Heightfield Generation

Started by j_petrucci, October 18, 2009, 06:10:07 pm

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j_petrucci

October 18, 2009, 06:10:07 pm Last Edit: October 18, 2009, 06:48:12 pm by j_petrucci
Hi to all!
I admit I used Terragen 0.9 before for some images (you can take a look at my gallery), but I'm an almost newbie with Terragen 2 and I ask a simple question that I wasn't able to find in the current documentation:

I created a new landscape with a generated heightfield (not an infinite fractal) and I added some shaders and atmosphere, then I saved the whole thing to reopen it the next day, but when I loaded it everything was as before, except for the land that was flat... soon I realized that the heightfield had to be regenerated, in fact I clicked on "Generate Now" and that was ok.
Am I missing something, or the only option is to save the TGD file with the "Auto-Generate" option activated?  ???

Kadri

October 18, 2009, 07:28:48 pm #1 Last Edit: October 18, 2009, 07:30:34 pm by Kadri
http://forums.planetside.co.uk/index.php?topic=7745.0

There are maybe other topics.

"Auto-Generate" if i remember right has a problem(?).But other TG2 users can aide you better on this.

Cheers.

Kadri.

Henry Blewer

I avoid using auto generate. Sometimes, if you have objects for example, Terragen 2 needs to do things during the tgd file load. Auto generate then will cause a crash. I just hit generate after T2 does it's stuff.
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j_petrucci

ok Kadri, I read the answer to the other post... thanks!! ;)

cyphyr

Once you have generated the terrain, right click on the "Heightfield generate" node and click on "Save file as...", save the .ter file and then reload the .ter file with a "Heightfield (load file)". You can now delete the original "Heightfield generate" node.
Hope that helps
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j_petrucci

Yep, the cyphyr suggestion worked fine, thanks! :)