Terrain Generator

Average User Rating

0 stars Not yet available

Back to product review

Full user review

  • 5.0 stars

    "No need to draw contours or learn code!"

    February 27, 2014  |   By tomysshadow

    Pros

    -The UI is simple and I learned the basics in about 10 minutes
    -allows export to relatively common Wavefront OBJ files, now you're speaking my language
    -Also exports to MAP files for Half Life, apparently
    -can add water
    -easy to navigate
    -textures are easy to apply with the paintbrush and allows for texture layers
    -can generate random noise for little bumps to add realism
    -can export heightmaps
    -allows for import of JPG, BMP, or TGA format images (and another one that I've never heard of, called WAD)
    -the ability to view a wireframe version and also antialiasing is an option
    -you can change the skydome

    Cons

    -default camera is a little slow (this can be changed, though)
    -importing textures is a little weird, using an entire folder at once
    -despite the large amount of formats it can write, the only one it can both read and write are TGM files (but then again, for good reason)
    -OBJ files are exported with the wrong axis up; they are sideways when I import them into other softwares (but you could just rotate it)
    -importing an unsupported format of texture crashes the program
    -Flatten tool is slow, this can be fixed by changing the "Smart Threshold" in the settings to off

    Summary

    Although Nem's Terrain Generator has a couple weird traits, they don't distract from the productivity too much. I was easily able to get started. The controls felt similar to Vue, although not nearly as realistic. But it's a solid free tool. Much better than Sketchup anyways IMO where you have to draw the contour lines. I could simply tug at the landscape and it went up/down. I totally recommend it for your terrain modeling.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Terrain Generator 3.0.5
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel