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Alaska Blue Lake Mountains - 3D World magazine tutorials

My terrain related tutorials in 3D World mag: Create LiDAR Based Landscapes (#242) | Discover Houdini's terrain toolset (#243): https://www.creativebloq.com/how-to/build-terrain-in-houdini-17
Resources: https://scivfx.artstation.com/pages/resources

Alaska Blue Lake mountains, based on DEM but with elongated heights (render of #242)

Alaska Blue Lake mountains, based on DEM but with elongated heights (render of #242)

Eroded the same location in Houdini (a step image in #243)

Eroded the same location in Houdini (a step image in #243)

The Blue Lake (which is sometimes quite turquoise thanks to the suspended slit in the water which comes from the rock grinding glaciers)

The Blue Lake (which is sometimes quite turquoise thanks to the suspended slit in the water which comes from the rock grinding glaciers)

The geometry from top view

The geometry from top view

With quite proper (and slow) raytraced volumetric effects (separate volumetric containers for different wavelength light scattering)

With quite proper (and slow) raytraced volumetric effects (separate volumetric containers for different wavelength light scattering)

Supersweet mountains...

Supersweet mountains...

Definitely not Alaska, but raw point cloud render with simple volume and some paintover...

Definitely not Alaska, but raw point cloud render with simple volume and some paintover...

Elon's favourite. Official DEM from NASA (resource link in the description)

Elon's favourite. Official DEM from NASA (resource link in the description)