Hi, I’m brand new to blender but I think it is the right tool for what I want to do. I want to be able to generate a landscape showing before and after certain proposed civil works projects (say a new road, or a new dam). Nothing pressing at the moment - just building up skills. Say for a proposed (not built) new dam development, the information I would have would be:
- topography of whole area as a mesh surface
- aerial photograph (looking vertically down)
- perhaps an oblique site photo or two (taken from hill or other vantage point)
- mesh design of the dam (from sketchup or autocad)
- the new water level and where this would intersect the topography
- details of any areas that would be affected by landscape changes such as vegetation replanting, etc.
I would want to generate a series of still images from various vantage points showing the likely change in the landscape as realistically as possible, but all generated within a virtual scene (not photoshop collage, etc.). Possibly even a fly-through? Typical existing ground cover would be mixture of rural grazing land, sparse and dense forest with maybe one or two distant buildings (say a farmhouse). [edit: I’ve attached a couple of pictures put together just in sketchup using the terrain, aerial photo and mesh model… obviously trying to improve on this a lot by using blender].
I was wondering if anyone could point to some good tutorials on how I would go about integrating this sort of information. Or failing that, even some dot points on how you would go about it?
- Mick -