Started by bugs.and.other.beasts, November 27, 2018, 04:55:06 pm
Quote from: bugs.and.other.beasts on November 27, 2018, 04:55:06 pmOne of the types in the library is the heightfield, another type is image. Here is a screenprint.https://prnt.sc/lnsrfcWe all know a heightfield is an image, a grey scale image.The online documentation states: "When assets are added to the library they're automatically assigned one of these types. The type cannot be changed."The terragen team therefore say that I, the user, have no say during and after import on what is a heightfield and what is not.The question is how does Terragen know what is the difference between a heightfield image and another image?! I gave Terragen a folder to scan, ticked only heightfield, the folder had only heightfields and it couldn't add one!Has the heightfield type in the library ever worked in the lifetime of terragen? What is the secret behind "automatic" for a software that can't tell the difference between a heightfield and a non heightfield? is it file extension? a heightfield can have the same file extension of any other image (tiff, png...) and what is the wiseness in "The type cannot be changed"?Has terragen team ever made this type work? Are terragen team members able to import anything whatsoever as type heightfield? or is it just one of those time waster bugs?
Quote from: bugs.and.other.beasts on November 28, 2018, 04:07:06 amIf I understand your answer, NASA Satellite DEMs are not heightfields! Terragen has decided so. And I'm supposed to believe that. Nasa, like the real Nasa, provides tif format."Terrain category" is at best useless, kind of another time waster, how? Go ahead import some heightfield images (tif...) to the library, and add them to the category terrain in the metadata tab. Done? ok, ready for the useless part? go to terrain tab in the main Terragen interface, click on Add Terrain, select from library. You get nothing, absolutely nothing, because "Add Terrain" "From Library" goes straight to Type heightfield, not to the category terrain.So to import a heightfield, a proper NASA heightfield tif file (DEM), I still need to completely ignore the library and create my own library folder on the disc, because the library of Terragen is, for Terrains, utterly useless and the documentation says Terragen software decides on my behalf.If Terragen software doesn't have a clue what NASA Satellite DEMs are, the user should be given the choice to classify imported images as TYPE heightfield.
Quote from: bugs.and.other.beasts on November 28, 2018, 04:07:06 amYou get nothing, absolutely nothing, because "Add Terrain" "From Library" goes straight to Type heightfield, not to the category terrain.