An introduction to heightfields

In these videos we will be going over the basics of heightfields.

Starting of with the heightfield node and some info about noises; And moving to masking and erosion in later videos.

Pt 1: Heightfields?

Pt 2: Noises and distortion

Pt 3: Combining noises and distortion

Pt 4: Hand-made masks

Pt 5: Mask by feature

Pt 6: Masking with noise



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  • AlchemistRS 6 years, 5 months ago  | 

    Thanks Man Awesome..!!!!

  • JaguarLee 6 years, 1 month ago  | 

    Thanks for height field Tutorial.
    Just got a question...
    Is there a way that I can combine multiple masks?
    ex> I want to merge two masks created by slope and by draw. You know, just like merge nodes.

    • Technically_Artist 6 years, 1 month ago  | 

      Hey, that is definitely possible.
      You can use a heightfield layer and set the affected layers to only be masks or, you can use a volume wrangle.
      With the "volumesample" function you can reference the second input to perform a certain operation on the masks.
      Hope that helps!

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