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Title: How to simulate drone mapping flights in Terragen
Post by: aknight0 on May 22, 2017, 11:34:16 AM
Hey all,

I'm not sure if this is the right place for new tutorials, I checked the wiki page, but it is still marked as Terragen 2/3 and doesn't seem to have been updated for quite a while. 

Anyways, here's a video I put together showing my workflow for simulating drone mapping flights in Terragen.  The Terragen side of things is relatively simple, but it walks through bringing in public elevation data and satellite imagery, placing object populations, importing flight paths and camera poses from Mission Planner, and creating a 3D model from the resulting imagery.  It's been useful for some of our beginners, and I thought it might be of interest.

https://youtu.be/vA4gHBTfKPM

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Title: Re: How to simulate drone mapping flights in Terragen
Post by: KlausK on May 22, 2017, 11:44:49 AM
Very nice! I am going to check it out, for sure. Thank you.
Title: Re: How to simulate drone mapping flights in Terragen
Post by: Dune on May 22, 2017, 02:03:10 PM
I did. Very interesting. Thanks for posting. Especially the part about changing lat/long of the planet and imported dem opened my eyes, thanks.
Title: Re: How to simulate drone mapping flights in Terragen
Post by: bobbystahr on May 25, 2017, 01:11:10 PM
Most useful and well made tute...thanks very much.
Title: Re: How to simulate drone mapping flights in Terragen
Post by: bobbystahr on May 25, 2017, 01:25:41 PM
I did. Very interesting. Thanks for posting. Especially the part about changing lat/long of the planet and imported dem opened my eyes, thanks.

potentially useful info for your project with Dorian for sure
Title: Re: How to simulate drone mapping flights in Terragen
Post by: aknight0 on May 26, 2017, 12:13:06 AM
Thanks!  Changing the planet origin was a handy tip I got from Oshyan a while back. 
Title: Re: How to simulate drone mapping flights in Terragen
Post by: Dune on May 26, 2017, 05:56:56 AM
Yeah, I could have used that tip on my work with Dorian indeed. Too late now  ;)
Title: Re: How to simulate drone mapping flights in Terragen
Post by: bobbystahr on May 26, 2017, 11:55:01 AM
Yeah, I could have used that tip on my work with Dorian indeed. Too late now  ;)

There's always next time, and there's always a next time....