4 Star Meats [Quenched]

Care to peruse completed maps? Take a stroll through the Atlas.

Moderators: Cartographers, Global Moderators

Forum rules
Please read the Community Guidelines before posting.

Re: 4 Star Meats [20 October 2012] v18 pg 28

Postby sannemanrobinson on Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:09 am

dana1971 wrote:Hi all,
koontz1973 wrote:This map as of right now is too large. With some moving, you can crop a lot of.
Company logo chalk board - top right.
Auto deploy specials - top left.
Prices and impassables move in a tad. This alone will let you crop right down to the frame. Make it the same size as the top part of the frame and you have a winner.

Done
Dana

There can still be a lot of space saving. If autodeply specials moves under impassibles (fat barrier) then 4 star meats can be placed on the left, possibly in two lines or rotated 30 degrees. The blackboard about the 4 stars company logo could be handwriting just like is done under special offer.

Or Special offer could be under the Ox tail tip and the company logo at middle.
Major sannemanrobinson
 
Posts: 254
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:35 am
Medals: 23
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3)
Ratings Achievement (3) Tournament Achievement (1) General Achievement (5) Training Achievement (1)

Re: 4 Star Meats [20 October 2012] v18 pg 28

Postby dana1971 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:46 pm

sannemanrobinson wrote:There can still be a lot of space saving. If autodeply specials moves under impassibles (fat barrier) then 4 star meats can be placed on the left, possibly in two lines or rotated 30 degrees. The blackboard about the 4 stars company logo could be handwriting just like is done under special offer.

Or Special offer could be under the Ox tail tip and the company logo at middle.
[/quote]

Thanks for the comment sannemanrobinson.

At one point during themaps creation I did try some of your suggestions, but it looked unbalanced.
I felt the compositional elements needed a bit of room to breath on the page.

I plan to implement the other changes this weekend.

Best Wishes,
Dana
User avatar
Major dana1971
 
Posts: 194
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:33 am
Location: Scotland
Medals: 84
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (4)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (2) Clan Achievement (47) Map Contribution (1)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby dana1971 on Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:58 pm

Here it is again. It's time to play spot the difference. :)

Click image to enlarge.
image


I believe I've fixed the spelling mistakes and Oxtail is one word after all so I changed that too.

Spot anything else?

Best Wishes,
Dana
User avatar
Major dana1971
 
Posts: 194
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:33 am
Location: Scotland
Medals: 84
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (4)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (2) Clan Achievement (47) Map Contribution (1)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:35 pm

Looking pretty good to me, nothing immediately jumps out. If anything does on a later look, I'll post something.

You should consider a series...4 Star Meats...and do a cannibal human next! ;) I kid, but good work.


--Andy
User avatar
Corporal AndyDufresne
Retired Administrator
 
Posts: 25044
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: A Banana Palm in Zihuatanejo
Medals: 20
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Freestyle Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) General Achievement (4) General Contribution (2)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby RedBaron0 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:19 pm

I forsee much colorblindness issues... hope I'm wrong. Lets see some numbers and the vischeck, please.
ImageImageImage
User avatar
Major RedBaron0
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 2559
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:59 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Medals: 80
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (3)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3)
Beta Map Achievement (1) Battle Royale Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (9) General Achievement (8)
Clan Achievement (8) Map Contribution (2) Tournament Contribution (3) General Contribution (10)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby dana1971 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:59 am

Not sure what that means exactly but I'll look it up.
User avatar
Major dana1971
 
Posts: 194
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:33 am
Location: Scotland
Medals: 84
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (4)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (2) Clan Achievement (47) Map Contribution (1)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:33 am

dana1971 wrote:Not sure what that means exactly but I'll look it up.

Go into foundry tools. At the top you will see a colour blind testing website. If it is not working, use your gimp filters and grab a screen shot. This way we can see if their will be problems for colour blind players.

Also, bung 888s on the map of all 8 different colours to see if they stand out enough.
Sergeant 1st Class koontz1973
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 7538
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:57 am
Medals: 116
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (2) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (4)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (2)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (10) General Achievement (13) Clan Achievement (5) Map Contribution (12)
Tournament Contribution (31) General Contribution (9)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby RedBaron0 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:18 pm

what he said. ;)
ImageImageImage
User avatar
Major RedBaron0
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 2559
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:59 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Medals: 80
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (3)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3)
Beta Map Achievement (1) Battle Royale Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (9) General Achievement (8)
Clan Achievement (8) Map Contribution (2) Tournament Contribution (3) General Contribution (10)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby dana1971 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:41 pm

OK, here is a version of how the map is seen by a color blind person, created using that plugin I was pointed to.

Click image to enlarge.
image


I can see the separation of the continents, but is there enough of a difference for your average CC player?

I've done the XML code because it seems the best way to get the color numbers in there. See the image below.

Click image to enlarge.
image


Not sure how to get the XML code to pump out 888, but hopefully there is enough there to see if the official color numbers work.
After doing the XML I noticed that the shoulder has a lot of boarders so I'm thinking of upping the Chuck continent bonus to 4 instead of 3.

Have I passed the graphics stage? Should I alter the colors?

Best wishes,
Dana
User avatar
Major dana1971
 
Posts: 194
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:33 am
Location: Scotland
Medals: 84
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (4)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (2) Clan Achievement (47) Map Contribution (1)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby soundman on Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:24 pm

You have a few numbers not lining up with the army circles. Plate, most of the Left Hind, and Brisket are a few that jumped out at me. Not sure if anyone else would care but that sort of thing annoys me. ;)
User avatar
Captain soundman
 
Posts: 450
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:36 pm
Location: Washington
Medals: 46
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (3)
Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (3)
Tournament Achievement (1) General Achievement (8) Clan Achievement (9) Tournament Contribution (1)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby nolefan5311 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:12 pm

dana1971 wrote:After doing the XML I noticed that the shoulder has a lot of boarders so I'm thinking of upping the Chuck continent bonus to 4 instead of 3.


Shoulder has a lot of borders, but neither Chuck nor Chuck Eye border any territories outside of the bonus zone. I think it should stay at 3.
Image
User avatar
Major nolefan5311
 
Posts: 1624
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:51 am
Location: Florida
Medals: 108
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (4) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (2) Polymorphic Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2)
Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (2)
Cross-Map Achievement (4) Beta Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) Tournament Achievement (29) General Achievement (5)
Clan Achievement (12) Map Contribution (4) Tournament Contribution (12) General Contribution (4)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby RedBaron0 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:21 pm

You're getting there on graphics, colors look good, I was surprised, with all the shades of red I was sure there was gonna be blending.

Super big thing you need to to first is make the small map. We'll make sure that's good and we'll go from there.

Oh... and why are the "N's" in the word "hind" in the bonus legend, backwards?
ImageImageImage
User avatar
Major RedBaron0
Cartography Assistant
Cartography Assistant
 
Posts: 2559
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:59 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Medals: 80
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (3)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3)
Beta Map Achievement (1) Battle Royale Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (9) General Achievement (8)
Clan Achievement (8) Map Contribution (2) Tournament Contribution (3) General Contribution (10)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby trinicardinal on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:21 am

RedBaron0 wrote:You're getting there on graphics, colors look good, I was surprised, with all the shades of red I was sure there was gonna be blending.

Super big thing you need to to first is make the small map. We'll make sure that's good and we'll go from there.

Oh... and why are the "N's" in the word "hind" in the bonus legend, backwards?



I'm amazed that there are enough clear and distinct shades of the same general colour to bring out fully in this map. nice graphics overall and I'm wondering id the backward N is meant to be a play on the Hind word as well? If it wasn't meant that way... consider leaving it? If meant to be so then well done!
User avatar
Major trinicardinal
Head Chatter
Head Chatter
 
Posts: 2720
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:59 am
Location: On a Tropical Island - Coconut anyone?
Medals: 68
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (2) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (2) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (3)
Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3)
Battle Royale Achievement (2) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (1) General Achievement (16) Clan Achievement (5)
Tournament Contribution (7) General Contribution (7)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby ManBungalow on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:04 pm

soundman wrote:You have a few numbers not lining up with the army circles. Plate, most of the Left Hind, and Brisket are a few that jumped out at me. Not sure if anyone else would care but that sort of thing annoys me. ;)

Dana, you can consider removing the army circles completely. None of them seem necessary, and you will not then need to spend time meticulously moving the coordinates around.
Image
User avatar
Colonel ManBungalow
 
Posts: 3248
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:02 am
Location: On a giant rock orbiting a star somewhere
Medals: 84
Standard Achievement (4) Doubles Achievement (4) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (3) Freestyle Achievement (4) Polymorphic Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (2)
Fog of War Achievement (4) Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Speed Achievement (4) Teammate Achievement (2) Random Map Achievement (2)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1) Battle Royale Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (2)
General Achievement (10) Clan Achievement (12) Tournament Contribution (3) General Contribution (6)

Re: 4 Star Meats [27 October 2012] v20 pg 29

Postby dana1971 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:19 pm

Not a bad idea removing the circles.

The backward N's are there because the lower case n appears in reverse with the font I'm using. I did think it may be ok to leave it reverse because it's the back legs but maybe that's just to clever for its own good?

No time to work on the map today, but I will remove the circles, and make a small version soon.

Leave the backward N's on Hind legs??? Anyone else have an opinion on that?

Best Wishes,
Dana
User avatar
Major dana1971
 
Posts: 194
Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:33 am
Location: Scotland
Medals: 84
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (3) Quadruples Achievement (3) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (4)
Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1) Random Map Achievement (2) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Beta Map Achievement (1)
Ratings Achievement (4) Tournament Achievement (2) Clan Achievement (47) Map Contribution (1)

PreviousNext

Return to The Atlas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Login