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v3.65 CinemaPlugins DEM Earth

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CinemaPlugins DEM Earth
  

Easily Generate dynamic Digital Elevation Models and georeference them in real-time to your world imagery.

CinemaPlugins DEM Earth automatically downloads the data it needs to build the model you want. All you have to do is provide a Geographic coordinate. Produce real-time interactive and dynamic landscapes which you can pan, zoom and animate and place anything on, in any way you want.


Highlights

Some of the New Release 3 highlights

  • Geo Modifier –  Map any polygon, spline or point based object onto DEM Earth.
  • Track Graph  –  Make an instant graph out of a gpx track, or any spline.
  • Poly Importer – Import country, county, regional borders using the osmosis poly format.
  • Smart Extruder – vastly improved. Better caps, better UVW mapping, less polygons.
  • Smart OSM – New Interpolation and surface offset settings, deliver what you need.
  • DEM Earth Object – improved UVW, to make baking, much easier.

DEM Earth Includes

  • DEM Earth Generator – A real-time landscape generator which automatically downloads and caches DEM data for you, for the entire world
  • PinPoint Object – Used for placing any 3D object on DEM Earth landscape with ability to dynamically scale and move with the landscape
  • Way Object – A flexible spline Generator for Visualizing paths between objects on the landscape
  • Coverage Command – Visualize what DEM files you have already cached
  • GeoPointConverter – together with the Tools4D OpenStreetMap importer,easily overlay massive OSM data sets onto DEM Earth
  • GPX Importer – Easily import Tracks,Routes and Waypoints. Drag and drop your gpx file into C4D, DEM Earth does the rest.
  • World File Import – drag and drop industry standard World files into C4D and DEM Earth will create the landscape for you and overlay your image automatically
  • *ASC height Import – Embed super high res height, commercial DEM or DSM data, directly into DEM Earth, using industry standard ASC format (*Esri Grid, WGS84 geographic )
  • Direct ASC import – *included. The only way there  is, to get a super accurate, non-interpolated, high res landscape data into Cinema4D. This is how easy importing DEM data should be.
  • Quickstart guide – Included
  • Automatic 90m Dem Data downloader – *Included
  • Automatic 30m DEM Data downloader – *Included
  • DEM Earth Image Downloader – *Included.  Easily capture web-based images from a multitude of open sources, with unparalleled ease.
  • GeoCoding Tool – *included.  Both coding and inverse coding to get coordinates from names, and names from coordinates.

*Account functions linked  to your product support

COMPATIBILITY

  • CINEMA 4D R13, R14, R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20
  • Studio, Visualize, Broadcast and Prime, Student.
  • C4dLite (Cineware) is NOT supported.
  • Supports all render engines.
  • Both Mac & PC builds are included.
  • 64 bit only.
  • Team Render support.

For floating licenses, you will need to buy the same number of licenses as your floating license permits.

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v3.6.3 and 3.12 (June 2019 (R20 and earlier versions)

The updates are v3.63 for Cinema R20 and v3.12 for pre-R20.

This is a free update for any license purchased during or since September 2018

This is a free update if you have paid for a DEM Earth for R20. In all other cases, you need to upgrade your DEM Earth license to the R20 version. Your support needs to be up-to-date to get your node lock changed to your R20 number.

 

v3.32, April 2019  (R20 Mac + Win)

  • Added – Some useful info to the downloader tab (Tile count, image size etc.)
  • Complete rebuild – of the MACOS version. This was an absolute nightmare.
  • Changed – DEM Earth prefs are now grouped under CinemaPlugins..com prefs.
  • Fixed – Several OSM importer bugs..
  • Fixed – OSM bug causing strange lines. this was due to me using UInt32  instead of Int64 for node id’s
  • Fixed – Drag drop ASC import was being clipped.
  • Added – 32bit tiff single channel height map export from the image loader. This lets you export the height map for use as displacement.
  • Fixed – Bug where the setting for image preview size was ignored.
  • Changed – Welded image output to tiff format. this dramatically improves load and preview refresh time.
  • Faster  – Tile welding pass
  • Added – Threaded texture downloader. up to 100x faster downloads depending on your CPU and bandwidth.

Version 3.22 Sept 18th 2018

  • Fixed- OSM server not responding specifically on MAC, in R20.

Version 3.20 Sept 1st 2018

  • Adds CINEMA 4D R20 Compatibility
  • Fixed- OSM server not responding sometimes

Version 3.12 Aug 21st 2017

  • Fixed – a problem stopping ASC files from loading.
  • Added – another layer to the new  map layer list.
  • Added – new function in georeference tag, that lets you embed/displace with textures.

Version 3.1 Aug 16th 2017

  • Fixed – a problem stopping DEM Earth from working fully with C4D R19.
  • Fixed – missing UV Coordinates, making baking textures a bit strange.
  • Fixed – missing Map Tile Servers.
  • Added – new map tile servers.
  • Fixed – various bugs and changes.

Version 3.08 Nov 18th 2015

  • Fixed- a problem preventing old scenes loading with 3.07, if they contained embedded height data
  • Improved  – increased the maximum area of a GPX track to 1000km

Version 3.07 Nov 17th 2015

  •  Changed – prefs password is now masked after entry
  •  Added – prefs option “Center After Embed” decide if DEM earth should center on your embed data, when you add it.
  •  Added – custom server to prefs.Use your image server with DEM Earth.
  •  Fixed – some issues with gradient refresh.
  •  Improved – gradient height values can now go below zero (needed for bathemetry)
  •  Improved – Massive speed up with DEM Earth tile extraction.
  •  Fixed – multiple minor issues.

Version 3.01 Oct 7th 2015

  • SMART OSM –  new setting “Levels” imports building levels, where available, and reflects this in the extruder.
  • SMART OSM –  finds more height values.
  • SMART Extruder–  got a new “Levels” setting.
  • SMART Extruder– Status update bar.
  • Several bug fixes and improvements.

Version 3.00 Sept 10th 2015

  • New – Geo Modifier –  Map any polygon, spline or point based object onto DEM Earth.
  • New –  Track Graph  –  Make an instant graph out of a GPX track, or any spline.
  • New – Poly Importer – Import country, county, regional borders using the osmosis poly format.
  • Improved – Smart Extruder – vastly improved. Better caps, better UVW mapping, less polygons.
  • Improved – Smart OSM – New Interpolation and surface offset settings, deliver what you need.
  • Improved – DEM Earth Object – improved UVW, to make baking, much easier.
  • Lots – of minor bug fixes and improvements

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