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Inkscape Help: 5/26/2018 22:45:42


Alexander the OK
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Hey guys, I was thinking of making my previous idea for a Warzone map a reality, but I am confused with how to make a good SVG file. I'm used to MS Paint and not inkscape and have no clue how to use it to make a map. Any tips?
Inkscape Help: 5/26/2018 23:11:47


knyte 
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Draw the big map as a whole first (pen tool is fine) and then split it into bonuses and territories.
Inkscape Help: 5/26/2018 23:31:34


DanWL 
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Feel free to check the wiki (https://www.warzone.com/wiki/) before creating a thread about subjects that are covered in the wiki.

https://www.warzone.com/wiki/Inkscape_Guide
https://www.warzone.com/wiki/Inkscape_tips

Overview of map creation: https://www.warzone.com/wiki/Category:Map_Making.
Inkscape Help: 5/27/2018 09:05:46


skunk940 
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Inkscape Help: 5/27/2018 17:58:06


Min34 
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This video explains most of the things you need to know:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOR9ltkY65s&t=
Inkscape Help: 5/28/2018 17:35:43


THE TungstenTrex
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Bookmarking this thread. My chromebook can't download/install programs like windows does, but I could try on my laptop over the summer. Limitless time+autism powers=good map?
Can Pixlr Editor create maps, or do I need inkscape?
Inkscape Help: 5/28/2018 17:58:22


DanWL 
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The map has to be an SVG. Most resources that have been linked in this thread help with Inkscape.
Inkscape Help: 5/29/2018 01:41:16


𝔟𝔲𝔣𝔣𝔞𝔩𝔬 
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https://www.warzone.com/Forum/10806-easy-tutorial-making-clean-map-borders

can somebody explain the steps in this with much much more detail. explain it like im stupid pls
Inkscape Help: 5/29/2018 08:51:20


Murk
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https://www.warzone.com/Forum/10806-easy-tutorial-making-clean-map-borders

can somebody explain the steps in this with much much more detail. explain it like im stupid pls


It's in as much detail as it can be, but, sure, let me try.

It's a useful way to make territories. Let's take the most simple example: your map is a circle, and it has two bonuses: two halves of the circle. Each of those bonuses has two territories (so that each territory is a quarter of the circle). Try that out in Inkscape once and you'll see how you can do other shapes.

So, draw the circle first. It needs to be a closed shape, or it won't work. So far, so good, right?

Then, draw a line across the circle. Just straight on through the middle. It's good if the line sticks out of the circle at the ends.

Select the line. Press ctrl-alt-c.
Select the line and (holding shift) select the circle too, so that you have both selected at the same time. Press ctrl-shift-minus.
Then, ctrl-shift-k.
You now have two separate halves of the circle, both with their own border. These will be the bonuses.

Since each bonus needs territories too, draw a line across one of the bonuses. If the ends stick out, great!
Select both the line and (by holding shift) the half circle at the same time.
Press ctrl-/

Tadaa! You have split the circle first in half, each half with their own border, for bonuses. Then, you split one of those halves in half again, with both quarters sharing a border.

That's all there is to it. If this doesn't work out, tell me what you ended up with so I can figure out what went wrong.
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