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Bug Reports and Help / Texel Density
November 10, 2016, 02:15:29 pm
How can I view the Texel Desity ? any ideas? I want to know how streched the pixel are in a slop.?!
If the angel is to sharp the texel density will be bad.
General Discussion / Poll
April 16, 2016, 06:56:59 am
General Discussion / Version
April 14, 2016, 12:53:02 am
What version of WM are U using ?

I use WM 3.0 dev3 Professional Edition 64bit
Development News / New releases
December 04, 2015, 07:16:21 am
Is there any developing going on? IT seems to be very quiet for a long time...
Should I save money for the next update?
I need the next version with nonmodal/dockable window, urgently...!!!!!!!
Bug Reports and Help / Performance drop in Layout
November 15, 2015, 08:46:01 am
When I am in the Layout nod and move a vertex of a shape, I experiences performance drop.
Using WM 3.0 riverpreview2 Pro 64bit

It is smooth as silk in WM pro 64bit

Is there any thing I can do to get back the performance?

I got a video that shows the difference 16Mb.

Bug Reports and Help / Save Bitmap
September 25, 2015, 07:26:24 am
What is going on here?
Why can I not connect to bitmap output?

Feature Requests / Windows 10
March 20, 2015, 10:40:00 am
Windows 10 will be released (FREE upgrade) in August. Will WM work in Windows 10? If not will there be a version that supports Windows 10?
Bug Reports and Help / 3.0 Dev3 PRO Preview Window
November 20, 2014, 01:00:08 pm
The Preview window are not refreshing correctly
I got a movie clip of 6 Mb to show, But I can not upload it to forum :(

I will try and explain
Start WM
Enter Advanced perlin and change the Feature Scale close Advanced perlin
Click on Terrace and se if it looks right
Enter Advanced select perlin set in Layout, select the X and movie it. Exit back to Device view
No click on Advanced perlin and then click on Terrace. They do not look the same.:(
Bug Reports and Help / 3.0 DEV 2
October 26, 2014, 05:32:55 am
Mask input (Advanced Perlin) is not working for me in the new dev release.
Can anyone confirm that?

Bug Reports and Help / 3.0 dev1 64 bit
September 30, 2014, 12:20:03 pm
When I am in layoutgen and makes a Line. And change the falloff to 0. I then can not get  to the popup menu when I use right mouse..

I have a video but I can not attach it... please raise the filesize and file types to mp4.

Allowed file types: txt, zip, pdf, jpg, gif, mpg, png, tmd, dev, tms
Restrictions: 4 per post, maximum total size 2048KB, maximum individual size 2048KB
Development News / 3.0
August 14, 2014, 11:20:25 pm
Ohh man..

What a LOOOOOOOOOOONG weekend this going to be..LOL
Can wait until Monday.

I am thinking to switch to dev release. Will it be any problem to use dev releases instead of  normal releases?
Macros and Plugins / The Grid 2.0
August 11, 2014, 05:05:17 am
I have updated the macro. It now can show height also.
Check out the video for tutorial.


Enjoy it.
Macros and Plugins / Crater Impact
August 02, 2014, 09:43:19 am
I have updated the Crater Impact macro.(While waiting for the scattering device.. :shock:)
It now contains 2 different Crater type and also 2 different Volcano.
A new video tutorial is also published. It shows how to add more than one crater..


Macros and Plugins / Zero Edges
July 10, 2014, 11:54:04 pm

This macro will help all UDK and UE4 user to be able to make a Landscape.
The edge needs to be set to 0. I have a special workflow to do this atm. so this will help me.

Macro is a bit slow when building.
It needs to be able to be offset or centered . For me it falloff from the to top right corner down to the bottom left. It would be nice if it falled of from center..???

Bug Reports and Help / Export Heightmap
June 30, 2014, 10:04:08 am
How do I export heightmap to .png or TIFF and get a detail map.
Do I normalize?
Do I center the heightmap?
It get to dark or to white an looses detail
What to to ? Workflow? Help if possible to overcome this
Bug Reports and Help / Main Extents
June 27, 2014, 01:52:57 pm
Window is out of sync.
If I edit in the layout view it is not updating .
Using pro 64
There is a workaround thou...

I could not attach a move clip to show it better , due to file size.
Geology and Terrain / Cliffside
April 18, 2014, 11:11:37 am
I need help to find a procedure the can create Sharp cliffsides...

I have Terraced sides that are step but when I apply erosion it destroys the cliff sides and makes ALOT of channels on the cliff...
Bug Reports and Help / Topographic Map
March 03, 2014, 12:44:20 pm
A Topographic Map includes contour lines drawn to represent changes in elevation .
Can someone tell me how to make a 2D Topographic map of my 3D Heightmap with WM?
Bug Reports and Help / CPU utilize
February 19, 2014, 12:48:59 am
I am using 2361 pro 64
I notice that the CPU is not working more than 50 % (look at picture)

After 50 min with 37% CPU utilize it then went down to 0 %
After 4 min still 0 % CPU , I then terminated the program....

Project setting Tile 3*3 at 2017*2017 (width/height 7 km)

Can someone else confirm or is this ok?

Bug Reports and Help / WM 2.3.6 and bug
February 10, 2014, 11:34:50 am
Trying to load a file from 2.3.6

Feature Requests / WM 3.0
January 11, 2014, 10:42:36 am
I think we have some nice new ideas to see at WM 3.0 this year what do U think?

Bug Reports and Help / Geological-time enhancement
December 31, 2013, 01:55:35 am
I am using 2351 pro 64-bit WM

When I enable the enhancement it makes this hill on the right side nothing happened on the left side.  It seems to be very sensible...
I have tried different value but it does not help. The only way to get rid of the small hill on the rightside is to uncheck the enhancement..

Bug Reports and Help / Boarder
November 02, 2013, 02:23:39 pm
What is happen with my boarder? Erosion device is eating 2 sides of it ... How can I can not prevent it from happening?

Anyone out there that have any ide how to setup WM to make rocks, cliff sides and output them as a mesh?
Bug Reports and Help / Tileing for UDK
October 10, 2013, 12:59:42 pm
When I import the tiled heightmap into UDK , I have to turn them 90 Degree to get them right. I have also tried to flip Y , but it still needs to be turn 90 degree to look the same as in WM.

Anyone know how do  set it up so I do not need to turn them inside UDK?
Works in Progress / WIP inside UDK
August 07, 2013, 11:58:08 am
Here is a picture of a Landscape (inside of UDK) made with WM 1009*1009
Notice the way the layers...
Feature Requests / Roadmap
June 08, 2013, 12:50:07 pm
I know Remnant is busy most of his time....
When 2.3 is stabile enough will you present a Roadmap for us?

Bug Reports and Help / Configuration of WM for UDK
April 30, 2013, 12:56:52 pm
To configurate World Machine, for UDK Landscape system, you need to know what scale UDK can produce.
UDK uses UnrealUnitis to set the heightmaps
In all of the Unreal Tournament games, 1 Unreal Unit is equal to 2 cm.

First X/Y
UDK must have a valid size for the Heightmap.
Drawscale3D is how many times the Heightmap is scaled.

Size      DrawScale3D.X/Y   Range in Meter
4033x4033       128      10.32km (10,324.48 m)   
2017x2017       128      5.16km  (5,163.52 m)
1009x1009       128      2.58km  (2,583.04 m)
1009x1009       128      2.58km  (2,583.04 m)
509x509       128      1.30km  (1,303.04 m)
505x505       128      1.29km  (1,292.80 m)
255x255       128      652,80 m
253x253       128      647,68 m
127x127     128       325,12 m
127x127      128      325,12 m

Size*DrawScale3D*0.02=Range in meter
1009*256*0,02= 5166.08 m  (Resulution is 5,1m/pixel)
1009*64*0,02= 1291.52 m   (Resolution is 1,2m/pixel)

Then Z
The actual ratio is 1:512 where 1 Display.DrawScale3D.Z unit = 512 Unreal Units of total heightmap altitude range

DrawScale3D.Z     Altitude    Range in Meters
1        512 uus     10.24 m   
2        1024 uus     20.48 m   
4        2048 uus     40.96 m 
8        4096 uus     81.92 m   
16        8,192 uus     163.84 m   
24        12,288 uus     245.76 m   
32        16,384 uus     327.68 m 
48        24,576 uus     491.52 m 
64        32,768 uus     655.36 m   
80        40,960 uus     819.20 m 
96        49,152 uus     983.04 m 
112        57,344 uus     1.15km (1,146.88 m) 
128        65,536 uus     1.31km (1,310.72 m) 
256        131,072 uus     2.62km (2,621.44 m) 
512        262,144 uus     5.24km (5,242.88 m) 

Range in Meters/0,02/512=DrawScale3D.Z


Decide what X/Y Size and what drawscale3D.X/Y you are going to use in UDK

Drawscale3D.X/Y= 64
Range in meter=2,581m

Type in Size in resolution
Type in Range in meter into Width

Decide what Z height and what drawscale3D.Z you are going to use in UDK.
Range in meter=1,146m

Type in range in meter into Maximum Elevation

Build and export

Then import into UDK and set your decided Drawscale

How can I add Sand that moved with the wind, It is not erorision it is more like Snow that would be added to the final Height map.

So I can add sand bank, maybe dunes and sand that is cover some of the rock formations on the height map...
Bug Reports and Help / Preview locked
April 24, 2013, 11:52:17 am

Is it so that the (Preview locked) is also suppose to work in 2D view?

It does not work for me

Bug Reports and Help / Delete Wire
April 23, 2013, 01:47:07 pm
I am still having trouble with the Delete Wire.

The node becomes black after I use delete Wire.

Here I press build and try different nodes

A workaround is to use Disconnect device instead....
Bug Reports and Help / Macro Param
April 17, 2013, 01:56:13 pm
Impossible to edit the Min Max value, they are grayed.
I am running 2.3 pro. Can someone help me or confirm this??

Feature Requests / Reduce mouse click
April 16, 2013, 02:01:08 pm
To vie/edit the settings on a device you have to click on it twice . A window open and then you have to close the window. that is 3 mouse click.

What if this window where to be open inside the Left side bar....
Then you only have to click it once to edit and view it......instead of 3 mouse click

In the Device navigation list
First you click once on the Advance Perlin and the windows show the device setting
Then you click once on Height output and it show the new device settings
That is 2 click instead of 5....

Or even better at the bottom of the screen
like UDK Material editor

Geology and Terrain / (Solved)Crater
April 11, 2013, 12:23:04 pm
So I made one Crater, but how can I make 12 Craters? any advise?, Can I make a macro how ??
Sheds some light in this mystery

Development News / Thank you
March 23, 2013, 01:55:43 pm
Thank you so much for the new RC3 . Luv it...
The exampel files is great