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Question: Territories With Islands (Adobe Illustrator ): 7/12/2012 22:01:22


BankSea
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Hello map makers,
I've been in the process of making maps, like Australia since it wasn't around when i started on it, and may not be around right now, not sure. I assign the ID's correctly for my first few Development stages, just to make sure I know what I'm doing. Sure enough, using the text tutorial on the wiki, I get the map working pretty well, but I found myself stumped, I'm kind of a perfectionist when I design, and when I started to make more details on my map and get it towards the finishing stages of design I ran into a problem.

When I try to make a territory with islands I though I'd place the territories in a layer or grouped-objects and name it 'territory_#' but neither works, when i try to upload it it says groups can't be labeled as territories, so i went back to the wiki to see if i missed something. The wiki clarified that only paths can be labeled as territories. Including compound paths, which is 2 or more paths used to make 1, like if a territory has a lake inside of it can be turned into a compound path, and can be made into a territory. I though that could be an option. The problem is--

compound paths can only be made if paths are either touching/overlapping or one inside the other.

I've ran out of options, I'd love to make a map, but I do not like to make my work look half-assed. If anyone can help me please, i will promise great looking maps :)

thanks,

BankSea
Question: Territories With Islands (Adobe Illustrator ): 7/13/2012 16:50:00


Ironheart
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http://warlight.net/Map.aspx?ID=5422
there is an australia and about adobe i don't know about
good luck with your map
Question: Territories With Islands (Adobe Illustrator ): 7/13/2012 23:28:22


BankSea
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Thanks, I'm working on a new Japan map.

http://WarLight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=14780

i'm gonna be editing the territories a bit, also i need to add a few more things to the svg. if anyone wants to try it out let me know, im also gonna make it it's own thread when it's almost ready so i can get feed back.
Question: Territories With Islands (Adobe Illustrator ): 7/14/2012 08:54:29

Lavaking
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Hello BankSea,

I use Illustrator (CS5) for mapmaking myself. (see other Illustrator thread)


However, I tried to reproduce your problem:

compound paths can only be made if paths are either touching/overlapping or one inside the other.


... but Illustrator always allows me to create compound paths (equates to "Unioning" in Inkscape) regardless of touching. Select all paths in question, go to Objects --> Compound Path --> Make. - does always work, even if paths are not touching.
Can you specify your problem?

-Lavaking

btw. I really like your Japan map, the SVG looks pretty.
Question: Territories With Islands (Adobe Illustrator ): 7/14/2012 13:03:45


Ironheart
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what about hokkaido
Question: Territories With Islands (Adobe Illustrator ): 7/14/2012 20:13:16


BankSea
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Wow, thanks Lavaking! I was shuffling through Illustrator and InkScape trying to get this made.

Ironheart, hokkaido was kinda big. and made the map even longer. You think i should add it in?
Question: Territories With Islands (Adobe Illustrator ): 7/14/2012 21:28:13


Ironheart
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of course you should it's like 10% of japan
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