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    Map Editor Video Tutorials (10 videos!)

    I think we should try to gather the Map Editor tutorials in one thread to keep the forums as clean as possible.

    If anyone has any questions regarding how or why I do things, feel free to ask. And I'd love to get some input from the developers if you have anything I should add or get better at explaining in the videos.



    Adding water
    I saw a few of you guys asking about how to add water to the map, so I made a video about it. I also included a practical example where I built up a park area based around the water. Enjoy!


    Making a mountain. And a road to go on top of it.
    During this video you will see me explaining the basics of making a mountain, and preparing the mountain for roads. You will see me find workarounds for the problems that arise.

    Yes, this became a long video. 9 minutes in total. I left it uncut to show you that it's not done in 1-2-3 and that It takes time to handle these tools. Practice, practice, practice!



    Industrial harbor
    It's long, so this might be ideal for those who need a kick in the right direction to plan, build and detail an area of the city.


    Making the harbor look slightly better
    Blocks of concrete.


    Roundabouts


    A little more on roundabouts
    Thanks to Gogomaester for this tip!



    Residential area



    Airport
    This takes you through the very basics. Only a little on detailing stuff. And there's a piece in there with a request for the developers too!



    Building metro tracks
    From underground to ground, to elevated tracks.
    Not directly Map Editor related, but I still think it's important for anyone who hasn't understood how building metro tracks works.



    Sharing or installing a custom map
    Looks like there's some confused minds on the forums. So here's a visual guideline on how to install a custom map made by others.
    Last edited by OlaHaldor; 27-02-2011 at 00:43. Reason: new content

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    Thanks, awesome work!

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    Thank you!
    I'm quite new to the map editor myself, but I feel comfortable using it. It has its less logic ways of doing things, but as most things in life - there's workarounds for it.

    I saw someone asking for making mountains and roads on them. I think my next video will cover that.

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    Very nice work!
    Please continue making these.

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    Making a mountain. And a road to go on top of it.
    During this video you will see me explaining the basics of making a mountain, and preparing the mountain for roads. You will see me find workarounds for the problems that arise.

    Yes, this became a long video. 9 minutes in total. I left it uncut to show you that it's not done in 1-2-3 and that It takes time to handle these tools. Practice, practice, practice!


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    lol nice video. I dont think its difficult to make roads going up or so, i think the difficultest thing is to Make the Mountain loo realistic. But its not so hard with Soften tool:



    and make a road there!


    and what about this?!


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    Great job guys. This should be a sticky or a subforum
    Thanks for reading / answering my post!

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    Yes, haha, I was very clumsy..

    That's impressive work. I didn't know there was a grid function. Didn't think there was one available since it didn't have its own button in the UI. So seeing your images now made me dig into it.. NICE FIND!

    This will really make it easier to make maps.

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    Roundabouts

    Roundabouts




    I know you haven't seen how I made that harbor yet, I'm currently uploading. It's a LONG video... Will post it when it's done processing at Youtube.


    If anyone has any questions regarding how or why I do things, feel free to ask. And I'd love to get some input from the developers if you have anything I should add or get better at explaining in the videos.

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    As again:

    What about this:





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    Last edited by Gogomaester; 24-02-2011 at 15:29.

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    Nice indeed. I just covered the very basics of it, really..

    The first roundabout you have there, looking at the camera angle in the mini map.. That road is a "straigt 90 degree", right? It's not a 45 degree like I did my first roundabout? I like that look much better than the second one I build, but I haven't figured out a way to do it like the first one with straight angles.

    Hey, would you mind making videos too? FRAPS, convert, upload and share!

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    Yes it would be nice. I have Fraps, i have already some videos on youtube (Check channel Gogomaester) editing in sony vegas. The first rundabout is very cool:

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    Brilliant! I didn't think of that..

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    New video !

    Industrial harbor
    It's long, so this might be ideal for those who need a kick in the right direction to plan, build and detail an area of the city.

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    you guys are talented and very creative! it would be fantastic to see new maps by you!

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    nice tutorial OlaHaldor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prysewhert View Post
    you guys are talented and very creative! it would be fantastic to see new maps by you!
    Have you checked my
    Hodkovice map? :-) i will start to create new soon

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    i am still busy with berlin, didnt expect good, big maps so quickly. but i will bookmark it and try it later.

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    Well it isnt such a BIG map but i am still upgrading it :-)

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    Oh Sweet! I'm definitely subscribing to this one.

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