Google Maps esque mountains
There are tuts galore here on how to draw mountains, but what I haven't seen yet is how to draw them like Google Maps depicts them. (the maps, not the satellite or Earth images).
I'm working on a map that I want to depict in this style, and the mountains are the part I'm having trouble with. Here is a screenshot from Google Maps to give an ideal of what I'm talking about.
Bonus points for the person who identifies where this is. (Easy question)
Try Relief Shading or Shaded Relief – Home - the first one has more general information and good descriptions of the Swiss style of shaded relief. It's also possible to use a shading tool like Wilbur ( software ) to generate this sort of thing.
Here's an example of a synthetic DEM with a basic shader that's then intensity range compressed in Photoshop. I should tweak the software to do this directly.
Last edited by waldronate; 05-15-2013 at 02:50 AM.