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TERRAGEN – Landscape and Scenery Creator

by Dwarka Rao 21 January 2010 No Comment

Terragen is a free program while lets you create beautiful landscapes and sceneries. In fact, it is the first ever program to offer rendering of realistic sceneries in one complete way.

The best part about Terragen is that it lets you get into the in depth detailing of the scenery. Although it offers a detailed and elaborated user interface, but it is worth using as the output can be made look like a highly professional one with number of special effects.

Once you master this program you can create some of the amazing landscapes, static and dynamic. It lets you have a firm control over each and every parameter, so that you can obtain the desired output product.

The program is so efficient that it used by number of professionals in the making of films, television and music videos, games and multimedia, books, magazines and print advertisements.

It is compatible on both Windows and Mac Operating Systems.

Features

  • It offers you to do in depth detailing
  • It has native user interface, which lets make the best on their respective operating systems
  • Lets you create static as well as dynamic scenery
  • You can even import BMP images and add 3D effects
  • Free for non-commercial purposes
  • Compatible on both Windows and Mac OS

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terragen

Performance

Since it is graphics related application, it requires a computer with higher configuration. With higher configuration, its performance is exceptional.

Reliability

Terragen is kind of pioneer in designing such an application. So they understand all the requirements and made sure that the program satisfies all the scenery generating needs.

Interface

The only reason of its graphical interface being complex is the number of options it offers. As a user you will truly relish working on it because of high detailing options it offer. But once you spend time using this program, you will start feeling the real power in your hands.
Pros

  • Allows you to add highly detailed elements
  • Lets you add realistic effects
  • Very efficient and powerful that many professionals use it
  • Compatible on Windows as well as Mac OS
  • It is completely free for non-commercial purposes

Cons

  • Requires a powerful computer
  • Professional users need to pay to enjoy full functions

Conclusion

Terragen is one complete package to create your own scenery of beautiful landscapes with ultimate realistic effects. Although it has got a complex user panel, but once you master it, you will find that Terragen is one of the best scenery rendering software you have used. The fact that it allows you to add number of 3D effects and have a firm control over number of minute parameters makes it THE BEST.

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