[Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

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[Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by Vectomon on Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:06 pm

Hello, world. You probably already know this, but it could would be hepful for new users. It's short and simple, and I promise it won't hurt. Unless you want it to.
So let's start.

When laying down houses like this, you have to pay attention to details. These details may seem simple, but they can make a big difference. So let's say you just made a house with two floors and it looks like this:
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Sure, it's a nice house, but it could be better. There's no roof on the second floor. At least it looks like it. How do we fix it? We raise the roof above the second floor to show our players that we actually care about dimensions.
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See what I did there? I simply added a new row of roof tiles above the second floor. It's really simple and it also makes your game magical and sparkly. (Windows were moved around, but that's not important.)

Ok, the house looks better already. But it still isn't ideal. See the first floor? It casts a shadow. The second should cast one too! The shadow used can be found in Tileset B:
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Ta-daah! Much better than the first house, right? This technique may seem obvious, but I've seen a lot of games where the mapper seems to forget that even if you can only map in 2D, you have to make it look 3D.

Well, that's it for my first tutorial. Tell me if you learned something useful.

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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by omegas7 on Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:44 pm

Nice tip the second floor's shadow, now that I think about it, all my maps didn't have such shadow XD.

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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by Andinator on Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:52 pm

sweet tut! I looked for one in the past, but found nothing...
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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by Dezz123 on Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:07 am

Lol, I have a feeling you made this to get me to change my maps... >_>
Anyways, awesome tutorial you got here.
And yes... I'll show that I care about dimensions... Razz
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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by Vectomon on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:35 pm

dezz123 wrote:Lol, I have a feeling you made this to get me to change my maps... >_>
Anyways, awesome tutorial you got here.
And yes... I'll show that I care about dimensions... Razz
It wasn't anything personal, but you may have inspired this tutorial. Wink

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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by Dezz123 on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:52 pm

Ha! I knew it! xD
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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by akirashinji on Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:22 am

This is very helpful for beginners.
Good work!
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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by HopeEsthiem on Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:11 am

Lovely tutorial, Vecto!!
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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by moneymenace on Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:00 am

Akir, as I said in another post, please do not necropost. (Revive a dead post)

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Monkeymenace?
MoneyMenace? - It's like it's bringing out the menace. Like moneyMENACE!
Monyemenace? - I know...
Moneymen? - I steal from the poor and give to the needy... way to make me feel like Robin Hood.
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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by mitchi.exe on Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:21 am

Akir, as I said in another post, please do not necropost. (Revive a dead post)

We can allow necroposting at the moment, since we don't have many topics here yet. Smile
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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by Elfsong on Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:31 am

Nice Vecto good tutorial
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Re: [Mapping] Houses with more than one floor.

Post by Vectomon on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:38 pm

Omegas, can you please close this to prevent further necroposting? >_>

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