Lately I’ve fallen into a tender trap of draping Digital Elevation Models over aerial imagery to make them look misty, plastic-y, and painterly. But, late on a Friday, feeling pre-apocalyptic I suppose, it occurred to me that there was no reason I couldn’t also mis-use DEMs to make our beautiful Earth look like it was yawning open into the fractured molten crevasses of Mustafar itself.
Here’s a charmingly rugged chunk of central Oregon.
Perhaps there’s safety to be found in the upper reaches of the grand and remote Rockies?
Ah, safety assuredly can be found in the thin alpine air of the free living granite state, no?
If you’d like to scorch your fingers on this dark and fiery brimstone-reeking elevation art, grab a DEM, apply a molten color gradient to it (ending in transparency), and slap it over some unsuspecting imagery.
Happy mapping, or something! John