Landscape Height Maps

Height Maps for video games, animations or 3D environments. Provided for free under a creative commons no attribution license.

You may need to scale the height of the terrain to get the best effect. When importing the height map the edges may get stretched or don’t fit exactly – this can be fixed by cropping the heightmap or using available sculpt tools.

If you have any feedback or preferences for resolution or file types – please make a comment on the blog post here. For some further free resources please also see the store.

8k Mountain Height Map Preview

Mountain Range Height Map

Height Map Resolution: 8192 X 8192

Diffuse Map: 8192 X 8192

File Type: EXR and PNG

Notes:

The Diffuse map is an EXR and is saved in a linear format so may look washed out. Please increase the gamma to adjust the look.

Consider using the height also a bump map to bring out the details even more.

The resolution and file types produce much higher detail and quality – but you may wish to convert these to another file type to produce better performance if using in an animation or video game.

Grand Mountain Height Map

Height Map Resolution: 4096 X 4096

Diffuse Map: 4096 X 4096

Bump Map for Material: 4096 X 4096

File Type: TIF and EXR

Notes:

The Diffuse map is an EXR and is saved in a linear format so may look washed out. Please increase the gamma to adjust the look.

The resolution and file types produce much higher detail and quality – but you may wish to convert these to another file type to produce better performance if using in an animation or video game.

Grand Mountain Height Map – Blender File

Height Map Resolution: 4096 X 4096

File Type: Blender v3.0 and PNG files

This download contains the Grand Mountain Height Map (PNG files) set up in Blender v3.0.

Rocky Land and Rivers Height Map

Height Map Resolution: 2048 x 2048

Diffuse Map Resolution: 2048 x 2048

Bump Map for Material Resolution: 2048 x 2048

File Types: EXR

Notes:

The bump map may need to be inverted and the strength lowered to get the best effect.

Dark Alien Landscape Height Map

Height Map Resolution: 2048 x 2048

Diffuse Map Resolution: 2048 x 2048

Bump Map for Material Resolution: 2048 x 2048

File Types: EXR

Great Lakes Height Map

Height Map Resolution: 2048 x 2048

Diffuse Map Resolution: 2048 x 2048

File Types: EXR

Height Map Featured Image

Ridge Through Terrain

Height Map Resolution: 1025 x 1025

File Type: PNG

Height Map Rolling Hills Height Map

Rolling Hills Height Map

Height Map Resolution: 1025 x 1025

File Type: PNG