No pretty pictures from last night, but I’ve made it into Fiordland which is looking pretty good after correcting areas of dark and ultra bright blue-ish looking photos. The area around Oamaru is a bit of a mess – a lot of blending between different image sets, but not much I can do about that now. I’ve also removed about a thousand clouds.
One thing I’m considering is whether I replace the default mesh with a higher resolution one. This would mean that the landscape would flow a lot realistically with more detail – basically smaller triangles making up the landscape. The challenge is that I’ve not done it before, so it’s a lot of work to maybe come to a dead-end. As far as I can tell I can pay some money for a USB key with a GeoTIFF data elevation file using WGS84 / EPSG:4326 at 8 metre resolution.
I’ll release the South Island with the current resolution before moving on to improving the ortho further and adding a high fidelity mesh.
I’d love to hear if anyone thinks this is worth it, I know the lighting and shadows look much better interacting with more polygons on the landscape. Frame rate will take a high though.
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