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ToadieOdie avatar ToadieOdie
Level 53 : Grandmaster Goblin
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As of late I've been working on several projects at once. This one has taken me over a week in just fine tuning and I still don't feel done with it, but I've come to a point where I feel like I must let it go - at least for now. This map under went many transformations and a few complete overhauls. It reminds me of a saying that goes along the lines of a writer's book is never truly completed, only released. I wonder how many other map makers feel this way about their maps?

I've learned quite a few things making this island. I set out to start with to learn how to make a custom giant cavern. Big thanks to Jeracraft's YouTube tutorial on how to do that.

In that video I also learned about the height based brush settings. All this time I've been painting in by hand on the topographic layers where I've wanted things geographically. I didn't know that World Painter had a setting that would automagically do it for you. There are some pros and cons to this though. As you can see in this map, the line where the mycellium begins and ends is very sharp. Short of starting completely over, I'm not sure how to correct that line. I don't like it.

Thanks to Barbarian's tutorial on World Painter and terraforming I was able to figure out what the degree brush setting was for and transformed my shoreline into something a little more interesting than what I had before.

So this entire map was spent shaping caves, tunnels, and tinkering with brush settings while trying to get objects placed just right.

I envisioned a landscape above ground that largely appeared uninhabitable, but still inviting enough to explore. Beneath the mountains the explorer is rewarded with the find of an expansive forested cavern. Unfortunately this meant I had to disable the generation of structures. I don't consider this map officially survival friendly because of this even though everything else is present.

Hopefully the caverns are large enough to inspire the construction of an underground civilization. Who or what lives down here I wonder?



As for the objects, credit must be be given where credit is due:

Underground Forested Cavern

Cave Trees - Emerald Seeker MC
Fantasy Bundle - xDrift
Cave Assets - GhostXavier (modified by me to include some ocean monument blocks)
Crystal Trees - Plutouthere

Stone Beach

Dead Trees - LemonFox
Dead Trees - Plutouthere
Japanese Trees - NStalker

Mushroom Landscape

Mushroom Bundle - LanguageCraft
Mushroom Repository - lentebriesje
Mushrooms - Mythix13
Mushrooms - Springstof
Mushrooms - LemonFox
Mushrooms - GhostXavier

Ocean Floor

Caelitus Coral Reef Pack - GhostXavier
Small Coral Repository - Annah
Coral Repository - Annah
Seeweed & Searocks - Annah



I truly hope you enjoy this map and that it inspires you to build something on it. You may use it however you like, just be sure to give all the credits where credits belong. Yes, I know there is a lot to credit sorry about that.


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04/02/2016 7:43 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Terraformer
Barbarian
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this looks nice, however a very good option to paint mountains is to use the "above 45 degrees" and paint with stone for an example on grass. you'll see you will get some very good details.
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04/03/2016 11:25 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Goblin
ToadieOdie
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Yeah, this map was the first time I played around with it so I wasn't very bold with it. I'm hoping that in future maps you will see nicer, richer results with it. :3
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02/10/2016 8:43 pm
Level 42 : Master Network
hooptiecoupe
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I espically love the underground cavern. You should make more with that kind of theme. :)
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02/10/2016 9:46 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Goblin
ToadieOdie
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Thanks! I will think about it. The way the brush settings work it would be too easy for me to accidentally make the cave identical to the one here. I would have to be really careful to make sure it comes out unique. Maybe this is why we don't see these types caves very often on PMC?
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02/10/2016 3:36 pm
Level 28 : Expert Toast
Ozorian
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That's the coolest mushroom island I've ever seen!
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02/10/2016 4:15 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Goblin
ToadieOdie
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Thank you, you are too kind!
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02/10/2016 1:29 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Prince
Prince Oceanus
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This reminds me a lot of Blackreach from Skyrim. :)
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02/10/2016 1:58 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Goblin
ToadieOdie
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Would you believe me if I told you that I have never played that game? My husband has though. This has me curious now. lol
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02/10/2016 2:13 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Prince
Prince Oceanus
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lol, It's basically a dwarven ruin that has really awesome glowing mushrooms in it. :3
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02/10/2016 2:25 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Goblin
ToadieOdie
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Oh, I don't think I ever saw my husband run around in there. I just recall him pounding around forever in some rocky fields tormenting giants for some reason. :P
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