Re: [nbos] [FM] - Freeform Landmass Tool Issues
"Joe Frazier, Jr"
Mon Mar 5th, 2007
NBOS Support wrote:

>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.
That's exactly what I did when I created a map based on an existing BMP
from my DM, using the polygon tool to get rough shape and then adding
nodes to get the fine lines right. Specifically, I had to add around 10
nodes to get a river delta to kind of "open" up near the ocean (on a
1400 X 1800 mile map) without the river just stopping at the ocean at a
right angle so to speak.

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