ArtifexTerra Terrain Editor [1.2 Beta Release 10.3.14 Pg.16]

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Re: ArtifexTerra Terrain Editor [1.2 Beta Release 10.3.14 Pg.16]

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Hello,

Just tried with the Internet Archive and the download works:
https://web.archive.org/web/20210307075 ... terra.com/

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Re: ArtifexTerra Terrain Editor [1.2 Beta Release 10.3.14 Pg.16]

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I do wonder what happened to this project. It's a shame this is really a great terrain and level editor.

By the way, I have ported the provided assets and terrain textures over to Blitz3D with a total of 9 splits.

More Info: https://www.blitzcoder.org/forum/topic.php?id=1141

I'm still having trouble with the heightmap precision, seems to have a +1 on size
Anyone know how this can be converted into a standard heightmap format?

Zonder wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:51 pm

I suspect its either float or 16bit per height internally and its down sampling for an image export? I've never used it though so can't help further than that.

Ok thanks Zonder for the additional info..

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The problem is that it was never open-sourced, so if the author looses interest its dead.

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sercero wrote: Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:04 pm

The problem is that it was never open-sourced, so if the author looses interest its dead.

I think it's more like if the author decided to give up on the project, might as well consider the idea of open-sourcing it.

Contrary to what happened and reminded me of Flow3D, an Ogre3D wrapper for BlitzMax that was once commercial has been opensourced. I had to reach out to the author though as the license was unclear then and it was later changed to MIT.

FreeWorld3D was another great tool. You can't use it now as the Free license still requires site activation and the domain has been cybersquatted.

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