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KW71

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Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« on: November 22, 2014, 04:32:23 am »

I thought one flat mesh (2 triangles) and a couple of textures would do the work... Was wrong!

This is a huge Chapala Lake (México) 3D mesh. This lake is about 80 x 18 Kms.

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Here is a small video:




The model is already uploaded. Get it here: http://forum.outerra.com/index.php?topic=3064.0
« Last Edit: November 27, 2014, 07:05:55 pm by KW71 »
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 06:33:54 am »

Wait... Did you just find a way to make manually lakes with a single model? This is pure gold...

I don't really understand your first sentence ("I thought one flat mesh (2 triangles) and a couple of textures would do the work... Was wrong!") because it's absolutely beautiful...
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 07:07:41 am »

Reminds me that we need lakes 'n rivers urgently.
KW71, is your mesh with animated surface ?
A little problematic seem to be the borders. And oh well, the trees. ;D
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 07:23:02 am »

Really nice outcome for an alternative solution !
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2014, 11:12:54 am »

Hi!

I don't really understand your first sentence ("I thought one flat mesh (2 triangles) and a couple of textures would do the work... Was wrong!") because it's absolutely beautiful...

Because this is not just a pair of triangles.  ;)

KW71, is your mesh with animated surface ?
Wish to know how to do it in OT!; the "sparks" you see on the water are a common situation (related to normal maps, resolution, movement, etc... I can't explain exactly what it is), that in this case became in our favor.
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2014, 11:16:08 am »

Interesting. I wonder if its possible to define the edges more sharply......
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 11:28:13 am »

Interesting. I wonder if its possible to define the edges more sharply......

I was trying to do the opposite!  ;D
Look at the 6th picture; I was trying to mimic this behavior:

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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 03:26:44 am »

And now, the million dollar question :

Do you plan to share the model in a near future?

Because if you do so, I believe there will be a bunch of people here (me first) ready to pay you a beer :)
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2014, 04:45:54 pm »

And now, the million dollar question :

Do you plan to share the model in a near future?

Because if you do so, I believe there will be a bunch of people here (me first) ready to pay you a beer :)

A beer and a bunch of peanuts will do the trick  ;)

Yes, I plan share it, but first I need to make a few adjustments (this weekend, if I have time).

I'm glad you like it.
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2014, 07:07:18 pm »


The model is already uploaded. Get it here: http://forum.outerra.com/index.php?topic=3064.0[/size]
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2014, 04:37:31 pm »

This mod is not usable, only aesthetic, and very beautiful, but not practical,, I think is not the right direction for outerra.
just as studies or mod, okay.
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Re: Huge Meshes! Chapala Lake in Outerra.
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2014, 08:36:43 pm »

"I think is not the right direction for outerra."

Agree! It would be near impossible to fill OT this way. I just for fun in the meantime.
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