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Article Index
Article 9: ME-DEM Workflow Part 1
1. Introduction
2. Downloading
3. Reference Resources
4. Building Intro
4.1 Mountains: L3DT
4.2 Mountains: Leveller and GeoControl
4.3 Mountains: GeoControl
4.4 Base terrain: Wilbur and GeoControl
4.5 Mountains: Wilbur and GeoControl
4.6 Carn Dum
4.7 Assembling in Leveller
4.8 Building conclusions
4.8.5 Summing up
5 Uploading without erosion
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Article 9: ME-DEM Workflow Part 1.

               Terrain Building in ME-DEM

 

1. ME-DEM Workflow: Introduction.
  1.1 Preamble.  
  1.2 The project. 

 
2. Downloading the map tiles.   
   2.1 Assembling the Map.   
   2.2 Up-scaling the Map.
      
       2.2.1 The topo.
       2.2.2 The DEM.

3. Reference resources for modelling and rendering.  
   3.1 Tolkien.  
   3.2 Middle-Earth.  
   3.3 The Natural World.

4. Building the terrain.   
   4.1 Northern Hithaeglir: L3DT. 
     
4.1.1 Importing.
          4.1.2 Building.

         4.1.2.1 Applying noise and erosion.     
      4.1.3 Results.   
   4.2 Northern Hithaeglir: Leveller and GeoControl. 
      4.2.1 Leveller.
         4.2.1.1 Importing.         
               4.2.1.2 Building.
 
      4.2.2 GeoControl.
         4.2.2.1 Importing.         
               4.2.2.2 Building.
      
      4.2.3 Results.   
   4.3 Northern Hithaeglir: GeoControl. 
     
4.3.1 Importing.
          4.3.2 Importing the topo.
          4.3.3 Building.
          4.3.4 Results.   
     4.4 Nan Angmar plateau and lowlands: Wilbur and GeoControl. 
           4.4.1 Wilbur.
         4.4.1.1 Importing.         
               4.4.1.2 Building: the base terrain.

                  Plateau.
                  Karst canyons.
                  Plateau edge hills.
                  North edge.
                  Tundra (far north).
                  Lowlands (south).
                  Creating hills and applying noise filters.
                  Adding Blur.

      4.4.2 GeoControl.
         4.4.2.1 Importing.         
               4.4.2.2 Building: the base terrain.
 
      4.4.3 Results.
   4.5 Northern Hithaeglir: Wilbur and GeoControl. 
      4.5.1 Wilbur.
         4.5.1.1 Importing.         
               4.5.1.2 Building.       
               4.5.1.3 Results.
 
      4.5.2 GeoControl.
         4.5.2.1 Building.
                  Extending the fortress plateau.
                  Canyons and dolines.

      4.5.3 Results.
   
4.6 Carn Dum: preparing previously modelled terrain in Leveller
and GeoControl.
       
      
4.6.1 Preparation in Leveller. 
          4.6.2 Preparation in GeoControl.

         4.6.2.1 Adding small scale detail to the Carn Dum site.        
               4.6.2.2 Developing Carn Dum mountain.
 
   4.7 Assembling the terrain in Leveller. 
      
4.7.1 Terrain components.
          4.7.2 Assembling the components.
          4.7.3 Results.

    4.8 Building: conclusions.
 
      
4.8.1 Project findings.
          4.8.2 App findings.
      
         4.8.2.1 L3DT.      
               4.8.2.2 Wilbur.      
               4.8.2.3 Leveller.
               4.8.2.4 GeoControl.
 
      
4.8.3 Time-tests: Summary.
          4.8.4 App pros and cons.
          4.8.5 Summing up.

5. Uploading the map tiles: without erosion.



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