Red an Blu - Real life inspiration *great reference pictures*

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    Lol, I was just about to post this same link. The resemblance between the photos here and TF2's artwork is disturbingly similar. Some of these are obviously the reference photos Valve used when making the game.
     
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    Those are VERY cool looking.
     
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    badass
     
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    thread stickied for awesomeness. keep em coming guys
     
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    needs moar identicality!!!


    But seriously: thats a pretty cool building you got there.
     
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    Very cool stuff. I had a little road trip to Dayton, Ohio this past weekend and drove through a lot of farm land. The entire time I drove past the about 80 miles of farm I began to get inspired and my creative juices started to run for my next map's main layout/theme. On the way back home, I actually ended up taking pictures from within the car to remind me of how a real, rustic american barn/farm land really is. I actually stopped at the official Bob Evans homestead farm...but besides a nice windmill and a log cabin, it was pretty disappointing :laugh: .

    I can't stress enough of using pictures to further your vision and make things feel more complete and real. When I first started my current map I'm on, I went to google image search and found about 10-15 high res pictures that showed the architecture that I could use and general interior design theme I could use as a guideline for the map. So far, it's worked and I'm pretty pleased with what I've got :).
     
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    cool
     
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    For a while now I've wanted to have a contest for people to take photographs of places that remind them of TF2. To prove they're the one who took the photograph they'd have to hold up a sign with their username and the name of the website holding the competition.
    I've seen quite a few buildings in my travels that reminded me of TF2.

    I've actually taken pictures of a one of them too.
    Unfortunately the one I took pictures of is more for team YEL than RED or BLU.

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    Here, I uploaded them.
    Sorry for using such a crappy site to host them on, but I couldn't get others to work and this one had a batch uploader.

    I just thought the bright colors, the significant contrast, and the industrial theme would be a great inspiration for TF2 maps.
     
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    this is an old flour mill in australia, right next where i use to live
    http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/...itions/Heritage/heritagebigmillingcompany.gif
    this is it now, just incase u wanted colour (its been turn into apartments a couple of years ago)
    http://ecotransit.org.au/ets/files/images/Waratah_aprt.jpg

    here are some other mills in australia
    http://www.emaa.com.au/images/conservationimages/Waratah_Former_Mill_Large.jpg
    http://www.emaa.com.au/images/conservationimages/Waratah_Mill_1918_Silos_Large.jpg (this is another angle of the building above)

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Newtown_Crago_Flour_Mill_1.JPG ( when i saw this photo i knew ive seen thisbuilding before, then i realised that i pass it sometimes on the train)

    and this is some other photos i liked
    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/boundforglory/images/bg0028.jpg
    http://blog.americanfeast.com/images/New Hope Mill 1.jpg
    http://www.owdna.org/graphics/history/c003a.jpg
    http://www.fidalgowaterfront.org/images/scott_mill_a_large.jpg
    http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2007/11/07/ta_hills_470.jpg
    (^really like this one^)
     
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    Dustbowl :D

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