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Old 16-02-2004, 08:44 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm just about to start creating some landscapes of Mars using hight maps from the USGS guys.
There's a whole bunch of Mars terrains available for down load, but has anyone tried to create landscapes using hight/elevation maps? I can do it no probs using Bryce than export the terrain as obj but is there a way to do it ion Maya?
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Old 16-02-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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Ah Ha!!

The height field utility!
It works great , but why cant I render the result, emmm???
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Actually, you can do it with displacement maps I believe.
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Displacement maps will not work as it would displace the wrong information
Black for low points and white for high points
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Old 16-02-2004, 11:53 PM   #5
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We've discussed this before so you might want to take alook at this post:

http://www.forum.simplymaya.com/show...highlight=USGS

Btw, if it's just a matter of the black and white being reversed, you could easily invert them in photoshop.
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you can even invert them inside maya..
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if your are still searching, take a look here ...


making terrrains in maya

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if your are still searching, take a look here ...


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ooh ooh! You're gonna get in trouble!
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It's not links like that that bug me as much as ones that link gnomon or other commercial sites....also linking to other sites without trying us first makes my blood boil.....

That link is fine IMO...we have our link up top
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Well thank you all for the tips and links guys. Though Im having trouble converting the displacement to polys, doesnt seem to have an effect, but the New Mars MOLA files are fab. As soon as I figure out the prob I'll colour up and post some images. Once again cheers all
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