3D Generalist specialising in arch viz. Training Manager at iToo Software
@iamtheski @Lonelymonk Hi, yeah that site is a bit of a part of a maze. The part you're after is http://nationalmap.gov/viewer.html , from here you can download separate elevation data (essentially a greyscale height map) and seperate ortho imagery (colour data). However it is usually split into a number of tiles and will need to be reassembled. You might find this tutorial set by Gnomon workshop useful for learning more about this workflow: http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/category/5/ . The 3D part is in Maya but it's easy enough to translate to Max.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Using Surfaces with Forest Pack Pro
Thanks for all the suggestions. Keep them coming :)
1 month ago on Using Surfaces with Forest Pack Pro
@luckyfox777 That's a great idea for a tutorial, I'll add it to the wishlist. XOIO used Forest Pack for just that purpose, you can see an example in our gallery : http://www.itoosoft.com/gallery/detail.php?idimg=berlin_flat .
1 month, 1 week ago on Using Surfaces with Forest Pack Pro
@luckyfox777 The terrain data comes from DEM files freely downloadable from http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/ . These were then stitched together and then used with a displace modifier to create the landscape with corresponding satellite images (also available from USGS) to create the textures.
All the tips and tricks tutorials can be found here: http://www.itoosoft.com/tutorials.php. Just to clarify, they are not made by users, but appreciated by them ;)
@ronenbekerman @itoosoft Congratulations Aivar!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Winner Announced: iToo Software Giveaway – Forest Pack and RailClone 2
@MartinZmeskal @ronenbekerman Happy to say RailClone can recreate herringbone patterns - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIW9AHrFxok&feature=youtu.be . Couldn't resist the challenge :-)
1 year ago on Venice, Here I Come!
@Kaspar Jan Isn't MultiScatter 20€ more expensive before tax?
1 year, 8 months ago on IToo Software Showreel 2012
Great tutorial, very thorough and helpful. If anyone is interested (and I hope it's not inappropriate to post this here) I made a quick tip video about using Photoshop's slice tool to prepare images for MightyTiles. https://vimeo.com/52006261
1 year, 10 months ago on MightyTiles Mosaic How-To by Peter Guthrie
Fantastic renders! A deserved winner, congratulations Matuesz.
2 years ago on GrowFX Submitted Image Winner / Mateusz Ledzki
Fantastic images, must have been incredibly hard to judge. Well done everyone.
2 years ago on ‘The Museum’ / Maxwell Render Challenge Winners Announced
Interesting workflow, thanks for the write up.
2 years, 1 month ago on Making of Aquarium of Canada
Great making of. Must give this software a go.
2 years, 1 month ago on 3D Cloth Modeling with Marvelous Designer
@MikeDugenioHansen Congratulations Mike!
2 years, 1 month ago on Winner Announced: Exlevel GrowFX Giveaway
Would love a copy of GrowFx to use with Forest Pack for custom foliage. Looks like the best solution for 3DS Max users.