Back in the old days, when I was a basic hacking teenager, the state of the art technique for getting awsome 3D Graphics on the atari-screen was rendering triangles based on a grayscale bitmap - aka heightfield.
I reanimated this knowledge to generate a 3D object from such a heightfield. so in fact this blog article shows how to take something like this
and turn it into something like this.
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the blend file can be downloaded here
the blend file needs OSC.py by Daniel W. Holth to be in the python searchpath, so either copy it to location you start blender form or copy it to your site-package folder (obviously i'm not the only one who had the idea of using this lib with the blender game engine :-] )read more ...
This week i played a bit with blender. here are the links and books i found useful.
the main blender site
a tutorial showing how to integrate pythonscripts in the blender game engine
a blender wikibook
a blender modelling tutorial