570/54695853/MapFilters.xml
Line Number 96, Column 77:


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