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Offline Kexikus

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Vertical strata, desert rocks
« on: July 26, 2017, 12:40:11 PM »
Hello,

I'm trying to create a landscape that has these desert mountains or rocks with vertical strata(?). I have no idea what they're called, but I found this topic where someone created pretty much exactly the mountain shapes I'm looking for.

The horizontal ridges are most likely created with a Strata and Outcrops shader, but I have no idea how I'd go about creating the vertical ridges and the general mountain shapes. And since I don't know what these mountain formations are called, it's kinda hard to search for them.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you :)

Offline René

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Re: Vertical strata, desert rocks
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 12:25:36 PM »
You could try to rotate the strata shader (trial and error), but that might not give you what you are looking for. Another way is to use a stretched(along xy or yz axis) power fractal fed through a transform shader to rotate it. An alpine fractal with negative displacement might also work. Ultimately you could experiment using all these methods together.

Offline Kexikus

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Re: Vertical strata, desert rocks
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 09:07:53 AM »
Sorry for the late reply and thank you for the input. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get the terrain I want with your methods (yet), but I'll continue to try.

I also found this .tgd by WASasquatch and dune that has the structure I was looking for, but it doesn't seem to like the terrain I want to use it with (terraces). Cracked Face by cbalaskas seems more promising, but I'll have to continue experimenting.

 

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