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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However, sometimes the design will be on the wrong side of the coastline – ie on the land. In this case, the best one to use is Polyline, as it is auorealm to control auhorealm will create a solid shape. 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 autoreal be used to create some rather decent maps.

To browse visit Here. This program is an excellent mapping program that can design castles, caves, cities, dungeons and more. This will mask areas that have the ripple effect on.

Although we tutorkal in maps of fictional realms, as commonly used in both novels and games both tabletop and role-playingmany Guild members are also proficient in historical and contemporary maps.

By heart and honor is One’s true value weighed. Also serves as a base to later tutorials on drawing dungeons, towns and ships.

Colour translation Colour translation is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes. However, it’s a little boring at the moment. In the end you will see, you is you and me is me.



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 tutorrial. The solid pieces of rock on top of a lava pool or river can be an interesting addition to a volcanic feature:. I don’t use AutoRealm all that much anymore, but I still have it and having a compiled user’s manual for it is always handy.

Copyright c Staffan Vilcans, all rights reserved. So, for a blue sea, the line on the icebergs would be the bottom-left colour the very light blue.

Fractal lines are jagged. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: First map A walk through the process of making a map. GW One’s worth is not measured by stature, alone.

I’ll add AutoRealm to my keyword index too. All I have done is auorealm compile the help files together and edit them for spelling and grammar. The content remains as it is on the Website.

This is just below the colours bar, on the screenshot above. You’ll tutorlal to change the values and boxes to the ones in the image.

Creating and editing symbols A small tutorial on creating and editing symbols. Auotrealm certainly hope that y’all will be able to use this guide. Drawing and decorating dungeons Drawing of the various room, hall and cave outlines. It is free to download from http: I use AutoRealms and this surely comes in handy! This effect works with icebergs aswell. An example is shown below:. Select your island, and go to the Line Style bar. I’ve just completed the creation of this PDF and am more than willing to share it with anyone interested.

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


Creating Land

Also, if you have any tips and tricks, feel free to post a new thread in the tutorials section. Even if no one here gets any immediate use out of it, having it available might aid someone in the future. A box like the one shown will appear and you can select from these colours. Mountains and rivers Covers the use of symbols and how to place them for a good effect.

Drawing an island Tutoril an island isn’t that different from drawing a lake, but this tutorial also includes some other tricks. This site is a member of WebRing. Results 1 to 10 of 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. Ship Whether it is a space ship, a steam ship or a wooden vessel, these focus around deckplans.

This has loads of different styles in it.


Placement of door and other basic dungeon symbols. Retrieved from ” http: If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Drawing rivers Why not add a river to the lake? Consequently, I’ve created this thread in the Software Applications Forum.

This is a grreat help with autorealms as the help file will not work with vista. Tags for this Thread autorealmdocumentation. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Using the two boxes the first and second from the left tutirial, you can change these colours. Even more annoying is when the design still ends up on the land.