As mentioned unless I can keep myself interested enough, with being the only person I know of making large size simulations in Blender for download, I will call it a day next year when the website is due for renewal…and also abandon the ‘Blender’ ship in one of the creeks.
However found a few more things out for a complete change of tack again which might be enough to keep me interested…if it works.
Many years ago Blender would not even let you place vertices 10,000 meters from either side of the centre as they used to ‘fly back’. We have seen some progress over the years and will see what happens wih UPBGE.
Next route size I managed was up to 44 km with the full Isle of Man… but to maintain interest routes in simulations I think need to be large so trying 75km at 46 miles. There is sequence in the method to use at starts as over, 1,000,000 vertices.
First select and lower the sea to minus 10 meters. make a surround margin at minus 10 to make sure the seabed will slot in…then delete all the sea remaining, so down to 800,000 vertices approx.
With the terrain decimate as before but use un-subdivide with 3 iterations. each iteration halves the vertices/faces. The polygons make a diamond shape which again is useful for the shore and river banks when using smooth vertex.
Slot in a 4 vertices seabed at minus 8 meters height. Sea sheet set animated to rise and fall a meter set at zero height. Still seems to work over the full 75 km as need it to open up rivers as well as sea.
Roaming camera I set at 30 km view which again seems to work OK. vert.sync still at 60.
So hopefully there won’t be dozens of small routes to juggle with. I will leave the full Isle of Man route online and also the full Solway Firth route. I won’t list any further smaller routes only the larger size up 45km to (75 km 46 miles). approx.
Critque is definitely out as there will probably be updates to just a couple of very basic routes from now on. It means remaking dozens to create a much smaller quantity… if it works.
Any trolls just carry on if that makes you happy… and ignored…better still though try a route and let me know of any usefull alterations you make…now that would interesting. (smile).
The route below shows details. Not sure what the max. roaming camera length would be but 30 km seems OK as in screenshot.
So we have the full Isle of Man and the full Solway Firth with the upper shore Scotland.