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Post by MannyJabrielle on Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:38 am
















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Re: Enclosed Caves (The latest Hak update goody)

Post by RayvenNightkind on Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:53 am

Ooh, that looks nice! Great shots Manny.
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Re: Enclosed Caves (The latest Hak update goody)

Post by evilkittenofdoom on Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:27 am

Just one question; does the ceilings interfere with the top-down view?
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Re: Enclosed Caves (The latest Hak update goody)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:00 am

evilkittenofdoom wrote:Just one question; does the ceilings interfere with the top-down view?
Nope.

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Re: Enclosed Caves (The latest Hak update goody)

Post by MannyJabrielle on Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:17 am

Forge looks very nice with the enclosed ceilings as well Smile

I think my favorite is one of the cauldron shots though (fourth one down in the above pics). The shot doesn't get the atmosphere of the animations and all though. There's steam and all, looks very warm and bake you alive-ish in there :-D
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Post by RustyDios on Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:27 am

Oh.. they be from the cauldron ?.. I thought they were from the Carpathain Cave.. which looks ace too....
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Re: Enclosed Caves (The latest Hak update goody)

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:48 pm

Since the ceilings got added to the caves, I've taken the liberty of redesigning much of the Underdark to use the caves tileset...it just feels more "underground" to me than the old "Underdark" tileset.

Also, a pleasant surprise on my part. I tend to wander areas without the minimap showing, and the enclosed caves often have me slightly disoriented. This is nice for me, as it feels more like an underground area with tunnels that look different coming from different directions, rather than an "open top rat maze" that makes it more of a video game and less a D&D game.

I might have to do some modeling practice to see about "enclosing" some of the other interior areas. I didn't do the model work for the caves myself, just adapted the ones made by Hellfire to work with the lava and pit terrains. I think the crypts and ruins tilesets need the most attention.

I know that there are other "enclosed" tileset modifications out there, but many just mirror the bottom sections, making it look like a video game out of the late 80s.

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Re: Enclosed Caves (The latest Hak update goody)

Post by Eric of Atrophy on Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:06 pm

I gotta agree with ya, ceilings are the way to go, especially for the underground areas!
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