How does one make a beach?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Dirty Dan, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Dirty Dan

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    You make a big square displacement, then you lower it substantially at the edge, then add water... But then what? How do you properly seal something like this? Not to mention add a border without making it really ugly?
     
  2. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    sealing a beach would be quite easy, as it would pretty much just be a box around it.
    As for the border, you'd want to make a 3D skybox, that creates an unreachable, and very wide horizon of water. The 3D skybox could also be used to make the bottom of the sea seem to extend beyond the actual bounds of the map.
     
  3. Dirty Dan

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    Alright, the extending of the ocean is fine. But the borders of the map? I mean going to the beach in real life, you can look to the left and see the beach go on for 100's of meters. How is this possible to recreate?
     
  4. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Look up 3D skyboxes and don't post questions in the forum for tutorials.
     
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  5. Dirty Dan

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    Alright, won't do it again.

    (Where are you supposed to post questions anyway?)
     
  6. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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