Used to describe the physical geography of a location. This can include elevation, slope and orientation of features.

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Terrain not rendering like it should be

i was following this tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNYwZMmgTJk, in which i was translating from Java to C++ to generate a terrain, and stumbled across this issue: As it appears, it ...
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Diamond-Square algorithm output is random and noisy

I have implemented a rough interpretation of the Diamond-Square algorithm in C++ to create some semi-realistic fractal terrain, but the output just seems like a random y value at each point rather ...
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Terrain rendering using Geometry Shader

my idea is render an entire terrain based on heightmap using geometry shader, i am parsing only one point per quad of terrain with the heights of the corners, however for some reason i am not being ...
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Terrain making in unity [closed]

I'm making a minecraft-like game, I'm trying to make a terrain made of cubes, but copying and pasting the same cube takes too much time and uses too much of my pc's RAM. So, any suggestions?
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How to smooth low-res sampling of noise for voxel terrain

I am attempting to create a new terrain generator as part of a minecraft mod, which works very well if it samples at the full terrain resolution (16x256x16 voxels per terrain chunk). This is extremely ...
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Calculating a matrix to have the model follow terrain

So I've been messing around with 3D graphics in Java (using lwjgl), and I've hit a bit of a roadblock. I have a heightmap and a cube, and I want to find a way to have the cube rotate to follow the ...
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Implementing black map in a 3d game

I am struggling with designing black map and fog of war in a 3d game. Black map is the area that player hasn't explored (completely unknown), while fog of war is the area that player has explored and ...
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Terrain for MMORPG

Im new in game development. I read some papers about LOD and they were always using heightmaps. I got the basic idea what is LOD and what it solves, but yet i am still not sure i understand what i ...
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How do I generate random mountains in a sidescroller?

So I'm trying to make a simplified Terraria style world using Perlin noise. I got that working and the terrain is randomized. However the terrain always looks like like a weird cosines curve. Hills ...
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How does one generate mountains out of a Fourier transform?

I am watching this IGN video of No Man's Sky in which the founder/programmer of this game talks about how different is his game from other games. Here he talks about how mathematical equations instead ...
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Unity 5.3.1: Black spots on terrain after applying normal map

When applying a normal to a terrain texture and elevate the area, I see blackness on the side the light is shining. Any idea what is going on here? Here you can see what i mean (added cube to show ...
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Flowing GPU compute water

I have a civil engineering background and perform hydraulic and hydrologic analysis' regularly. They sell degrees for that sort of thing, but it's really not rocket science. I recently got it in my ...
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Map generation, issues with midpoint displacement algorithm

I'm trying to generate an endless 2d terrain. So the terrain isn't random per say as the random function I'm using is a hash based on an X,Y coordinate. static public float rand (System.UInt32 x, ...
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Custom Terrain Shader Normal Map Issue?

I've been developing a custom terrain shader in Unity. And I've been having problems with my normal maps. Even after hours of fiddling I still haven't fixed it yet. There are 2 noticeable issues: 1. ...
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JAVA lwjgl 3D Quadmap engine help

I've been trying to make a custom generated level engine that creates a custom flat surface. With my current knowledge of vertices and indices i have successfully created a rectangular surface. My ...
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Java lwjgl 3D custom terrain shape

I have a Terrain class that generates a terrain with 2 nested for loops, one for vertices, and one for indices. for(int i = 0;i < WIDTH;i++){ for(int j = 0;j < HEIGHT;j++){ ...
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How to achieve a layered terrain simlar to Godus

I'm currently playing around with a few examples and techniques for terrain generation and suddenly remembered the game Godus - seen below. Youtube clip of Godus Looking at the material above, it ...
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How can I generate 3D noise in chunks for terrain?

I'm trying to create a voxel engine that uses marching cubes to create smoothed terrain. I have most of it implemented, but I'm struggling with how I should create a noise function in three ...
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Heightmap terrain picking

I've implemented an OpenGL based terrain unsing a tesselation-shader for dividing each 'terrain-cell' into the desired tiles. The heightmap is uploaded to the GPU and applied on the shader. When it ...
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How To generate spiky terrain in 2D?

I am learning game design, and wanted to know how one can automatically generate spiky terrain (something like this: Cavernaut, notice, the terrain at the sides?). I have heard about midpoint ...
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How to create a minecraft style world that is based of a heightmap

for my game I am trying to create a minecraft style world that is based of a heightmap that I made In photoshop. I am trying to make the map like 7km and 1 cube is 1m. but i haven't found a way to do ...
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Adding terrain features to a perlin noise heightmap

I'm currently using Perlin Noise to generate heightmaps and model moisture levels as well as tree density to create terrain (in the form of 2D tilemaps - think dwarf fortress). How can I generate ...
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Removing seams between procedurally-generated spherical terrain tiles

I'm working on procedural planet generation project in Unity. To create a sphere, I use the following technique: Create six planes arranged as faces of a cube Normalize all vertices' positions to ...
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Diamond square algorithm

I'm working on generating terrain on already generated landmass. The landmass and ocean around it consist of hexagons. Hexagons aren't really a concern for me, because I can always interpolate the ...
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Is there a terrain generation method where seed data is stored for each chunk instead of surface data?

I'm a web programmer but I do like the idea of working on games at some point. As an enthusiast, I'm curious: Is there an accepted terrain building practice in which developers create a generation ...
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How to place grass on custom terrain mesh

I made a custom terrain mesh and textured it, now I want to place grass on it, but I don't know how. I only find info about grass with the unity terrain. I am not even sure what exactly to look for. ...
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LibGdx 2d Free-Form Terrain

I have a query about how to create a 2d landscape level using libgdx/ box2d (Or possibly with Unity) for Android and iOs. Let me describe the goal and then the specific points I need help with. What ...
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Generate a 2d mesh terain out of triangles (low details)

I'd like to learn a good algorithm to generate a 2d mesh made out only of triangles to be used as a terrain. Its not important to get a high detail terrain. It should just have a triangle looking ...
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Ways to get around the limiting default terrain shaders in Unity

I am trying to use the Toon Rim Light shader for Unity however there are a few problems when trying to use any custom shaders for a terrain in Unity. The most well known is of course, that all ...
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Procedurally generate rivers for 2-d heightmap terrain

I created an algorithm to procedurally generate 2d worlds based on a heightmap grid. (I used a 2d simplex noise algorithm mapped on the inverse of the distance of each pixel from the center, to ...
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Why can't I patch my procedural terrain together?

I figured out how to implement a midpoint displacement algorithm to generate a map for my game. I wanted to create an infinitely large world, so I tried to patch two maps together, but they didn't ...
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deformable terrain

I'm currently working on a 3d sandbox mmo and would like to know what would be the best way to store the terrain of the world. I was thinking about making some kind of mesh, like the kind you would ...
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Difference between terrain and plane

I'm going to make an environment with trees, walls, rocks, mountains and bushes in Unity 3D 5.1 . I don't know what game object suitable for the ground. I have used both terrain and plane in earlier ...
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How can I generate an infinite procedural road?

I'm currently trying to make a game where the player races others along an infinite, more-or-less straight, road. By "more-or-less straight", I mean that the road goes straight ahead (the player ...
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Unity3d change texture on terrain at specific vector3 at runtime

I need the terrain texture to change at certain positions depending on where trees etc. are randomly positioned at runtime. I'm struggling to find any solid information about how to take a particular ...
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Isometric Terrain Editor

I am trying to make an isometric terrain editor. My problem is not to do with making isometric graphics or rendering them, rather it is to do with indexing of tiles. Let's say I'm making a hill at ...
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TopDown Island Generation

I am trying to generate an island using Simplex Noise. To actually make a island shape i used Amitp's answers to the following questions: 1.Fast, simple procedural 2d island generation 2.Generating ...
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How do I pick tiles from an isometric map with slopes?

I'm looking for a way to convert mouse/screen coordinates to isometric map coordinates, with the addition that the world has slopes and cliffs, and I have to be able to tell which quadrant of the tile ...
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Real world terrain import into UE4

I am trying to create a basic game in Unreal Engine 4.8.1 and I wish to have it set in the Dubai, UAE but i cannot find a way that will successfully use terrain data i have obtained (NASA Shuttle ...
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Would Raycast suffice for a game clock based on sun position?

I need help with some logic in my script. I created a dynamic day/night cycle that works fine in itself, but I want to add a game clock that works off the initial position of the sun (Directional ...
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Unity3D: Efficiently loading chunks in an infinite voxel engine

I'm developing a voxel engine in C# using Unity and I'm currently trying to implement infinite terrain, so I took a look at other Unity voxel engines that have infinite terrain. I've seen three ...
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Mining cubes out of marching cubes

I originally built the start of my game world with a fully minecraft style structure: chunks, only visible faces rendered, noise, etc. Too blocky. I implement marching cubes. Looks great, horrible to ...
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Getting one-point-collision object to conform to uneven terrain while keeping constant distance covered

This is probably best described by image: I have a character. For floor collision, it uses a single point (the red X). When the character moves, it conforms to the terrain; note how the blue line ...
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Query regarding a quad tree implementation for spherical terrain

I am having some difficulty conceptualising how a quadtree would be used to implement a spherical terrain system. I currently have a spherical terrain system working, without any form of ...
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Random, Infinite Terrain Generation [closed]

I'm trying to generate random terrain for my game (In Unity3D, C#). All I need is water and grass. No height to it (no mountains or hills.) I'd preferably like to do it by placing individual cubes. On ...
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OpenGL Planet Generation - Simple Matrix Issue (Planet “Spins” With Mouse)

I originally asked this question on StackOverflow & was directed here by a commenter. Im currently working on a OpenGL planet rendering. I'm using the Tessellation pipeline. So far things are ...
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How to procedurally generate Mountains that Looks more natural

My Terrain was looking a bit plain so to freshen it up a bit I decided to add mountains to the terrain generation. Unfortunately the Mountains don't look very natural with the surrounding terrain. ...
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how to 'Scale up' my procedurally generated island/continent without losing its uniqueness?

Currently I am trying to make a procedural terrain generator. When I first started creating my terrain generator I decided to use a radial mask to generate my islands/continents like so: But as ...
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How to get more gentle (cloud like) noise?

Recently I have started playing around with making terrain with perlin noise. Using this library I can make A fairly fast. However, it is to squiggly to be desirable. What I want to achieve is B, ...
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OpenGl indices array

I have a class terrain which create a grid of Quads. I do it like this for(int z=0; z<_length;z++){ for(int x=0; x<_width;x++){ ...