[nbos] Layer control
"Donald Ziegler"
Mon Mar 12th, 2007
Ed,



Thanks for the reply.

As far as layering, I used to use it in a simple manner as you designed it
until I read a brilliant article on a FM forum:

'Controlling layering (z-order) in complex FM maps [1]

'Posted by : Christopher on Feb 08, 2006 - 01:49 PM

'FractalMapper



The author of the article suggested a new, expanded set of layer names with
a specific order and also provided a script that will traverse all the
layers in reverse order and send each to the back thus setting the correct
z-order of the layers.

With this system you can use the FM layers quite like PhotoShop layers. This
may explain my interest in an easer way to name and control layers. They
have become a very important part of my mapping process.



This is the list of layers he suggested:

(the layers designated (L) are for labels for the similarly named lower
layers)

0 -- Staging --

'1 (L) Supranational Features

'2 (L) Borders & Capitals

'3 (L) Other Boundaries

'4 (L) Religious & Ethnic Groups

'5 (L) Atmospheric Features

'6 (L) Air Routes

'7 (L) Other Points of Interest

'8 (L) Ruins

'9 (L) Fortifications

'10 (L) Temples & Shrines

'11 (L) Cities

'12 (L) Towns & Villages

'13 (L) GMs Secrets

'14 (L) Other Routes

'15 (L) Rail

'16 (L) Major Roads

'17 (L) Minor Roads

'18 (L) Sea Lanes

'19 (L) Other Terrain

'20 (L) Vegetation

'21 (L) Mountains & Hills

'22 (L) Lakes & Rivers

'23 (L) Cliffs

'24 (L) Base Terrain

'25 (L) Continents & Islands

'26 (L) Undersea Features

'27 (L) Oceans, Seas & Bays

'28 Supranational Features

'29 Borders & Capitals

'30 Other Boundaries

'31 Religious & Ethnic Groups

'32 Atmospheric Features

'33 Air Routes

'34 Other Points of Interest

'35 Ruins

'36 Fortifications

'37 Temples & Shrines

'38 Cities

'39 Towns & Villages

'40 GMs Secrets

'41 Other Routes

'42 Rail

'43 Major Roads

'44 Minor Roads

'45 Sea Lanes

'46 Other Terrain

'47 Vegetation

'48 Mountains & Hills

'49 Lakes & Rivers

'50 Cliffs

'51 Base Terrain

'52 Continents & Islands

'53 Undersea Features

'54 Oceans, Seas & Bays


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