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04-01-2005, 05:16 PM
how do u make rivers im stuck helllllllllp
04-01-2005, 07:00 PM
STICKY ~ LESSON ONE ~ MAP BASICS
3) Carve the River
-Click the Elevation button
-Set the brush to Tiny
-Select Paint Hills
-Whenever you make any elevation changes in or near the river it is wise to click Create River and make sure there are no errors.
a) First we paint High Flood areas. We are going to paint on everything that is brown or blue on the mockup. The slope elevation will actually take care of the High Flood area. This should make sense once you give it a try.
Settings are as follows:
Terrain Elevation: -1
Fine Elevation: 90
Slope Elevation: 6
b) Next we paint the Flood Plain areas. Here’s where things get interesting. Click the button called “Normal” under Flood Level if it isn’t already set there. There should be some jaggy water visible at this point <Lesson 1.2.scn>. What I do here is set the elevation to what’s listed below and paint from the center of the river outward until all the jaggies go away.
Terrain Elevation: -2
Fine Elevation: 89
Slope Elevation: 12
c) Finally we carve the riverbed. Similar method to step ‘b’, except this time I set the Flood Level to Low and use the following settings:
Terrain Elevation: -8
Fine Elevation: 0
Slope Elevation: 60 (80 for the tight areas)
Your map should now look something like <Lesson 1.4.scn>
d) Verify that you can place a reasonable amount of barge landings. To do this select Units->Land->Players and select Barge Landings from the list. Check to see if there is space by the river to build a reasonable number of barge landings by hovering over the river edge. In my case, I felt that there wasn’t, so I repeated step 3c and smushed out the riverbed a bit further in the spots that I wanted more barge landing possibilities. <Lesson 1.6.scn>
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