Inspiration thread!

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by MangyCarface, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    In this thread we post great inspiration shots. Make sure they're visible directly from your post! I'll start off with a bunch of shots I grabbed off of the Incredibles. Feel free to contribute from flickr, etc!

    Try this: Exercise your spytech prowess by trying to copy some of the thematic details in the following shots. Make sure you note unusual uses of lighting, glass and especially water. Remember water can look beautiful as just a detail! Stop rehashing the same computerwalls and try something more spytech in your next map ;)

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    Enjoy!
     
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  2. joshman

    joshman L5: Dapper Member

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    Heres an Image I found in Model Railroaders Magazine. Its the Inspiration for my upcoming trainyard map, called ctf_rapido.
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  4. ChronoTriggerFan

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    not much spytech in these, but here are some inspirational shots i took while i was up at camp:

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  5. apocguy

    apocguy L2: Junior Member

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    I am making a map with similar architecture, so thanks for an amazing picture :wow:

    Edit: About the post above me. What camp is that? Look alot like a camp I went to called Tapico.
     
  6. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Those are nice. They don't work as inspiration for my current project, but I'm sure they could inspire someone else.

    I have some nice pictures of Edinburgh castle (the big one) that I took a while ago, I think I'll upload them tomorrow or something.

    EDIT: Aww, I've lost the SD card. Sigh.
     
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  7. bob+M|M+

    bob+M|M+ L6: Sharp Member

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    [picture request] anyone remember that picture of grass and brick checkered plateaus built into a valley town on a green coastal moutainside posted about a month or two ago? not very TF2-ish but that pic was awesome.
     
  8. joshman

    joshman L5: Dapper Member

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    heres the Layout to that CTF_Rapido that i'm planning.
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    Picture I'll post Later:
    My ideas for CP_Saltbasin. (a 3 CP map with a bridge over a lake with rich salt content. Water is harmful because of high salt content. Mining Theme.)
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  9. Gadget

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    I do have a collection of more than 400 images all about the wild west and mining theme. Obviously it's impossible to post all of them here but I could upload them to my server if you're interested (it's ~50 MB zip). I did collect them for my next project cp_kriegspfad but I'm still working on the oil rig thingy so I would share them with you.
     
  10. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Maybe just the best, you could post in the thread?
     
  11. Gadget

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    I quickly picked some images to give you an overview of what I collected...

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    if you wanna download the package:

    50 MB Zip with 422 images
     
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  12. beefwellington

    beefwellington L1: Registered

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    ^^ that's quite a... GOLD MINE of reference images :p

    I've been looking around for images EXACTLY like above. Thanks :D
     
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  14. Gadget

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