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Topography 3D model using DEM data

By October 15, 2014 No Comments

Hi. First of all Thanks to Temanibble for awesome tutorials. AND you are life-savior

At work, my boss asked me to find how to create the black and white bump map without losing DEM data.

He did not know how to do, so I did research whole day and I ended up with this tutorial.

To simply this workflow.

1. get DEM images from open topography webstie.

2. Using Microdem which is a free software, convert it into greyscale bump map

3. Using 3D softwares, (ex, Cinema 4D, MAYA, 3D MAX)

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All needed links are below:

Open Topography: http://opentopo.sdsc.edu/gridsphere/gridsphere?cid=geonlidarframeportlet&gs_action=raster&opentopoID=OTSRTM.042013.4326.1

Microdem: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Science-CAD/MICRODEM.shtml

Paint.net: http://www.getpaint.net/download.html

SRTM TIle Grabber: http://dwtkns.com/srtm/

Old SRTM90 Plugin site with downloadable SRTM files: http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/

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