Picogen Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Picogen for Windows, Mac, Linux, LightWave, Autodesk 3ds Max and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Picogen.

A free Terrain Synthesizer and RendererPicogen is an outdoor ray tracing system, a free Terrain Synthesizer and Renderer targeting large-scale terrain with realistic day/night-illumination and... If you're looking for more info about Picogen like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/9/2019 4:24:00 PM

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  • Terragen

    Terragen is a scenery generator, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations. It is already capable of near-photorealistic results for professional landscape visualisation, special effects, art and recreation. Terragen has been used in a variety of commercial applications including film, television and music videos, games and multimedia, books, magazines and print advertisements.

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  • LuxCoreRender

    LuxCoreRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxCoreRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality. LuxCoreRender is and will always be free software, both for private and commercial use. It is being developed by people with a passion for programming and for computer graphics who like sharing their work.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • POV-Ray

    The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux. The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • RenderMan

    PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer. It primarily uses the REYES algorithm but is also fully capable of doing ray tracing and global illumination. PRMan is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and used to render all of their in-house 3D animated movie productions. Pixar's RenderMan has been specifically engineered to meet the demanding challenges of rendering 3D animation and visual effects.

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Vue

    Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images of your landscapes in moody atmospheres... in a few mouse clicks. Vue Pioneer is a great way to learn 3D. It's so easy to use that you'll be composing amazing 3D landscapes in no time. There is a commercial version available.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • appleseed

    appleseed is a modern, open source, physically-based rendering engine designed to produce photorealistic images, animations and visual effects. It provides individuals and small studios with an efficient, reliable suite of tools built on robust foundations and open technologies.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Adobe Dimension

    Adobe Dimension (formerly Project Felix and then Adobe Dimension CC) is the 3D design tool made for graphic designers. With extensive integration with Adobe Stock, you can easily composite 2D and 3D assets to build product shots, scene visualizations, and abstract art. You can preview your design as you go, experiment and edit your ideas without having to render a final image to see your work. You can also enlarge the preview window to see details up close.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Adobe Creative Cloud

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  • Octane Render

    Octane Render is the world's first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. What does that mean? It uses the video card in your computer to render photorealistic results fast...really fast. This allows the user to create stunning works in a fraction of the time of traditional CPU based renderers. Yet, to date no other software makes use of it in the way that Octane does.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Bryce

    Bryce is an award winning, fun, feature-packed 3D modeling and animation package designed to allow new users to quickly create and render stunning 3D environments. Bryce combines exceptional power with an innovative interface for incredible ease of use. Add wildlife, people, props and more to your scenes via the DAZ|Studio character plug-in in addition to terrain, water, sky, rocks, clouds, fog, vegetation, and architecture for which Bryce has long been the standard.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • NOX Renderer

    NOX Renderer is a rendering software based on unbiased methods. The renderer is available as a standalone Windows executable with a plug-in to link it to 3ds Max. A linking script is also available for Blender users. As with other similar applications, such as Maxwell Render and the open source LuxRender, NOX uses the Metropolis Light Transport method to calculate global illumination.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Nem's Mega 3D Terrain Generator

    Nem's Mega 3D Terrain Generator is a relatively new terrain generator that takes a step in a completely different direction. Unlike traditional generators where the user must depend solely on the generators generation abilities, this generator gives its users complete 3D control over what their terrain looks like. Users start off with a flat piece of landscape, then add to it with one, or a combination of many powerful generation options.

    Free Windows

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  • Geomorph

    Geomorph is a height field generator and editor for the Linux operating system. A height field is a kind of topographic map. It is a 2D projection of a 3D landscape. Geomorph generates square images and shows a 3D preview of the resulting landscape. The resulting 2D image can be processed with a tool like Povray for rendering the landscape. Geomorph actually exists in an alpha stage, localized in French, English and German. Here are some screenshots. It is generally stable.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • MiniLight

    MiniLight is a minimal global illumination renderer. It is primarily an exercise in simplicity. But that makes it a good base and benchmark (in some sense) for development and experimentation. And it just might be the neatest renderer around (on average, about 650 lines). There are translations into several programming languages. It is a command-line application. It reads a simple text model file and writes a PPM image file.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 3Delight

    3Delight is a fast, high quality, RenderMan®-compliant renderer designed to produce photo-realistic images in demanding production environments. The renderer was introduced to the public in the year 2000 after being used for more than a year as the sole renderer in a sister production company. It is now widely used and earning a reputation as a benchmark in rendering technology.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • EarthSculptor

    EarthSculptor is a realtime terrain height-map editor and paint program featuring an easy to use interface designed exclusively for rapid development of 3D landscapes for visualization, multimedia and game development. Earth Sculptor is a real-time terrain editor and paint program featuring an easy to use interface designed exclusively for rapid development of 3D landscapes.

    Freemium Windows

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  • PnP TerrainCreator

    PnP TerrainCreator is a highly integrated tool for large scale terrain creation. Featuring manual as well as automated/randomized terrain generation including heightmaps, texturing, vegetation, seas and rivers, static objects and environmental sounds enabeling you to build a complete diversified terrain with just one tool.

    • Discontinued Website/app unavailable.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Visual Nature Studio

    Visual Nature Studio 3's redesigned interface makes creating complex scenes easier than ever before! Additionally, faster rendering of animations along with still shots guarantees faster delivery of final product. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a visualization may be the key to receiving government or public approval on a proposed project.

    Commercial Windows

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  • DreamScape

    DreamScape is sophisticated set of 3DS MAX plug-ins for creating and rendering realistic landscapes, seascapes, skies, clouds, outdoor lighting and more. In contrast to other terrain creation tools for 3DS MAX, DreamScape Terra uses new rendering technologies that occupy much less of your computers memory (RAM) making it possible to render large detailed terrains on even a modest system.

    Commercial Windows Autodesk 3ds Max

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  • Grome

    Grome is a game level authoring tool used by professional game developers and companies from 3D simulation industry. Continuous development on the existing proven functionality brings new features like road networks editing, decal texturing system, support for advanced per pixel shading effects, while improvements were made to the user interface to accommodate for the increasing number of new features.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Graphite

    Graphite is Quad Software reference renderer for Grome editor. Definition: Middleware reference outdoor renderer, 100% integrated with Grome pipelines, directly from the makers of the editor. Advantages: Out-of-the-box solution for scenes created in Grome or other world modeling packages. Well documented and with backing support from the developers.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Outerra

    Outerra Engine is a global world rendering engine capable of seamless real time rendering of planets from space down to centimeter details on the surface. It can use arbitrary resolution of elevation data, refining it further to the finest resolution using fractal algorithms and procedural techniques. Unlimited visibility, progressive download of data, procedural content generation. Integrated vehicle and aircraft physics engines. Embedded web browser for web service integration.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Natural Scene Designer

    Natural Creative Power that's Easy To Use Natural Graphics is the developer of Natural Scene Designer -- a powerful yet easy to use 3D program which lets you design, render, and animate natural outdoor scenes. Its intuitive interface makes it easy to use for beginners, while advanced users will appreciate its power and versatility.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Raiseland

    Create terrains in minutes. Use them on your favourite game engines and 3D editors. FEATURES Real-time Raiseland is a procedural terrain generation tool which is able to modify the terrain in real-time. The terrain is regenerated instantly after user modifications. Hybrid Raiseland combines the power and speed of procedural techniques with the flexibility and imagination of designers, providing procedural tools and brush-like tools.

    • Discontinued Steam page is dead, no way to buy or download this product.

    Commercial Windows Linux Steam

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  • mental ray

    mental ray® is a rendering software which generates images of outstanding quality and unsurpassed realism. The software combines the physically correct simulation of the behavior of light with full programmability for the creation of any imaginable visual effect. In addition, it uses advanced and proprietary acceleration and sampling techniques for faster rendering on even the smallest, single processor machines.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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