is an environmental modeling package that makes the creation and editing of large terrain areas an easy task. has the ability to take huge datasets suitable for MMOs and simulations and this marks it as a welcome tool in a developer’s toolbox.
“Terrain Modeling with , , and ” shows you how to get to grips with this powerful terrain construction tool. This book walks you through how to create, edit, and export terrains to , , and .
“Grome Terrain Modeling with Ogre3D, UDK, and Unity3D” will guide you in creating new Grome terrain projects, splitting terrain into multiple zones, adding textures and ground features, and exporting your creations into a game engine.
You will be guided through the Grome toolset to create potentially massive procedurally generated fractal landscapes, adding multiple texture layers for different seasonal effects, and adding materials for performance enhancing lighting effects.
You will learn how to export your landscapes to the most common 3D engines; Unity3D (PC and mobile), UDK, and Ogre3D. It’s a powerful addition to any production pipeline if your game needs terrain.
What you will learn from this book
Start a new GROME project
Learn the caveats and tricks of terrain scale in game engines
Create heightmaps using procedural functions
Use masks and layers to combine effects
Paint textures and map them using simple rules
Create 3D meshes of heightmaps for mobile games
Export heightmaps and splat terrain for Unity3D
Export heightmaps and textures for UDK
Export Grome scenes for the Ogre3D Graphite engine
This book is a practical guide with examples and clear steps to explain terrain modeling with Grome.
Who this book is written for
If you’re a developer or artist looking for a guide to walk you through GROME 3.1, then this book is for you. This book will help you from the first step to exporting a terrain as a workable art asset in a game engine.
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (February 2013)