Import DEM/Heightmap?

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Import DEM/Heightmap?

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Sorry to disappear, but I was wondering if anyone knows how to use an image to generate a map in the editor instead of having to use terrain modification to carve it out bit by bit? I know you can use Import DEM but I haven't been able to get that to work.

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I remember this topic: viewtopic.php?t=5430

Have you tried it?
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I haven't, I'll give it a try.
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While I'm trying to do this, is there a way to just generate the outline of the coast for a map?
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There are two possibilities.

You can create a DEM map with only two colours instead of three: one for the water and one for the land.

Or you can use the trick with the large background texture and simply paint the sea on the map. Works very well. I've done this myself several times.
List of tutorials, useful threads and utilities (look here before posting): Here

Add Pics to Map: viewtopic.php?f=54&p=25184#p25184

Loews Work: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=5160
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So we still don't have a method for importing real-world maps DEMS to EE2?
Maybe ChatGPT or other AI could finally help us with that?
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