Terrain Generator

Terrain Generator

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    972
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 15, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    522.77KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"No need to draw contours or learn code!"

February 27, 2014  |  By tomysshadow

 |  Version: Terrain Generator 3.0.5

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.

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3 stars

"Good tool - wish it could import/overlay, though"

July 27, 2011  |  By mmagliaro

 |  Version: Terrain Generator 3.0.5

Pros

Intuitive, easy to create a simple grid terrain and push/pull to create mountains, valleys, etc.

Cons

The radius/grid controls could be more fine-grained. It is not easy to grab single small areas and modify them. Also don't see a way to import bitmaps or other pictures into the scene. Moving the camera around to get different perspective

Summary

Handy, useful terrain editor. I wish you could get finer-grained control, and have a mechanism to import bitmap images and superimpose them on the terrain before raising/lowering it.

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General
Publisher Nem's Tools
Publisher web site http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?p=35
Release Date February 15, 2007
Date Added February 15, 2007
Version 3.0.5
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows NT 4 SP 6, Windows, Windows Me
Additional Requirements .NET Framework, 3D Video Adaptor with latest drivers
Download Information
File Size 522.77KB
File Name terraingenerator305.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 972
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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