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Chapter 5. Creating Convincing Terrain > Tracing Contour Maps to Create 3D Terr...

Tracing Contour Maps to Create 3D Terrain: The Process

In this section, you learn to set up a background image and trace the contour lines needed to create a landscape object.

It is important to set a scaling factor at the beginning so that you have continuity between the lateral sizes of the landscape and the height of the contours. The process involves determining the actual size of a feature in the map you will trace—in this case, a small island in the river.


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