3D Map features
Did you also buy our isometric icon sets? Then just select the folder „psds_single“ in the set to load the editable icons into the panel.
The 3D Earth is a 2200 px sized, high resolution 3D model of the earth with real heights and geographical correct textures and data. It can be rotated in every position and is fully editable. Turn it, modify the light and use the integrated textures to change the surface. The additional textures and elements can be turned on and off easily and will be transferred to the globe surface automatically. The additional textures are: clouds, continents shape, boundaries, equator and night view with city lights. Almost every tool of the plugin (except Map Height, Map Dimension and Reset Light) can be used with the 3D Earth: Rotate it in 8 steps with 45° at a time around the own axis. Use the Gradients Presets, Textures and Auto-Textures to design your own surfaces and new illustrations of the earth. Of course it is also possible to use the Grid Tool (e.g. 200 or 400px Grid) or the Contour Lines Tool. A suitable background will make the 3D Earth a real eye-catcher. You can create a new 3D Earth as often as you want.
In the Map Library you can archive your own heightmap/texture sets. They can be consitently used as a template or saved as an intermediate result. If an item of the library shoul be updated, it just hast o be saved with the same name after editing and will be replaced automatically. In the same easy way an item can be deleted from the library at any time. Additionally there are also some example maps available for download (see link in the included instructions PDF), that can easily be uploaded into the library. You can use them to just give it a try and see how a heightmap with texture and shape is built.
It can be quite challenging to draw a simple flat area into a heightmap (e.g. waters or building areas). With the Add-Level feature this is done with just one click.
With the map reminder function Atlas knows even on the next day, how big your generated 3D map is, what height it has and in which isometric angle it’s positioned (The plugin does not remember manually map settings).
3D file export formats
The 3D map models (not the isometric icons) can be exported as the following file formats: Collada, STL, OBJ and U3D
The 3D maps (not the isometric icons) can be printed with your own 3D printer or a 3D printing service.
With the help of the Resize Doc funtion an existing heightmap can be enlarged with just one click. You can choose from 3 steps: 1,5x (150%), 2x(200%) und 3 (300%). If there is a texture layer (or group) with the name „texture“ available, the existing texture will be sharpened automatically and complemented with an additional editable adjustment layer.
If you want to create your own heightmap, the presets of the Auto-Heightmap generator are a good basis. With the new Auto-Heightmaps feature there are 7 different One-Click random heightmap styles that automatically create for you.. You can take it as it is or use it as a good starting point for your own heightmap drawing. Auto-heightmaps can be easily combined or be painted over.
With the new Auto-Texturing tool there are 8 different One-Click textures sets that automatically draw the map surface for you. You can take it as it is or use it as a good starting point for your own texture drawing.
With the help of the 16 gradient presets it’s easy to generate illustrative map surfaces in no time. They can be used as default or as a basis for texturising. From abundant vegetation, desolate ice landscape, barren desert or lava landscape these gradient presets are able to picture everything. Of course all presets are fully editable. As a special there is a height color preset with color scale ready to be generated at the push of a button.
Every map has its own surface texture requirements. With the 22 high quality textures and the 7 different brushes almost every surface can be built in a fast and professional way. Simply click on the desired texture and start texturing. Every seamless texture has its own presetting of brushes, that can, of course, be edited to fit your personal requirements.
25 stunning background presets will give your map the final touch. From an emotional sunset to a technical looking background it suits any requirement. As a special there is also a background with freely selectable color and isometric grid.
Just pick the color you want and the app will colorize the edges of the 3d terrain.
You can change it as often as you want.
The Guides Tool creates guides from the height map in the texture file and helps to texturize more precisely.
It makes it easier to see the position of your shape (if you use one) and how the surface is structured.
Additional isometric Icons
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