Where just looking at the map and nothing more at this stage, I don't care to much for some of the buildings. I am going to remodel and I am looking for ideas.
I've looked at two of the map layouts already on here a merge between the V map and SA and Vice City.
And I am looking at merging Chicago in there too.
I am thinking of a merging between them both including the GTAIV map again up north pretty much where LC is on the SOL map currently - to be replaced. then.. converting all these maps in to one 3 dimensional map, hills and valleys we need to create these map plans again topographically.
Once we have added this information into the maps. we can render these into 3dsmax.
Now the tricky bit is. This has never been done for a modding project.
We need to create a script/tool to convert from the 2d map plans once finalized into a 3d map we can use. once this is done then we can start working on building placements and detailing and smoothing out the map. not forgetting texturing it all.
Then finally getting it into game.
Now you may think I am going about this all the wrong way, I could just start creating this in 3dsmax using a land generator, but the thing is I'd never be able to keep to a map plan.
Designing a map plan first and keeping to it this time is what this project is all about.