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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    I definitely am that, an RPG industry pro.

    Now I don't have a new map to post, but trying to get the thread back to normal. Here's the full map of a hand-drawn piece I did for Paizo Publishing...
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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    I get the gist that you're not a gamer - fully understand. The free product above is just to show you what I do, how the maps are used. I am more than a freelance illustrator, as mentioned I am an...
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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    I've played Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games since 1977, including Space Opera, Star Frontiers and Traveller (those 3 being sci-fi games), Aftermath (post apocalypse), Paranoia...
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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    Boy - good question. In tabletop roleplaying games, beyond the discussion and dice rolling to determine random actions, miniature figures (one for each player) are placed on maps for combat and...
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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    I won't be stopping any time soon - it's what I do.

    Thanks, Egg.
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    Re: Fit Text to Curve question

    I don't think it does offset per se, rather you can apply Leading to offset it from the line. So there's leading, kerning, justification (left, right, center), indent, as well as manually adding in...
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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    Next map for the private commission, a village on the lake - the Crater Lake, and just as the town map, a wooden palisade surrounds out to keep the river pirates out. This one, just on whim was...
  8. Re: Xara 3D is not included in the Pro package, right?

    Yes, I understood that from the first post in the thread. I merely was stating how I use the 3D tools in XDP, and that for true 3D needs I use something other than Xara.
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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    Good question. In this case there are 3 transparent layers of blue (about 40% transparency applied) and in sky blue, royal blue, and a photo of water in a pool with a repeating texture applied, all...
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    XDP has 1 way 3D extrusion - you can extrude text and shapes. I actually use it in some of my maps to create the sense of elevated walls. But no, you cannot create the kind of rotating 3D text...
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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    Just created a small town map of 1200, located on the southeast area of the previously posted crater lake map where the meandering river empties into the lake. This town features a wooden palisade,...
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    Re: Fantasy maps created using Xara Xtreme

    Haven't posted to this thread for a while, though somewhat because a large percent of my recent maps were largely created using 3D software, with Xara use only in it's grids and labeling and little...
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    Re: Xara as a DTP

    My Xara based DTPing is pretty straight forward. I use standard two column layout with border art, full page art, half page art, quarter page art, white background with black text around 11 point so...
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    Re: Survived a nasty storm

    So I recently learned that the phenomena that hit Iowa, and Illinois was called a derecho - a widespread high wind storm, sometimes compared to an inland hurricane. I'd never heard of such, but I...
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    Re: Survived a nasty storm

    Doing map commissions for game publishers, and have my own game publication I want to release when the freelance work is complete - all done with Xara.
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    Survived a nasty storm

    On Monday a "high wind" storm was racing across north central Illinois heading for my home town - I even heard it was coming. I was in town when it hit, trees shaking wildly throwing a mass of leafs...
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    Re: ZBrush Core Mini [FREE]

    Downloading it now - thanks!

    Interestingly when ZBrush first came out, it was free also, but it was a 2.5 D paint program, and not truly 3D yet - I had that and used it for a number of years.
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    Re: 3D illustrations...

    It's very niche - millions play these games, but compared to video games or other mainstream entertainments - very niche.
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    Re: 3D illustrations...

    Also it is played online using Virtual Tabletop software. Roll20 is a popular one, images can be up to 72 x 72 inches, but limited to 70 ppi. Many other VT applications work at 100 or 200 ppi. So all...
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    Re: 3D illustrations...

    I suppose, but the map is not an illustration, it's a tool to run the adventure with, so you don't treat like a photograph, rather the actual terrain that the vehicles will be using in game....
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    Re: 3D illustrations...

    Here are some maps, made entirely in 3D, except for the text and labels which were done in Xara Designer Pro x11. This is on the moon where a one-shot adventure module featured at the end of the...
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    Re: 3D illustrations...

    Here's the CICS NAVSOC Marine Transport/Carrier Dreadnought, the Poseidon. CICS is Confederation of Independent Colonies starship, and NAVSOC is Naval Special Operations Command. This ship is nearly...
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    Re: 3D illustrations...

    Thanks, Hand-drawn!

    It's art I need, that I cannot afford to pay someone else to do, for my current project - there's going to be a lot of art for this project.

    Last military vehicles, only...
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    Re: 3D illustrations...

    So yesterday, after checking my email in the morning, I went out to do laundry and when I got back... no internet the rest of the day (some storm knocked it out). So I couldn't upload what I was...
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    Re: 3D illustrations...

    I thought I needed one more vehicle for the Colonial Marines supplement for Starfinder RPG. This is the Leonidus class heavy urban assault mech (45 ton), big, but not too big that it won't fit on...
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