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Old 06-26-2019, 10:51 PM   #61
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Small update:

New layer type "Elevation_mod" to display elevation modifications only.
Some more colourbar eyecandy.

Download link in first post of this thread.

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Old 07-19-2019, 10:25 PM   #62
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Next update:

Surface tiles can now be imported from a PNG file. To some extent this replicates the functionality of the plsplit64 tool, but while plsplit64 is intended for bulk generation of global tilesets, the tileedit import function is more interesting for local edits, e.g. surface bases. I have added a few functions that may be useful for this:
  • imported patches can be propagated down to lower resolution levels
  • The alpha channel of the PNG file can be used to blend the imported patch with the background of the existing tileset
  • There are two colour-matching options (cumulative histogram and hue/saturation) to match the imported patch better to the colour balance of the existing tileset.

Download link is in the first post of the thread.
As usual, let me know if you run into any problems or if you have further suggestions.

Also, if anybody is interested to take on further development of this tool let me know. It's fun for me, but it is taking up quite a bit of time, and I have a nagging feeling that I should get back to development of Orbiter proper.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:32 PM   #63

Yeah the Developer/User ratio has shifted toward the User lately.

...but that is to be expected from a quality product
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:39 AM   #64
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I'm more than interested in this!

Tried the PNG surface tile import but got corrupted tiles.
I was trying to import the Apollo 11 site. My PNG was 512x512 and I was using res17, latindex 4064, lonindex 9260.

I get corrupted .dds bellow level 10:

On import I didn't select propagation.

Here's the PNG I'm trying to import:

I'm just guessing. Should I export the elevation also and use the .hdr file from there?
How do the tile ranges work on surface import ?

Thanks in advance!

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