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easy shading
Soldat Forums - Soldat Maps & Map Making - Improvements / Suggestions
December 21, 2004, 10:15 pm
like i've already made a map, but i didnt shade
and it's basicly 2 colors

and all i want to do is make the connections look like one big polygon

so it's not
black on white

but black to white

December 21, 2004, 11:01 pm
so what? do it by hand or suggest a way to change that.

December 22, 2004, 12:07 am
i dont get what yer saying. do you not know how to make vertices go from 1 color to the other??

Unlucky 13
December 22, 2004, 2:03 am
Use Map Maker Plus and use the Paint Colour mode and click the verticie. It changes to the chosen colour. Easy. Just make sure you put it in your previouss Map Maker folder when installing, then it will start well.

December 23, 2004, 12:22 am
i have map maker plus, but the thing is. you have to click on a OPEN vertice, were i need something like a paintbrush option.

the map maker plus paint is still in beta tho....

December 23, 2004, 12:37 am
Looks like you'll have to do it the good old-fashioned way...

December 26, 2004, 2:01 am
what is a good way to shade a already made map?

December 26, 2004, 2:37 am
Click on the polys, and change their color in the boxes to the right :)

December 26, 2004, 5:56 am
Or pick a nice base colour, set it completely to every polygon, and then go around using the lighten\darken vertices tools. Hopefully you havn't overlapped too much, otherwise you'll be a bit stuck.

December 26, 2004, 6:21 am
Speak English please. I can't understand you..... shading isn't hard if you just ... practice.

December 27, 2004, 12:47 am
lol, i kinda went crazy when i made dis map,
so it SHOULD have like 500 polygons, not 700

i did not know that you could change the color of the poly when it was alrady made? I tried to do it but it is not working?


December 27, 2004, 12:59 am
1) Click on the poly you want to change
2) Click on Get Colors to get the current colors on the poly
3) Change the colors individually by each vertice, they are color coded
4) Click the Set Colors button to change the colors on that poly.

The colors you chose will be saved and you can then click on multiple polys and continue clicking the set color button to apply the same color to each poly. However, they may not all come out the same, it depends on what order you made each vertice.

January 8, 2005, 3:27 am
oh man hes surely dunno how to put more than one colors, well u just play with vertices and change color luminosity