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Best World Machine Alternatives

World Machine is described as 'proven terrain generation solution for artists, game developers, visual effects studios and other visualization professionals' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to World Machine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Autodesk 3ds Max and Unity. The best alternative is Terragen, which is free. Other great apps like World Machine are Vue, Terresculptor, World Creator and Picogen.

World Machine alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of World Machine.
This page was last updated Apr 24, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Terragen

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Terragen is a scenery generator, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations.

    Terragen vs World Machine opinions
    Most users think Terragen is a great alternative to World Machine.

    Does not create 3d models on 2d pictures

    Negative comment over 3 years ago
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  2. Vue

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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 vs World Machine opinions
    Some users think Vue is a great alternative to World Machine, some don't.

    This is a scene creator not a WORLD creator.

    Negative comment almost 5 years ago
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  3. Terresculptor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Generate high resolution heightmaps for terrain generation.

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  4. World Creator

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Unity

    With a powerful array of creative tools and improved efficiency, real-time editing in the viewport, fully GPU powered procedural terrain and landscape generation, and more, World Creator makes terrain and landscape generation faster and more fun than ever before.

  5. Picogen

    • 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



  6. Geomorph

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Geomorph is a height field generator and editor for the Linux operating system.

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  7. Nem's Mega 3D Terrain Generator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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

  8. PnP TerrainCreator

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    PnP TerrainCreator is a highly integrated tool for large scale terrain creation.

    Discontinued

    Website/app unavailable.

  9. Visual Nature Studio

    • Windows

    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.

  10. DreamScape

    • 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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