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Old 17-03-2005, 01:33 AM   #1
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Default Creating environmental 3d landscapes

Well the title of the subject pretty much says it all. I'm not sure if maya is the best tool to do this so if it isn't feel free to suggest another application to do so.

Basically I have never been able to find a tutorial that shows how to create something as simple as lets say....a lake with a field around it and you have a nice sky with clouds and good lighting. Something simple

I wouldnt mind learning anything advanced either, I'm not a complete noobie. Thanks for any information that could point me in the right direction.
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Old 17-03-2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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Um, taragen is good. I think it can only output as an image.
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Old 17-03-2005, 06:27 PM   #3
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for Terragen there are exporters to goto .obj (maya), .3ds (max) etc...it natively exports to .lwo (lightwave) in the landscape window. there's a button for export.

I haven't had much luck with the add-on exporters though, so you'll probably be better off exporting to .lwo and importing to Maya or using a file format converter...such as Quick3d or something.
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Old 17-03-2005, 06:57 PM   #4
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all i can say is...WOW.

Terragen is so easy to use, looks beautiful, and the best part...its FREE.

Thanks for the info guys. This should be a lot of fun; especially once I import to maya and can tweak it up a bit.

THANKS
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Old 17-03-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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Ok well free to an extent, but still very usable
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