# Thread: Terrain Grid Winding Order Diagram for Terrain R&D Project

1. The record to date was running through the terminal as they were announcing my name on the intercom saying final boarding call. Then racing down the gate as they were starting to close the airplane door. That was when we wrapped up the 3rd Person Platformer. Jason likes to see how high he can get my blood pressure to go.

2. Originally Posted by busbyj
Yeah! No kidding! I told you we could have taken a look at the TerrainGenerator.
Are we going in-depth about that in the upcoming R&D? It sounds advanced, but I'd love to see it (and play with its properties

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Well I am very happy, because I just watched part 3 of “Lee's Terrain R&D” videos again, and this time I was able to understand how they made the triangles. I feel really good about that, because last time I was clueless about it. It was difficulty but once I understood what they meant, it was fairly simple. I was misunderstanding what they meant at first.

The only problem I have now is that I am not sure what they mean at the end couple of minutes of that video. I am sure it is just because I can't see the cursor.

The part where they say that people want five of these sections, instead of the vertices. What is a section? Do they mean the mounds where the six triangles meet? In that case I am not seeing five by five of them. Can somebody explain and maybe show a picture of how this works?

What do they mean when they say that they have twenty five square meters?

Edited: video 4 to 3. It was part 3 not 4.
Last edited by Wolfknightly; 02-17-2011 at 10:42 PM.

4. Section is a square. If you overlay a standard square grid over the hexagonal grid you'll see that there are 3 triangles that make up each square. When you say you want a 4 by 4 grid most people don't think about the fact it takes a 5 by 5 grid of points to make that grid.

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Is this what you mean by the squares? Do I have the squares correct here?

6. Exactly right.

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Cool! Thanks Lee. I am glad to understand it now.

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Oh, man, now that I have watched part 5, I see that you show how the little squares are placed over three triangles, just like I drew above. But anyway, it did help me understand what I was watching at the time, so it wasn't a wast of time.

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In video 11 of R&D series 3 Lee and Jason mentioned sharing the Targa file with us, anybody know where i can find it?
Last edited by rme_2001; 03-17-2011 at 03:45 PM.

10. I looked around for it too. Doesn't look like it's uploaded yet.

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