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Old 05-07-2013, 01:44 PM
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I tried very hard to use Machu Picchu but the terrain was not easily recognizable. It was hard for me to locate it after importing into Topia.

Both Mt Fuji and Santorini were imported from Google Earth with real topographic data.

I really like the volcanos. Obviously the map of the British Isles in the update is from real data. It actually supports 2048x2048 monochrome .tga files which it downsamples for theoretically slightly better results than from a 1024x1024 image.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:52 PM
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Man don't tell me it was Topia the World builder! How could have I missed it?
I tell you what, it's not really a competition but if you (or anyone else) can make a world nice enough in the next few days, i'll include it as a preset in the next update. No prize other than that you'll be credited in the game. I reserve the right to not use any or maybe even use more than one.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:10 PM
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Can't enter in this one either.Just got the new iphone.Big brother changed the password of his account.And now I am on a free account.Doesn't even have a single penny.Alas!!!
Starting to miss the old one!
Thanks for the chance though.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:42 PM
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Well done Artemys. Nice to see a few people playing with the import. I didn't have much time to experiment myself. I had a little fun importing images into crazybump, exporting the bump map into the red channel and the image itself into green/blue. After a few hits on the smooth button I'd made some interestingly organic, if NSFW, landscapes.
Thank you very much! The 'Contours' preset terrain is amazing btw, by far my favorite!
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:56 PM
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Thank you very much! The 'Contours' preset terrain is amazing btw, by far my favorite!
Very easy to make, it's a fractal + ziguratise + a couple of smooths
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:33 AM
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I have the iTunes cards now, picked them up last night - I'll be sending them today!
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:27 AM
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Thanks Josh for the GC!
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:58 PM
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I hope Glenn is still planning on expanding his tutorial. I'm an advanced PC user and I couldn't get it to work. The only issue I'm having is creating the heightmap. I know how to save/convert it as a .tga file and how to get it on the device. How do you get the heightmap to begin with? I tried converting an image into a grayscale image then to .tga but I had no luck. I'm sure I'm overthinking things but any help would be appreciated.
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