about generating Elevation Tinted Hillshade , see exampleSwiss hillshade
Posted 07 May 2016 - 09:32 AM
Posted 07 May 2016 - 01:09 PM
Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:16 PM
The lighting on these terrains appears to be from the SE (or right to bottom right of page), and is causing some inversion for me. General rule of thumb is to keep lighting on a shaded relief emanating from the NW (or top left of page if the map is rotated off N to top).
Complex shaded relief is a bit of a dark art and for me at least takes several different applications and multiple layers composited together to get it how I like it. A straight SR from Arc can be ok but will always be a little rough, or harsh if not post processed in something like Photoshop or layered with texture layers and others.
Some folks here have had good results with Blender (an open source 3d app). I use Natural Scene Designer. Both will probably give better results than Arc in most cases.
If you are just getting started with terrain representations I'd recommend taking a look To Paterson site shadedrelief.com. He provides a lot of good info and tutorials for terrain representations. Check out reliefshading.com as well for more info. And finally, if you want something to read take a look at Eduard Imof's "Cartographic Relief Presentation."
Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:10 AM
David is right, it´s not an easy task to make a good shaded relief. A good and fast solution for me to make a different hillshade from simple analytic hillshade is the multi-directional light method described in this paper ( I discovered it in a Cartotalk post):
Posted 11 May 2016 - 04:20 PM
Posted 11 May 2016 - 04:27 PM
That looks like fun terrain to map!
The only time I use light from the lower right (SE) is for creating planimetric-oblique hillshades using Natural Scenery Designer.
I didn't get relief inversion from the image - i think because the elevation tint reduced the possibility. There are a variety of different color ramps you can use in ArcMap and here is an article to get you to the right download.
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Posted 11 May 2016 - 04:59 PM
If you are just getting started with terrain representations I'd recommend taking a look To Paterson site shadedrelief.com. He provides a lot of good info and tutorials for terrain representations.
I have read a few pages on google book of this book and I found it very interesting, I think I will buy it soon
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