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Works in Progress / Re: Terrain with Houdini
February 19, 2018, 03:38:54 pm
Looks awesome! Are you going for cartoonish or realistic look?
May I have a look at that heightmap?
Geoglyph doesn't support 3016. 3017 and 3018 are supported currently, 3019 support coming soon.
General Discussion / Re: New tutorials out
February 12, 2018, 10:31:35 am
Lol! No worries, most of us have your website bookmarked anyway! :)
The one that worked best for me was wm3011. However, geoglyph 2 works with 3018 flawlessly too, just a slower to respond on my PC. For serious production, I don't use geoglyph yet, just have more control with wm vanilla. I do use it heavily for my personal projects.
Works for noises native to wm at least. Geoglyph is an external app, only Dax can answer the specifics there.
Here's the screenshot of the setting
Okay, so I get it now. The extents work on the "world" as a whole, not individual noises. You have to remember that the world is being built at once, so when you move the extents, you are just moving the camera to a new area, not the noise.

That being said, you can move the "device origin" inside the device settings. You can also set it interactively in layout view using "set" button near the origin values. This would move just the noise, not the extents.
"A picture speaks a thousand words". Some screenshots will help us understand the problem.  :wink:
Macros and Plugins / Re: Colortable icons and names
January 12, 2018, 05:25:50 pm
Currently, it only works with geocolor device. Which in turn is not working with wm 3018 at this point.
General Discussion / Re: New tutorials out
January 12, 2018, 05:23:09 pm
Quote from: geekatplay on January 11, 2018, 09:22:46 am
New tutorials unlocked, free to watch at www.geekaptlay.com and youtube channel

That geekatplay link is incorrect. The spelling needs correction.
1. I'd like to see the settings you have in the file input device, world parameters settings.
2. Open the file in an image viewer, and see if it looks pixelated in full resolution. If you can, please show it here too.
3. Just in case, build it again at different resolution and see if that works.
You need world machine pro for higher resolutions. World machine basic is limited to 512 resolution, not much you can do with it at that scale.

Secondly, yes it's a tough job to create a believable terrain. A lot of the extra work for realism (trees, assets, shaders) is done in your target engine, unity or unreal. World machine is a terrain modelling tool, the landscape and level is up to the target engine where the terrain data can be imported and manipulated.
Feature Requests / Re: Smaller BreakUp shape
December 07, 2017, 11:09:50 pm
Layout generator is for shaping your terrain's form, not for creating finer features.

Plug the layout generator into an advanced perlin generator, either shape guide input, or mask input. Then add detail via the AP.
Bug Reports and Help / Re: Disabling devices for building
November 30, 2017, 09:34:44 am
Just ctrl+select, or simply box select the devices you want to disable, then right click and disable. Or try the shortcut with the devices selected, I don't use that shortcut, so I don't know about it.
General Discussion / Re: Geoglyph 2 issues
November 25, 2017, 08:08:39 pm
Next geoglyph update is in the works, though I'm not sure when it will be released.
You use left click and drag to move in explorer view. You can also use one of the traveling modes (fly, walk, drive, hover). Right click switches views, though I'm not sure how to use it. It's either really a bug, or just a very counter intuitive feature.
You have to change file extension AFTER the files get written to disk, using windows explorer. Height output saves with extension r16, but it's just raw data dump. Rename the file in windows, and change extension to <.raw>.
General Discussion / Re: New tutorials out
November 10, 2017, 12:24:31 am
@Vision4Next: You can try these for geoglyph. They are a bit dated though. Something is still better than nothing imo.

Erosion is heavily resolution dependent. That's why it looks different. Geological time enhancement just magnifies this disparity.

I usually check all my erosion nodes at final resolution periodically, to see if it looks the same at final resolution. Snow device is the worst.