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Development News / Re: Dev Silent in Forum and Blog
« Last post by JakBB on Today at 07:08:46 AM »
Forward compatibility is a thing for the 3.x versions, but there are some problems with a couple of macros, there are definitely some bugs since it's still a Dev version.

Also you can install both versions by choosing different installation folders
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Macros and Plugins / Re: TeTo : The Texturing Toolbox!
« Last post by Vision4Next on Today at 03:16:28 AM »
Does this work with the V3.x Beta as well?
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Development News / Re: Dev Silent in Forum and Blog
« Last post by Vision4Next on Today at 03:15:07 AM »
So I upgraded to professional.

Just a question: Can you install V2.x and Beta V3.x in parallel?
Is there something from V2.x that doesn't work in Beta V3.x?
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General Discussion / Re: World Machine facebook group
« Last post by sfriedberg on February 20, 2017, 04:50:00 PM »
Same here.  Not joining Facebook for the sake of one application discussion group.

Whenever I hit one of these "social" sites where I have to create an account to access nominally public postings, Facebook, Pinterest, etc, I just close the page and walk away.
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Development News / Re: Dev Silent in Forum and Blog
« Last post by blattacker on February 20, 2017, 04:36:44 PM »
I figured something was gonna happen sooner or later. So much time and effort had been put into it that, barring some kind of cataclysmic event in Stephen's life, I didn't think the program would just die like that. Though truth be told, I thought that it might end up leading to the program being sold.

Love the blog post though, I'm excited to see the new features, that example at the end looks pretty awesome!
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Feature Requests / Re: Terrain Synthesis
« Last post by JakBB on February 20, 2017, 12:45:20 PM »
Ah, got it! Creating data where none exist, based on the given data and shapeguide.
Yes exactly, at first it may sound like the mimic device but that does much less, it only recreates the curve profile of the terrain and basic roughness, but synthesis tries to imitate whole terrain features
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Feature Requests / Re: Terrain Synthesis
« Last post by WFab on February 20, 2017, 12:22:30 PM »
Ah, got it! Creating data where none exist, based on the given data and shapeguide.
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Feature Requests / Re: Terrain Synthesis
« Last post by JakBB on February 20, 2017, 10:15:37 AM »
Yes you both misunderstood what terrain synthesis is.
It's much more powerful than using any sort of shaping guide currently available in World Machine.
For example in this first picture I shared
Take a better look at the end result and you can see that it cannot possibly be a result of a normal combiner or perlin shapeguide, because most of the features in the synthesized terrain are completely new.
The riverbed for example, in the synthesized result it follows the line of the user sketch but not fully, it bends and meanders just like the river in the style input, the grand canyon DEM.

Now that I read my original post I can see that it can easily be overlooked, but what terrain synthesis does is try to recreate features that look very similar to the style input, but shaped using the shape input.

An analogy would be: you go to your hair stylist and show him a picture of Brad Pitt asking for his hairstyle, he would normally go ahead and cut your hair according to the shape of your head and the type of hair you have, that's terrain synthesis, while what's currently possible in World Machine is going into photoshop, cutting out the hair of Brad Pitt and putting the cutout on your head, maybe with a 50% opacity, but it still looks ridiculous.
It's black magic to me, and it would be a gamechanger for me if it was ever implemented into World Machine.
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Feature Requests / Re: Terrain Synthesis
« Last post by WFab on February 20, 2017, 03:40:03 AM »
I don't get what part of it is not possible currently, even in the old stable build. You just take a terrain, and a shape, and combine them. Depending on the match between shape and terrain, you can directly use shaping guid in advanced perlin.
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Development News / Re: Dev Silent in Forum and Blog
« Last post by Onkelpoe on February 19, 2017, 11:48:09 PM »
Well - this is really suprising news  :shock:
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