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Re: Height map rendering

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There is sufficient information on the web to help you with height fields.
I can privately send you an image of an artificial mountainous terrain.
The image was generated by a short J3D application available from the web. I
think the original author was Justin, who occasionally comments on this
list. It will answer some of your questions. If you would like it contact
me at (


In a message dated 8/21/2009 5:54:01 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:


i'm new in java3d. Until now i just built moving cubes etc... But now i
want to do more. I would like to render a height map (e.g. for creating a
landscape). I tried to use many QuadArrays. But the QuadArrays don't seem to
be sensitive for the lighting in the scene. I can built my ,,landscapes''
but they are just plain white; now shadows on it. So my question is: is there
a better method to put a height map (grayscale image or generated array of
doubles) to a 3D geometry object? Or how do i get shadows on my QuadArrays
(e.g. gouraud)? I would be very pleased if someone could give me a hint.
Just a search phrase for google would be fine. Because i searched the whole
internet but found nothing except this article:
but it is not based on j3d. Thank you in advance for your answers.


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