8k Arctic Heightmaps

Mathew81 - Textures - Mar 9, 2022
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157 PNG Arctic Heightmaps from Queen Elizabeth Islands with 8129 x 8129 resolution and 5 example maps

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.21 - 4.27, 5.0 - 5.1
  • Download Type
    Asset Pack
    This product contains an assortment of Unreal Engine assets which can be imported into a pre-existing project of your choice.

TRAILER (landscape material from the trailer is not included)

This pack contains 157 real-world PNG greyscale heightmaps which will help you digitally recreate amazing landscapes from the Arctic region (Queen Elizabeth Islands). All heightmaps have a resolution of 8129 x 8129 (recommended by Unreal) and each landscape will have a surface area of about 256 square Km. To recreate these landscapes I used Digital Elevation Models with 2 meters precision so they are extremely accurate . The heightmaps (landscapes) are perfect for snowy photorealistic scenes in games, movies or any other realistic open - world project.

IMPORTANT: The FREE plugin Export to PNG has not been updated yet to UE5, so you will not be able to export the heightmaps from UE5 with it. So for the moment, if you want to use the plugin Export PNG, you need to use any of the versions 4.21 - 4.27 to export the heightmaps and once exported, you can reimport them in any UE5 projects and everything works as it should. If you don't want to use the plugin Export to PNG, you can use the FREE plugin ILIAD, which works without any problem on UE5 and can also be found on Unreal Marketplace.

Step By Step instructions of how to integrate the heightmaps into your level:

1. Install one of the FREE plugins: "Export PNG" or "ILIAD"

2. Select in the Content Browser the PNG heightmap you want to use in your project

3. Right click on the selected PNG texture (heightmap) and select Asset Actions - Export (or ILIAD Actions - Export in case you are using ILIAD)

4. Save the PNG heightmap to your hard disk (keep the same PNG format)

5. Open the map you want to import the heightmap into and select Landscape Mode

6. Choose option Import from file and select the previously exported PNG file

7. In order to keep the exact proportions of the real landscape, in the name of every heightmap you can find the X, Y and Z scales for that heightmap. For example, in the filename Arctic152_XY_200_Z_209 , the X and Y scale is 200 and Z scale is 209. So type the correct XYZ scales and then press Import to import the heightmap into your level.

8. Done! In a few seconds you should see the landscape...

This pack contains 5 Demo Maps.

Check my other packs HERE

Technical Details

Features: (Please include a full, comprehensive list of the features of the product)

  •   157 Real-World PNG Heightmaps from Queen Elizabeth Islands (Arctic region)
  •  5 Example maps

Texture Resolutions: (complete list)

  •  8129 x 8129

Number of Unique Materials and Material Instances: 0

Number of Textures: 157

Texture Resolutions: (Please list all various texture resolutions): 8129 x 8129 (157 textures)

Supported Development Platforms:

Windows: Yes

Mac: Not tested

Documentation: Please check the description

Important/Additional Notes: If you want to create perfect copies of the real world landscapes, it is important to use the correct XYZ scales as explained above (Step 7).