This is ArmA 2 Terrain Editing Tutorials.
Terrain Resolution in Visitor 3 how to edit your terrain in 1m, 50 and 10 centimeter resolution.
Ideas for Mod.cpp Logo Image
Terrain name string length for user interface like mission editor menu.
Check BIS terrain analysis
The differences between ArmA and ArmA 2 terrain configs.
How to get Operation Arrowhead objects into Visitor 3.
ArmA WRP to ArmA 2 quick tutorial.
If you get road selection error in RPT, check out road selection error page.
Location Class Names.
Class Names is used to configure Ambient modules to your custom terrain.
How to add chernarus, takistani etc objects from WRP files into your Visitor 3 project automatically? Read WRP to PEW tutorial.
ZGM ArmA 2 Terrain tutorial part 1 is about using DEM data, World Tools and Global Mapper.
ArmA 2 Terrain Tutorial aka Sgt. Ace's terrain tutorial.
Summary of How Tupolov created Qom Province terrain.
ArmA 2 Mini Terrain Tutorial
DEM terrain misc info.
Terrain Design in generic terms.
How to get Visitor 3 Using 40960 Resolution Satellite Texture guide.
Generic Tips for developing terrains.
Water Color, how to change ocean/sea water color.
How To Convert Layers\*.png Fast, faster than buldozer for sure.
Satellite Texture Merge, if you ever had to stitch your imported (and chopped up) satellite texture / mask back together from the Layers\ directory.
BIS Layers.cfg for default BIS terrain ground textures.
Generic issues of how to increase the Height Map Details (Visitor 3 Grid size).
How to get Visitor 3 Roads To Satellite Texture using obviously Visitor 3 and Photoshop.
You can use ArmA 2 build in 3D Editor to place objects and then convert them using World Tools into Visitor 3 readable format.
What does error message “too many objects in grid 1023,1023” mean? Read Error Too Many Objects In Grid 1023,1023 page for help.
How to add Custom Keypoints and CfgLocationTypes Tutorial by Bushlurker.
In Visitor 3 terrain projects you must double the base texture layer size in order your terrain to work OK.
272035:pmc\vte_objects\vte_bush24.p3d - Bad position 1594.4,0,867 (surface 100.3)
This is caused because your object floats high in the sky, this is usually happening after importing objects to Visitor 3 from 3rd party tools like World Tools etc.
Fix it by aligning the objects to ground in Visitor 3.
Assertion failed 'layerMaskItem→Loaded()'
w:\C_branch\Poseidon\Arrowhead\lib\landClutter.cpp(4289) : Assertion failed 'layerMaskItem→Loaded()'
This error means that you forgot to convert layers PNG into PAA files.
ArmA 2 Buldozer Loading Time made quicker.
Buldozer is bitch to run, especially if you have large terrain to edit.
Having large satellite texture increases buldozer loading time, its recommended that you make hilarious 1024 x 1024 down-re-sized version of your satellite and import that when you need to do some buldozer viewing, like some object placement editing which requires you to see the final result in buldozer before binarizing wrp into in-game use.
Of course its another matter to calculate does it take more time to shuffle the incredible sized satellites like this just to load buldozer quicker few times… but mainly this tip is for the ongoing early development.
Here's one tip for import of new terrain when your map is already full of objects:
250,000+ objects take couple of minutes, but it works. Check the bridges, other stuff should be in place.
depends on the number of cells as well. I did a few wee 5x5km terrains - 1024×1024 - 5m FPS was consistently good with them… but I did a 2048×2048 x 4m one as a test recently and it was a real fps hog - even empty 2048x2048x5m wasn't significantly better either - so it wasn't the drop from 5 to 4m cell…. four times as many of em was the problem though I did notice that if I dropped the viewdistance down from 8km to about 3.5km it improved significantly lots of small cells all visible at once = maybe not a good idea