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Canada Heightmaps

Mathew81 - Textures - Jan 22, 2022

158 high quality Real-World Heightmaps from Canada (British Columbia Province)

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.21 - 4.27, 5.0
  • 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.


OLD TRAILER (landscape materials not included in this pack)

This pack contains 158 real world heightmaps which will help you digitally recreate breathtaking landscapes from Canada (British Columbia Province). All heightmaps have a resolution of 4033 x 4033 (recommended by Unreal) and each landscape will have a surface area of 16 square Km. To recreate these landscapes I used Digital Elevation Models with 1 m precision so they are as accurate as possible with nowadays technology. Actually the landscapes are so accurate that you will be able to clearly see not only the roads, lakes or rivers, but also the manmade footpaths or even the animal trails from the wildness. The heightmaps (landscapes) are perfect for photorealistic scenes in games, movies.

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 Canada_141_XY_100_Z_229 , the X and Y scale is 100 and Z scale is 229. 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 8 Demo Maps.

If you prefer procedurally generated heightmaps instead of real world heightmaps, check my other packs HERE

Technical Details

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

  •  158 Real-World PNG Heightmaps
  •  8 Demo Levels

Texture Resolutions: (complete list)

  •  4033 X 4033 (recommended by Epic )

Number of Unique Materials and Material Instances: 0

Number of Textures: 158

Texture Resolutions: (Please list all various texture resolutions): 4033 X 4033 (158 textures)

Supported Development Platforms:

Windows: Yes

Mac: I don't have a Mac to test it

Documentation: Please check the Step by step instructions from 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).