More progress is being made on the terrain front. Â Lately I’ve been battling Unity’s terrain and placing detail objects. Â Their system wasn’t particularly well-documented but I’m finally wrasslin’Â it into shape.
So the tile system that I use for indoors is still under there, influencing the heightmapped terrain… Â The tile type defines what terrain layer(s) I use, which then I apply with some smoothing and variation. Â The smaller details like grass and little rocks use Unity’s detail system, which is applied with a density indicated byÂ the tile type as well. Â Finally, the larger objects like trees and large rocks are actuallyÂ the tiles I use for cities, but without a floor component. Â These I can spawn and despawn as they come into view, as well as modify due to explosions and so on.