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Ground2k draws a blank with remesh

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I thought I would go back to Ground2k's latest version and see if I can make a simple little bump in my terrain well away from an airport flatten. I figured a LOD8 100 meter bump would be visible :-) so I did one, then a cluster of four or five, and hit the bgl icon. A popup window flashed too quickly to read, and no bgl was to be found on all 80G of my hard drive.Has anyone actually created a remesh bgl with this program? It seemed to me an absurdly simple task to raise a single or a few LOD8 squares 100 meters.If someone HAS been successful, could I have the LAT/LONs you remeshed and I will try the same ones. Here are the only two files from my target folder........0000 V5.0 (5.00) 1/4/2004 5:45:45 PM K:Ground24kv5Heregoes.LWM0002 0010 44.49 -73.176167 44.457833 -73.136667 44.49 -73.176167 44.457833 -73.136667 44.505615234375 -73.1982421875 44.439697265625 -73.11035156250017 0 10018 "K:GROUND24KV5Temp"0019 "K:Ground24kv5"0020 "M:KBTV_airport_hires.bmp"0021 3135 35760030 "K:Ground24kv5GrndBTV.Bgl"0031 "K:Ground24kv5GrndBTV_exclude.Bgl"0040 129 227 129 227 14 28 17 31 13 129 27 227 18 129 0 2280060 0 0 3134 3575 -1751.48449683475 -1735.45754626219 5221.91344620255 5590.582752218910061 1 10062 4 2 20063 0 0 00100 1 0 0 "" "" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 "" "" "" "" "" ""0120 00140 00150 00160 00170 00180 00200 0 1 0End;--------------------------------------------------; Ground2K4 : LWM Generated on 1/4/2004 6:52:51 PM;--------------------------------------------------include TDFMacros.incinclude TDFHeaders.incBGLHeader 45, 43, -72, -74, LWMHeader , TerrainHeaderStartLWMHeader label word LWMFileHeader 513, LWMIndexStart, LWMStart, LWMEndLWMStart label word datamark_0 label word;----------------------------------------- LWMIndexStart Label Word LWMIndexHeader 0,LWMIndexData LWMIndexData Label WordLWMEnd Label WordI recall that following the instructions precisely my attempts to redraw a coastline a year or so ago came to nothing, and "even" rhumbaflappy could not produce the same coastline, altho he suggested an alternative method that worked.So I have read that huge numbers of people are pouring out tons of scenery with no problems, but I remain a non-believer.

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Hi John,I can't help you with Ground2k but if all you REALLY want to do is "see if I can make a simple little bump in my terrain", then you may find the new version of my flatten utility is sufficient. www.fs-traveler.com/flatten.shtmlHope this helps.Steve

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Just saw (and appreciate) your suggestion. My problem is a little more complex than a simple bump, because, similar to some other posts I see posted after this one, MSOFT got a little too generous with the airport flatten around my home airport (in Vermont), fouling up my 38m mesh from Justin Tyme and the phototerrain i"m laying down. I'm impressed with Ground2k, but have not (yet) successfully been able to place flat rivers/ (disguised as LWM water polygons) right next to steep cliffs. I do find it relatively simple to create an accurate surface in GMAX by modifying a hemisphere to a background contour map (which someone has suggested was how Hoover Dam scenery was made in FS9)I wish MSOFT (or someone else) would provide a utility which would allow someone (with an obsessive need for perfection) to manually enter an array of LAT/LON's and surface elevations at very high resolutions and in a very small local area correct some of the anomalies we suffer with, particularly around the edge of flattened areas. No need for fancy GUI's just a straightforward format for creating an array of values in a file similar to the DEM's that the SDK mesh generation programs would accept as input.My spare time available at this hobby is limited, so I am just limping along.

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