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Old Codger

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Landform Generator
« on: February 12, 2024, 02:10:39 pm »

Anybody know of a cheap (okay, free) landform generator? I am taking the plunge into creating scenes and want to generate some basic landforms to put buildings and other things into in order to build a scene.
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Steve

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Re: Landform Generator
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2024, 06:17:05 am »

There used to be a program called Terrgen that did this. But now it looks like it's been bought or changed it's name to Planetside. They have a free version but I haven't tried it yet. the web site it:

https://planetside.co.uk/

Let us know how it works for you.
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Re: Landform Generator
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 01:35:22 pm »

Thanks, Steve. I have downloaded it and have save links to the tutorials. Guess this old dog is going to have to learn some new tricks.
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Re: Landform Generator
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2024, 02:03:19 am »

You might want to investigate the Web forum http://www.cartographersguild.com/ They provide links to software for developing both 2D and 3D maps and the associated landforms.

In particular, see the forum thread https://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1407
 (List of Mapping Software)

For example, Wilbur is a free utility for eroding 3D landforms to produce river basins, etc. http://www.fracterra.com/wilbur.html
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