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    Hi Ihmemies, sure you can. We're currently in the middle of a build in which we're adding much more realistic mountains to the whole map. I'm actually running a test at the moment on that precise area you're looking for. If all goes well, I'll be able to let you have it within the week. We've just got a wee problem to iron out.
    Btw, do I know you from somewhere else..? From Yahoo Fan modules perhaps? :-D

    We took the ME-DEM ftp off public access because I found a lot of my Tolkien research on a Chinese site that was earning money for hosting document files. The woman was making money from my stuff, indirectly. She didn't ask me for permission to take it either- probably used a crawler bot to get the files. Since we don't get a lot of people seeking to use our stuff, we didn't see any benefit to keeping access open anymore. If you register at ME-DEM we could work something out better

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    Quote Originally Posted by monks View Post
    Hi Ihmemies, sure you can. We're currently in the middle of a build in which we're adding much more realistic mountains to the whole map. I'm actually running a test at the moment on that precise area you're looking for. If all goes well, I'll be able to let you have it within the week. We've just got a wee problem to iron out.
    I will wait then. Minecraft has excellent tools for geometric shape generation but no good natural terrain editing tools. Map editors have possibility to import heightmaps so I was interested in trying out what kind of results it produces.

    Btw, do I know you from somewhere else..? From Yahoo Fan modules perhaps? :-D
    Only service I've used from Yahoo is flickr. I found me-dem project only today so probably we don't know each other

    We took the ME-DEM ftp off public access because I found a lot of my Tolkien research on a Chinese site that was earning money for hosting document files. The woman was making money from my stuff, indirectly. She didn't ask me for permission to take it either- probably used a crawler bot to get the files. Since we don't get a lot of people seeking to use our stuff, we didn't see any benefit to keeping access open anymore. If you register at ME-DEM we could work something out better
    That is understandable. I registered at me-dem.org's forums with same nickname.

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    I can give you this terrain I've been faffing around with.
    This doesn't exaclty match our project data, but then we've not really mapped the terrain down to the resolution that you'll be working at, I think it'll be good enough for what you want.

    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file...n_strata5b.png


    How much of the mountain do you want?
    What file format and resolution?

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    Last edited by monks; 02-16-2012 at 04:58 PM.

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    We've just finished the make process on the tiles with the new r-w mountains added with the texturer.
    I think we can call this a v 1.0.

    There are a few imperfections, but on the whole I'm really pleased with the results.

    You can download the entire map here. Be warned, large file!
    www.skindustry.net/medem/files/Phase2/Te...0K_VD_ScreenGrab.png


    Mordor
    www.skindustry.net/medem/files/Phase2/Te...eens/make/Mordor.png

    The Sea of Rhun mts
    www.skindustry.net/medem/files/Phase2/Te...creens/make/Rhun.png

    North east and the north west areas
    www.skindustry.net/medem/files/Phase2/Te.../Screens/make/ne.png

    www.skindustry.net/medem/files/Phase2/Te.../Screens/make/nw.png

    Mirkwood mts.
    www.skindustry.net/medem/files/Phase2/Te...ns/make/Mirkwood.png

    Grey mts
    www.skindustry.net/medem/files/Phase2/Te...ens/make/GreyMts.png


    I've been adding the names to the map recently. Places, rivers ,etc.
    At some point I'm going to get this dem and tex into Global Mapper and gen some
    contours off it, add those to the vectors and then output a vector map.

    For the next update we need to correct some of the areas.

    Coming up, we'll be getting it into Outerra

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    We got it into Outerra's Anteworld demo last night with the new mountain texturer applied to the terrain so I thought Id post a few pics. We need to fix a few issues but the process is pretty well debugged now so we should be able to make better progress. Monk's Mordor looks great, my mountains look a bit too noisy, I need to tone that down.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Middle Earth DEM Project-image3.png   Middle Earth DEM Project-image2.png   Middle Earth DEM Project-image1.png   Middle Earth DEM Project-image4.png  

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    I can't add images on this board. In both Firefox and Chrome, the page goes misty and just sits there.

    It's looking great in a lot of places. Yes, it's the first time and we've had a lot of bugs to swat along the way. I've documented everything we did, so it'll be much easier from now on.
    There's too much snow generally so we need to lower the mountains since we don't have access to climate controls in Outerrra yet.


    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file...lue_Mts_01.jpg

    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file...lue_Mts_02.jpg

    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file..._Mountains.jpg

    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file...untains_02.jpg

    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file...eens/Fjord.jpg

    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file...lf_of_Lhun.jpg

    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file...king_south.jpg

    http://www.skindustry.net/medem/file..._Mountains.jpg


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    For what must have been an unintentional "bug" with the base height vs the mountain peak heights, those fjords sure do look good. I think that's gotta be promoted to "feature" now. We need more of them

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    Wow, yeh, they are awesome. Flying up them from the sea is amazing!

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    Impressive work. I bet if you pasted an ISS window frame in front of these, the average person would really believe
    they were looking down from space. Great job.

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    I'm sure that Outerra has an ISS model in it. I doubt that they have modeled the insides of it tho. But you never can tell with those guys...

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