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3D Game Programming for Teens, Second Edition by Eric Grebler, Maneesh Sethi

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Creating Heightmaps with Effects

There are hundreds of different ways to create a heightmap using effects in PHOTO-PAINT. What’s the key to creating a cool heightmap with effects? Experiment. After you’ve followed these instructions, experiment on your own with different combinations of effects. First launch PHOTO-PAINT and then follow these steps:

  1. Click the New icon. If the Welcome screen doesn’t appear, or if you are already in PHOTO-PAINT, just click File > New. A new document dialog box will now appear where you can set the parameters for your heightmap.

  2. Take a look at Figure 8.11 and make sure that your settings are the same. You want the Color mode to be 8-bit Grayscale, the width and height to be 256 pixels, and the resolution to be 72 ...

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