Managed to run the shading matrix now it’s not given me as many usable shades as i would have hoped but have a good 14 shades. think i need i have run the cutting matrix 2 times and will probably run it one more time to see if i can extract more shades in the future but for the time being i will run a total test. on 1 sheet of A3 wood but make it look as if 2 sheets. let’s begin part 2.
First run off the test matrix. can see the bottom scan line is way too burnt as predicted in last post.
I removed bottom line and made text bigger i also messed with speed of scan of text to make it clearer.
Still not happy with the overall test but i have identified the following shades for the map. i have named them so i can adjust accordingly going to run first a map just showing outline and counties.
- 65% Power 400 mm/s Anglesey
- 65% Power 350 mm/s Spare
- 65% Power 300 mm/s Flintshire
- 65% Power 275 mm/s Spare
- 65% Power 250 mm/s Carmarthenshire
- 65% Power 225 mm/s Ceredigion
- 65% Power 200 mm/s Denbigshire
- 65% Power 175 mm/s Powys
- 65% Power 150 mm/s Gwynedd
- 30% Power 300 mm/s South Wales
- 30% Power 275 mm/s Conwy
- 30% Power 250 mm/s Pembrokeshire
- 30% Power 225 mm/s Spare
- 30% Power 200 mm/s Wrexham
- 30% Power 175 mm/s Monmouth
Now to assign the shades to the map. as i have divided the map into multiple layers this will not be too hard to do just a little time-consuming.
now to save it for a scaled test run to 300 x 500 bit of plywood I will probably have to run it slightly smaller as layout as constraints of scale as the final map will be run on 2 x 300 x 500 sheets.
finished test run i will now add roads in different passes but before i do that i need to do a line test later on as i want the lines to be slightly different. but for the time being, going to test with the updated current setting. I also have issues with road names not showing right. as the images below the spaghetti junction so going to limit the map to show main roads in the area i really want to highlight in this map. also going to limit the name of places.
Next Part: Coming soon
- Adding Points of interest
- Scaling and spiting the map over 2 sheets of 500 x 300 plywood
- Making the map 3D by layering up the counties sea and mainland with roads and rivers i think but this is subject to change.
- mounting it all in a frame ready to be taken to wales at the end of may.