Enormous Real-World USA Heightmaps - 4k

Mathew81 - 贴图 - 2023/06/06

1600 square km real-world USA heightmaps, 4k resolution

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  • 支持的引擎版本
    5.1 - 5.4
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| VIDEO SHOWCASE (the landscape auto-material and the foliage used in this video are NOT part of this pack. If you want to use the same auto-material and foliage please check 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.

The pack Enormous Real-World USA Heightmaps contains 100 real-world heightmaps from USA (from the states, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming). Every heightmap has a surface area of about 1600 square km and has a 4k resolution (4033 X 4033 - recommended by Epic).

I tried to offer as much diversity as possible so the pack contains all kinds of relief, from huge mountain ranges to lowlands and canyons.

The heightmaps contain real world rivers, lakes, roads and even footpaths.

All heightmaps preserve the real-world scale and they are created from satellite Digital Elevation Models so they are copies of the real USA terrains.

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

1. Install the FREE plugins: "ILIAD"

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

3. Right click on the selected PNG texture (heightmap) and select Asset Actions - Export

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 T_Enormous_HM_6_XY_1000_Z_101 , the X and Y scale is 1000 and Z scale is 101. 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...

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!


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

  •  100 ENORMOUS Real-World PNG Grayscale Heightmaps from USA
  • each heightmap in this pack has a surface area of about 1600 square km so the pack contains about 160000 real world real world landscapes/heightmaps from USA
  •  6 Demo Maps ( about 1600 square km each)
  • Perfect for enormous Open-World photorealistic projects

Texture Resolutions: (complete list)

  •  4033 X 4033 - 100 textures

Number of Textures: 100

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).