• Steven

    Hey, I the Oct issue of 3D Creative now, the tutorial looks great.. though the eco-system smashed my poor old setup. A question though, what is the size of the terrain you used? I find myself missing the mark with some tutorials, the size of the terrain. Can you let me know the basic X, Y and Z of the base terrain for the tutorial and then I am off on my way after that.

    Thanks heaps

    • DreaHorvath

      Hi Steven, the size of the terrain is 100m x 100m; the height (Z in Vue) is around 3.5m. For the exact height and shape, I provided the height map and the material distribution map for the path as downloadable bonus content, but you can also create your own terrain based on the first steps. To make the path longer, you can also duplicate the terrain when you’re done with the materials and ecosystems, and place the second terrain behind the original one.
      The groundcover and the path ecosystems are fairly complex; if you proceed with the tutorial, one of my top-tips covers a technique to reduce resource use while working on small-scale ecosystems. You can also try reducing the density a little bit; sometimes just a little percentage can make a big difference.
      Good luck!