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PZrider
08-31-2009, 03:44 PM
I want to create a map of the Croatian coast. My goal is to make accurate maps, some macro and some detailed parts, for a history book. It must be relatively accurate. Also, I would like the terrain to have plants and rocks (not flat, as in a projection map). I don't know where to begin. Where is a good place to get 3D terrain data to be used in LW? What software or plug-ins are best for making plants and environments in LW? Is it worth it to purchase already built terrain, or easier to create it myself?

akademus
08-31-2009, 03:55 PM
Croatian coast is very complex adriatic area. It has many islands.

I'd start from USGS elevation maps, maybe search or purchase DEM files.

This might also come in handy

http://www.lwita.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4524

it's a script which skins elevation contures.

Good luck!

cresshead
08-31-2009, 03:57 PM
try and get a dem file for a start
http://www.spatialinsights.com/catalog/product.aspx?product=1073

http://www.cartographic.com/xq/asp/croatia/digital/elevation/models/navmode.r/rid.78/tid.7/sid.0/cid.0/vid.0/oid.0/qx/hub/index.asp


then find a importer for dem files so they end up in modeler
use this>
http://www.anon.jp/software/demimport/demimport_en.html

http://www.anon.jp/software/demimport/demimport01.gif

OnlineRender
08-31-2009, 05:00 PM
usually i cheat when it comes to terrian , i use terregan to model the map , then export the obj file , then take it into moddeler mess about with it a little then into layout .might not be the best for you , but its a quick workflow method .

peace

zapper1998
08-31-2009, 05:03 PM
try and get a dem file for a start
http://www.spatialinsights.com/catalog/product.aspx?product=1073

http://www.cartographic.com/xq/asp/croatia/digital/elevation/models/navmode.r/rid.78/tid.7/sid.0/cid.0/vid.0/oid.0/qx/hub/index.asp


then find a importer for dem files so they end up in modeler
use this>
http://www.anon.jp/software/demimport/demimport_en.html

http://www.anon.jp/software/demimport/demimport01.gif

Any way u can upload the plugin
site is down.. ???
TK
Michael

PZrider
08-31-2009, 05:08 PM
Thanks to all. Let me chew on this for a while.

cresshead
09-01-2009, 03:49 AM
Any way u can upload the plugin
site is down.. ???
TK
Michael

have you tried the way back machine on it?

DiedonD
09-01-2009, 04:06 AM
Thanks to all. Let me chew on this for a while.


Interesting nick you have there Rider? PZ is the City code for Prizren, for Kosova Rep. :) south east from Croatia. Like PS is for Prishtina and so on.

So... You ride over here often? :D

akademus
09-01-2009, 04:22 AM
Any way u can upload the plugin
site is down.. ???
TK
Michael

Link is working for me.

http://www.anon.jp/cgi-bin/a-down.cgi?DEMimport100

I attached the plugin file.

I remember using this plugin when I needed to create canyon model. It worked quite well.

Thanks Cresshead I forgot about it!






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P.S. some people are just pathetic...

jaxtone
09-01-2009, 09:28 AM
I noticed a tutorial on detailed rocks a while ago but cannot find it now. Is it anyone of you guys who remember where it was displayed?

akademus
09-01-2009, 11:42 AM
Hi Jaxtone,

you are probably thinking about this one in Zbrush

http://gnomonology.com/tutorial/255