posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 03:27 AM
I was not sure where to place this, so this will have to do. I also saw the program mentioned in another thread, but its hardly worth bringing up that
The program in question is Terragen for the PC or Mac.
This program is absolutely amazing (and free!). With it you can "draw" 3D terrain and render it on your pc.
Here is some shots of what it can do.
While you can also make entire planets, these below shots are from a version not available to the public yet.
Its really just amazing, especially for such a simple, small free program. The new version has been used in many mainstream applications.
As mentioned on the website:
The core technology in TGD was used to render planets for Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002 (article in Cinefex 93) and is now being relied upon for hundreds
of CG terrain shots in a big budget film for 2005.
Here are the download locations for windows and mac.
Its about 1.6 megs. Yes only 1.6 megs
Learn how to make planets in terragen here:
General Help here: (and cool photos)
That should get you started.
Enjoy. Its a cool time waster. But if you make a complicated world, its going to take longer to render.