The worlds first Heightmap Terrain Generator for PhotoshopPlugin for Photoshop CC-2014 and newer, PC or Mac
- added Top-View Map tool with 6 presets - added 7 new seamless legend textures - updated Contour Lines tool - updated Water-Level tool - added new Grid tool - added a new icon - bug fixing
- added Auto-Texturing tool - added Gravel tool - added alternative Heightmap Browser - added plugin tools refresh function - bug fixingOctober 19, 2017 – Update v1.2.3
- CC-2018 Installer UpdateSeptember 28, 2017 – Free Update v1.2
- add the new Tangram Real World Heightmap Browser - bug fixingSeptember 12, 2017 – Free Update v1.1
- add new function to get a 3D map from an individual shape - add new map edge color picker tool - add new guides tool - add new heightmap brush - add new texture - add 12 new icons
With the 3D Map Generator – Terrain you can easily create a grayscale heightmap and then generate a 3D terrain out of it. The extensive features of our plugin are real time savers for creatives who want to create professional and high-quality maps in no time. And the best thing is: you don‘t need to be a Photoshop pro!
Draw or modify a heightmap with the heightmap tools. Get real world heightmaps from real locations. Specify the map elevation and orientation and generate an isometric 3D map. Style the map surface with editable gradient presets, seamless textures, Contour Lines tool, Water Level tool and EFX brushes. Change the map height, style the background, determine the Map lighting, place high quality isometric map icons from the icons library. Load your own icons into the library. Create professional 3D terrains with just a couple of clicks. All with one tool and a few clicks in Photoshop!
Create Canyons, hills, valleys, mountains, desserts, lakes, river, oceans, islands, crater, volcanoes and make your map project more professional.
Is it possible to create real world terrain with google maps and height maps custom shape border like in 3D Map Generator – GEO, and how. Like This exsapels http://www.3d-map-generator.com/gallery-geo/# Thanks.
Hi! Yes that is possible. Simple mark the area (brush, vector shape) and name the layer "shape". Watch this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=H0ZpUI7PQfE Hope that will help. Otherwise let me know, mic
Thanks for help but it did not work, I create a terrain like in this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb0HnaYNUx4 everything working great at the end when I add a custom shape layer I get only white color in place of the "shape" layers don't get custom shape of terrain remains square shape. Please Help.
Have you the latest update 1.2 installed?
Ah, now I understand! You mean the border texture?! You can give the edge a custom color. A texture is not possible. If you have any further questions, please write ma an email. Use the contact form on our profile page. mic
I've a quick video for you: https://youtu.be/QoiPzUJ6Dvg Hope that will help with the "shape"- mic ;)
Hi there, I just tried looking at the map quality for my area (Dorset, UK), the URL is http://www.3d-map-generator.com/heightmapper/#11.20833/50.6525/-2.2119 and my issue is that the coast is really blocky, why is this - I presume it will result in a bad render..
I can't tell why the heightmap is blocky in this area. But you can fix it easy with the heightmap tools in the plugin.
It’s frustrating !!! When I try to convert a height map in 3D I get the same flat image like before. There is nothing in 3D. (using Mac OS 10.11.6 and PS 2014 CC)
Hi DERYK68! Please write me an email to solve your problem. Use the contact form on our profile page. Thanks, Mic
Hi there. Just purchased today and after the install and restart step, the plugin is not showing up in PS CC 2017 under Windows > Extensions > ??. Is this a normal encounter?
Hi, please write me an email to solve your issue. Describe what exactly you have done. Use the contact form on our profile page. Cheers, mic
Congratulations for excellent work and sales! :)
i cleared my internet explorer cache the 3D Generator panel is not opening.
Do you mean on the heightmapper website? Yes, the tangram heightmapper is down. Please use the alternative services like described.
Hi sir, please i purchased this plugin its awesome. Please help me to sort out where i am going wrong. I want to cut this shape but there is something wrong, even i am getting my shape flaty. not sure how to get rid this issue. http://prntscr.com/jstyaj
Hi! Did you name your shape layer "shape"?
Oops! No I missed that! Should it work?
Try it ;)
No its still that issue sir!
Thanks actually i was writing "Shape" instead "shape" it works!
:) have fun with it
Huge work bro! ;)
When creating a map from a heightmap and google maps, how can i make a higher resolution version?
I've uploaded 2 mini tutorials for you:
How to get a bigger sized 3D Map from my heightmap
How to change the resolution of the finished 3D map to 300 dpi
This and other support hints you'll find from now here: https://graphicriver.net/item/3d-map-generator-terrain-from-heightmap/20244806/support
Hope that will help you :)
Is there a way to create an actual 3D file (.obj file) from this plugin that I could then take into After Effects?
Hi! It is not possible to export to other 3D apps or as 3D files. Photoshop export formats only.
I will pin it on Pinterest!
ok. thx :)
Hi, that is really a great plug in! Great work - I love it. but I have one issue. The result of my tries are very flat. I tried this evening with the German Zugspitze - but the terrain ist noch really high. I set the terrain elevation on 5 but the result are not real great. I saw your video from lienz and I your example the mountain are really high. make I a mistake ? I make the same steps as in your video ?
Hi! If you like send me an email with a link to a screenshot of your map and a link to the google map. Beste Grüße aus Berlin ;)
Hello. Where I can read how to install it please?
Hi! Please read the instructions PDF and watch the video tutorials from the link list. All the best, mic
Hello, I have a problem here, can it be when generating files in smaller size? because my RAM is not enough. if there is an option to generate a map to a smaller size? Thanks,
Hi! Have you tried to change the usage setting in Photoshop? Then you kann purge the RAM: Edit > Purge > All And yes, you can easy change the (grayscale height-)map size: Image > Image Size All the best, mic
Hi. Do you have some kind of UV textured 3d export of the results here, or is it immediately rasterized to 2D? Looks very nice either way, but would like to know before considering it for a few uses.
The final result is a PSD! No 3D export.
Ok, thanks for the quick reply.
Hi, I am trying to use the B&W map to get the elevations, however I can't get it right because I can't see any map labels or lines, is there another way to get a B&W map? I am following this tutorial on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwmLeCdfAdc
Hi tsetsko! Yes,we know the problem and we working on a solution to get more accurate coordinates for the Google Maps textures. Please use this URL until we have solved the problem and to get labels and lines for the project you are working on: https://tangrams.github.io/heightmapper/#10.024/52.5016/13.4156 Thanks,mic
Hello and thank you for this plugin. Is it possible to add a gradient or pattern to the edges? Or does it only allow a single color?
Hi pauljaenvato and thank YOU :) You can only use one color for the edges.
HI, just purchased this plugin, but the height-mapper-panel doesn't work at all. Why is this so? The plugin is useless than. Any suggestions?
Hi! That’s right, the mapzen heightmapper service is down at the moment and we try to contact them to get it back as soon as possible. The heightmapper is a free service of mapzen and not a part of this plugin. But you can use the alternate free services in the meantime. Mic
http://www.3d-map-generator.com/heightmapper_3dmgt_2017/ keeps failing when entering a google map address.
https://graphicriver.net/item/3d-map-generator-terrain-from-heightmap/20244806/support Please read the instructions and watch the tutorial videos.
I daubt me doing that is going to solve the error message on your website ^^
What is the error message?
All is working fine. But you have to paste the correct URL. From the support page:
Heightmapper: When I transfer the Google Maps URL to the heightmapper, no heightmap appears and the browser screen remains blank. Note that you are copying and transferring the “map view” URL to the heightmapper. It does not work by using the satellite map (texture) URL.
Its really great work! But only one question. How can i edit hightmap of existed project, with texturing and icons stuff? Thanks!
Thanks begemo! A heightmap that you have rendered to a final 3 map you can not change. You can change the heightmap and render a new 3D map from. Then you can edit and design the map. Please watch the tutorials from the link list in the PDF and here: http://www.3d-map-generator.com/3d-map-generator-terrain-tutorials/