World Machine (Heightmap-Gen)

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Jake L.(Posted 2005) [#1]
Just want to share:

I ran over World Machine. It's free (for non commercial, commercial goes for $40) and fun to play with.

Heightmap generation works somewhat like the renderpipeline in XSI.

Have fun


Picklesworth(Posted 2005) [#2]
That looks very good :D
I think I'll give it a whirl some day.

Pongo(Posted 2005) [#3]
Yup, very good. I bought it a few years ago,... makes some pretty awesome heightmaps, especially the erosion effects.

RedRidingHood(Posted 2005) [#4]
The pictures they have posted do look really great. How would you say it compares with Terragen or Mojo World?

Mustang(Posted 2005) [#5]
WorldMachine has only terrain, no water - but the real-time fly-mode is cool and fast! Terragen has water but no plants. MojoWorld can at least import models. And don't forget Vue D'Espirit if you're after nice world generators:

Pongo(Posted 2005) [#6]
worldmachine does not really compete with terragen, it works with it.

I use WM to create highly detailed heightmaps with special masks for erosion or whatever, and then take all that back into terragen or 3ds Max for rendering

RedRidingHood(Posted 2005) [#7]
Thanks Mustang and Pongo.

World Machine sounds interesting enough that I think I'll download it and give it a whirl. (I'm trying to cut down on the amount of programs I download and install for the sake of my operating system :) )