Hello all, not sure where my projects adventure may lead but here it is. Currently I use hand drawn greyscale heightmaps, created in a paint program, since the new XXL map editor allows the import of 8bit image files. Free version terrain apps (World Machine, Terragen) dont allow the export of the required 4096 resolution raw32 files. I can extract 8bit images from World Machine, but again with the low resolution. Starting simple with mostly flat maps with water features. Still practicing on hills and mountains. I've found that overcoming a "stair step" result to be the biggest challenge. First project: I'm attempting to fill a request by "harrysbird" for some coastal city maps along the coast of Vancouver Island.