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Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« on: September 21, 2015, 04:40:31 AM »
hi,

I am thinking about upgrading to the WM PRO version, to have access to tile-export feature.
So I want to make sure, the feature works the way I need it to. Otherwise, the PRO version is not for me, I guess.


Question:

  • Are only height maps exported or can I export color map, splat map and normal maps as well?
  • Will the exportet maps tile without a seam in Unity/UE engine? In other words, does WM take some
    overlap into account on exported tiles/maps?
  • Will it work even with erosion?
  • Can somebody confirm / show some examples of tiled terrians in unity or UE?



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Re: Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 03:45:38 PM »
1) You can export tiled heightfields, bitmaps (splat/normal/texture/etc), and meshes.
2) The exported maps can optionally have matching edges or not -- typically but not always, each tile will have duplicate edges, and WM will work either way.
3) Yes, with some caveats; erosion and some other devices do not always perform the same in a tiled build as they do in a normal one. This can be mitigated by turning up the "blending factor", but cannot be removed completely.

I can offer a 30 day fully functional trial of the Professional Edition that you can use to see if it works for your needs. Open a support ticket at the helpdesk (http://www.world-machine.com/helpdesk) with your name and email address to get started on that route.

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Re: Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 02:08:14 PM »
Great!

I send a ticket to support!


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Re: Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2015, 12:02:35 AM »
The support did not get back on me - maybe there went something wrong with the ticket.
Got no email or ticket number  :(


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Re: Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 12:43:28 AM »
3) Yes, with some caveats; erosion and some other devices do not always perform the same in a tiled build as they do in a normal one. This can be mitigated by turning up the "blending factor", but cannot be removed completely.

Does that mean, tilkes are not matching on edges, when erosion is used?
I read something about the need to turning off "Geological time enhancement"?


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Re: Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 05:55:44 AM »
/push a bit ;)

any ideas regarding this?


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Re: Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 01:33:53 AM »
if i upgrade from Standard to Pro - do I get my license renewed and gain access to the new "RivePreview" builds?

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Re: Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 04:50:03 PM »
The edges will still match, in that you won't have a gap between tiles; however the erosion will just look plain different, as it's using only a subset of the total terrain information to perform its work.

Regarding upgrading: yes, an upgrade to Professional automatically provides you with another free year of updates.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading to pro - Got tiled export questions
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2015, 12:38:15 AM »
Ok, thatīs good News :)