Feature request #4012
Feature: add hillshading as an option for raster symbology
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Testing something in Mapwindow GIS I noticed that it can do on-the-fly hillshading of single band rasters; in fact, this is even enabled by default when you add a new raster layer!
I don't think it makes sense to enable it by default, but I'm sure QGIS users would also appreciate hillshading as a symbology option (rather than having to create a second raster file for the hillshading). Mapwindow has demonstrated that this is possible, and can be plenty fast enough ;)
Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 5 years ago
If you create a hillshade layer using DEM from the Raster plugin, you have to set the following parameters: Z factor, Scale, Azimuth of Light, Altitude of Light. Do you think the defaults are good enough for "online" hillshading?
Updated by Alister Hood over 5 years ago
It looks good to me, although I imagine people would often like some vertical exaggeration, and in the northern hemisphere they probably want a different azimuth.
I think if on-the-fly hillshading was implemented someone would eventually make the parameters configurable anyway :)
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