[FONT=Arial Black]I am new to game development and UE4 itself so by all means, treat me as stupid because when it comes to this stuff, I am. However at the same time I am learning, and am trying to soak up as much experience and knowledge as I can so I can create the project I want to, and this is the very first issue I’ve come across. I’m trying to import a test heightmap into UE4 as a learning experience for when I import and work on the actual thing, and am running into this frustrating situation. Let me list my exact process for what I’m doing so hopefully it will help.
I’m using a program called terrain.party to grab a heightmap of an actual location from Earth. The heightmap is 60km, as that is the size I need it.
Here is a screen grab of terrain.party and the location I’m exporting as a heightmap:
As you can see, the blue square is 60 km. When I export it, it gives me the black and white heightmaps of it, as heightmaps should look:
I then load the heightmap from file with the Manage Landscape option, and then click to import it into UE4. This is how it turns out:
UE4 seems to both condense my landscape - shrink it - and sometimes, but not always, stretch it at the ends like in this example. It makes my landscape smaller, shrinking it to where the areas come together and raise higher, and you can see that especially with the mountains. So when I import my HMap, it goes from being a 60km landscape to…I don’t know. Now I know there are a bunch of scaling options, resolution and such in UE4, but I do not mess with those. I have never seen any documentation or videos stating that I need to change these settings, even with the official UE4 documentation. I have looked everywhere for a fix to this problem, but I cannot find one. So I’m turning to you guys. If someone could please explain step by step what I need to do with my heightmap in order for it to successfully and properly import into UE4 at the correct size that I need it (60km), and let me know what I’m doing wrong I would be grateful. If there is a tuturial, or comprehensive explanation out there that anyone knows of, please share a link. If anyone else is having this problem, let’s share our frustration together! I feel all alone in this. D: