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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells
    Much better to make a rough of your terrain in silo and then use photoshop to put in roads and rivers and Bryce to smooth it and add noise.


    Hey Ravs, can you say a bit more about this? What do you mean by "smooth it and add noise"? What does importing from Photoshop into Bryce do for the shot? The other way around I know may be used for touch ups, but importing into Bryce?

    Generally the photorealistic style of maps is one of my least favorites, but this idea does intrigue me for creating other player visual aids. Since I have the programs (although a 100% newbie) I'd like to know more about the process you mention.

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    I'll try and do a proper tutorial ... but r/l intrudes..it'll have to be in a few days' time.

    all the best

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    Not too long ago, I came across a website where some Lord of the Rings fans were mapping out Middle Earth with DEM maps (I think it was DEM, anyway). Sorry I don't have a link for you, but maybe try googling for it. You might get lucky.
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    I have made a brief tutorial (part 1) also in the sticky of the general discussions thread on 3d mapping as described above. You can find it here:

    http://www.sharebigfile.com/file/127...art-1-pdf.html

    all the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by heruca
    Not too long ago, I came across a website where some Lord of the Rings fans were mapping out Middle Earth with DEM maps
    Found it. Here's the link:
    http://www.me-dem.org/
    Looking for cross-platform virtual tabletop software that can be used with any RPG system?
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    Anther option is something like Leveller (yes that is the spelling) (http://www.daylongraphics.com/produc...ller/index.htm) which is designed for heightfield and DEM modeling/editing. It is $150, but seems to be the tool for the job. Some of the civil engineers at work use it to touch up/add detail to existing DEMs.

    -Rob A>

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