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Title: Sand Dunes
Post by: Vortaine on September 11, 2017, 12:13:55 AM
Working on terrain again, this time some sand dunes.  What do you think, folks? 

P.S. I'm just a beginner, but if you have any questions, please, ask away.
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Vision4Next on September 11, 2017, 05:02:59 AM
Definitely not bad. Maybe add some ripples, but this is my personal preference
https://previews.123rf.com/images/antongorlin/antongorlin1505/antongorlin150500080/39808065-Yellow-soft-sand-dunes-in-desert-with-sand-patterns-and-lines-and-shadows-Stock-Photo.jpg

Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Vortaine on September 13, 2017, 01:16:16 PM
How about this?
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Vortaine on September 13, 2017, 01:21:20 PM
Getting the ripples to not freak out and turn into noise was a bit of a challenge.  If I try to make them any smaller they become too obfuscated and noisy.  WM just can't seem to handle it.



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I should probably be happy with what I got though, WM is for terrain, not textures  :lol:
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Vortaine on September 13, 2017, 01:46:23 PM
Amended with proper windward ripples.
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Vortaine on September 13, 2017, 05:02:27 PM
Amended again.  Applied gentler slopes on windward side and steeper slopes on the leeward side.
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Onkelpoe on September 13, 2017, 11:27:20 PM
Nice work, well done  :)
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: WFab on September 14, 2017, 03:15:22 AM
I would have left the ripples for materials. Very nice work here indeed!
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Maximum-Dev on September 16, 2017, 06:07:41 PM
Smooth out the sides and sharpen the ridges. Without that it looks more like mountains clamped with low value.
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Vortaine on September 17, 2017, 01:45:13 AM
Good point, Max.  I agree.  Build amended.  Thanks for the support guys.

New build photo below.

Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Vision4Next on September 17, 2017, 03:49:49 AM
This looks very nice indeed. Good work!
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: Maximum-Dev on September 17, 2017, 01:55:38 PM
That's better. I think the ridges still need to be sharpened a lot more. Reference: http://www.travelplusstyle.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/16592__870x_nam2125.jpg
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: sfriedberg on September 18, 2017, 01:53:53 PM
+1 to "good work".
Title: Re: Sand Dunes
Post by: KarimHann on September 20, 2017, 06:14:57 AM
Hello very good sand simulation i'm trying to get the same but i'm a beginner can you show how you did it ? thanks :)