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

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Using PhysX, how can I predict where I will need to generate procedural terrain collision shapes?

In this situation, I have terrain height values I generate procedurally. For rendering, I use the camera's position to generate an appropriate sized height map. For collision, however, I need to have ...
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Proper updating of GeoClipMaps

I have been working on an implementation of gpu-based geo clip maps, but there is a section of the GPU Gems 2 article that I just can't seem to understand, specifically this paragraph, and more ...
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Voxel (Marching Cubes) Terrain Creation / Terrain Editing

im working on a voxel based game in unity. the terrain(sphere-->planet) should be out of voxels and at first i built a minecraft like voxel plugin for unity. this means that i had a sphere out of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chunk Texture3D GPU generated vertices

I read GPU Gems 3 from NVidia about procedural terrain. It's quite interesting but not applicable for me because I only read the online version without the shipped DVD so I'm not able to download the ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I texture a large terrain mesh in OpenGL?

I want to apply a texture to a large terrain mesh in my game. I think that it is just not acceptable to have a gigantic UV map spanning over 4096 x 4096 pixels. What's a better way to apply a texture ...
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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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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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Optimal approach to build a quad-tree for elongated terrain?

I have got a polygonal terrain in 3D. For simplicity sake I have split it into multitude of unit squares (cells) alike tilemaps do. Now I need to pick a cell under a cursor. For that I'm casting a ray ...