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Terragen – gorgeous landscapes

I first used Terragen when I was studying digital art at university. Terragen is a landscape generator that creates wonderful images, one of which used to be the header on this site.

After a couple of months of using it the developer stopped work because he got a job at a major movie special effects company (that I can’t remember the name of – it was someone like Digital Domain).

Anyway now that his contract is up he’s hard at work on Terragen 2 and today I saw some renders from a preview release of the new version.

The big new features (apart from looking stunning) are the vegetation and other scenery objects. It looks stunning.

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  1. That was done with Terragen 2?! I’m just getting used to Terragen 1, but I’m drooling! Hopefully TG2 will come out soon (they’re saying 2006, and we’re almost 1/2 way through). And hopefully they do release a non-commercial version for free.

  2. does anyone know if its possible to use google earth or a map to recreate a real terrain set with terragen?

    Thanks Tom

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