I printed out a couple of copies thinking I might hand draw a maze. That could still happen. We’ll see. The option of doing something by hand appeals, but the carrying out the idea is never as easy as the idea itself seems. But that’s also the case for digital work.
I looked around online for some maze generators. The first result lead me to a defunct maze generator. I wondered if there was a way to create a maze in GIMP, so I asked
The General the Internet. Turns out, GIMP has a maze filter.
Of course making this maze wasn’t as easy as slapping a maze layer on top of an image and calling it a day.
This is what I did:
1. I opened a new GIMP project and imported my map image. I then went to Filters > Render > Pattern > Maze
2, You’ll then have the option to play around with some settings.
Note: A small pixel width and height is hard on the eyes.
Once the maze was generated, I could no longer see the Village map. Apparently the maze filter overwrites any active layers. I figured I could use some transparency tools to see both the maze and the map. I once again consulted The General and found this handy GIMP tutorial on layer masks.
I followed the steps in the tutorial and came out with these:
I’m very meh about the results truth be told, but I did enjoy using the masks, which should come in handy in the future. I’m shipping this project even though it’s underwhelming.
If I find I’m need some meditative exercise, I may just pull out a pen and get to work on a hand drawn maze.