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Add Amazing Detail to your 3D Model with Voxler 3's New Drape Imagery Feature

Your audience will never have to wonder where in the world your 3D model is located when using Voxler 3's new ability to drape imagery over a HeightField module. This new feature allows you to enhance any digital elevation model, national elevation dataset, or Surfer grid file by adding a superior level of detail by draping a referenced image file.

Using a generic color scheme makes it difficult to know where a 3D model is located.


With the new drape imagery feature you can enhance your 3D module with real world detail.


Follow along as I demonstrate how to add stunning real world detail to your 3D model using Voxler 3's new drape imagery feature. You can download all the example files used in this article by clicking here.


  1. Open a new instance of Voxler 3 and from the toolbar click File | Import.
  2. In the Import dialog select and open Tetons.grd.
  3. In the Lattice Import Options dialog click Import as curvilinear lattice and then click OK.
  4. With Tetons.grd selected in the Network Manager, click Network | Graphics Output | HeightField.
  5. You should now see a 3D plot in the Viewer Window. Use Voxler 3 to drape aerial and satalite imagery over your 3D module.
  6. To import the referenced image file click File | Import and in the Import dialog select and open Tetons.tif.
  7. With Tetons.tif still selected in the Network Manager click Network | Connect Output Lattice.
  8. Connect Tetons.tif to the HeightField module by clicking the Connect Input Overlay (not connected) option. Use Voxler 3 to drape aerial and satalite imagery over your 3D module.
  9. Select the HeightField module from the Network Manager and then in the Property Manager click the Overlay tab.
  10. Click the check box next Show overlay and then change the Color modulation to Use overlay color only.
  11. You have now draped real world referenced imagery over your 3D model.





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