Terrain Textures

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Terrain Textures

Postby gerard_ » 20 Nov 2008, 02:07

To convert to the new terrain renderer (viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2379) we need a lot of terrain textures. After that more available terrain textures will mean we can create better looking maps.

Requirements for the textures:
* Minimum resolution 1024x1024
* PNG file format
* Seamless & Tilable
* Must be seen from exactly above
* Open Source (GPLv2 or CC BY-SA) Be really really carefull with this. That a site implies you can do everything you want with a texture does not mean it is free. They may have some obscure restrictions for example.

Recommendations:
* The texture should cover an area of 10-20 meters squared in real life.
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby gerard_ » 20 Nov 2008, 13:32

Thanks to Marcel from CGTextures.com these are now free!
Some source textures have been used which are created by CGTextures.com. Permission is granted to use these specific textures under the GPLv2 or any later version (at your option). As additional requirement, this text should be included in a relevant place in any released product. Note that textures downloaded from CGTextures.com DO NOT fall under the GPL license by default.

page-44-mud-arizona.png

page-45-yellow-sand-arizona.png

page-46-cliff-arizona.png

page-47-tiles-arizona.png
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby MetalBeast » 20 Nov 2008, 14:49

In the time I was modding and mapping for Jedi-Knight2/Jk3/ET,
I have created many terrain-textures.
I will look for them and attach them here.
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby whippersnapper » 20 Nov 2008, 17:38

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The texture should cover an area of 10-20 meters squared in real life.


and the 32EW specs-prefs for Tile Texture Size... Tile Size ? same or changed ?

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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby EvilGuru » 20 Nov 2008, 18:20

whippersnapper wrote:.
The texture should cover an area of 10-20 meters squared in real life.


and the 32EW specs-prefs for Tile Texture Size... Tile Size ? same or changed ?

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I suspect EditWorld will need something of an overhaul in order to support the new terrain rendering. Currently, my understanding, is that, on map load tiles (hard coded) are replaced on-the-fly by the new textures/tiles.

I would be surprised if EditWorld (in its current form) ever gains support for this type of multi-texturing. Maybe a rewrite of it sometime down the line, who knows.

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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby qubodup » 21 Nov 2008, 17:24

I just want to let you know of two public domain texture places and a site that has an rss feed of both of them:

http://burningwell.org/ and http://www.flickr.com/groups/pdtextures/ and the feed is at http://pdtextures.tumblr.com/
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby whippersnapper » 21 Nov 2008, 18:42

EvilGuru wrote:
I suspect EditWorld will need something of an overhaul in order to support the new terrain rendering. Currently, my understanding, is that, on map load tiles (hard coded) are replaced on-the-fly by the new textures/tiles.

I would be surprised if EditWorld (in its current form) ever gains support for this type of multi-texturing. Maybe a rewrite of it sometime down the line, who knows.

Regards, Freddie.


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that's kwel. thanks for explaining. it's a keen strat for at least moving forward right now and not being held back by the state of 32EW. some time
ago while learning about 'dark maps' i got into the DX6 SDK where in for the first time direct3d introduced multiple texture functionality.
this is back 1997-98, fairly early on in the dev of wz2100, and it got me to wondering why Pumpkin did not take advantage of this. only thing i could come up with was that this was yet another instance of compromise for having to simultaneously bring wz to the PS1 console. anyway, i'm just speculating. thanks again for the insight.

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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby gerard_ » 22 Nov 2008, 03:27

I made two more textures, these are for the Urban setting:

page-48-rubble.png

CC BY 2.0 - Adapted from a photo Copyright (c) 2006 Peter Kaminski

page-49-dirt.png

CC BY 2.0 - Adapted from a photo Copyright (c) 2005 Jennifer Boyer
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby qubodup » 22 Nov 2008, 04:33

nice textures, gerad_.

Previews of how they tile: trash, dirt

Can you link the original textures, please?
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby qubodup » 23 Nov 2008, 16:31


The dirt link seems incorrect.

EDIT: Wait.. it is right! Wow, that's some coloring job!

I tried out one two textures without making them tile yet:
Image Image Image

At least the white snow looks good. I'll make a tiling version of it then.

PS: the plants in the plants texture (page-40-ground-plants) are too big IMHO.
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby Zarel » 23 Nov 2008, 17:26

qubodup wrote:The dirt link seems incorrect.

EDIT: Wait.. it is right! Wow, that's some coloring job!

I tried out one two textures without making them tile yet:
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At least the white snow looks good. I'll make a tiling version of it then.

Those look like the wrong color scheme for Arizona, and those craters really stand out. Have textures been misapplied somewhere?
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby qubodup » 23 Nov 2008, 17:40

Zarel wrote:Those look like the wrong color scheme for Arizona, and those craters really stand out. Have textures been misapplied somewhere?

I replaced the textures of Arizona with the ones I wanted to test. It was the simplest way for me to test them.

PS:

I tested the rubble and dirt textures. Screenshots of how they look in-game have been added to this set.

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The dirt looks great! The rubble is too big.

PPS: The craters textures have the red texture around them. They will need to be replaced with craters that are surrounded by transparency.
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby qubodup » 23 Nov 2008, 20:04

I finished tiling the snow and ice textures. Click to get to where you can download the full-size png.

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The white snow texture is a bit more than 1024x1024, scale it down before use, so old gfx cards (gf5200fx) don't throw up.

Here is one of the previews of how they look in-game.

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PS: The ice texture really isn't that cool. It might be better combined with a rock texture.
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Re: Terrain Textures

Postby Zarel » 23 Nov 2008, 20:24

Yeah, the ice texture might look better if it looked more crystalline. Maybe the current ice texture could be lightened by like 90% and made into the snow texture.
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