What approaches are there to blending multiple terrain types? [duplicate]

So for my university final assignment I’m doing a procedural world generator in unity. The idea is that different types of terrain are generated such as ocean, swamp, hills etc. I have the different biomes generating as chunks with different colours at the moment and the next step for me is to smoothly transition between them rather than drop off from one terrain type to another.

To do this I’m going to need to adjust the heightmap so that the edges join together rather than having gaps between them. The noise is continuous so biomes of the same type connect seamlessly. However with different biomes the height generated from any given noise is different, that way my mountains stick up without my ocean chunks being weird shapes. The result is like I said earlier, there are seams between my chunks that I need to stitch.

So my real question is what approaches are there currently to blend from one height map to another?

Alternative approaches to Iframes for content distribution via json api

I am currently working on a project that uses iframes to distribute content to customers. Going ahead we would like to switch to a json based rest api to deliver the content. Api access would need a token to which specific content could be exposed and traffic limits set.

To replace the frontend appearance of the iframe I am thinking about writing a reusable bundle using a lightweight react alternative like preactjs. But this would mean exposing the raw api and the specific token to the end user. Simply routing user requests via the customers server would conceal the token but still allow raw api access to the enduser.

What would be a good architecture for such a use case?

Are there server side rendered solutions that can easily be implemented across a variety of backend frameworks, without rewriting everything for each customer that is?

Thanks for any advice

As the DM, how do I handle enemy NPC Perception when the party approaches them without being stealthy?

I have a little question. My players are following a group of bandits, but the players are not hiding, they are even riding horses. They reach a beach where the 5 bandits are preparing a boat to retreat; 2 of the bandits are paying attention to see if someone comes, and the other 3 are just talking. My questions are:

  • The 3 Bandits talking use their passive perception to try to see the players, right?
  • The 2 Bandits that are paying attention roll for perception to see the players?
  • If my players doesn’t go in Hide, just riding the horses to the beach, whats the DC the bandits must roll?

Mind-maps conventions, best practices and approaches

I encountered this issue when prepping for a big arc in my campaign, let me explain:

The players are entering a place where there are three main factions (A B C ) and possibly minor ones (D E). The factions have interconnections with each others: ( X1: if the dragon appears A does attacks B; X2 C tries to do steal from A’s vault) etc etc. On top of this, the actions of the characters influence what each faction does with the characters and with other factions (X3: if the characters contact B first, A knows and resents them etc etc).

Now, i wrote this down in prose, with a bit of structure etc etc but there’s a good chance to miss things when the list of X1, X2 … grows too large. For example, something in X1 may be influenced by something in X10 that is way down the prep page.


What are better practices to deal with this kind of mind maps? (i’m not really asking for what has worked for people but rather if there are resources that explain how to do these mind maps and why doing them in certain ways)

I can envision having arrows between Xi and Xj when Xj refers to Xi, but there may be also different kinds of relationships between different Xi and Xj (will differently-coloured arrows suffice?). So, i don’t know if the text + arrows is the best approach, the clearest or whatever.

Perhaps this is a known concern when writing story/prep and there are some guidelines ?

Approaches to prevent submitting a modern create/edit forms if a status = close while a date field is missing

I am working on a sharepoint online custom list, and the list contain these 2 main fields:-

  1. Status. drop-down with options; new,open,closed
  2. Publish Date.

now i want to prevent users from creating/editing an item and change its “Status” to “Closed” unless they specify a value for the “Publish Date”.

now i want to use the modern experience, as if in classic mode i can simply add a script editor web part and do the validation using javascript. but what are the options i have to do this validation in modern experience ? and can i benefit from list or field validation to do such a validation (as list/field validation will work on modern UI)..

Wifi adapter not found in Ubuntu 18.04, none of the approaches so far resolves isse

The last time I booted my computer I could no longer access the wifi adapter, after some looking around I realized that Ubuntu was not finding any Wifi adapter in the system, it was working fine until I booted my system I’m guessing it was because of one of the internal updates which I get every day. From other posts, I’ve seen people asking for output of

lspci -knn | grep Net -A3; rfkill list

Which is:

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8179] (rev 01) Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:8197] Kernel modules: rtl8188ee

I have tried a lot of approaches mentioned on various platforms and yet it doesn’t seem to solve the issue. There isn’t any problem in the Wifi adapter physically because I have Ubuntu dual booted on my desktop and it works fine in Windows. Also, I have connected the computer with an ethernet cable from the wifi router and it works fine as well.

Quadratic equations using 2 different approaches

I am reading Mark Newman’s Computational Physics and at chapter 4 page 133 in Exercise 4.2 he asks

a) Write a program that takes as input three numbers, a, b, and c, and prints out the two solutions to the quadratic equation $ ax^2 + bx + c = 0$ using the standard formula $ x = −b± (b^2 − 4ac)^{1/2}/2a$ . Use your program to compute the solutions of $ 0.001x^2 + 1000x + 0.001 = 0$ .

b) There is another way to write the solutions to a quadratic equation. Multiplying top and bottom of the solution above by $ -b∓ (b^2 − 4ac)^{1/2} $ , show that the solutions can also be written as $ x = 2c/−b∓(b^2 − 4ac)^{1/2}$ . Add further lines to your program to print these values in addition to the earlier ones and again use the program to

I tried both ways and a) gives me

[-9.99989425e-13 -1.00000000e+00] and

b) [-1.00000000e-06 -1.00001058e+06]

how can I understand which one is correct ? Or why is this happening ?

What are approaches to reading and reviewing code efficiently?

Hoping this question is not too general, but I am new to Python, and realizing that one important aspect of coding is the ability to quickly figure out what is going on in a code that I have never seen before.

Hence I was wondering, do you have specific techniques / approaches to reading complex code, generally across multiple files? In my case I am mostly interested in Python, if that has implications.

I assume everyone starts with the main function, and then starts going deeper into the code. But I have the impression that experienced coders manage to quickly find the important sections. Unless this is pure intuition, I assume there is also some ‘technique’ to it?

What’s a difference between Shape-From-Stereo and Shape-From-Motion approaches?

I am reading about different approaches for 3D facial reconstruction and can’t get a difference between Shape-From-Stereo (SFS) and Shape-From-Motion (SFM) approaches.The SFS regresses a shape from few images looking for corresponded features points but it seems the SFM works with few images too. So what’s a difference?

Can someone explain me a difference?

P.S. I can’t find suitable tags due to my English level who knows well-suitable tags, pls, fix my question.