I am using a grayscale image to construct a height map using the displacement tool and I get something like the left image. My problem is using the left image to construct the the right one. Notice that the discs/donuts, which exist at different heights, are separated from each other and from the underlying surface. Also notice that they were smoothened out to fill the hollow space existing underneath (due to the displacement modifier).

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Thanks in advance.

  • $\begingroup$ I very much doubt the image on the right was achieved through displacement modifier. That is simply not how displacement works, nor what it is intended for. Displacement requires a highly subdivided surface, and is most adequate for continuous smooth transitions, not hard edge abrupt steps. $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Mar 8 '17 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ The image on the left is the one generated using the displacement modifier. I want to convert it to the one on the right, do you have any idea on how to achieve this? $\endgroup$ – Ahmad Baracat Mar 8 '17 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ "Convert" no, but you can start from scratch with different techniques. Use an array modifier with an object offset instead $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Mar 8 '17 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ Using curves and shrinkwrap? But this approach would be a bit faked... $\endgroup$ – lemon Mar 8 '17 at 18:33
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    $\begingroup$ You can only convert between two marginally similar things, those are totally different, you can't possibly convert between the two. Why wont an array work for you if that is how to achieve the desired effect? Could you elaborate on what you are really trying to achieve? $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Mar 8 '17 at 18:41

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