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Old 22-02-2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default python and pulls DTS for terrain.

I have a tut about terrain reproduction from Geo-maps and it needs 'pulls STDS'. Personally I have never heard of them but I have the installer ready to open it (is it a plug in??) but don't want to until I know this is not going to be a 12 month course in 'STDS' efficiency. Terrains are something I'd like to do and this tut is about terrain elevation. I don't really want to learn a new program, Vue, Bryce, World builder, ect 'cause one would think Maya can do all that anyway??

There is also something called 'Python' which looks like a simple installer?? I'm not ready to install it before i know what it is.

Any clues??

By the way; how is Maya measures in metres, miles, feet, whatever; is there a standard measurement for the Grid, eg, one square on the grid equals.., what? One square metre, just one unit, ect.. what?
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Old 23-02-2006, 04:23 PM   #2
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Maya uses meters for its default values (its in the settings if you want to change it over to feet)

I think gnomon has a DVD on terain mapping
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and Python is probably the programming language it was written in... cheap beginners language that replaced the useless BASIC language for learners
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Thanks for both replies guys, now I can delete the installers from my temps. thankfully i hadn't performed the no turning back double click (well I guess there's always system restore, but I hate wasting time, it's the only real thing we have, which is ironic because we can't see it).

Better to get some advice or a tut on Maya terrain construction. I dont know what gnomon is and I am soooo broke you can't believe it (just brouht a you bute laptop) and not much $$$$ is rolling in.
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Hi Mirek,

Terragen? the price is right.

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yea, you got that right, free is good. I actually have it on a disc somewhere that i saved from my temps. I have been thinking of it a bit lately, interesting you should mention it. Last time i used it I didn't know what the hell it was for except making 'alien landscapes' and I thought it a bit boring after a while and went to the botanical gardens and took digital photos of plants which I thought more fun. I didn't realise it was 3D I just thought it some program to display computer tech virtuosity, which I wasn't interested in. So terragen actually creates a wireframe?? Interesting, can you import it into Maya; well obviously you can but how and what format is it. I'm a little careful of throwing stuff on the computer these days, there's always a blue screen or two waiting around the corner on my computer.
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