Here's is my fist VX mapping tutorial. This time, will show you how you can make a simple village, with the blocky RTP tileset.
First, let's make a map that's 30X30
First hint comes here. I've seen some village maps that has a fence surrounding the whole village. That's extremly ugly. Sure, you can have fences, but my suggestion is to just have it in the entry of the village.
You see these tileset pieces?
These are hte one you should use. The grass parts for a forest village, and the desert ones for a desert village, and ect.
We are going to make a grass village.
Paste grass on the whole map.
Then, decided where to put the entrance. I will put it in the upper left corner. Also, put trees outside the fence, so it looks more natural.
Here's how far we have come now.
See these parts?
Using that part make it looks more realistic. Trees close eacheter is more natural and realistic.
Now, the small entrance is done. Let's see how we can make a house.
Here's an exampel.
Houses in VX is tricky. Trying to make the non-symetrical will only end up in faluire. The houses is just meant to be square, sad enought.
Take a look on what I have done. Be creative. A fence surrounding the house makes it more private. Also, add detailed nature. Remember, nature is random, so don't put trees on a straight line.
Also, take a close look on this.
It may look wierd when you put the door there now, but you won't see it in game. This is very important if you want to make a door event, such as the quick door event. When you enter the door without something like this, you will walk straight into the wall. So remember that.
Well, we are far from done yet. Let's mae a town square, should we?
Remember, a town square can be symmetrical, since it's created by humans, but the nature must still be random surrounding the square.
You can also have a small river crossing the village. Don't make it to straight, It will look ugly, and non-realistic.
Also, use your imagination. Use your creative. With those skills, you can create amazing maps, even with VX:P
Hope you learned something today.