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Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/5/2016 19:16:15


NinjaNic 
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Hey all, thought I should share this. If someone has control over the Wiki pages they can add this video if they want. I hope it helps!

https://youtu.be/iOR9ltkY65s

~Nic
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/5/2016 21:52:04


Imperator
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It is a really nice tutorial, and I'm pretty glad I watched it since I actually learned a few things, although (not trying to be mean here, I promise) there are some things you did that were somewhat inefficient:

1. When you're drawing paths with jagged lines, it's much more efficient to use the pen tool rather than the pencil. With the pen it pretty much takes one click per point rather than two as you were doing it.

2. Instead of messing around trying to guess how big your map is, you could have just selected all your shapes and used the "Resize page to Drawing or selection" tool that is right under the size boxes. It's just something I recently found that's really useful :)

3. I'm not really sure what CRL+SHIFT+6 does (I couldn't find it in the menu anywhere) so maybe I'm totally wrong on this, but wouldn't it be much quicker to just use CTRL+-? That's what I use, but I'm not completely sure on this one.
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/5/2016 23:05:27


DerWyyy
Level 53
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Can you make maps on PC?(im on a chromebook so)
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 00:07:52


Nitr01
Level 46
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You cannot make maps on the chromebook.
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 00:24:30


NinjaNic 
Level 57
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1. When you're drawing paths with jagged lines, it's much more efficient to use the pen tool rather than the pencil. With the pen it pretty much takes one click per point rather than two as you were doing it.


I didn't know that, I've never used the pen tool before.


2. Instead of messing around trying to guess how big your map is, you could have just selected all your shapes and used the "Resize page to Drawing or selection" tool that is right under the size boxes. It's just something I recently found that's really useful :)


I actually didn't know about that either!


3. I'm not really sure what CRL+SHIFT+6 does (I couldn't find it in the menu anywhere) so maybe I'm totally wrong on this, but wouldn't it be much quicker to just use CTRL+-? That's what I use, but I'm not completely sure on this one.


It's really CTRL+^ , but I say "CTRL+SHIFT+6" because that's really what it is. (Well, now that I think of it, it may be different in other countries, I don't know.) I believe it's called the Exclusion tool.
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 01:36:40


Cata Cauda 
Level 57
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Thats a really good tutorial.
I have already figured out most of the stuff already on my own, but there is one thing that bugs me about the tutorial:
Your video is too much based on imaginary maps. You could show some tricks for Real-world maps... like importing a PNG-File into the SVG and lowering its opacity so you can draw over it to get realistic shapes or something.

But anyway, still a good beginner tutorial.
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 04:09:54


Zephyrum 
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Shift 6 in here = ¨

should've specified :P

Your video is too much based on imaginary maps. You could show some tricks for Real-world maps... like importing a PNG-File into the SVG and lowering its opacity so you can draw over it to get realistic shapes or something.


If you keep it PNG, it doesn't show up when converted to Warlight, just trace over it and when you're done see how it looks in WarLight, then delete the PNG background for extra clarity if you need it.

Edited 7/6/2016 04:10:49
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 05:14:08


NinjaNic 
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Thats a really good tutorial.


Thanks, Cata!

And ditto to what Zephyrum said about the png's, also, there are websites where you can download SVG's of real places already, especially on Wikipedia:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:SVG_maps

Edited 7/6/2016 05:16:26
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 05:35:53


LeQuébécois_Benoit
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Nice video man. 30 something minutes and all the parts where interesting. Well done! (I still hope ACME loses games in CL8 so that NWO can promote tho ;) )

Edited 7/6/2016 05:36:35
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 11:09:57


lionheart
Level 58
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Congratulations Nic!
You made a great work :)
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 12:00:13


Tristan
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Edited 7/6/2016 15:03:43
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 16:18:39


Ranek
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very good video. It gives good hints on using the various commands properly and it instantly increased my inkscape skills. =) well done!
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/6/2016 19:21:59


Sephiroth
Level 59
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great job ninjanic, thank you!
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/7/2016 00:06:53


ps 
Level 59
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well done ninjanic!
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/7/2016 00:19:50


NinjaNic 
Level 57
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Wow everyone, thank you so much for the acknowledgement and appreciation!
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/7/2016 01:26:23


Lane Cognito 
Level 58
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Thanks!
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/10/2016 10:51:11


Pigeacorn
Level 50
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I am just about to create my first ma and I've been waiting to do this for ages. Thanks for the help!
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/10/2016 14:33:37


Maciek
Level 51
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Thanks! I used to have huge problems, and I couldn't make my own map - now I can! The video is amazing!
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/10/2016 21:52:48


apollong3
Level 53
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Very nice tutorial,but I,being shit with computers,could not properly install the automatic territory extention.When I try to install it directly into the inkscape file it gives me an error message,and when I install it somewhere else and then copy it into inkscape,it does not work.

When I try and open it directly,it says it stopped working.

and I am on windows 7 x64 too
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/11/2016 05:06:43


Genghis 
Level 52
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how do you make the waco maps
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/13/2016 06:01:16


{N.W.} TheLegend 
Level 50
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Great tutorial!
Mapmaking Tutorial Video: 7/21/2016 11:02:51


{Canidae} Kretoma
Level 57
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Awesome, i finally had time to watch it and i think i can make better maps now. :D
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