Questions tagged [height-map]

A heightmap is a raster image. Each pixel of the map stores values, such as surface elevation data. Blender uses height maps in materials through image textures as a way of faking (bump map) or producing (displacement) displacement using the material, along with other uses. Use this tag for questions about the use of heightmaps in Blender.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I convert a 3D model into a bas relief using mist?

I’ve finished working on the model of my girlfriend’s face (thanks for the help with that, actually) and now I’m going to move on to phase three. The plan is to make a coin with one side as a relief ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to create a seamless low poly terrain with displace and multiple planes?

I'm trying to create a large low poly terrain from a heightmap which is divided into multiple squares. Each square is then used as the texture for the displace modifier applied to a plane. However, ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Which color space should I use for 16-bit maps?

Many people recommend using 16-bit images for displacement and normal maps. If I want to create my own displacement maps in, say, Photoshop, which color space should I use? Is 16-bit sRGB okay? Does ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

How to render height map in Blender?

I've seen several tutorials on how to use a displacement modifier and a texture to create a terrain from height map data, but I want to go the other way. Given that I have used sculpt tools to hand ...
0
votes
0answers
174 views

Properly setting up a height map using nodes

I am attempting to recreate the output I get from materialize in blender using nodes, but seem to be having an issue. This is the result I get from materialize (node the depth in the joints between ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

height map brings weird result

I have a height map (grayscale mode). It looks nice but it gives very bad result when i plug in it in displacement either bump node. Actually i can zoom out and i won't see this but i need to bake ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

How do I make cartographic maps with relief and color? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a cartographic map like this, I have the qgis software, base layers, and Dem available. What will be the workflow which I need to proceed to make maps like this?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can an accurate height map be created in Blender?

We have been working to create a height map output with the shader editor. We have a plane that has been sculpted into a terrain. We have applied a material with the following node setup to get the ...