The other day I was, as I often am, doodling. This time, though, I thought I’d turn my doodle into a map of a cave system.
A problem quickly developed. I wanted vertical tubes connecting small areas. I wanted those tubes to be interesting – have cutbacks and ledges and such. In order to do this on paper, I’d need many, many sublevels… and side-views from a variety of angles.
What are alternatives for mapping this sort of thing? I thought about a 3D program (like Google Sketchup)… but that has a learning curve. I also thought about using wire or (even better) thin metal tubing to create a 3D model in realspace. Any other thoughts?