TRAILER (landscape materials from this trailer not included)
This pack contains 141 real world heightmaps which will help you digitally recreate breathtaking landscapes from Canada (New Brunswick Province, counties: Kings, Saint John, Madawaska, Northumberland, Restigouche). The heightmaps from this pack are different than my other packs containing heightmaps from Canada (different landscapes). All heightmaps have a resolution of 8129 x 8129 (recommended by Unreal) and each landscape will have a surface area of 100 square Km. To recreate these landscapes I used Digital Elevation Models with 1 m precision, so they are as accurate as possible with nowadays technology. Actually the landscapes are so accurate that you will be able to clearly see not only the roads, lakes or rivers, but also the manmade footpaths. The heightmaps (landscapes) are perfect for photorealistic scenes in games, movies or any open world projects with.
IMPORTANT: The FREE plugin Export to PNG has not been updated yet to UE5, so you will not be able to export the heightmaps from UE5 with it. So for the moment, if you want to use the plugin Export PNG, you need to use any of the versions 4.21 - 4.27 to export the heightmaps and once exported, you can reimport them in any UE5 projects and everything works as it should. If you don't want to use the plugin Export to PNG, you can use the FREE plugin ILIAD, which works without any problem on UE5 and can also be found on Unreal Marketplace.
Step By Step instructions of how to integrate the heightmaps into your level:
1. Install one of the FREE plugins: "Export PNG" or "ILIAD"
2. Select in the Content Browser the PNG heightmap you want to use in your project
3. Right click on the selected PNG texture (heightmap) and select Asset Actions - Export (or ILIAD Actions - Export, in case you are using ILIAD)
4. Save the PNG heightmap to your hard disk (keep the same PNG format)
5. Open the map you want to import the heightmap into and select Landscape Mode
6. Choose option Import from file and select the previously exported PNG file
7. In order to keep the exact proportions of the real landscape, in the name of every heightmap you can find the X, Y and Z scales for that heightmap. For example, in the filename Canada_NB2_51_XY_123_Z_61 , the X and Y scale is 123 and Z scale is 61. So type the correct XYZ scales and then press Import to import the heightmap into your level.
8. Done! In a few seconds you should see the landscape...
This pack contains 6 Demo Maps.
Check my other packs HERE
Features: (Please include a full, comprehensive list of the features of the product)
Texture Resolutions: (complete list)
Number of Unique Materials and Material Instances: 0
Number of Textures: 141
Texture Resolutions: (Please list all various texture resolutions): 8129 x 8129
Supported Development Platforms:
Mac: not tested
Documentation: Please check the description
Important/Additional Notes: If you want to create perfect copies of the real world landscapes, it is important to use the correct XYZ scales as explained above (Step 7).