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Overhangs and crevices

Started by Acronis999, March 08, 2010, 08:35:02 pm

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Acronis999

First of all let me say that I love World Machine.  I'm new to terrain modelling and I chose WM because of it's straight forward/intuitive interface AND the outstanding results.  I use it to generate landscapes and import them into 3Ds Max.  Something I would love to see is the ability to make overhangs and crevices in rock faces and export them in a hi-res mesh.  I have been using Displacement maps in Max to "fake" these effects but it doesn't have the realism I'm looking for.  Any chance this could happen in the future?

Thanks.
Dave

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Thats no easy task..even though I was thinking of asking Remnant to start working on somthing simple..like a version of WM but to work on meshes..starting simple then growing as worldmachine did.  There is one application that allows noise to be applied to a mesh and its made by Voxelogic..but its not soo easy to use...To me max is not the right app for for 3d noise I would rather use mudbox or zbrush to get the surface detail..or consider using terragen and rendering out faces of an overhang to be applied as a projection map..but yeah as to date there isnt anything I know of.

but here is the link to the Voxel stuff...http://www.voxelogic.com/
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