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Re: Cairns Metro V16(P9) [D,Gp] - XML added

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:39 pm

gimil wrote:Merry Christmas Cairns!

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And to u also Gimil.
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Re: Cairns Metro V16(P9) [D,Gp,Gr] - XML added

Postby WidowMakers on Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:21 pm

First off Cairns, I have to agree with everyone else about the detail you put into this map. I love the little buildings and trees. It is something that I don't believe any other map has done to this detail. I also like how the map title is stick out of the map with the water ripples around the poles. VERY COOL.

Just a couple of things I noticed:
    1) Some of the trees along the airport borders and the forest borders are semi-transparent and you can see the border below. Is there a way to increase opacity to 100% to hide the border?
    2) The bonus region names are sort of hard to see. The gray text blends into the map. Maybe make them White text with a black/gray shadow to help them stand out. Or even Color them to match their bonus regions.
    3)I like the foot path icons but at first I could not even find them and I think ti is for 2 reasons. First they are that same gray that makes the text hard to see. What if the feet had a more contrasted color to the green hills. And second, maybe make the feet path not so close to the road. By making them parallel, it is harder to see.

Keep up the good work. This map look fantastic.

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Re: Cairns Metro V16(P9) [D,Gp,Gr] - XML added

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:56 am

WidowMakers wrote:First off Cairns, I have to agree with everyone else about the detail you put into this map. I love the little buildings and trees. It is something that I don't believe any other map has done to this detail. I also like how the map title is stick out of the map with the water ripples around the poles. VERY COOL.

Just a couple of things I noticed:
    1) Some of the trees along the airport borders and the forest borders are semi-transparent and you can see the border below. Is there a way to increase opacity to 100% to hide the border?
    2) The bonus region names are sort of hard to see. The gray text blends into the map. Maybe make them White text with a black/gray shadow to help them stand out. Or even Color them to match their bonus regions.
    3)I like the foot path icons but at first I could not even find them and I think ti is for 2 reasons. First they are that same gray that makes the text hard to see. What if the feet had a more contrasted color to the green hills. And second, maybe make the feet path not so close to the road. By making them parallel, it is harder to see.

Keep up the good work. This map look fantastic.

WM


i'll see what i can do WM :)
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Re: Cairns Metro V16

Postby e_i_pi on Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:55 am

Nitpicking:

Any chance of retracting the bridge from Redlynch to Freshwater a little so that the bridge does not look like a second border between Freshwater and Brinsmead?

Kamerunga text - have you accidently resized that layer? The letters look thinner in it than anywhere else. It may just be an anti-aliasing thing though.

Where Freshwater Creek empties into Barron River, there's a dark border, might look nicer if it wasn't there :)

Kudos on everything else though. WM has already pointed out the transparency issues with some of the trees, so no need to point that out. Everything about this is fantastic - you've done your home city proud. I'm tempted to start working on Wollongong :lol:
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Re: Cairns Metro V17.

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:50 pm

WidowMakers wrote:...Just a couple of things I noticed:
    1) Some of the trees along the airport borders and the forest borders are semi-transparent and you can see the border below. Is there a way to increase opacity to 100% to hide the border?
    2) The bonus region names are sort of hard to see. The gray text blends into the map. Maybe make them White text with a black/gray shadow to help them stand out. Or even Color them to match their bonus regions.
    3)I like the foot path icons but at first I could not even find them and I think ti is for 2 reasons. First they are that same gray that makes the text hard to see. What if the feet had a more contrasted color to the green hills. And second, maybe make the feet path not so close to the road. By making them parallel, it is harder to see.
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1. the individual vectors for the trees had all been flattened to a bitmap so all i could do was double the bitmap and change the opacity slightly so it didn't stand out too much.
2. White is too stark but inbetween #CCCCCC seems OK
3. Changed their colour completely but not their position.

e_i_pi wrote:Nitpicking:
1. Any chance of retracting the bridge from Redlynch to Freshwater a little so that the bridge does not look like a second border between Freshwater and Brinsmead?

2. Kamerunga text - have you accidently resized that layer? The letters look thinner in it than anywhere else. It may just be an anti-aliasing thing though.

3. Where Freshwater Creek empties into Barron River, there's a dark border, might look nicer if it wasn't there :)
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Thanks e_i_pi...
1. Done.
2. It wasn't resized at all, but because of the issue or clarity io change the font to Verdana and re-sized to 11.
3. Done.
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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr] - Tinkering

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:15 pm

Version 17.

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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr] - Tinkering L & S

Postby e_i_pi on Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:11 pm

Nice Xmas present for the CC folk cairns, and a pleasure to behold. Merry Xmas mate :)
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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr] - Tinkering L & S

Postby cairnswk on Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:25 pm

e_i_pi wrote:Nice Xmas present for the CC folk cairns, and a pleasure to behold. Merry Xmas mate :)

Thanks e_i_pi :)
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Re: Cairns Metro V17.

Postby WidowMakers on Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:46 pm

cairnswk wrote:
WidowMakers wrote:...Just a couple of things I noticed:
    1) Some of the trees along the airport borders and the forest borders are semi-transparent and you can see the border below. Is there a way to increase opacity to 100% to hide the border?
    2) The bonus region names are sort of hard to see. The gray text blends into the map. Maybe make them White text with a black/gray shadow to help them stand out. Or even Color them to match their bonus regions.
    3)I like the foot path icons but at first I could not even find them and I think ti is for 2 reasons. First they are that same gray that makes the text hard to see. What if the feet had a more contrasted color to the green hills. And second, maybe make the feet path not so close to the road. By making them parallel, it is harder to see.
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1. the individual vectors for the trees had all been flattened to a bitmap so all i could do was double the bitmap and change the opacity slightly so it didn't stand out too much.
2. White is too stark but inbetween #CCCCCC seems OK
3. Changed their colour completely but not their position.
The changes look good. I still think the bonus names could stand out more but they are better than before. I really like the feet now (they stand out much better) and the trees and the border line look much better as well.

Looking good.

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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr] - Tinkering L & S

Postby gimil on Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:38 am

Come on cairns [bigimg] tags.

You just broke my layout :(
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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr] - Tinkering L & S

Postby cairnswk on Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:44 am

gimil wrote:Come on cairns [bigimg] tags.

You just broke my layout :(


Try now Gimil. When are you gonna get a decent monitor?
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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr] - Tinkering L & S

Postby gimil on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:10 am

cairnswk wrote:
gimil wrote:Come on cairns [bigimg] tags.

You just broke my layout :(


Try now Gimil. When are you gonna get a decent monitor?


Thanks cairns,

I got a res of 1280x800 on a 15 and a half inch screen, unfortunatly bigger images still break my layout.
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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr] - Tinkering L & S

Postby cairnswk on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:26 am

gimil wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
gimil wrote:Come on cairns [bigimg] tags.

You just broke my layout :(


Try now Gimil. When are you gonna get a decent monitor?


Thanks cairns,

I got a res of 1280x800 on a 15 and a half inch screen, unfortunatly bigger images still break my layout.


You definitely need to upgrade ;)
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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr] - Tinkering L & S

Postby gimil on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:28 am

cairnswk wrote:
gimil wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
gimil wrote:Come on cairns [bigimg] tags.

You just broke my layout :(


Try now Gimil. When are you gonna get a decent monitor?


Thanks cairns,

I got a res of 1280x800 on a 15 and a half inch screen, unfortunatly bigger images still break my layout.


You definitely need to upgrade ;)


Ill let you know when I can hook my laptop up to my 22inch flat screen that santa got me :P
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Re: Cairns Metro V17(P10) [D,Gp,Gr]

Postby cairnswk on Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:57 pm

Version 17. still; just tidied some edges around the frame that were showing smudging from underneath layers.

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