August 5, 2011:
I found the textures and really went nuts.
After I found the textures (I found the textures after posting something in the forums about using textures from the ancient version of HeroEngine that I still have somewhere, I think… Then I read the tutorials and didn’t have too much egg on my face…)
A few unexpected things happened with the textures and the painting. Colours I thought would be dull earth tones turned out to be brilliant and blindingly bright. Dull brown turned out to be a bright, glowing yellow.
I found some amazing effects with unexpected colours and forgot to re save the pallet, went back and tried to find the same colours with the same effects and got different effects that were equally amazing….
& when I turned the sky dome on and added clouds to that and set it in motion, lots of fun stuff started happening.