Dev Diary PMC Ukraine Kharkiv ArmA 3 Terrain

2022-02-28 Satellite Texture Downloading

2022-02-28T03:27:00Z New editing day has started, just continued terra incognita downloading grid section 3.

2022-02-28T05:14:00Z Got PMC Ukraine Kyiv edits wrapped up, now its time to switch into kharkiv full time.

Global mapper loaded all OpenStreetMap (OSM) shape files for ukraine. Then did the whole shuffle of cropping OSM shapes, reducing road features and exported cropped shapes.

Then calculated the UTM 31N projection shift coordinates and Terrain Builder'ized heightmap.asc header.

Next assigned RGB colors to global mapper OSM areas for forests and such, then exported Sat_Mask_??.png in 8 x 8 grid tiles.

2022-02-28T06:38:00Z Got OSM areas, points and roads all UTM 31N transformed and exported. Also ran PMC OSM Places CSV2HPP Converter tool for the transformed_places.csv file to generate pmc_names.hpp config.cpp include file.

Then used GraphicsMagick and ran _run_graphicsmagick_convert_Sat_Mask_PNG_to_BMP_with_white_fix_8x8.bat file to fix them satellite mask tiles all ready for terrain builder importing.

2022-02-28T06:49:00Z Terrain builder project created Smiley :)

2022-02-28T07:20:00Z Finished Terrain Processor smoothing roads and generating random forest tree objects using Terrain Processor TPP Templates, which is 6.452 million heh.

Then started to terrain builder import terra processor generated forest tree objects. ETA for this was over 40min, so not exactly a quick task. More waiting.

Half of terrain editing is waiting for old outdated piece of trash 32bit single threaded windows tools to finish their tasks Smiley :)

2022-02-28T08:12:00Z Terrain builder finished importing over six million tree objects.

2022-02-28T09:19:00Z Started to global mapper export satellite texture in 8 x 8 grid tiles.

2022-02-28T12:28:00Z Global mapper finished exporting satellite texture, uuh.

GIMP satellite texture fixing, clone brushing clouds off.

Satellite texture tiles with clouds: A1, B3, B2, C4, C3, C1, D4, D8, E8, F8, G3, H7

2022-02-28T15:00:00Z Finished GIMP clone brushing clouds off.

Then just Darken Merge Picturemap Satellite Texture Tiles pass before these satellite texture tiles are ready for terrain builder.

2022-02-28T15:14:00Z Terrain builder started to import satellite mask tiles.

2022-02-28T15:34:00Z Finished and now started to import satellite texture tiles.

2022-02-28T16:17:00Z Started terrain builder generate layers.

2022-02-28T19:01:00Z It probably finished some time ago, was watching tv heh, but yeah now saved project and CTRL-E exported WRP.

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