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