Homemade Computer Generated Landscapes, You Ask?

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:

Aglostine

Aglostine

Aglostine redux

Aglostine redux

Aedree

Aedree

Liesson

Liesson

Kendell

Kendell

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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Khairul Hisham J. is a tabletop RPG artist, writer, proofreader, translator, teacher, grad student and learner-in-general.

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