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Post Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:33 am   Reply with quote         


My friend and I have been creating a board game in our spare time and I need some help with some techniques for the main image on the actual board. The game has a lot to do with ships/naval jazz and the board will be one giant overhead view of an ocean. Just water. Whats the best technique or combination of techniques to give a really cool overhead view of the ocean? Almost as if you were in a plane 10s of 1000s of feet in the air. Much thanks for any help received!

edit: image would be 18.5" by 18.5" finished




Post Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:13 am   Reply with quote         


jbutcher wrote:
Whats the best technique or combination of techniques to give a really cool overhead view of the ocean?

something like this?
http://idle.slashdot.org/story/10/02/02/1555200/man-hurt-after-homemade-rocket-explodes




Tarmac

Location: Hotel California

Post Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:24 pm   Reply with quote         


You mean like Google View gives you?

Laughing




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Post Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:11 pm   Reply with quote         


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shane.e.randall

Location: Indiana, PA

Post Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:29 pm   Reply with quote         


You should probably at least upload a concept sketch if you want anybody to take you seriously.




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Post Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:07 pm   Reply with quote         


Good point, thank you. However, I can't yet post urls or images. I don't have enough "legitimate posts". Sad




shane.e.randall

Location: Indiana, PA

Post Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:06 pm   Reply with quote         


jbutcher wrote:
Good point, thank you. However, I can't yet post urls or images. I don't have enough "legitimate posts". Sad


Upload an Avatar first of all to show that you have interest in the site. Then respond and you will be that much closer.




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Tarmac

Location: Hotel California

Post Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:14 pm   Reply with quote         


Seriously, you can find dozens of Lansat satellite images of the ocean that I am sure you will find useful. For example, here is this one from wikimedia.org that is very high resolution. 5388 × 2778

(*** Warning: don't click on the link unless you have a high bandwidth connection)

http://tinyurl.com/ky5t6fe




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Luxwiz

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Post Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:11 pm   Reply with quote         


Here´s one from a bird´s eye view...



and I was a little board (no pun intended Wink) so used it as a backdrop and designed this mini-board game demo...





Tarmac

Location: Hotel California

Post Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:15 pm   Reply with quote         


@Luis, just a little board ??? Laughing Very Happy




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Luxwiz

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Post Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:17 pm   Reply with quote         


Tarmac wrote:
@Luis, just a little board ??? Laughing Very Happy


you can tell I´ve been speaking spanish too long...ok a BIG BORED ! Laughing




Post Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:16 pm   Reply with quote         


HA! Excellent. Thank you guys.




Post Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:23 pm   Reply with quote         


Incidentally, the image that @luis posted is what I'm after. I've been messing with displacement maps but can't quite get it right.




Luxwiz

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Post Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:51 pm   Reply with quote         


jbutcher wrote:
Incidentally, the image that @luis posted is what I'm after. I've been messing with displacement maps but can't quite get it right.


I made this one by superimposing a couple of images I found in google.I made a copy of this new image,flipped the image vertically and blended it with the original to compensate for perspective issues.This made it appear as if you were looking straight down at the water instead of at an angle




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