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Scratch build terrain tutorials?

Discussion in 'Scenery' started by evilmonkey, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. evilmonkey

    evilmonkey That man over there

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    I recently got that Infinity itch again after quite a while and need some terrain tutorials. I noticed we now have a new forum lacking all the great old tutorials for scratch building terrain. Anyone have links to some good scratch build terrain tutorials? I was looking for things to augment all my start set terrain(Icestorm, USArianda, and Red Veil). Scatter terrain and the odd building would be great. I loved the old cube building tutorials. I am trying to avoid laser cut right now as I lack the access.
     
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  2. taylor

    taylor Well-Known Member
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    A very easy way to do some nice looking terrain is to buy card boxes, and print out textures you can find on the internet to glue to the boxes. It takes a little bit of work (resizing some of the textures, etc), but it's very affordable to do this way. I'm currently taking the next step and just making some papercraft terrain that is turning out quite nicely. You can check it out here.
     
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    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    #3 chromedog, Jan 5, 2018
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    chromedog Less than significant minion

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  5. evilmonkey

    evilmonkey That man over there

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    The video was for the exact kind of buildings I was looking for. Sadly some of the other links didn't seem to want to work for me.
     
  6. evilmonkey

    evilmonkey That man over there

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    The data sphere link was also very helpful.
     
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    aphexblue Well-Known Member

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    Test
     
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  8. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    It seems the site changed layout, try http://www.art.eonworks.com/gallery/texture/scifi_door_texture-200009.html or one of the 24 pages that appear (5 images in each, click those later). Sadly it seems many or all images have a text in left top corner, thus you will have to do some fixes if you want to use them.
    Failed, try again. *grin*
     
  9. evilmonkey

    evilmonkey That man over there

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    Thanks. I am going to try to find some time this weekend to work on some terrain.
     
  10. Belgrim

    Belgrim Well-Known Member

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    I had a whole folder of paper craft terrain somewhere...
     
  11. chromedog

    chromedog Less than significant minion

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    I still do.
    Combination of Ebbles, Worldworks (Rezolution stuff), and others. It's been migrated from several computers.
     
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  12. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest Slamdancing the Cosmopolis

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    Kids these days. So lazy, buying boxes. :smileycat: Save some money for important things, like more minis, and use boxes from various things you've purchased. You can reinforce them with corrugated cardboard inserts that you've made, if needed. For example, here in the USA, Celestial Seasonings tea boxes make for near perfect shipping containers.

    Since we are discussing gluing printed textures, I am bringing over, from the soon to be dead forum, a great piece of advice from Eypyeash:
    The loss to the community of advice like this, and so much more, when the old forum goes patas arriba, is such a waste.
     
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  13. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    Patas arriba? Already chaotic. *grin* Estirar la pata... some day.
    But archeologists will like an archive... *whistle*
     
  14. evilmonkey

    evilmonkey That man over there

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    Wait the old forums still exist... For now? There was so much wonderful information on those forums especially for terrain.
     
  15. Mob of Blondes

    Mob of Blondes Well-Known Member

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    Yes, still up, but this Monday it should go read only. No clear date for final closing, or if CB will do some kind of archiving. Just like the other time, maybe users will archive it, just in case.
     
  16. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest Slamdancing the Cosmopolis

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    I think the switch to read-only will be a mess. ( Patas arriba means, more or less topsy-turvey, in English.) We don't know yet the final fate of it. Maybe it stays as an archive. Maybe only for a few months. A good bit of the info was moved to the DataSphere some years ago, when CB planned to close down their forums altogether. So not all will be lost.
     
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    xagroth Mournful Echo

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    They said that, for a few months, the forum would remain as "read only". However, nothing prevents a migration of useful posts from the old forum to the new, and the pinning requires a PM to psychoticstorm.

    If you think the original author of an important post has forgotten to migrate it, or has banished entirely, then just migrate it yourself, but remember to give the proper credit to the original author (and be ready to remove the post if he comes back asking you to, for example because he's writing a new version). That goes, for example, for bostria's modular builds and the like.

    Also, a list of good places to buy some of the materials would be great, and I'm not talking about recycled ones XD
     
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