Hi don't know if anyones interested but here's how my maps coming along thanks to the help of Dragons fire, pure morning & nightphantom ( do you guys fight crime when your not helping maya newbies? ) . So far I just have hills in the lower area to make sure it looked ok before doing the whole thing, no texture at the moment and I still have work to do in illustrator but I thought i'd post to show progress ( ...slow progress ).
One quick question- when I convert the displacement map to polys the hills look slightly rough anyway I can make them smoother?
also, any rendering/modeling tips are welcome!