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michiel | 7 months ago | 18 comments | 12 likes | 548 views

Pixelpanther, SparkyVegas, Ulli 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, 7 months ago


Great colors, very nice animation, thank you michiel

vincent, 7 months ago




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

chaver, 7 months ago


Liquid gold ?

vincent, 7 months ago


Coordinates please !!!

Jeep35, 7 months ago


Vincent . Im not sure :)

chaver, 7 months ago


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

Filip, 7 months ago


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

SMSgtRod, 7 months ago

Lol SMSgtRod :)

chaver, 7 months ago


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

Chaver your test looks pure gold...

Dani, 7 months ago


Thank you Dani :)

chaver, 7 months ago


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

Franco Aversa, 7 months ago


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

@ chaver

Great, you found a treasure!

Ulli, 7 months ago


Ulli :)

chaver, 7 months ago


Impressionnant , c'est l' île aux trésor ?

PAT67, 7 months ago


Muy bueno Michiel y gracias

persiana, 7 months ago


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

Pixelpanther, 7 months ago


Michiel, muchas gracias, esto es maravilloso.

Jesus, 7 months ago


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Michiel den Outer is the founder and lead coder of Outerspace Software. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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