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avatar inHaze
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Level 96 : Overlord Terraformer
This is going to be the first in a series of custom made terrain maps I plan on creating. The idea came to me after doing a lot of terraforming to my pit mine project and having lots of fun with it.

Most of my other terrain editing had been almost exclusively done thru the worldedit mod which can be nice for small things but not so good at trying to change or generate large sections. For this project I chose to use the worldpainter app to create the base section of land then did fine editing with worldedit.

My only initial goal for this map was to create a highly elevated land area with lots of very deep canyons cutting thru the whole land. After getting it the way I wanted it to look I started to play with the worldpainter cavern tool which is how I ended up adding those in.

The average elevation of the regular land is about 110 with most of the canyons reaching down to around the mid 30s level, so they are all pretty deep. Along with the deep canyons I maxed the cavern setting in worldpainter so there are huge caves and caverns that cut in and out of the land. I also added small house for the spawn area and some rope bridges to get around easier

I know a few more terrain maps I'd like to make but am welcoming all ideas, suggestions or requests anyone might have. Let me know what cool terrain you would like to see!

Additional Notes

Need help installing this project? See my Projects Guide for full instructions and other helpful info.

The custom terrain land size is 512 x 512.
More info on worldpainter can be found here.
CreditCreator of Worldpainter
Progress100% complete

1 Update Logs

Update #1 : 07/21/2011 12:48:29 pmJul 21st, 2011

-Fixed some areas around a few of the caves.
-Added a larger house on the other side of the map.
-Added in a small hidden house inside the cave system.
-Added in a few new pictures.
-Updated both files.

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texture pack?
  • TheSlab
  • Level 28
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • July 31, 2013, 7:17 am
INHAZE! You're Amazing!
  • Pride-PvP
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • March 4, 2013, 5:31 pm
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]hey therre bud..[/color][/size]
(( ( -.-)0_(")(")

i am seeking someone with skill using world painter i have used it before and i am ok but i want detail !
so i am offering to donate to some 1 if they can me ke me a nice map
i will tell the size and the layout if your up for the job. this is a job that will donate for your time as a thank you with a post on my server of the map creator let me know thanks
  • esemboy
  • Level 24
  • Expert Dragon
  • December 29, 2012, 5:56 pm
how did you make this?
inHaze, can you please give me the map without any structures? Because I'm really looking for a proper custom terrain that will fit my new project. I will totally give full credit for the terrain when I post the project. :)
please use mediafire i don't want to wait or pay to play your awesome waps
  • epic sith
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 17, 2012, 8:31 pm
almost smashed my computer trying to work mc edit
  • nekrasovsky
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • October 31, 2012, 3:13 pm
This should be the default world generator.
  • epic sith
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 24, 2012, 8:49 pm
i still cant figure out how you do it...

really awsome,good custom terrain.

  • davidchBEAST
  • Level 26
  • Expert Creeper
  • November 1, 2012, 1:02 pm
Mcedit mate,,,thats how everyone does it
  • Viper2000
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Artist
  • July 20, 2012, 9:53 am
Hey, I was wondering If I could use this to make a Hunger Games Arena for my server. I would give you all the credit for letting me use it and would be so thankful!
Is this survival
  • CaptainMalone
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • July 7, 2012, 9:53 am
Inspiring work, friend!
Omg this map is epic, but it freaks me out. (I'm afraid of hights)
you legend!
  • AFLpwns77
  • Level 20
  • Expert Taco
  • April 28, 2012, 12:32 pm
Diamonds for you my friend. Great terrain you have found here
  • Matt888
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • April 17, 2012, 12:22 pm
If you want any sugestions then please, oh please, make a huge jungle adventure/survival (or only survival) map. I'm searching and searching for some decent jungle adventure/survival and there's nothing at all there. With your skills i would be a hit! Make an epic jungle with rivers, caverns, tunels, ruins of some old civilisation or natives, hills cover with trees etc. and put a lot of hidden treasures, ores, monster spawners etc. in it! CAN'T WAIT FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT! :)
  • Demonix
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • January 16, 2012, 9:24 pm
your custom terrains make me feel really bad at building :(
  • giantjoe
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 8, 2012, 6:53 pm
  • AHaddon
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • January 10, 2012, 8:39 pm
DUDE. Don't do that. Ever heard of business ethics? And make a server post for God's sake.
  • capjared
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 9, 2011, 3:19 am
Youse mc-edit it will help u look for it i wouse it
  • Tehrrific
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 6, 2011, 10:06 am
Any tips on finding the cave house? I've been looking forever...
  • mickioo
  • Level 43
  • Master Architect
  • November 2, 2011, 2:08 pm
a ruined middle age town?
  • nowwhatido
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 31, 2011, 1:34 am
can you remove the outside void and replace it with a smooth decline to normal water level.
  • Etoras
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 1, 2011, 10:17 am
Reminds me of Starlight Canyon from Dark Cloud 2. Awesome map.
this is like farlands but is difrint
  • mailngmeat
  • Level 20
  • Expert Hunter
  • August 25, 2011, 6:19 pm
these look amazing, i love your work, i love custom terrain maps, your amazing.
  • Rawrartist
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Artist
  • August 25, 2011, 7:00 am
Great maps! Only one problem, theres no sand, or at least I don't think there is (If there is please tell me where! :D). Again, Great maps!
  • Zombieking543
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • August 22, 2011, 10:14 pm
inHaze Your my favourite creator on this website. I love your Custom terrain maps plz keep up the work!
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • August 23, 2011, 3:29 am
Thanks for the support :)
  • ArcticLemon
  • Level 20
  • Expert Architect
  • August 16, 2011, 1:31 pm
love it!
  • Revinite
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Prince
  • August 9, 2011, 7:36 am
Love all your schematics man this one is my favorite! using it for my singleplayer world now.
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • August 9, 2011, 2:19 pm
Thanks! Glad you like everything :)
  • Frezzno
  • Level 21
  • Expert Spelunker
  • August 8, 2011, 6:54 am
It looks exciting, feels great to play and it's awesome. Thank you!
  • dtowell
  • Level 20
  • Expert Narwhal
  • August 3, 2011, 1:29 pm
Again, with the epicnes! You should do this for money!
  • necrontyr
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Goblin
  • July 26, 2011, 5:00 am
u could be botherd to do this stuff?

omg, good work
  • Thize
  • Level 41
  • Master Skinner
  • July 23, 2011, 12:59 am
My gosh is that Epic!
Amazing! thats really, really, REALLY, amazing! you did a good work! keep going! =D
Me love it! Your a master of world editors! I bow down to you!
I'm playing on it now with render distance up to far... It is fantastic, with a capital 'PH'. It's so beautiful and creative, keep up the good work! :)
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • July 1, 2011, 11:58 am
Hehe, thanks, glad you like it.
  • Baddibu
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • June 23, 2011, 6:20 am
if i start your world the game crashes!
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • June 23, 2011, 10:12 am
Try lowering your view distance down a bit before loading it. I'm not sure if it's because of all the caves or what but for some reason I was having the same problems with the view distance set to far, changing it to normal pretty much fixed it for me. Hope that helps.
  • Baddibu
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Pixel Puncher
  • June 24, 2011, 5:57 am
Don't work ;(
  • GJ servers
  • Level 40
  • Master Unicorn
  • June 19, 2011, 7:08 am
bit small though need to make it so that it renders more outwards
  • GJ servers
  • Level 40
  • Master Unicorn
  • June 19, 2011, 7:00 am
OMG This is the most EPIC world Ever
  • xilador
  • Level 23
  • Expert Mage
  • June 16, 2011, 1:56 pm
you deserve diamonds and cake and more diamonds because you earned it.

do you take requests? (as said below )

because i would LOVE a terrain map that has alot of sand dunes and a sea of sand
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • June 16, 2011, 2:06 pm
Thank you, as for the sand map, I definitively plan on doing some sort of desert themed map in the future, most likely it will include few large dunes here in there.
  • xilador
  • Level 23
  • Expert Mage
  • June 16, 2011, 2:49 pm
you deserve a diamond for that 2
  • xilador
  • Level 23
  • Expert Mage
  • June 17, 2011, 6:56 am
and you should do one with some huge *** trees everywhere
  • smidy
  • Level 24
  • Expert Spelunker
  • June 16, 2011, 4:19 am
Awesome. Did you use MCedit for it, ( I can't figure out how to use MCedit ).

It looks completely awesome. Do you do requests ?

If you do, could you make a plane crash survival kind of thing ?
  • 2MuchPie
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Architect
  • September 4, 2012, 3:23 pm
I would like to play one of those.
Very nice! I will have to try this worldpainter app out for myself for a new project I'm working on.
Perfect for plane fly mod
  • Angrybannana
  • Level 48
  • Master Technomancer
  • June 15, 2011, 3:30 am
Can you make a terrain with lots of rivers and watterfalls, and being covered with dense forests? I'd kinda liek to paly in a "wild" type of map.
Best map ever :'D
Best map ever :'D
it still makes me have a heart attack every time I look at the pics
there is no word to describe this...even epic is weak
  • ryan7456
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Architect
  • June 13, 2011, 9:07 am
you seem to like hatches in your buildings...a lot
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • June 13, 2011, 11:47 am
Like them? I love 'em!!
  • winkysquirt
  • Level 48
  • Master Modder
  • June 13, 2011, 6:03 am
  • Djiin1000
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 13, 2011, 3:20 am
Maybe a map with a giant volcano in the middle? and canyons with lava. The ground should be made of stone and cobble.
Hi, I was wondering if you could make me a map using this technology? What i need is a deep canyon similar to this, but not as deep, at the top i need a small ledge then high vertical mountains rising up, at the bottom of the canyon there needs to be water to, like a river, in the center of the river there needs to be a medium sized island, at one end of the river a waterfall would be great. I was thinking the canyon could be about 40-45 blocks deep and the mountains are about 60 high, if this is possible that would be great and I will strongly credit you for the work you have done, sorry I can't offer you money though, but Thanks Anyways
  • GaelicNerd
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 12, 2011, 5:49 pm
the caves are really fun to explore because the roofs ar nice and high.
I built a little lakeside cottage UNDERGROUND
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • June 12, 2011, 6:16 pm
Glad you are having fun with it. Yea, some of the cave systems are pretty huge, probably big enough to have a whole underground city within them.
  • GaelicNerd
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 12, 2011, 6:29 pm
but its really weird that this is just a big square you should have a wall cuz i also made a house that hangs over the edge
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • June 12, 2011, 7:20 pm
I set it to the void so it wouldn't create extra chunks while I was editing everything and forgot to change it back...you can actually get to new chunk sections if you build a bridge 256 blocks out.
I would LOVE to play this, but when I try to implant the file into the same folder as my server it just generates a brand new world and labels it "World" even though "Canyons" is in the folder (even when I restart the server completely). Please help.
  • inHaze
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 96
  • Overlord Terraformer
  • June 12, 2011, 4:58 pm
I have no experience with how the servers are setup so I really can't help you there. I will suggest if you are having a problem with the world save that you use the schematic and import it into whatever world its loading with MCEdit.
I'll try that, thank you. ^^

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