10 Simple Tricks for Better Looking Maps
Sometimes it can be intimidating to look at beautiful TDM maps. But there are some very simple tips to make your maps look better. Here is a collection of simple things mappers can do:
(more to come, obviously)
1. Uneven Ground
Here's a simple little tip for making your maps look a little more realistic and less flat.
When making outdoor streets, yards or tunnels, it's common to just make a regular, flat brush for the floor. This tends to look artificial. In reality, dirt tends to accumulate along the edges of buildings/walls, and the center areas sink a bit due to traffic and/or run-off.
While modelling a completely uneven floor might be too time-consuming, there's quite an easy way to break up the flatness of the ground.