Thursday, 7 February 2008

A Brief Update

Much done but lttle to show for it today. On the figures front I'm still prepping the cavalry before painting, the reins being the thing that really slows me down here.

On the photo side I've decided some investment in new gear is required, as well as learning to take better photos with what I've got. I've a tripod on order for the camera so there should be some improvement in my photos soon.

On the map editor, I've added a town generation algorithm that calculates population based on surrounding landscape and an urbanisation factor. The random terrain generator can now generate towns and can create roads between them.


Bluebear Jeff said...

I look forward to your photos . . . I know that an awful lot of mine are awful . . . and that is because of camera movement . . . so if you are like me a tripod should certainly help.

-- Jeff

Der Alte Fritz said...

A tripod is a godsend. Once I bought one, the quality of my photos improved immensely.

Also, turn off the flash for most pictures (unless it is a close up on the macro setting) as you will get better results. For every good picture I get, there are 3 or 4 bad ones that aren't worth publishing.

Get a camera with a macro setting for closeups. Set your tripod up about 12 inches away. I find that this is the optimal distance for close ups. You can also buy a light box that has the blue background and two sets of side lighting. I bought one of these from Sharper Image catalog, but haven't used it yet.