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Works in Progress / Making a procedural world [WIP]
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:57:36 AM »
Hello, i'm Jonas. I'm new to World Machine.

I am trying to create a procedural generated world, with several continents.

Feedback, tips and help are welcome :)

Currently working on getting some nice mountains (Not easy :/ )


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Bug Reports and Help / Re: Making a continent
« on: February 04, 2014, 03:52:30 AM »
Hi there,

Creating vast amounts of realistic terrain that holds together at all scales is one of the biggest challenges in world building. Here are a few tips I can give:

In terms of creating natural looking continent shapes, my preference is to create the continental shapes by hand using a Layout Generator and the polygon shape tool. This will often/usually be adjusted with noise functions, but the highest level shapes in the natural world have very asymmetrical results due to plate tectonics, etc, that don't look like perlin noise or similar.

For how to do this, I'd recommend going to File->open Example and navigating to \New Examples for 2.3\Scenes\Island with Mountains and Lowlands.tmd.

Here you'll see a complete scene with two different terrain types being put together. If you unfreeze the preview display and select the layout generator labelled "Island" in the top box, you will see its generating island-type shapes. Create additional overlapping shapes to define a larger continent instead of an island -- this is probably the quickest/easiest way to do it.

Note how the current polygon shape has the smooth paths turned on (right-click on the shape and enable the Bezier path), then tug on the various control handles to produce interesting cusps and inlets.

Thanks, this helped!

I've got this so far: http://i.imgur.com/tUKXMKC.png

But i would like something more like this for the mountains (the erosion): http://www.world-machine.com/gallery/images/1359399461_RockyMtns.jpg

Anything you can give me some help or tips with?

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Bug Reports and Help / Re: Making a continent
« on: February 03, 2014, 01:48:09 PM »
2.3 Free.

I've tried with 8x8km and 200x200km and change the max height, to 8km.

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Bug Reports and Help / Making a continent
« on: February 03, 2014, 10:37:46 AM »
Hello.

I've been trying to create a large terrain (continent size). But i can't get anything close to good looking? When i'm at that scale everything looks very weird.

Any help?

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