Re: [nbos] [FM] - Freeform Landmass Tool Issues
NBOS Support
Mon Mar 5th, 2007

The freehand will run out after it defines 1000 points. It had something
to do with Win9x compatibility.

Regardless, what I usually suggest when doing this is not using the
freehand, but rather using the polygon tool. Select the points along the
edge of your land mass, and right click when finished. That will give you
a rough shape like your hand drawn map. The closer the clicked points are
together, the better you'll duplicate the shape. The advantage of the
polygon is that you can then set the fractal factor to 1 or 2, and it will
fill in the tiny detail. That will give you a landmass that looks a bit
more natural, and less like it was traced. Once you have the polygon in
place, dont forget that you can use the add/remove node tools to edit the
shape where needed.

Ed



At 10:45 AM 3/3/2007, you wrote:
>I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on to
>an issue I am having with this Tool.
>
>I am taking an old .BMP World Map and using it as a
>back ground image to Trace the landmasses with. My
>problem I believe is a limitation with the Tool, when
>I attempt to trace a landmass I can only get so far
>when it stops tracing and creates the landmass.
>
>Is there a length limit to the freehand line, or is it
>a setting that I am missing... or even is there a
>better tool to use for this purpose? I thought about
>creating a script to handle the purpose of this
>tool... but its been a decade since I last looked at
>any type of code... and lets just say I am a tad
>rusty.
>
>Any help would be appriciated.
>
>Thank you for your assistance in advance,
>
>James
>
>
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