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Fractal Terrains Pro

Fractal Terrains Pro
Sub Category: Software & PC Games
Product Note: PC CD-Rom
Publish Year: 2003
Restockable: No
Type: Software (boxed)

Description

Worlds can take so long to map. Coming up with a reasonable world in the midst of a sci-fi gaming session, or creating a detailed fantasy world from scratch, can take hours - days even. Not any more.

For the fastest world generation, simply click the Next World icon. A fractal-filled moment later, FT Pro delivers you an entire world - complete with climate, rainfall and temperature zones. Not the world you imagined? No problem, just click the icon again, and again, and again. Then export that world as an image, animation, icosahedral, VRML, or CC2 Pro file.

But with FT Pro you can be even more God-like. Starting from a random world, real-Earth data, or a flat plain if you prefer, you can "paint" altitude or climate adjustments to suit your whim. You can raise mountains from nothing and consign entire continents to the deep. FT Pro applies its fractal magic with deft realism, requiring minimum artistic skill from you. If you find you are repeating yourself, you can create scripts to automate your tasks.

If that's not enough, you can get right into the FT Pro's world generation settings to adjust coloration, percentage water, land sizes, maximum and minimum heights, world circumference, axis inclination, roughness, and more. Add background images, even transparencies to create cloud cover and other effects. Import height maps from other software, and smooth them to perfection.

You have complete control over your view of the world. You can rotate to any point and zoom in to any level of detail. FT Pro can display the world in any of 24 map projections, including Mercator, Gnomonic, Mollweide and Orthographic, or create your own. To help navigation you can apply a number of grids to the surface, with lines of longitude and latitude spaced to your preference.

FT Pro works stand-alone, or as an add-on to CC2 Pro. If you've got CC2 Pro, you can export a single map of your whole creation, or multiple map tiles of increasing detail. The maps are linked with clickable hotspots, allowing you to create an in depth atlas-style in one fell stroke.