Distribution mapping a pathway

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A short tutorial that shows how to use distribution maps to place textures in certain areas. Usefull for endless projects! This one shows how to create a path.


Kutter on 9:10AM Sun, 15 June 2003

Step 1



Displacement Maps

I always wanted to be able to blend textures together so that they looked more real I used the texture editor extensively to achieve this, but no mater how hard I tried I seemed to fall a little short.

This technique is nothing new, but I have never seen a tutorial about how to do it. It took me a very long time to figure out a couple of things here and this is the reason I decided to write this, in the hope that it takes the pain away for others.
This tutorial will show you how to make the path above, but this technique can be used for a lot more than just terrains.

Tutorial Comments


ingsoc75  4:24PM Fri, 30 January 2009

BUMP!!! How does this translate into the Vue 7 function editor?

malaiarasan  6:13AM Fri, 10 August 2007

nice one thank you very much it help me to create road on terrains thanks again

Sprinkhaan  7:00AM Thu, 24 November 2005

Great One. Thanks

Sabra  5:58PM Tue, 25 October 2005

Amazing tutorial, and thank you so much for putting so much work into figuring this out. You've just made it a lot easier on us to create realistic terrains!

jige  11:52AM Fri, 14 October 2005

Merci beaucoup... un excellent tutorial qui rend bien service! :-)

akahastur  1:38AM Sat, 21 February 2004

Really nice tutorial! Very helpful!

A_  7:22AM Sun, 18 January 2004

This is great!.. thanks very much for writing it down for us. :) very helpful!

Rimkopf  1:30AM Wed, 22 October 2003

Superb..just let 'em coming

husse  5:51AM Tue, 14 October 2003

Great tutorial! easy to follow even for a beginner like me...

gosset  7:09AM Fri, 08 August 2003

thank you! you gentle soul, beutiful mind! I will try to use vue!

mokba  10:01AM Thu, 07 August 2003

Thanks, as you said none of this is a new concept but you have worked the process through Vue and made it easy for the rest of us to accomplish this like we know what we are doing!!

serendipity  6:21PM Thu, 24 July 2003

Thank you so much! I can't wait to try it out :)

XanderStudios  4:05PM Thu, 24 July 2003

Wonderful tutorial - I have been trying and trying for ages to get paths and roads on my terrains - this will help me out a bunch. Thanks for posting this tutorial. Brent

PhoenixPlatinum  7:51PM Wed, 23 July 2003

Thank You very much, This is a great Tutorial. I'm going to try it right now! You've added a whole new level for me to try out!

tradivoro  8:36AM Wed, 23 July 2003

Hey, this is a great tutorial... Definitely illuminated me in the use of more than one texture, AND a bitmap... Thanks very much...

lundqvist  3:09AM Wed, 23 July 2003

Excellent tutorial! I /know/ I'm going to get loads of use out of this :)

Relegn  6:41PM Tue, 22 July 2003

Relegn I just used this tutorial and it worked very well in PSP 7. Thanx. Good work!

meulenberg  8:32AM Tue, 22 July 2003

Thx Kutter, great tutorial, much easier than I used to do this, and far better results.

thomaskrahn  7:13AM Thu, 19 June 2003

Wonderful tutorial :) Very well explained and illustrated!

roadtoad  12:21PM Wed, 18 June 2003

thanks for figuring out NORTH!

pixpax  8:23AM Wed, 18 June 2003

Thank you very much. I really learned a lot from this!

Djeser  11:42PM Tue, 17 June 2003

Awesome tutorial, Kutter; I never woulda figured that out on my own! Many many thanks. Superb job explaining and illustrating.

gaz170170  12:42PM Tue, 17 June 2003

Very clear and concise Kutter. I shall have a go at this and post my effort. Thanx a bunch