[GRASS-user] Importing DEM into 3D Studio MAX

Jarekj jarekj at amu.edu.pl
Thu Aug 21 11:08:30 EDT 2008

well imho most simple method would be export dem in gray (any graphical 
format) and use it as displacement map in 3dMAX or use it as the map in 
displacement modifier. I used this method years ago to presend 3d 
relief. It gave me very interesting result. ;-)
Second method is to change grid into 3dpoints, export it to vrml import 
vrml to 3dMAX (I don't know now if 3dMAX handle vrml natively) and 
convert points to mesh. But result cut be... any

Wolf Bergenheim pisze:
> Hello,
> I have a DEM and a satellite image in GRASS of an island that I'd need
> to create a 3D model for. Does anyone know how to get this data in 3DS?
> I can use r.out.pov to create a tga file that POV-Ray is happy with, but
> that doesn't create a 3D model... I've tried looking at blender, but I'm
> not able to see any formats that seem to match directly.
> Any ideas?
> --Wolf

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