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Zerby

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Any good terrain guides?
« on: February 22, 2016, 07:46:59 PM »
Hey WM commun. I'm a game developer and I've been using WM for a little over 6 months now. It's an amazing tool and I decided to start the map for my project, I thought I had gained enough knowledge but was clearly wrong. Now I'm to a point where I'm not satisfied with my map and I don't know how to fix it. I like many features about it and am really not willing to scrap it. I've seen many tutorials and read some of Stephen's really old tutorials from back in the day.

I'm not sure how to fix this project, I need some good tutorials on specific stuff I need for this project. Does anybody know a non-mainstream (not on this website) place for tutorials or tmd files? Thanks. If you are willing to help me out or if you need more info on what specific things I need ask, I'll try to respond as quick as I can. I also apologize for my bad grammar, my first language is not English.

-Zerby

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Re: Any good terrain guides?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 11:09:04 PM »
There's a tutorial on both Digital Tutors and Gnomon. I'd recommend the Gnomon tutorial most though. Things on DT seems to be pretty basic overall, regardless of application.

There's also some tutorials on Gumroad if you search for it.

Would you mind sharing what you're looking to do?
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Re: Any good terrain guides?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 07:23:05 PM »
You english grammar is better than most english speakers, so no worries.

I too am still searching for that secret tutorial that will bring my terrains to the next level, but I never found it.

Still, these are my favorite tutorials:
http://www.geekatplay.com/world-machine-tutorials.php
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/product/1121/Introduction-to-World-Machine#.VvSgv-IrKUk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME2194VkuHg&list=PLD5Bj1Fx69C_e571znFq5lzIOyq1Odnaw
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/1xgGL
« Last Edit: March 25, 2016, 10:44:26 PM by duke54 »

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Re: Any good terrain guides?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 05:48:51 PM »
Hey Zerby, I just starting working with the "Multiscale Fractal Parameters" on the advanced perlin, as well as the "Custom Fractal Profile". I think these are key to making more sophisticated landscapes.

Here is a perlin with no erosion shown before and after the multiscale fractal parameters are applied:

Advanced Perlin
Style: Billowy
Octaves: Auto
Persistence: 0.750

Multiscale Fractal Parameters
Activity: 1
Offset: 0
Gain: 1
Lead-in Level: 0
Type: Bi-Signal Level

You can see it creates a much more varied and dynamic fractal, and I think that's the key to turning simple terrains into interesting landscapes.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 07:54:12 PM by duke54 »