Adding a Sharpen node

The Sharpen node accentuates the details of a terrain.

To add a Sharpen node, right click in the Graph Editor and select Create Node  > Terrain Transformation  > Sharpen or press the keyboard shortcut N-T-S-H (Node Terrain SHarpen).

Select the node to open its parameters:

Editing a Sharpen node

  • Intensity: Use the slider to set the intensity of the sharpening. The higher the value, the more pronounced the sharpening effect.
    When it is equal to 0, we achieve the unchanged input terrain. By increasing the slider, more terrain details are accentuated.
    Below is an example of terrain before (image on the left) and after (image on the right) applying the Sharpen node:
  • The Scale parameter adjusts the size of the details to add. When its value is low, only small details are accentuated. When its value is high, larger details are also accentuated.
    Below is an example of a terrain when the Scale parameter is respectively 1 (image on the left) and 8 (image on the right):

  • This node has an optional mask type input to define the places where the accentuation takes place.
    Below is an example of using an optional mask to accentuate only the left part of the terrain:

Parameters

Parameter Use
Intensity Adjusts the intensity of the sharpening.
Scale Adjust the size of the details to add: very fine, or larger.

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