Re: [nbos] FWE Import of bmp
NBOS Support
Tue Dec 30th, 2008

The actual settings depend on the bitmap. The color values range from 0 to
255, representing the level of color in the black and white image (black
being 0, white being 255). if you put in 0 for sea level, all the black
areas on the bitmap will be water. Then tell the program what elevation
255 (white in your bitmap) equals, in meters. All areas that are white are
set to that elevation. All other values between 0 and 255 on the bitmap
then have their elevations set according the values you selected.

So best to play around with the numbers, and adding shades of gray to
adjust the elevation. Do a google images search for 'grayscale heightmap',
which should return many examples of such map images.


>I re-created my continents and islands in FM, saved the image as a bmp and
>am trying to import the file into FWE 1.7.
>I need to know the following things.
>1) What should I set the water so it is imported as shallow, then in
>FWE I can then make it deeper where needed as I need it shallower around
>the coasts.
>2) What color should I set the continents so they are at elevation 1
>or the basic height.
>3) I outlined where my mountains and the peaks are. I would like to
>set them to a particular elevation and then I can blend them together with
>the mainlands… I hope that made sense.
>Thanks for your help in advance,
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