I have a topography map with the contour lines representing the different levels of the terrain. I want to make this a surface so I can render it and ultimately use it in a 3d rendering/animation. Can i do this in pro/e ?
There should be software that does this kind of rendering though I thought that you usually start with a gradient based topography map then use that information to render bezier curves or something.
Where did you get this topography map? Have you looked at any topography rendering software?
don't actually have the topo map yet. This is in anticipation of an upcoming project. Don't know yet what format the topo map will be provided (i.e., as a 2d file or 3d file or just a flat image that i have to scan to grab the contours lines.). I only have pro/e and don't want to have to invest in new software if it can be avoided.
so what is the software...? i have same problem
Well, one time I was rendering terrain for a game engine I was working on and noticed a there were a lot of programs for topography generation and mapping. Many were free. You may start there if nobody can answer your question about ProE?