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Old 08-09-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
George Rolfe
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Contour to heightmap?

Right now I think I'll just do it by manually building geometry along the contour lines, however after googling for a bit I came across some function in max called "make terrain" or something, which builds a terrain mesh from contour data in a dwg. Is there a way to do this kind of thing in LW or is there a 3rd party program for it?

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Try applying Texture Displacement to a subpatched plane in Layout. Use a grayscale image for the texture.
Old 08-09-2005, 01:11 PM   #3
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Marvin Landis has some great landscape tools:

Might fit the bill.
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