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Geology and Terrain / Working from and conserving a coastline?
« on: January 24, 2011, 07:50:57 PM »
I've been working on building an eroded height map that has a very specific coastline. The problem I've been running into is that when I run it through the filters the coastline is changed and is no longer recognizable or if I mask the filter then I get strange anomalies that don't look natural at the coast line. Any suggestions on how to start with a specific coastline and get realistic results?

Thanks.

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Ah ha! Didn't notice the link before. Trying to find the 2005 version through Microsoft is a pain.

Thanks Stephen!

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Announcements and News / Re: World Machine 2 PDK Available!
« on: August 06, 2008, 07:33:44 PM »
Awesome!

Thanks Stephen. Time for me to warm up my C++ again.

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Here's what I've been working on:



This reminds me of the Cassini maps of Titan's lakes. The resemblance is uncanny...


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General Discussion / Re: My first World with Kamerafly :
« on: August 03, 2008, 11:12:33 PM »
thanks.
its work for me to write english ;-)

Here is the scene.
I substract a paintet circle from a landscape.
And I think the "secret" of this ist the clamp filter.

Here is the file:

Thanks for the tmd. Nice work.

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General Discussion / Re: Making roads
« on: August 01, 2008, 02:43:04 PM »
I think about roads, too!
This are alwul roads, but the first step, maybe.

Pic & Worldmachine file is attached

There is actually a tutorial in one of the directories (forget which one) that you can load that shows you how to make very good roads. You can change the hight of each node to match the terrain.

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General Discussion / Application of results (questions for CG artists)
« on: August 01, 2008, 01:31:45 PM »
This is pretty general advice, but I don't seem to get much results from asking on other message boards. Going to try my luck here.

I'm seeking advice on how best to combine height fields and 3d models into a single seamless image. Do you combine them in a single program for a single render, or render them separately and use photo editing?

If using photo editing, how do you work in linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, depth of field to match the two. How do you create the mask to place the objects into the image?

Whats the best method for including realistic flora?

If you have links to tutorials that would be awesome.

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General Discussion / Re: My first World with Kamerafly :
« on: August 01, 2008, 12:10:51 PM »
Nice demonstration of alluvial fanning. Great work! Love to see more. Brief description on your methods for building this landscape please :)

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Plugin Development Forum / Re: PDK for WM2.0
« on: July 28, 2008, 05:28:01 PM »
The PDK should be available very shortly after the release of WM2.

I haven't attempted to use it with VC 2008 yet myself, so I can't comment on that until I try it!


Hello Remnant,

How is the PDK coming? Is there a date set, or is it already available?

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Geology and Terrain / Re: Generate PLANETS
« on: July 24, 2008, 05:55:26 PM »
How do I create a large continent that has it all - mountains, plains, lakes, etc. etc..?

It takes some work to get what you want but you can start with is a Perlin Noise. Set the size towards continent. Add Coastal Erosion and set it to the global sea level. You can add Curves filter and tweak it till you get what you like. You can add masks to each of these devices to control where and to what degree these filters are applied.

The more playing around you do with it, the more you get the hang of it and can produce exactly what you are shooting for. There are also flow maps generated with the Erosion filter which may help you find where rivers would be.

I'm sure there will be some really cool and useful macros that will be shared here pretty soon to. If you don't see one, you can request.

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Geology and Terrain / Re: Generate PLANETS
« on: July 23, 2008, 05:19:15 PM »
Sounds like your using a toroidal topology which is pretty much top meets bottom, and left meets right.



I played around with FT. Cool little program. Other than the weather mapping, world machine should be able to manage everything it does and more.

As soon as I get back into the plugin development I plan on trying to do something along the lines of simulating plate tectonics with rifts and mountains and such. Where you could have mountain ranges close to subduction zones etc...

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Bug Reports and Help / Re: Line tool in Layout Generator crashing WM2
« on: July 20, 2008, 12:36:59 AM »
I updated my video driver and unchecked "Use fastest display method" and am still getting the crash after making a few lines. This is from the error log. I don't know if this will help or not...

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Application Error
Date:          7/20/2008 12:30:22 AM
Event ID:      1000
Task Category: (100)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      ChodaBoy-PC
Description:
Faulting application World Machine64.exe, version 2.0.0.0, time stamp 0x486dbcc5, faulting module World Machine64.exe, version 2.0.0.0, time stamp 0x486dbcc5, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000000000002106c, process id 0x84c, application start time 0x01c8ea3a46f52798.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Application Error" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>100</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-07-20T07:30:22.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>15624</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>ChodaBoy-PC</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>World Machine64.exe</Data>
    <Data>2.0.0.0</Data>
    <Data>486dbcc5</Data>
    <Data>World Machine64.exe</Data>
    <Data>2.0.0.0</Data>
    <Data>486dbcc5</Data>
    <Data>c0000005</Data>
    <Data>000000000002106c</Data>
    <Data>84c</Data>
    <Data>01c8ea3a46f52798</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

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Geology and Terrain / Re: Generate PLANETS
« on: July 18, 2008, 04:58:24 PM »
I found only one application that can generate a whole planet but i don't really like the way it generates (and there is absolutely no possibility like erosions, etc). One great feature of it is that it can calculate climate and generate river flow (and export that as a separate layer that makes coding in the game easier).

What program is this? I wouldn't mind checking it out. Maybe you can import heightfields or meshes.

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General Discussion / Re: WM2 and Blender
« on: July 18, 2008, 04:53:01 PM »
Don't use Blender either, but do use Lightwave.  I suspect the question involves importing a WM2 mesh.

I would be interested in some tips on the best mesh sizes and options for importing into rendering software.

^^this^^

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General Discussion / WM2 and Blender
« on: July 17, 2008, 05:18:14 PM »
Anyone using blender? Looking for advice on how best to incorporate the two.

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General Discussion / Re: Multi-threading and optimization
« on: July 17, 2008, 05:14:48 PM »
I ran it at both 4 and 8 active threads on my quad and didn't see much change in render times. Is there any reason to run 2 threads per core? And is there anything else that can be tweaked to improve performance?

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Bug Reports and Help / Re: Line tool in Layout Generator crashing WM2
« on: July 07, 2008, 01:45:22 AM »
I don't seem to have a problem manipulating the existing line. But every so often when I create one as soon as I right click to finalize it, it crashes. It happens about every 3rd time on average.

I'll update my drivers when I get back from vacation next monday.

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Bug Reports and Help / Re: Missing some filter devices
« on: July 06, 2008, 08:53:41 PM »
Splitter has been deprecated I believe since any number of devices can now grab an output from a single device. I see curves in my build WM2 pro 64. Don't see simple transform, however would be nice to have that one.

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You could use a Layout Generator and the line tool.

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