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GTA Mapmaking

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magister
18 hours ago, Jimmarn said:

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Seemed like a fun thing to do. Wanted to try and do a take on a expanded Vice City map with a connection to a modern Saint Denis

Very early WIP, took a lot more time than I anticipated, wasn't really going to post until I was further. But It might take a while, so here's what I got so far. 

Best map. Do not throw, dude. 👍👍👌

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darkbleeter chedd

State of Vitus (Alaska)
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Full-size. Still a WIP, I have to add the small town roads, and eventually I will update the highway road colors to yellow.

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ivarblaauw
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6 hours ago, donnits said:

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Full-size. Still a WIP, I have to add the small town roads, and eventually I will update the highway road colors to yellow.

looks great,

I can't wait to see the full map. I love the high quality of this map and the slight gradient you used in the green areas. I am curious to the size of the other towns, especially that of Sassafras :) 

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On 6/18/2020 at 3:57 AM, donnits said:

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Full-size. Still a WIP, I have to add the small town roads, and eventually I will update the highway road colors to yellow.

This is a cool map, try to expand, add something new.  And so this is a super duper👌

 

Upd: I really liked your style. Try to make it in the spirit of Liberty King, but with your own style. Remastered to a real prototype, this idea is very interesting, try it. But at your discretion. 

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marou05
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ik it's unusual for gta but i'm working on this map for Casablanca, Morocco..

for now it looks like this, later when i finish the city i'll start expanding the region (city outskirts, villages, forest, the airport) then add other cities...

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Mikeol1987

So I got bored and love a bit of map making myself, at least... looking at all you guys make your awesome creations! I thought I'd have a go myself, while not I guess GTA6 as I've based my map in the 3D era of GTA.

I thought I'd still post here as it's the main map topic now. This is very early and rough, just getting placements of stuff in paint. 

going to make the real version in photoshop over time. Just wanted to show my idea; an idea many have had before I'm sure. I'm going to go for a realistic size on everything though in terms of new cities with the existing cities. 
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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Mikeol1987 said:

So I got bored and love a bit of map making myself, at least... looking at all you guys make your awesome creations! I thought I'd have a go myself, while not I guess GTA6 as I've based my map in the 3D era of GTA.

I thought I'd still post here as it's the main map topic now. This is very early and rough, just getting placements of stuff in paint. 

going to make the real version in photoshop over time. Just wanted to show my idea; an idea many have had before I'm sure. I'm going to go for a realistic size on everything though in terms of new cities with the existing cities. 
GTA National!

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You weren't THAT bored: you didn't really make an effort did you?

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Mikeol1987
1 hour ago, killdrivetheftvehicle said:

You weren't THAT bored: you didn't really make an effort did you?

Excuse me, but planning a map of that size isn't going to be an over night thing, its something I will probably tinker with for months to come. As stated, you have to start somewhere and my starting point is placement and sizes. IN HINDSIGHT I should of left it til I had transferred to photoshop and done a bit more original work to it, but I thought I would share as I wanted it to be community-bound early. No need to make such a pointless rude post back really. 

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killdrivetheftvehicle

Oh, so you are going to make an effort. Sorry, I just looked at your join date, and then looked at what you posted, and there was a lot of dissonance there: The map seemed like it was made within 15 minutes. Sorry. I overreacted. It's just that I have made a similar sized map with HD cities, and it took me literally a year to make. So if you really are dedicated to finish the map, I salute you.

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RedDagger

Chill, peeps - if you have criticism, make it constructive ;)

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Mikeol1987
10 hours ago, killdrivetheftvehicle said:

Oh, so you are going to make an effort. Sorry, I just looked at your join date, and then looked at what you posted, and there was a lot of dissonance there: The map seemed like it was made within 15 minutes. Sorry. I overreacted. It's just that I have made a similar sized map with HD cities, and it took me literally a year to make. So if you really are dedicated to finish the map, I salute you.

my join date? you mean april 2003? I've been here for 17 years. Just because I still like to engage with the community on a base level and get involved (albeit early in this case) Either way, I'm gonna be working on that map for a while. I just wanted to get some motivation from the community. I wanted feedback on the placement of the cities with my included (minimal-connecting) landmass to make it more cohesive with the GTA universe. I'm excited about the map as I think I have made it just the right size to be realistic and in-world.

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Willman249
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Here is a map I made tell me what you guys think.  It’s based on combining the GTA and RDR worlds.   

 

 

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wanted to make the map a picture not a link
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ivarblaauw
4 hours ago, Willman249 said:

Here is a map I made tell me what you guys think.  It’s based on combining the GTA and RDR worlds.   

 

 

zjmncnwp6r351.jpg

An easy style but man what do I love this. 

This is what I am talking about mah man! Wonderfully created and I literally had to look twice in order to see that it was a fake map.

*only one thing: you wrote Abarino instead of Ambarino :)


I love that you see the sketches underneath the map, you literally sketched and then converted it to digital. Great Great Great job!

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killdrivetheftvehicle
7 hours ago, Willman249 said:

Here is a map I made tell me what you guys think.  It’s based on combining the GTA and RDR worlds.   

-snip-

Great sketch. You should use line tools to make the lines smoother and make the cities a littlle bit denser. Also use a text tool to write the texts. But like I said, a great sketch.

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ivarblaauw
On 6/22/2020 at 6:05 AM, Mikeol1987 said:

So I got bored and love a bit of map making myself, at least... looking at all you guys make your awesome creations! I thought I'd have a go myself, while not I guess GTA6 as I've based my map in the 3D era of GTA.

I thought I'd still post here as it's the main map topic now. This is very early and rough, just getting placements of stuff in paint. 

going to make the real version in photoshop over time. Just wanted to show my idea; an idea many have had before I'm sure. I'm going to go for a realistic size on everything though in terms of new cities with the existing cities. 
GTA National!

 

WMpE7f6.png

great start, I look forward to see the final map!

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ivarblaauw

I have also been quite busy working on my Vice State map (I shouldn't have wanted to put EVERY house on the map 😅)


The map features multiple counties:
- Vice County
- Raton County
- Palm County
- Venice Islands
- Bordeaux County
- Gator County
- St. Claire County
- Beaumont County

It also features the Principality of Chiquita, which is based on Cuba. I wonder if some of you can guess the real locations which the named locations are based on in the entire map. 

I nearly finished Lincolnville, Vice Springs and Cottonmouth, whereas Calabana and Mercun are also nearly finished. Vice City is... well a huge pain in the *ss since it is so immensely huge. 


Here is my current progress:

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magister
On 6/22/2020 at 7:05 AM, Mikeol1987 said:

So I got bored and love a bit of map making myself, at least... looking at all you guys make your awesome creations! I thought I'd have a go myself, while not I guess GTA6 as I've based my map in the 3D era of GTA.

I thought I'd still post here as it's the main map topic now. This is very early and rough, just getting placements of stuff in paint. 

going to make the real version in photoshop over time. Just wanted to show my idea; an idea many have had before I'm sure. I'm going to go for a realistic size on everything though in terms of new cities with the existing cities. 
GTA National!

 

WMpE7f6.png

Good map 🗺 

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Eternal Moonshine
On 6/15/2020 at 3:30 AM, Jimmarn said:

BgBuVDY.jpg

 

Seemed like a fun thing to do. Wanted to try and do a take on a expanded Vice City map with a connection to a modern Saint Denis

Very early WIP, took a lot more time than I anticipated, wasn't really going to post until I was further. But It might take a while, so here's what I got so far. 

this is almost exactly how i imagine the map to be in GTA 6. except i was thinking there might be a third city to the north, maybe Atlanta. traveling between three different states would be a lot of fun

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Willman249
7 hours ago, ivarblaauw said:

An easy style but man what do I love this. 

This is what I am talking about mah man! Wonderfully created and I literally had to look twice in order to see that it was a fake map.

*only one thing: you wrote Abarino instead of Ambarino :)


I love that you see the sketches underneath the map, you literally sketched and then converted it to digital. Great Great Great job!

Thanks glad you like it, it was 500+ layers on photoshop and 20+ hours of work

 

 

4 hours ago, killdrivetheftvehicle said:

Great sketch. You should use line tools to make the lines smoother and make the cities a littlle bit denser. Also use a text tool to write the texts. But like I said, a great sketch.

I will definitely do that next time

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Mikeol1987

thanks for the motivation on the map guys. Its not impressive yet I know, but getting the existing cities in the perfect place whilst maintaining their seperations was an obsession for me. I might end up widening the states a bit in the middle to fit more cities in central USA. the actual image I am working with is about 7500 x 4500 px

oh and why the 3D era? I miss it dearly.

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10 hours ago, ivarblaauw said:

An easy style but man what do I love this. 

This is what I am talking about mah man! Wonderfully created and I literally had to look twice in order to see that it was a fake map.

*only one thing: you wrote Abarino instead of Ambarino :)


I love that you see the sketches underneath the map, you literally sketched and then converted it to digital. Great Great Great job!


Also it’s supposed to be in the style of 1960s-2000s Rand McNally Road maps.  I used those along with physical elevation maps of Mexico the United States and Canada as inspiration.  Also I started out with a hand line drawing photographed it onto my computer with a smartphone camera upload then put in the color and details on PixlrEditor.  I have an idea for the two stories RDR and GTA merging the two worlds together as a prequel to GTA and a sequel to RDR.  I also have a dual bachelors degrees in human geography and political science.  

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Mattineu
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On 6/22/2020 at 1:05 AM, Mikeol1987 said:

So I got bored and love a bit of map making myself, at least... looking at all you guys make your awesome creations! I thought I'd have a go myself, while not I guess GTA6 as I've based my map in the 3D era of GTA.

I thought I'd still post here as it's the main map topic now. This is very early and rough, just getting placements of stuff in paint. 

going to make the real version in photoshop over time. Just wanted to show my idea; an idea many have had before I'm sure. I'm going to go for a realistic size on everything though in terms of new cities with the existing cities. 
GTA National!

 

WMpE7f6.png

Guess that's what happens when i take months to finish my 3D Universe USA... Are you going to add cities like, Salt Lake, Boston, Chicago..?

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Mikeol1987
53 minutes ago, Mattineu said:

Guess that's what happens when i take months to finish my 3D Universe USA... Are you going to add cities like, Salt Lake, Boston, Chicago..?

Yes, for sure that's why I placed salt lake in there. I'm trying to strike a balance between realistic and true to the 3D era. definitely those cities will be added in. I don't know whether to replace Chicago or Detroit with Carcer city, or make Carcer city one big city that connects chicago and detroit areas. I'm adding locations from the HD era too, as this expands the GTA 'world' overall, and making smart naming choices for cities that I need to create myself. (the old rockstar trick of historical subjects/reversals of names) My overall rule with the size of cities is based on the existing maps themselves, I think as long as any new city is as big as Portland and any major city is as big as Staunton, or a combination of both; I will be on the right track.

I didn't know you were making a 3D era map too! that's cool!  I've only just logged into the forums after a long period of time. I visit when I can these days. 

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killdrivetheftvehicle
11 hours ago, ivarblaauw said:

I have also been quite busy working on my Vice State map (I shouldn't have wanted to put EVERY house on the map 😅)


The map features multiple counties:
- Vice County
- Raton County
- Palm County
- Venice Islands
- Bordeaux County
- Gator County
- St. Claire County
- Beaumont County

It also features the Principality of Chiquita, which is based on Cuba. I wonder if some of you can guess the real locations which the named locations are based on in the entire map. 

I nearly finished Lincolnville, Vice Springs and Cottonmouth, whereas Calabana and Mercun are also nearly finished. Vice City is... well a huge pain in the *ss since it is so immensely huge. 


Here is my current progress:

-snip-

The level of detail in the cities is simply amazing! Looking forward to seeing this finished.

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ivarblaauw

Update Vice State Version 0.3:

Deleted Cottonmouth to start over in a new style. 

Created Kingstown (Kingston, Jamaica), finished (and reworked) Lincolnville and Vice Springs.
Started working on Vice City itself, which is an immense piece of work.


I also chose to expand the Phantom Glades northward. This way it isn't suddenly starting. 

Last but not least; I changed the bayou near New Bordeaux. Should feel and look more natural. Also added the town of Bon Temps Parish (having its own county) and Renard Parish. Kudo's for the one who knows where those names are from!

 

Anyhow; A lot of work but actually quite fun to do. Personally I wouldn't mind if this would be the size and setting for the next GTA, especially if we see different time periods (for example a 60s, 80s-90s and 10s in which we follow a crime family rise up from nothing).

 

Tips and feedback is welcome! 

 


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Willman249
On 6/23/2020 at 2:25 AM, ivarblaauw said:

An easy style but man what do I love this. 

This is what I am talking about mah man! Wonderfully created and I literally had to look twice in order to see that it was a fake map.

*only one thing: you wrote Abarino instead of Ambarino :)


I love that you see the sketches underneath the map, you literally sketched and then converted it to digital. Great Great Great job!


what made you think it was a real map?

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Mattineu

Guess i will just judge and give some feedback to some of my fellow Mapmaking bros, here we go!
 

On 6/24/2020 at 1:26 PM, ivarblaauw said:

Update Vice State Version 0.3:

Deleted Cottonmouth to start over in a new style. 

Created Kingstown (Kingston, Jamaica), finished (and reworked) Lincolnville and Vice Springs.
Started working on Vice City itself, which is an immense piece of work.


I also chose to expand the Phantom Glades northward. This way it isn't suddenly starting. 

Last but not least; I changed the bayou near New Bordeaux. Should feel and look more natural. Also added the town of Bon Temps Parish (having its own county) and Renard Parish. Kudo's for the one who knows where those names are from!

 

Anyhow; A lot of work but actually quite fun to do. Personally I wouldn't mind if this would be the size and setting for the next GTA, especially if we see different time periods (for example a 60s, 80s-90s and 10s in which we follow a crime family rise up from nothing).

 

Tips and feedback is welcome! 

 


lSzR8WJ.jpg

I love the colours, and the style of this map, But Vice City is looking kinda of Out-of-place. But i think you can make it better than it already look like.

 

On 6/22/2020 at 10:50 PM, Willman249 said:

Here is a map I made tell me what you guys think.  It’s based on combining the GTA and RDR worlds.   

 

 

zjmncnwp6r351.jpg

Uhh, don't you think you exaggerated on the Erosion of the Coastal areas? Like, there is dozens of Bays everywhere, it looks so weird man, but, if this is your first map, i guess you made a great first map, mine was some disgusting piece of sh*t made on Paint, so, i guess you surpassed me on that, anyway, i belive you have future my man, good luck!
 

 

On 6/17/2020 at 9:57 PM, donnits said:

SSj8nWp.png

 

Full-size. Still a WIP, I have to add the small town roads, and eventually I will update the highway road colors to yellow.

Niceeeeee, loved it, but, theres one thing i have a problem with, the Conections from LC and Alderney look weird, besides Bohan, Bohan looks fine, Alderney on the other hand looks illogical, There are two bridges that connect directly with and Highway, without a propper intersection, which is unrealistic, and lazy, Also, It's weird that none of the Highways of the city are connected to the Countryside, and Broker, has only one connection to Long Island, that could be a problem to the people going up there, still, it looks amazing. Hope you can improve it even more.

On 6/16/2020 at 7:31 AM, darkbleeter chedd said:

State of Vitus (Alaska)
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Thats a nice map, even if it's on the Style of V, that i personally hate (Horray for the SA one!), The thing of your map, is that, since it is a parody of Alaska and stuff, i understand the sparsity of Roads and Towns, but, i guess you exaggerated on that front, some more stuff could be added, hell, not everything needs to be 100% faithful to the real source. Good luck with your future work.

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ivarblaauw

@Mattineu
Vice City is still very much a work in progress. I've only finished around 20% of Vice City as we speak. In the end it will look very similar to how The Crew 2 handled Miami. A large major city with a huge focus on beaches and ports. The other side of the bay still needs to be filled with houses and hotels. But I have been so stupid as to start with creating EVERY house, which is an absolutely huge undertaking xD

 

@Willman249 the colours made me think it was a real map at first glance. :)

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Willman249
9 hours ago, Mattineu said:

Guess i will just judge and give some feedback to some of my fellow Mapmaking bros, here we go!
 

I love the colours, and the style of this map, But Vice City is looking kinda of Out-of-place. But i think you can make it better than it already look like.

 

Uhh, don't you think you exaggerated on the Erosion of the Coastal areas? Like, there is dozens of Bays everywhere, it looks so weird man, but, if this is your first map, i guess you made a great first map, mine was some disgusting piece of sh*t made on Paint, so, i guess you surpassed me on that, anyway, i belive you have future my man, good luck!
 

 

Niceeeeee, loved it, but, theres one thing i have a problem with, the Conections from LC and Alderney look weird, besides Bohan, Bohan looks fine, Alderney on the other hand looks illogical, There are two bridges that connect directly with and Highway, without a propper intersection, which is unrealistic, and lazy, Also, It's weird that none of the Highways of the city are connected to the Countryside, and Broker, has only one connection to Long Island, that could be a problem to the people going up there, still, it looks amazing. Hope you can improve it even more.

Thats a nice map, even if it's on the Style of V, that i personally hate (Horray for the SA one!), The thing of your map, is that, since it is a parody of Alaska and stuff, i understand the sparsity of Roads and Towns, but, i guess you exaggerated on that front, some more stuff could be added, hell, not everything needs to be 100% faithful to the real source. Good luck with your future work.

Yea I kinda exaggerated on the amount of bays and coastal erosion but remember I was shrinking down a majority of North America, and had to find areas for cities and rivers that were geographically accurate.  

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