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The Grand Canyon [4th Place] [Custom Terrain]

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Evmanz avatar Evmanz
Level 56 : Grandmaster Terraformer
The Grand Canyon [4th Place] [Custom Terrain] Minecraft Map

Comparison between my Grand Canyon and the real Canyon

The Grand Canyon [4th Place] [Custom Terrain] Minecraft Map
The Grand Canyon [4th Place] [Custom Terrain] Minecraft Map

H2CO3 - Trees
Enoshade - Help with post-processing

Programs used:
  World Machine
  World Painter
  Google Images
  Other various websites for researching the Grand Canyon

Build Process
After I decided that I wanted to recreate the Grand Canyon, I started planning the design. This involved several hours of researching the landmark and looking at various images for inspiration.

I then started on the actual terrain, doing most of it in World Machine and using World Painter for several touch-ups.

Once the terrain was completed, I started working on the coloring. This involved using several masks from World Machine plus angle masks applied in World Painter.

( Image shown below is my node layout for getting some coloring masks in World Machine )

I tried to replicate the coloring of the actual Grand Canyon as much as possible to get a realistic effect.

Finally, I added a layer of trees on the plateau above the crevasse, and also several small red rocks on flat sections in the canyon.

( Image shown below is a top-down view of the entire map )

At this point, the terrain was completely finished, so all I had to do was render the finished product and create the various visuals above.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or contact me on discord at Evmanz#1091

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06/19/2019 3:58 am
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
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06/04/2019 11:42 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Engineer
Sixshot avatar
Nice worldmachine creation
05/18/2019 7:31 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Artist
Yuukonno avatar
This looks AWESOME.
05/18/2019 11:13 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Evmanz avatar
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!
05/14/2019 5:49 pm
Level 42 : Master Elf
Lumilins avatar
Great Job Evan!
05/14/2019 9:04 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Evmanz avatar
05/14/2019 10:05 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Robot
Nitrox Nova
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wow, this is beautiful, great work! world machine seems like a neat tool, may have to give it a try
05/14/2019 4:20 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Evmanz avatar
Yeah, it can do some amazing things! Only negative about it is the price tag.
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