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Thread: 3D Terrain & Sphere

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    Hi ,
    I would like to know if there are any tuts on how to map a 3D Terrain (3D Graphic Java: Render fractal landscapes - JavaWorld) onto a Sphere?

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    Default Re: 3D Terrain & Sphere

    Hello quddusaliquddus. Welcome to the Java Programming Forums.

    Unfortunately I have no idea how to do this! It all looks rather complicated!!

    Are you basically looking for a circular terrain map?
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    Default Re: 3D Terrain & Sphere

    Try following a tutorial on mapping images onto a sphere, and then do a similar things with the 3D version. Just remember you will have to transform every single point
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    Default Re: 3D Terrain & Sphere

    You can transform any flat texture/data onto any surface you want using UV mapping. That link should provide you with the information necessary to map every x,y pair in your terrain data with a point on the surface.