[nbos] [FM8] Putting an Object under Water"Mark Oliva" Sun Nov 20th, 2011
Here's an FM8 problem that was queried at the Cartographers Guild. I thought
I'd post our solution here in case anyone else is seeking a way to this end.
Here's the original query:
I've been struggling with creating just-under-the-water-features like reefs,
sunken islands chains and the like. All the images I've found on Google show
them clearly - I'm just not finding a technique to recreate them properly.
Some seem to be only a couple feet under water, and close enough to the
surface that a person could walk across them if they wanted.
When I want to put something under water in FM8, I:
1) Put the water onto the map first.
2) Put the object that's supposed to be under water on top of the water.
3) With the intended underwater object marked, I move the transparency
slider to the left until I have exactly the underwater effect I'm seeking.
I'm not sure if that will solve your problem, but up until now, it's always
given us exactly what we've been seeking.
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