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    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta

    Hello all, me and my fiance have been busy the last year+ working on a realtime 3D terrain editor, paint and modeling program. It is free, easy-to-use (I hope) and a lot of fun to work with! We ran a beta test for a couple of months to eliminate the worst bugs, and now since it is at a stabile and mature, productive level (although far from being ready) we would love for more people to try it out, so we can get more feedback - especially from artists - and optimize it as good as possible for the artistic workflow.

    Many of the existing tools are rather complicated to use and we hope we have managed to create something more pleasing for the artist. Artifex is like common 2D paint programs very brush-centric and does support artpads. The program comes with a set of low-poly trees, plants, buildings and textures (Ogre3D .mesh format) ready to use, so all you have to do is install and sit down to play around!

    The editor itself is based on the Ogre3D graphics engine (www.ogre3d.org), but most of the output is very generic, PNG heightmap & textures, the terrain shader is in CG, textbased config files.

    Screenshots:
    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta
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    More screenshots here.

    Here is the feature list copy and paste from the homepage:
    * Paintable, paged and animated grass support.
    * Support for transparent textures.
    * Open source C++ scene-loader class for easy project integration.
    * Open source PHP-GTK based artifex-scene to ogre-dotscene converter.
    * Mesh based decal cursor resembling the current brush in pattern, size and rotation.
    * 180 degree brush flipping.
    * Editable project templates.
    * SQlite based storage system.
    * Normalmapping and dynamic lighting support.
    * Infinite custom object value pairs to edit game-content.
    * 50 step Undosystem for all paint and terrain actions.
    * Artpad support, tested with Wacom Graphire2 and Intous3 pads.
    * Brushsystem with 10 different brushes, can be infinitely more.
    * Brushrotation, random, snap to 11.25 steps and degreewise.
    * Paintpressure is affected by the brightness of the brush you use.
    * Colourpainting with several different tools: Paint, Erase, Darken, Brighten, Blur, Sharpen, Contrast, Noise and filters: GaussianBlur, Dilate, Edge, Erode, Repair, UnsharpMask, Sharpen, Noise, Clear.
    * Terrain-shaping with 2 filters, and several different tools: Lower, Raise, Blur, Flatblur, Boil, Plane.
    * Adding and editing of meshes, rapid placement with space+click for random rotation/placement.
    * WYSIWYG texture adjusting, RGB, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast.
    * Backblending of baked splatting textures to reduce texture tile effects.
    * Texture-painting (splatting) with 9 different textures.
    * Tested with terrain-sizes of 15000*15000 ogre units.
    * Detailed documentation and help inside the terrain editor application.
    * Model pack with trees, plants, buildings.
    * And more...
    You can find the download here:
    http://www.artifexterra3d.com/forum/...-artifex-here/

    System requirements:
    WindowsXP, 1GB RAM, Shadermodel 2.0 compatible graphics card with 256MB RAM

    The program is far from perfect, but we hope you will enjoy it anyway!

    PS: I apologize if this is the wrong forum (or considered spam in some way) and ask the mods to move it (or delete!) in such case.
    Last edited by DragonSnail; July 1st, 2009 at 07:02 AM.


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    Ooooh - cool!!!

    I need to muck around with some other stuff that I DL'd this week, but this looks really awesome.

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    Thanks Minigoth, let me know how you like it!

    Here's a few more screenshots to show some of the features in the program. First, brush menu and colorpicker tool:

    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta

    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta


    Menu for changing the texture hues, values and contrast:
    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta

    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta


    Wireframe mode and custom object properties:
    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta


    Helpmenu!
    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta


    Colorpainting:
    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta

    ArtifexTerra3D - Landscape Painter and Editor Beta

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    this is fantastic - controls resemble other game engine terrain setups. I haven't had a chance to dissect this too much-will have more time later- great looking app.

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    Woho, more feedback!

    Yes, we tried to make the controls reasonable, familiar and easy to use, while still aiming for a good workflow. Almost everything is accessible with hotkeys and the hotkeys are written on the controls for easy memorization. People used to the typical 2D image processor and paint programs should feel right at home with the features.

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