i've posted the following message before a couple of days to the old board. now that the old one is locked i'll give my post another try:
i've finished work on my terrain rendering system.
it's working quite well, and now i want to to populate the terrain with objects like landingpads, turrets, etc. i'm thinking about having an object-map which equals in size to the heightmap. this object map is basically an image holding coloured points that are representing the
object locations. this approach would require an editor to manage the object locations and attributes.
when saving the object map, i would parse the image an create mabey some kind of xml-format that includes all the assigned object-information.
then it would be easy to load the object map into
i just started programming in java and j3d and the terrain system soaked up a lot of my spare time the last couple of month
any help is appreciated.....
thnx in advance..