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Call of Juarez 2 Part 7: Brush Tool and Forester

Category: Call of Juarez 2
November 16, 2009

Call of Juarez 2 Level Design

Part 7 covers:

Brush Tool
How to Create Custom Brushes
Forrester Plugin Toolset

Call of Juarez 2 Level Design Part 7: Brush Tool and Forester

CoJ2 Bound in Blood Video Notes:

Brush Tool: allows you to create vegetation such as trees, grass, rocks and paint them directly onto your terrain.

Choose a tree type and start painting on your terrain. To Remove the trees, just select remove trees and paint them out.

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Modifying terrain mask. Select Terrain Detail Brush 1 and double click to go to the properties.

Under Image --> m_UserPath --> set this as yourmapname_msk.dds

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Advanced Tip: Go to Terrain --> Edit Bitmap on Terrain

Under bitmap file --> browse to yourmapname_msk.dds

You can modify the green channel and the alpha channel by setting the channel to Edit and painting into your terrain.

By clicking Save, you will see the terrain update through the painted mask.

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Create new brushes by going up to the Brush Tool --> Brushes --> New

Rename your brush and go into the brush properties.

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Under the new brush properties go up to Func Tree --> Insert at Highest Level

Select a functionality you want to add. In our case we chose Add Single Tree

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Click on the plus character in the brush properties and set the mesh you want to use to paint on your terrain. This could be any tree.

Navigate into data/nature/trees

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Select Add Single Tree and go up to Func Tree --> Insert a Child --> Insert Grass Density Map

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Under m_DensityMapMode choose both to Set

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Now you can set the properties to your tree what it will be displayed like in the properties

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Forester Tool is similar to Brushes but allows you to have more precise control over your painted vegetation.

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Call of Juarez 2: Bound in Blood Level Design Tutorial List

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