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Terrain Listings
Demeter Terrain Rendering Engine
A cross-platform, open source terrain rendering engine. Written as a stand-alone compnent that can be easily integrated into any kind of application. [OpenGL]
Interactive Visualization Systems
IVS of the University of New Brunswick develops software specializes in interactive 3D exploration of ocean floor surfaces, submarine cable routes, and complex climate data sets. Available for download. [Win32,SGI]
Modeling and visualization software package that creates relief maps in both 2D and 3D using either proprietary global elevation database or public domain DEMs. Features include projections, texture draping, lighting, shading, and elevation color graduation.
Natural Scene Designer
Raytracing based landscape renderer with object (trees, rocks, lakes) creation, placement and animation capabilities. Interactive planimetric, and 3D modeling viewpoints. Imports USGS and STDS DEMs. [Windows and Mac]
Toolkit for building interactive real-time applications with 2D or 3D presentations, from simulators and command and control (C3I) to surveillance and traditional GIS systems. [Win9x/NT/2k]
TechNature Library
A collection of rendering, mathematics, and texturing functions that use fractals to 'grow' everything from plants to planets with seamless procedural textures. (shareware, with source code) [Requires DirectX 6.0+]
Virtual Terrain Project
Promotes development of tools for constructing any part of the real world in interactive, 3D digital form. CAD, GIS, visual simulation, surveying and remote sensing. (free, with code) [win32, unix]
World Construction Set
Professional photorealistic terrain modeling, visualization, rendering and animation program. Create stunning, photorealistic images and animations with image object rendering. [Win9x/NT/2k/Mac/SGI]
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