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Offline sjefen

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Norwegian Fjord (start on page 3)
« on: May 03, 2010, 08:33:02 PM »
Alright..... so I have started my work on the "NWDA & Planetside True 3D and Animation Contest" and wanted to start a WIP thread. I'll try to post images as soon as I make some progress, but don't expect updates every tenth minute as I don't have much time for this in these times.

I made these islands using "World Machine 2" and this terrain is what I will be using if I don't change my mind. At this moment it is hard to understand the scale of these mountains since there are no objects in the scene, but the plan is to populate these islands with trees at some point to better show that they are quite big.

Just to clarify, these islands will be green and have a more tropical look. Not covered with sand as this image might suggest. This is just a simple setup i made to test the terrain.

Regards,
Terje
« Last Edit: June 12, 2010, 03:42:54 PM by sjefen »
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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 09:01:32 PM »
Looking forward to see where this is going :)
Do you keep the .tmd-files? Might be useful later for masks/meshes etc.

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 09:09:03 PM »
wonderful beginning.... I'm looking forward to your finished work...

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 10:07:43 PM »
I don't know why , but i love such images-objects  :D

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 10:19:31 PM »
Thanks guys.

Tangled-Universe - Yes. I do keep them. I don't know much about World Machine. I can only make simple stuff like this. I don't know how to create masks and stuff like that. If you know of some tutorials or something that could help me with that I would greatly appreciate it :)

Kadri - What do you mean by "images-objects"?

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Terje
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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 10:20:52 PM »
"images and objects" better Terje ?  :D

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 10:26:25 PM »
Hehe. I understand now.
It's getting a little late ;)

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 10:27:01 PM »
 :)
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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 12:47:03 AM »
I like it already! Please keep us updated on your progress, I personally love watching images grow and evolve in this manner  :)

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 07:27:35 AM »
Hi Terje,

You can output erosion masks pretty easy.
Below the main output of the erosion device there are 3 other outputs named flow- wear- and depositionmap.
You can export these heightfields to an image. BMP works fine in general.

The best way to do this is to connect the output of a mask to a "equalizer" (device -> filter) and then connect that to a regular file output and select .bmp output.
You need the equalizer to brighten up the mask so you can use it straight away in TG2. Otherwise you'd have to make a levels adjustment in post (which is what the equalizer does for you).

Using the flow-mask you can specifically texture the eroded channels.
Using the depositionmap you can specifically texture the sedimentary rubbish at the end of the erosion channels.
I'm not exactly sure yet what the wearmap stands for.

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Martin

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 02:00:03 PM »
That was very helpful Martin. I'm doing some testing now.
Thank you very much ;)

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Terje
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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 05:03:57 PM »
IMO: The masks that can be exported from erosion (and things like "select angle/ select slope") are the strongest feature of WM.  They allow for perfect form fitting surface work that doesn't have the usual TG look (obvious cutoffs from height and slope only) that simple surfacing suffers from with minimum effort.

Also: Flow mask is the path eroded materials traveled, deposition mask is where that eroded material ended up, and wear mask is where it came from in a way, parts of the higher elevated areas that lost material due to the erosion.

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2010, 05:09:50 PM »
Ah right, thanks for clarifying the wear-map function Zylot.

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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 06:05:42 PM »
Thanks for the info Zylot. I'll try to use some of these World Machine tools.

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Terje
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Re: WIP - Volcanic Islands
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2010, 10:36:35 PM »
Started working a little bit on the mountain rock surface.
I also tested some World Machine masks to see how it works. I can see myself using WM for this many more times in the future.
Thanks again Martin for the great tips and also to you Zylot :)

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Terje
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