Another feature I quickly implemented was heightmap loading. The editor tools are great especially if you've got a powerful computer, but it lacks many of the features present in real image editing software, and can be a bit tiresome if you're working on a large map from scratch. That's why I put in a button to load a BMP file as a heightmap. This does not prevent manual fine tuning, but is a nice way to start a new map.
Now modders can use their favourite heightmap generating tool, I'm probably going to use Terragen to create outdoor maps, and any old image editing program to create my dungeons. I guess I'll still need to add a heightmap exporting button so I can continue editing the heightmap if I've already started working on the map.blog comments powered by Disqus