ASC is a special height data format. its a very simple file format that is easy to manage and use.


DEM Earth can work  with ASC data in two ways:



1.Embedding

 embedding inserts the height data, extracted from the file, into the DEM Earth custom height environment. That means you load the load the file in, and forget it.

Embedding Data

  • Make a DEM Earth object, and look in the "Object/Data Set" Tab. 
  • Press the "Embed ASC data" button
  • choose your ASC file. (if you have a zip file, decompress it first)
once the data is loaded, you will need to increase the objects subdivisions to see see your data at a higher resolution.



2.drag and drop

simply drag and drop an ASC file into C4D. If DEM earth is installed, it will create a finished landscape model for you. 

TIPS

  • If you have an aligned image, with the same name, in the same folder as the ASC file, the image will be imported and matched to the landscape model.
  • be careful not to directly import ASC files that are too large. Depending on your system setup, Cinema4D may only display an object with a limited number of polygons.


More info can be found here..