I while ago, my forests on my map was marked as green like they should be, so you could se them on your map in-game.
Now, i see nothing.. Does it have something to do with copy/pasting? I recently copyed everything, deleted it, updated my terrain image, and inserted all objects again (Fastes way I know of)
If so, how do I fix it?
Should I delete layers folder, and load terrain/mask again maybe?
I used world tools 1.6.1 forest generator to make forests
Last edited by MugAben; Oct 5 2010 at 13:11.
It's automatic by ArmA2 when the object is placed as "NATURAL OBJECT" into Visitor3.
In the A2 map the green areas are set by the software when the forest density reach a certain value. If lower you can see trees as empty green circles.
About world tools imported trees, on V3 those trees are shown as vegetation objects, and not under the FOREST layer, due the forest is a procedural way that V3 has to place trees, that is not the same used by world tools, that places objects one by one.
To show imported trees you must click on the button just left to the artificial object layer visibility button.
Hope this helps
Can find that button :O
Cant find artificial object layer visibility. :\
I've found a screenshot on the net about this area of V3 editor.
The button just RIGHT to the BK button (with green circle) is the NATURAL layer, right to the natural layer there is the ARTIFICIAL LAYER. World tools (and other trees) will be placed on NATURAL LAYER.
Yes, thanks. But this is allready on. I can see all nature objects/forests in v3. They just dont show in-game.
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Or well, they show ingame.. And on the map, only as green circles. This is the part I dont get.. One binpbo pack and they are there as green forest areas on the map, the next they are all circels.. :S
Green circles means low density forest. If you're satisfied by your forest don't worry about green circles. If you need more dense forest do it without looking at ArmA2 ingame map. The passage from green circles to green polygons is automatically done by the software when needed and you can't deal with this.
Originally Posted by DampetDK
Also zoom on the map can (if i remember well) change the visualization.
Hint: ignore this, is not important for making maps, and tactical guys can understand the forest type by those symbols.
Then why does it go from green "normal" forest marker, to green circles without changing the forest?! The density was the same as before. It wasnt the forest I made changes to,
It's inside the ArmA2 engine, so it's unknown (at least for me).
Yeah wouldnt be the first wierd thing in editing/modding for arma
Well looks like im gonna make all forests again.. But thanks to your forest generator thats not so difficult anymore.
Whether you get individual little green circles or solid green areas on the in-game map is down to forest density - like Shezan says...
You can set the level of density required to get solid green forest areas with the config line...
minTreesInForestSquare = 3; // or whatever value you want - its a "per terrain cell" thing...
Same thing with rocks...
minRocksInRockSquare = 3;
So with the config settings above, I'll get solid green for trees, or the "rock symbol" for rocks, on any 10x10m area (my cell size) which has more than 3 rocks or trees...
What I don't understand is why it would change after an import / copy/paste...
edit* wow! just realised that was my 1,000th post! hehehe...
Last edited by Bushlurker; Oct 5 2010 at 17:05.