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    Help How am I doing so far with my first heightmap?

    http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4194/howamidoing.png

    I realize it's an odd way to start mapping, but I am actually making a hieghtmap to import into a game. I am doing it in photoshop atm and am using a lite-weight program called WorldPainter (made for the game im using it for) to further modify it, however, 95% of the terrain editing will be through the heightmap.

    here is a sort of render: http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6240/checkitp.png

    Does anyone have any mountain brushes? So far, All i am doing it using the render difference cloud technique, adjusting the levels and setting the layer to screen. Also am copy and pasting real mountains from other heightmaps.
    Lastely, does anyone know a good way to make sand in heightmaps? Currently, I am copy and pasting this : http://www.c4d-jack.de/php/textures/...aps/desert.jpg

    where i need sand and lowering the opacity as need be.

    thanks for all the help

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    it looks pretty good, though in the original 8 bit map the some mountain have snow on them and are taller than the rest somehow seeming to be of higher elevation, and you took them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiriReis View Post
    it looks pretty good, though in the original 8 bit map the some mountain have snow on them and are taller than the rest somehow seeming to be of higher elevation, and you took them out.
    Oh, yeah, I'm not going to replicate it 100% but I want tall, rugged mountains. They, or most, will have snow at the peak.

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