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WC standard $149 - is only 4096 px

so you have to use the other one,
WC Pro $389 (unlimited px)

a bit costly in general.

so went the World Machine route. $120 (unlimited px)
a bit clunky, but Fantastic results.

Terrain nodes addon
a cool start for more simple stuff.


 

lwanmtr

Lwanmtr
Heres a couple of export shots from WC... the basic part allows you to split the model into multiple objects..the 2nd pic shows the drop down where you choose the format..I usually use obj, since Im usually importing to zbrush for refinement. If you want to use it for heightmaps, raw or exr are best.

WC Export0.JPG
WC Export.JPG
 

Ma3rk

Curmudgeon in Training
Heres a couple of export shots from WC... the basic part allows you to split the model into multiple objects..the 2nd pic shows the drop down where you choose the format..I usually use obj, since Im usually importing to zbrush for refinement. If you want to use it for heightmaps, raw or exr are best.

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I'll have to brush up on WC as I somewhat got frustrated, but I recently treated myself to ZBrush. Time to fiddle some more.

Maybe a new thread?
 

prometheus

REBORN
'll have to brush up on WC as I somewhat got frustrated, but I recently treated myself to ZBrush. Time to fiddle some more.

Maybe a new thread?

Yes, it´s quite rude to enter off topic subjects in threads I start, I do not take such things lightly :D:D:p
Seriously..in order to just "Try" and keep threads on topic for what it initially is intended for, I created a new thread...
Unless moderators finds that thread as promoting other products, feel free to post about houdini, worldmachine, gaea, and blender ..If it is trying to follow a guideline to serve
as Terrain Generator tools.

Terrain Generation Tools and Sculpting. | NewTek Forums
 

prometheus

REBORN
Shape item in Lightwave (toroid)
Surface displace with Denis P´s Rman fractal truchet.
VDB evaluator added and using shape to volume to voxelize it, some filtering.

Sent to blender for remeshing with quadraflow, you may have to edit and delete loose geometry by distance, or quadraflow may look at it as non manifold, tripling can help as well but not always.

shape to volume toroids.jpg


pattern used.jpg


quadraflow.jpg
 

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prometheus

REBORN
an alternative App to Blender Quadriflow


tho' nice to do it within Blender

Yes I had that software installed as well, and tried it again, it´s just that I get a cleaner quad display directly in blender.
In instant meshes ..I don´t know how to get rid of the tripling display within the quads, maybe a setting I am missing?



instant meshes.jpg
 

prometheus

REBORN
Ah..found it, not until I go to export mesh can I get a preview of it entirely as quad.
Make sure to check ..show output, in this image that is the same button that says show input because it is already checked as show output..eh..
show output.jpg

So little I have used that tool obviously.
 

prometheus

REBORN
yes, it works a bit strange like that perhaps.

And when trying to export I now get errors, saying only obj can be exported, but that is what it is, weird..it used to work.

Edit...solution to that it seems that you can´t save it only with a name, despite having obj option, you have to name it with the obj extension, then it works.
 

with misc apps it often works to change a few resolution settings or such.
usually worked ok, when i used it.
i guess it has some Beta-ish tendencies at times.

 

prometheus

REBORN
with misc apps it often works to change a few resolution settings or such.
usually worked ok, when i used it.
i guess it has some Beta-ish tendencies at times.

I think that was solved in my post edit of post 494, all good :)

By the way..slightly off topic but since you are here active now, I think I may actually get worldmachine over Gaea, the speed is impressive, may even be faster than gaea.
I was previously testing an older build that was soo slow compared tho this version.

Love the masking tools and drawing path´s to raise and lover terrain.
 

Cool.


worldmachine over Gaea,
Nice, need to use it more myself, but i've read people for Pro work often prefer World Machine.

i'm considering Up-resing results of depth maps using Waifu.




 

prometheus

REBORN
Cool.



Nice, need to use it more myself, but i've read people for Pro work often prefer World Machine.

i'm considering Up-resing results of depth maps using Waifu.



Like ubisoft/massive entertainment I think, it was a required skill for Environment artist, but then again..they are probably using much more.
 
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