• Make Mountains in Blender from Heightmaps

    Blender can make mountains from heightmaps, and this is a tutorial to show you how. Follow along and recreate two volcanoes from New Zealand's Central Plateau.
  • Old Friends Hypothesis

    The Old Friends Hypothesis attempts to explain how modern hygiene practices have led to a rise in inflammatory diseases such as asthma, hayfever, and food allergies to things like peanuts, lactose and gluten.
  • Export Terrain Contours from Blender Using Freestyle

    Learn to create contours from terrain and export from blender in the SVG format for making maps, 3d printing, or cutting from physical materials.
  • Colour by Altitude

    Learn to assign colour to terrain based on altitude with Blender.
  • Sow a Grass & Chamomile Lawn

    Every year I put up a paddling pool for summer. It leaves behind a circle of dead grass and bare dirt. Learn to remedy this by sowing chamomile and grass.
  • Finding Heightmaps on the Web

    This tutorial provides heightmaps, links to them, and talks about what to look for. It is written from the point of view of someone wanting to use them for modelling terrain in Blender, but it is relevant to modelling with other 3d packages
  • Heightmap Conversion with GDAL

    Learn how to use GDAL through the command line to extract 16bit heightmaps from Data Elevation Models.
  • Export Heightmaps from QGIS by Print Layout

    To get the highest quality heightmaps from QGIS we use the Print Layout function. This tutorial builds on the heightmap refinements taught in Export Heightmaps from QGIS by Screenshot.
  • Export Heightmaps from QGIS by Screenshot

    This tutorial shows how to export heightmaps from QGIS 3.0.1 by using the screenshot method.
  • Narrow Garden at Front of House

    A small garden can have a big impact on our native animals. The value is not in attracting animals but through beauty inspiring the visitor to value the life around them. This article covers the design and planting of this garden.
  • The 100: Predictions for Season 4

    Some thoughts on The 100.