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| 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.
| That looks very good :D|
I think I'll give it a whirl some day.
| Yup, very good. I bought it a few years ago,... makes some pretty awesome heightmaps, especially the erosion effects. |
| The pictures they have posted do look really great. How would you say it compares with Terragen or Mojo World? |
| 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:|
| 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
| 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 :) )