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michiel | 6 years ago | 18 comments | 12 likes | 3,388 views

liuyongcai, komies, Pixelpanther and 9 others like this!

This show is not a template, but used to stress test the landscape layer, the colourmap layer and the plasma layer. Test shows are normally pretty boring, but I find this one fascinating to watch. Maybe you'll find it interesting too!

Layer 6: landscape layer

The landscape layer uses the AdvancedMaterials\ColourmapDisplacementmapReflectionmap effect.

This effect uses the 1st texture as the colourmap and the 2nd as the displacementmap. In this show, both point to a colourmap layer. Select the landscape layer and press F9 to see how this works.

Layer 7: the 1st colourmap layer

The 1st colourmap layer renders the displacementmap.

The plasma layer is set to HDR displacementmap (2nd dropdown below the textbox). To save memory, this generates a texture with only a red channel. Black means low, red means high.

Layer 10: the 2nd colourmap layer

The 2nd colourmap layer renders the colourmap.

The plasma layer is identical to the one in the 1st colourmap, except for the effect. In this case, the Filters\Posterize effect is applied to render the contour lines. Again, press F9 for the details.

2 Monitors

To check the output of the 2 colourmap layers, they are rendered by 2 picture layers in the top left (layer 4) and top right (layer 5). The Filters\WhiteBorder effect is applied to see the borders.

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Most fun to play with is the cartoonmap in the plasma layer of the 2nd colourmap (layer 12).

michiel, 6 years ago

Great colors, very nice animation, thank you michiel

vincent, 6 years ago

Thank you for sharing . I feel i have found a treasure

chaver, 6 years ago

Liquid gold ?

vincent, 6 years ago

Coordinates please !!!

Jeep35, 6 years ago

Vincent . Im not sure :)

chaver, 6 years ago

Love this playing around with the new features. Love the new landscape possibilities! Gooed show Michiel!

Filip, 6 years ago

Chaver.... that is GEORGIOUS.
You cash in that nugget and own the world
and maybe the Solar System!!

SMSgtRod, 6 years ago

Lol SMSgtRod :)

chaver, 6 years ago

Looks great ..nice test show ...thank you michiel..

Chaver your test looks pure gold...

Dani, 6 years ago

Thank you Dani :)

chaver, 6 years ago

Wonderful Michiel !!
I made a video tutorial for italian users!

Franco Aversa, 6 years ago

Thank you very much, Michiel!
It's very funny to play around with it!

@ chaver

Great, you found a treasure!

Ulli, 6 years ago

Ulli :)

chaver, 6 years ago

Impressionnant , c'est l' île aux trésor ?

PAT67, 6 years ago

Muy bueno Michiel y gracias

persiana, 6 years ago

Thanks Michiel - just gets better and better :) interesting show!

Pixelpanther, 6 years ago

Michiel, muchas gracias, esto es maravilloso.

Jesus, 6 years ago

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