Post Your Doom Picture (Part 2)

18 hours ago, reflex17 said:

^ Super good way to think/plan/draw "level flow"

 

The line drawing looks like the hand drawn map for an old-skool RPG, and I like the fact that the fleshed out map includes that large boxy room in the lower part? That's not evident in the original plan but clearly something you came up with while making the map itself, and would become a crucial part of any final layout here, I think

Actually, it was intended to be a "pit" of sorts that would provide some long-range harass from imps and such at the start, then once the player got to the other side they'd be able to look across it and have a reference for how they've moved around the level. Kinda like a smaller version of the E1M1 outside area.

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Excellent, from what you describe that's even better from the sounds of it. The most interesting part of the whole design, to me, is that tiny little diagonal hallway on the east side joining the north and south. On first glance it seems outside the normal style of the rest of the map, but it's point choices like this that could turn out to be a really interesting area/transition. That could be a cave mouth or a broken tekwall, narrow spots like that are good for suspense and the angularity of the lines there caught my attention right away.

 

@ Eris Falling Good call on all points, that texture pack is awesome yeah. That's the best part of mapping for me, hashing out lines and trying to get an atmosphere with the least amount of geometry possible. Textures go such a long way too especially with an angular style where line joins are really visible, over time I've really moved away from linedef-hogging curves all over the place, but of course everything has a spot if it's used well... keep up the good work :) 

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that looks awesome already, since the architecture and lighting and goat pentagram skull draw the eye toward the center, I might suggest a horizontal piping-type texture on the left and right walls, where the bigbrick is currently. A texture that has mostly horizontal elements I think would be strong here, to further draw the focal point to the middle/back of the room. 

 

Just a suggestion, experimenting is crucial, and yeah looks radical. Heavy contrast will never be bad when it comes to building suspense/atmosphere. 

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Those actually open up into what'll eventually be an ambush.

 

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I'll try putting some horizontal textures down, but I feel that having the center of a long horizontal line suddenly lift up looks a bit odd. I'm gonna have to screw with the room a bit in order to get that to work.

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10 minutes of sketching in the editor led me to this, think i'm gonna work on making a layout over the course of the week and turn it into a map

 

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That sky fits really well in the last shot, and platforming in 3d games is a sweet, sweet art. I've always liked games that allow you to see the last level from the next one, or another good example is the citadel looming as you progress in half life 2. Things like linearity and back-tracking are big topics but can be very useful if incorporated effectively...

 

I also hate drafting before making a map, when I was a kid before I could find an editor for Wolf3d I used to draw maps on grid paper for that game and Blake Stone, Doom, etc... I got my fill back then, so when I make a map it tends to be a very modular process and can take me like a year until I'm happy with it lol lol lol

 

Good stuff all around though, the greenery and banks of blinking lights looks like an alien greenhouse that got busted up hehe Doomguy says no vegetables

 

Those actually open up into what'll eventually be an ambush.

 

I'll try putting some horizontal textures down, but I feel that having the center of a long horizontal line suddenly lift up looks a bit odd. I'm gonna have to screw with the room a bit in order to get that to work.

 

OH I see, when I posted that I also thought about some columns that could be built into the walls as well, depending on the situation. You're right of course with the split door ambush thing. Didn't mean to bring out spoilers like that ehehehe... The lighting alone makes me look forward to what the end product could be. *thumbs up* 

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i turned one of the rooms in my sketch into a better room

 

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5 hours ago, valkiriforce said:

Heroes, E2M1

The best thing about this room is that there are lost souls coming out of these holes. This is the only place I know in Doom where you can walk above monsters but not fall.

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A techbase area in one of my Doom II maps. (You can also see a slimefall somewhere near the second half from the left)

 

 

(I have been playing it without cheating, already got all the keys in the map, and decided to post this screenshot here)

 

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6 hours ago, ChaingunnerX said:

Crushers are funny

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Image is broken for me.

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what am i doing is this becoming a full map now i need to STOP

 

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24 minutes ago, Plucky said:

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doom egm cover

 

Fixed that for you.

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I so want to do some wacky flat change actions with error boxes like that now. Screw changing solid floors to liquids, that's old news.

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Except for the fact that GZDoom grossly warps the proportions of standard Doom skies. That moon looks like an egg.

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Moon was in fact not a moon but a giant egg suspended in space.

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So everyone watched Kill the Moon episode from Doctor Who to say it is an egg?

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Blur the left portion of it and it could pass as a waxing gibbous. Who says the moon always has to be full or crescent?

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It's a giant egg and you should seriously worry about the giant chicken that will hatch from it.

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You Got A License To Sell Hot Dogs, Chico Man?

I applaud the two of you who got that joke.

 

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Has anyone ever wondered how would a Cyberdemon vs. Maulotaur look like? 

 

Well, something like this, less "corrupted"...

 

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Now, the verdict is, as a Heretic monster, its attacks are less powerful (except for the fire snake), plus the cyber attacks more frequently, so there's no doubt the Cyberdemon will always win, which leads to the next question: how many Maulotaurs are required to kill a Cyberdemon? one after another one...  bonus question, how many are required to kill a Spiderdemon. The results are jaw-dropping. 

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