Making maps with Autorealm is not so difficult if you take it step by step, and for fantasy authors its a good way to work out time-scales for your novels! When you . Following on from discussions on another thread I have written this quick tutorial on using the Autorealm Software. Its an ideal program for. Would anyone be interested in a PDF file of the AutoREALM, version any tips and tricks, feel free to post a new thread in the tutorials section.

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An example is shown below:. Yet to be done Scaling How to zoom in and out in various ways as well as panning.


However, it’s a little boring at the moment. Thanks this is my first post on this forum. Drawing an island Drawing an island isn’t that different from drawing a lake, but this tutorial also includes some other tricks. For instance to change the look of a symbol or an entire map. As I am still “gathering” a number of mapping tools, I’ve yet to install and use AutoREALM, however; it appears that it would be a great learning tool as well as can be used to create some rather decent maps.

This effect works with icebergs aswell. This is just below the colours bar, on the screenshot above. GW One’s worth is not measured by stature, alone. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Drawing tutoriaal town Cover laying out streets, city walls and farmland. Placement of door and other basic dungeon symbols.


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It is effective, when using icebergs, to choose a line colour which is the lightest form of the colour of the sea – ie the one’s on the right of the colour box. In this case, the best one to use is Polyline, as it is easy to control and will create a solid shape. So, for a blue sea, the line on the icebergs would be the bottom-left colour the very light blue.

You can add a ripple autorralm by following the instructions below.

I use AutoRealms and this surely comes in handy! If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Thank you for your input.

Creating Land

The content remains as it is on the Website. Remember only to change the Horizontal, and not the vertical. Layers Layers is a powerfull tool that can be used to hid and display things, for instance if you want a GM and player map. I’ve just completed the creation of this PDF and am more tjtorial willing to share it with anyone interested.

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Then, using the Line Style aktorealm, use the plain line or no line. Consequently, I’ve created this thread in the Software Applications Forum. Select your island, and go to the Line Style bar. This is a grreat help with autorealms as the help file will not work with vista.


Ship Whether it is a space ship, a steam ship or a wooden vessel, these focus around deckplans.

First map A walk through the process of making a map. Describes how to draw an overland map tuttorial some basic features mountains, forests, rivers, roads and some towns or villages. Thanks I was looking for maping information when the hero boards member nogalth mention this board. I do appreciate your comments. It is free to download from http: Mountains and rivers Covers the use of symbols and how to place them for a good effect.

I’m still just a bit leary to do things on my own without know that it is okay to do so.

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You’ll need to change the values and boxes to the ones in the image. The cracks starting to appear are the same colour as the background, and have a different line style it’s actually the style above the one we used for the ripples. I’ll add AutoRealm to my keyword index tugorial. Even if autoreslm one here gets any immediate use out of it, having it available might aid someone in the future.