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Terrain import explanations
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rstralberg Offline
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Post: #1
Terrain import explanations
When importing an externa terrain into the editor there are some parameters that would need some explanation. I think such documentation was present in the wiki previously but not now. So here we go.

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What does the Radius = 5 acutally mean?
How does this go along with imported map-size?

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This is a size. But a size of what? Is it related to Radius ?

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What does Target X = 5 mean. How does this relate to the other values (if it does).

Thanks for any clarification on how this works
(This post was last modified: 08-18-2014 03:22 PM by rstralberg.)
08-18-2014 03:21 PM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #2
RE: Terrain import explanations
These parameters are related to area coordinates only.
I think that you can easily notice this when you change the parameters, and the big red cube/rectangle on the world changes its dimensions.
Just zoom out your camera as far as it can, and then modify these parameters
08-19-2014 04:10 AM
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rstralberg Offline
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Post: #3
RE: Terrain import explanations
Ok. One more thing. Say i have a map 512x512 that should cover 1024x1024 meters. What would then those values be?
08-19-2014 06:01 AM
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Esenthel Offline
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Post: #4
RE: Terrain import explanations
Hi,

Total distance = Area Size * Number of Areas
if you want 1024 for total distance, then
1024 = Area Size * Number of Areas

You specify the Area Size when you create a new world. You can also easily check it when using the "Cursor position information" in world editor and moving to the edge of a single area.
08-19-2014 07:03 AM
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rstralberg Offline
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Post: #5
RE: Terrain import explanations
Thanks. Still learning but first import from L3DT went well.

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08-19-2014 09:21 PM
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Pixel Perfect Offline
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RE: Terrain import explanations
Glad to see you making progress Roland. Nice screenshot btw, very atmospheric!
08-20-2014 11:07 AM
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rstralberg Offline
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RE: Terrain import explanations
Thank's a lot grin

Some work on the terrain textures and then time for trees, grass and bushes
08-20-2014 11:55 AM
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