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Homemade Computer Generated Landscapes, You Ask?

Posted by Hisham
Thursday 05 May 2005 at 12:29 am.
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You've seen it in the movies and television. Camera swooping down on artificially-made terrain. The terrain resides in the mind of the computer, and so does the camera. If you ask, can I do this on my home computer? Can I generate an artificial landscape and have it look near-photorealistic? Can I make green fields and snowcapped mountains and beaches and islands and desolate rocky coastline? The answer to that is yes, with Terragen.

And it's freeware! Just download, install and you can start to build landscapes like this nifty sunset snowscape I made:


More images in the rest of the article. And yes, I made all of them at home.





It'll take some getting use to. But when you can figure it out, the results are spectacular. Try it out.

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