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How to design cities with Blender

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Tutorials, Reference, & Guides' started by MaisseArsouye, May 11, 2006.

  1. MaisseArsouye

    MaisseArsouye gentil petit nuton

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    How to design cities with Blender

    What do you need ?

    Blender
    A good 2D drawing-painting software ( I use PSP8 but Gimp will be perfect too )
    this template

    This is not a Blender, PSP8 or Gimp tutorial. I consider you know how to use these softwares.

    How to start ?

    Start Blender and open the o_civ_city.blend file ( template )
    The template is a scene design to fit CivIII.
    The central square figures a square of the map.
    Lights are design to fit CivIII but you can modifiy it to create another ambiance.
    Camera allready has the good position and orientation.

    Design a city

    Design the buildings you need for all sizes and eras you want.

    Place the buildings on the square to make a city.

    Convert it to PCX

    Press F12 to render your scene and modifiy it until you're satisfied.

    Press F12 and then Printscreen ( there are other ways to take the picture but this one is the easiest ).
    Open you 2D software and paste you picture.

    Select your city and save it to a new file. Reduce it at 70% with pixel resize.
    This operation will give your picture the texture for CivIII. If you don't, it will look too smooth.
    Pixel resize is needed to advoid anti-aliasing, which is a problem for transparency.
    Save your picture as a pcx.

    Make your city

    Repeat these operations for every size/era you need.
    Place cities together on a pcx file.
    Make sure palette is allright ( 256 colors with transparency on #255 )

    Congratulations, you have a city :goodjob:
     
  2. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    Anyone still have this Blender template file?

    both index 254 & 255 hold the transparency colors.
     
  3. register

    register Warlord

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    Here you go
     

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  4. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Archon Without Portfolio

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    Thanks!
     

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