VistaPro Renderer Alternatives

    VistaPro Renderer is described as 'Vistapro Renderer has the ability to add oceans, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, clouds, snow, haze, trees, shrubs and buildings. The creation of computer generated, 3D landscapes has never been easier or faster'. There are more than 10 alternatives to VistaPro Renderer for Windows, Mac, Linux, Autodesk 3ds Max and Steam. The best alternative is Terragen, which is free. Other great apps like VistaPro Renderer are Vue (Paid), World Machine (Freemium), Picogen (Free, Open Source) and Geomorph (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 9, 2019

    1. Terragen is a scenery generator, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations.
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      It's a bit more tricky setting up your landscapes via a schematic editor which works both for the height map and color texture maps. A lot more complicated but in the end it's very versatile.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. 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.
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    3. World Machine is a proven terrain generation solution for artists, game developers, visual effects studios and other visualization professionals
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.

      Discontinued

      No recent releases since 2010. See https://code.google.com/archive/p/picogen/downloads

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      • 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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    4. 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      The program is no longer updated since 2007 and the official website is no longer available.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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    5. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      PnP TerrainCreator is a highly integrated tool for large scale terrain creation.

      Discontinued

      Website/app unavailable.

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    6. 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.
      • 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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