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Old 06-23-2009, 07:19 AM
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Default The big inspiration thread!

Hi,
lets post possible sources of inspiration for (fellow) mappers!
Please, no discussion in here, no questions, no map requests, nothing!

Just sources of inspiration. E.g. a movie title with a screenshot and a short description why it might be a possible source of inspiration. Or a link to an image of a building or a piece of machinery.



Here is a website with many rendered images of oil-rig concepts:
http://www.ciaas.no/
If you want to build a realistic oil-rig you can take a few images from there and either stick to one or combine elements from a few of them.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:52 AM
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Robert briscoe who is working on the mod dear esther for hl2 has an interesting dev blog. In this page there is some concept art that was made for him and i think its awesome. Especially the lighthouse.

http://www.littlelostpoly.co.uk//devblog/
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:21 AM
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Robert briscoe who is working on the mod dear esther for hl2 has an interesting dev blog. In this page there is some concept art that was made for him and i think its awesome. Especially the lighthouse.

http://www.littlelostpoly.co.uk//devblog/
Indeed, I've been following that blog and that guy sure is talented.

I find abandoned places quite inspiring, so here are a few addresses:
http://www.hfinster.de/StahlArt2/archive-en.html
http://www.abandonedbutnotforgotten....utogallery.php
http://www.designshed.com/lostamerica/index.html

I think that guy's drawings are a good source of inspiration aswell:
http://www.pringleart.com/?action=list&cat=dark_sector
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:32 AM
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Chernobyl is great for abandonment, such a great atmosphere.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:05 PM
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http://community.livejournal.com/abandonedplaces
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:49 AM
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http://www.opacity.us/
most extensive urban exploration site on the web; full of abandoned power plants, schools, hospitals, etc.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:48 PM
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http://www.opacity.us/
most extensive urban exploration site on the web; full of abandoned power plants, schools, hospitals, etc.
Dude thats badass!
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Here's a blog with amazing photos of waterfalls. If you ever need one:
http://southeastwaterfalling.wordpress.com/

Little low-res, but great for inspiration.
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Resident Evil 1-3 had great climate with great spots (the game series). No need to post anything about it more I'd say. The more RE maps are here, the better I'd say, and best if they're story type like RE1 mansion.
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Usually using other games as a source of inspiration, especially in terms of layout. I'm currently using a Borderlands arena for inspiration of a layout. Not sure it works out, though. Corruption was based on a couple of rooms from a very old map of mine, DM-Vrais for UT... if you look closely, you can find the layout outlines.
When coming to visuals, take a close look to anything science fiction, suits me more than urban legends, Dead Space, Alien, and anything industrial, factories and so on.
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I would love to see some more London maps -
South bank between courtyard of shell building, festival hall and london eye
Inside battersea power station (if i did a map i'd love to make this.)
Leicester/trafalgar/parliament square. There's already a smaller park/square map that i haven't seen for ages it was good thou.
In+under the stands of a football ground.
Around docklands area, with millenium dome.
There's still so much of London that could be done it's a shame ppl don't attempt it.
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There's still so much of London that could be done it's a shame ppl don't attempt it.
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Googlemaps StreetView... it's so badass!! The inspiration is all over the world
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:56 AM
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http://www.busyboo.com
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:04 AM
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http://imgur.com/gallery/gcpa0
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I have been wanting to do a map based on old subway station. Ever since I played BF3 metro

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2011...ansit-systems/

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Since Ive spent the last year in mexico, I know mexico city (not all of it!! sheesh) and san miguel de allende would be great in maps.

Mexico city is like a damn maze and san miguel has buildings from when the spanish were here..
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I have been wanting to do a map based on old subway station. Ever since I played BF3 metro

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2011...ansit-systems/

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That looks great. If you want a partner to make a subway map with let me know. If you're not into that it's all good.
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http://imgur.com/a/DddmZ?gallery#0

722 photos of abandoned places in the area around Chernobyl.
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http://imgur.com/a/DddmZ?gallery#0

722 photos of abandoned places in the area around Chernobyl.
Those Screeshots are awesome!!
I really love that post-apocaliptic atmosphere so I think I have to create something based on those places soon!
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