Water texture

#1
Hello

When rebuilding FMNH airport in Madagascar with satellite views, I have to had a kind of pond. I used a polygon, tagged with Hydro_Polygons_Generic_Lake_Perrenial.
It works, but I'm not satisfied with aspect: it looks as a very attractive lagoon blue, same as the neighbour ocean; I would get something more natural, with a more "dirty" or darker aspect.

Thanks for help, if possible.
Pierrot - FMEP
 

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#2
Hi,

I am sure somebody with a little more knowledge on this subject will correct me if I am wrong, but if choosing another type for your polygon does not work, I guess you would have to adart the waterclass for that area, to specify a different type of water there.
 
#3
Thank for answer

I searched for subject; unfortunately, I think that it would need to make changes in terrain.cfg, but in such a way, water in ocean would change too?

So far, I tried to make a flatten area polygon, tagged with a "dirty" texture.
Maybe a "river" texture?

I still wait for better solution!

Pierrot - FMEP
 
#4
Try changing the underlying waterclass tile. It's available in SBX under the tools->water menu. However , WC tiles are fairly large (probably the same as Landclass : 1.2 km), so if your pond is very close to the coastline, ocean water would be altered too.
 
#5
Merci pour la réponse!

En effet, c'est entre l'aéroport et la côte,à environ 600m de la côte.
Je me doutais d'une "influence" de la proximité de la côte, car à l'intérieur des terres j'avais des résultats satisfaisants.
En regardant de plus près, c'est aussi ce changement qu'on observe à l'embouchure des fleuves.

Pierrot - FMEP
 
#6
Hello

Problem fixed: I modified the WaterClass, with 2 tiles code 012... covering the pond.
Unfortunately, it didn't work with XSBuilder 3.1 WaterTools; I created the tiles in existing aiport project, selected all, compiled, but no change in scenery. Maybe too complex? or order for objects?
I tried with EZ-Landclass (Excel macro), creating just a small bgl for the 2 tiles, and it works: I got my "dirty" pond next lagoon blue ocean!

Thanks to everybody.
Pierrot - FMEP
 
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