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jbrookes
05-10-2017, 01:39 AM
Yes indeedy, getting free point data from satellites and turning them into ultra-cool landscapes is now easier than ever.

A little while ago I was reading a thread on this forum and learned about a nifty $20.00 program called AccuTrans. So I decided to try it out with LightWave 3D.

I then emailed the author of AccuTrans and asked him how to get the .CSV point data to show up as a mesh in LightWave. He told me how, I worked through it, showed him the result, and he was nice enough to streamline the process (and he even made a tutorial video showing how to get the points to stitch together into polygons and save it as a .lwo file).

The program is available here (and the $20.00 license is permanent!):
http://www.micromouse.ca/

As for the tutorial video, it's here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuTIevd1q6M&feature=youtu.be


He gives an example of a website with free geo point data. If you know of other sites with this kind of data, feel free to post links here.

djwaterman
05-10-2017, 02:45 AM
Thank you.

JohnMarchant
05-10-2017, 07:44 AM
Nice indeed may have to look into this more carefully. I hope there is some csv point data of other places.

wyattharris
05-10-2017, 09:43 AM
Is there anything different about this versus the way we've always been able to import terrain data into Lightwave?
I watched the video but didn't see anything new.