Resources & Tutorials


 
 
Several
of the quite essential terrain-making tutorials and resources can be hard to find sometimes... Until I get around to writing the definitive all-in-one Guide to Terrain Making... theres a selection of handy stuff below...
All of these tutorials, resources and tools are, of course, the property and copyright of their original authors and I offer them here simply for convenient access - so if you learn how to make your own ground textures, or find your roads are easier to lay, or install in the first place - thank Beton, or Homer, or Alliex... * and mention them in your "credits" *
As well as tutorials theres a few links to software, utilities and data sources I've found handy at one time or another...





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This is a 4096x4096 - 1m cellsize experimental heightmap... Originally intended for testing small cell-sizes, it's actually quite a pretty landscape for a synthetic terrain!  28 Aug 2011, 08:08 Bushlurker DotCom
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Just the essential required source files for the Falklands Islands 40K scale test demo island... working version in the Downloads Section... Some people have found these files handy for looking at a basic set of working island files, plus - who knows, maybe someone might choose to take it on as a project someday...  19 Nov 2010, 16:43 Bushlurker DotCom
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All the required Visitor 3 source files for the Limnos Island Scale Demo... working version in the 'Addons & Downloads' section... Includes matching streetmap data... Split archive - approx 305Mb in 3 parts...  12 Jun 2011, 09:09 Bushlurker DotCom
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...part 2 of 3  12 Jun 2011, 09:09 Bushlurker DotCom
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part 3 of 3  12 Jun 2011, 09:09 Bushlurker DotCom
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Standard Arma 2 pond object 50m tile - with added snap points.  30 Aug 2011, 12:51 Bushlurker DotCom
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Install the free Google Earth, doubleclick this file, and it'll install a Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data overlay... you can visualise all the available data tiles and download directly...  31 Oct 2010, 18:30 Bushlurker DotCom
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All the required Visitor 3 source files for the Yeonpyeong Island 1:1 scale Demo terrain... working version in the 'Addons & Downloads' section...  4 Jul 2011, 10:09 Bushlurker DotCom
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This is a basic hi-pass filter plugin for the Gimp art package... Photoshop has one of these by default, but if you use Gimp and you want to make proper MCO textures - you'll need this...  8 May 2011, 22:36 Bushlurker DotCom
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All the different versions of Homers Road Tool in one package... Its really essential to read the whole instructions and discussion thread for this... http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=97074   31 Oct 2010, 18:11 Bushlurker DotCom
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Back by special request from Old Bear, who noticed it was missing... this file will add all those keypoint types to your Visitor 3 locations menu... just place this file in your Visitor 3 main program directory.  19 Jul 2011, 11:57 Bushlurker DotCom
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In the days before World Tools this was as good as it got... still very handy on occasions, this is a Visitor script for your "scripts" folder.   1 Nov 2010, 11:55 Bushlurker DotCom
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Import this "dummy" .pew file into your project using Visitors "Project\Import Templates" option to automatically add (most) of the Arma2 and OA Artificial and Natural objects to your objects lists  7 Feb 2012, 13:47 Bushlurker DotCom
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This file will add all the Arma 1 trees, bushes and plants to your Worldtools Forest Generator library... (with pictures)  26 Aug 2012, 19:43 Bushlurker DotCom
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This file will add the Operation Arrowhead Trees & Bushes to your World Tools objects definitions list - with pictures of each.  2 Aug 2011, 15:58 Bushlurker DotCom
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All of Alliex's other Visitor tutorials... not quite as essential as the Roads one, but it's all interesting reading...   31 Oct 2010, 18:53 Bushlurker DotCom
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Alliexx's well-known tutorial series covers several initial aspects of terrain-creation... this one is probably the most useful, and covers the installation and basic use of the road parts and road tool - an essential step in initial build environment setup.   31 Oct 2010, 18:10 Bushlurker DotCom
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Betons classic ground textures tutorial should tell you all you need to know to make your own custom ground texture tiles - Tutorial uses only freely available software...  31 Oct 2010, 18:26 Bushlurker DotCom
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All you need to know to get functional ILS on your airfield.  31 Oct 2010, 18:39 Bushlurker DotCom
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This should NOT be the first tutorial you attempt... however, once you have the basic concepts under your belt you'll find a wealth of slightly more advanced procedures in this tutorial... Some essential reading once you're at the 'working with GIS' Realworld Data stage  9 Jul 2011, 18:35 Bushlurker DotCom
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