England Real-World Landscapes

Mathew81 - Textures - Aug 8, 2022

139 Real world landscapes (heightmaps) from England

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.21 - 4.27, 5.0 - 5.4
  • Download Type
    Asset Pack
    This product contains an assortment of Unreal Engine assets which can be imported into a pre-existing project of your choice.

Trailer (landscape materials from this video are not included in this pack)

All my REAL-WORLD heightmaps/terrains, including this one, are UNIQUE on Unreal Engine Marketplace because:

  1. I use real-world data with the best possible resolution (most of the cases 1 meter horizontal precision and about 30 cm vertical precision). Resolutions higher than this are not possible because of the current technological limits.
  2. I am the only one who's real-world heightmaps PRESERVE the real-world SCALE
  3. My real-world heightmaps are not procedurally generated in some kind of software like World Machine or Gaea where a heightmap can be generated in minutes. Instead, I use pretty complex manual methods to transform the High Resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM) into heightmaps which are in the end perfect copies of real terrains/landscapes. Because of this, creating a single real-world heightmaps can take up to 3 hours.
  4. My real-world heightmaps are the only heightmaps from UE Marketplace which simultaneously respect all the above statements.

This pack contains 139 real world heightmaps from England (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Sussex). Every heightmap is 16 square km and has a 4k resolution (4033 x 4033). All heightmaps preserve the real world scales and are created from DEM (Digital Elevation Model) with 1 meter horizontal precision, to give you the best quality you can get with nowadays technology. The landscapes are perfect for photorealistic projects (shooters, RPG, open-world, racing, strategy etc.) and also for the movies industry or any other project which requires realistic terrain/landscape.

Step By Step instructions of how to integrate the heightmaps into your level:

1. Install one of the FREE plugins: "Export PNG" or "ILIAD" (Export PNG works only for version 4.21-4.27)

2. Select in the Content Browser the PNG heightmap you want to use in your project

3. Right click on the selected PNG texture (heightmap) and select Asset Actions - Export (or ILIAD Actions - Export in case you are using ILIAD)

4. Save the PNG heightmap to your hard disk (keep the same PNG format)

5. Open the map you want to import the heightmap into and select Landscape Mode

6. Choose option Import from file and select the previously exported PNG file

7. In order to keep the exact proportions of the real landscape, in the name of every heightmap you can find the X, Y and Z scales for that heightmap. For example, in the filename England131_XY_100_Z_23 , the X and Y scale is 100 and Z scale is 23. So type the correct XYZ scales and then press Import to import the heightmap into your level.

8. Done! In a few seconds you should see the landscape...

Technical Details

Features: (Please include a full, comprehensive list of the features of the product)

  •  139 Real-World PNG Heightmaps from England (6 counties)
  •  3 Demo Maps
  • Perfect for Open-World photorealistic projects
  • All heightmaps preserve real world scales

Texture Resolutions: (complete list)

  •  4033 X 4033 (139 textures)

Number of Textures: 139

Supported Development Platforms:

Windows: Yes

Mac: Not tested

Documentation: Please check the description

Important/Additional Notes: If you want to create perfect copies of the real world landscapes, it is important to use the correct XYZ scales as explained above (Step 7).

If you like this pack, feel free to write a review and rate it. This will keep me motivated to create better and better assets. Thank you!