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Low polygon 3D europe map UPDATE

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Here come the promised update. I've added text and the flight routs to the image:


This time I'd like to thank the authors of this two YouTube videos to help me with Blender.

   1. Text in Blender

   2. Curves in Blender

Low polygon 3D europe map

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Hello my latest little project is a 3D low polygon map. I used Blender and Gimp to create this map:




I've started with an elevation map of Europe I found on the website from "The European Environment Agency" (EEA). Thank you EU for this image:

http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/figures/elevation-map-of-europe





Then I had to cut of the black border with Gimp and created a second image as height map:


For this step I converted the image to black and white and then used the curve tool to make the mountains darker. This will make the mountains in the final image higher and easier to discover.

Then I used this tutorial to create the 3D image in Blender:


http://johnflower.org/tutorial/make-mountains-blender-height-maps

But I didn't  subdivide in as many parts than the tutorial ans I haven't smoothed, because I wanted a low polygon look of my image and not a realistic one.

After this step I gave the plane the original colour image as texture. How you can do it is describ…