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what is "picogen"?

picogen is a free terrain synthesizer and renderer, i.e. a piece of software that can be used to create and render terrain scenery.

It is under heavy, ongoing development, so if you don't like it now, maybe you'll like it more in the future -> watch us ;)

You can follow the progress and find previews by watching this group, or via rss/identi.ca/twitter etc. (see picogen.org/forum/viewtopic.ph… ).




Any help and feedback is much appreciated.
Source code: github.com/phresnel/excygen
Kanban lite: trello.com/excygen

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New group: excygen


I want to thank you for the great time, support and all the heads up. I will fade back in, keep you up to date, only I will no longer be posting here, but rather at excygen.

More infos later.

Picogen's dead, but it lives on in excygen :)
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says;

very well...

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Animerulesdaz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg just found this out and wondering if you can do other things with it ??
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Sir-Beret Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you make height maps on this?
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Digi-fish Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for providing this program for free. I might try it out.
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Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thanks for requesting my desktop screenshot for your gallery. :tighthug: :heart:
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phresnel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
You are very welcome :)

Especially since yours was the first recorded rendering done with picogen that wasn't made by me personally :)
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Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
:huggle: :heart:
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Fourpillars Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Thanks for this program.
I just tried it and I think is very promising.
Here is something I made with it using a fractal image as a heightmap: [link]

I hope you can find the time and energy to complete this project.
Would it be possible for the program to draw the coloring from an image (e.g. the same image I set as heightmap?)

I think the program also need something like a quick preview pane where we can change the camera position intuitively (by mouse). Seeing a rought outline would be sufficient.
Now it is quite difficult and long process to get to the camera view you want.

Thanks.
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phresnel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Hi Fourpillars,

I guess you tried out 0.3?

Plans for a realtime preview with mouselook are already there, a precision navigation pane is already there for 0.4, with a kind of compass for setting yaw, pitch, roll. It will also feature some non-realtime forward/backward/strafe functionality :)

Thanks for the encouragement, development goes on :)
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