Making 3D Terrain Maps

Tom Patterson, US National Park Service

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Kenai Fjords, Alaska. (Click map to enlarge.)

--Contents--------------------------------------------------Updated: February 11, 2017

 

Introduction (December 27, 2016)

Should you make a 3D map? (December 28, 2016)

Scene setup (December 28, 2016)

Camera: Direction (December 30, 2016)

Camera: Pitch (December 30, 2016)

Camera: Lens (January 2, 2017)

Vertical exaggeration (January 2, 2017)

Selective vertical exaggeration (January 4, 2017)

Light settings (January 7, 2017)

Multiple lights (January 8, 2017)

Sky or no sky? (January 14, 2017)

Foreground shadows and background haze (January 15, 2017)

Horizon haze (January 28, 2017)

False horizon and sky (January 23, 2017)

Clouds (January 29, 2017)

Embellishments (February 7, 2017)

Valley fog (February 11, 2017)

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