Picogen Alternatives

    Picogen is described as '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 detailed plant populations'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Picogen for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, LightWave and Autodesk 3ds Max. The best alternative is Adobe Dimension. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Terragen or LuxCoreRender. Other great apps like Picogen are Vue (Paid), POV-Ray (Free, Open Source), appleseed (Free, Open Source) and RenderMan (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jul 9, 2019

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.
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    1. Nem's Mega 3D Terrain Generator is a relatively new terrain generator that takes a step in a completely different direction.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated since 2007 and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0.5.0, can be still downloaded from Softpedia

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      3Delight is a fast, high quality, RenderMan®-compliant renderer designed to produce photo-realistic images in demanding production environments.
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    2. 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.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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).
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    3. 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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      PnP TerrainCreator is a highly integrated tool for large scale terrain creation.

      Discontinued

      Website/app unavailable.

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      • Windows
      • Autodesk 3ds Max
      DreamScape is sophisticated set of 3DS MAX plug-ins for creating and rendering realistic landscapes, seascapes, skies, clouds, outdoor lighting and more.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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      • Windows
      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.
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