Introducing Terragen 3 Professional

Today we are proud to announce the introduction of a new, professionally-oriented product focused on the needs of visual effects production for film and broadcast, game asset development, architectural visualization, and print.

Developed with direct feedback from visual effects vendors using Terragen in major film and TV projects, Terragen 3 Professional includes many new features and performance enhancements to meet the needs of deadline-driven projects. A Linux render node will also be available with Terragen 3 Professional, making integration with existing Linux render farms possible for the first time.

Feature Highlights

  • Comprehensive layer and render element output
  • Enhanced 3D preview
  • New ultra fast high detail Global Illumination mode
  • Significantly improved population control including per-instance editing and color variation
  • Support for FBX and other industry-standard data interchange formats
  • Significant performance enhancements for localized cloud rendering
  • Object mesh deformation
  • Content library for organizing and quickly accessing scene files, objects, and textures
  • Enhanced DEM format and georeferencing support
  • New spherical camera
  • Depth of Field blur
  • Linux render node

Terragen 3 builds on the cutting-edge technology first released in Terragen 2, which has been used for visual effects in more than 20 feature films as well as numerous major TV productions, and is relied upon by many of the most respected visual effects companies. Terragen’s powerful displacement and atmospherics engines have garnered a reputation for accurate, photo realistic environments featuring detailed terrains, physically-based volumetric skies, and massive populations of instanced geometry. Planetside Software has continued to improve these core strengths for Terragen 3, producing new creative options and render capabilities, improved performance, and enhanced workflows.

Terragen 3 Global Illumination (compare to Terragen 2) - Image by Ulco Glimmerveen

Terragen 3 Global Illumination (compare to Terragen 2)

Terragen 2 Global Illumination (compare to Terragen 3) - Image by Ulco Glimmerveen

Terragen 2 Global Illumination (compare to Terragen 3)

Terragen 3 Content Library

Terragen 3 Content Library

Click the image below to browse a sample of render elements

  • Render Elements Stack

    Some sample render elements, visualized in a stack (not a representation of actual layer contribution to final result).

  • Diffuse Color Render Element
  • Direct Lighting Render Element
  • Atmosphere Direct Lighting Render Element
  • Alpha Channel Render Element
  • Surface Depth (Z-Buffer) Render Element
  • Surface Normal Render Element
  • Surface Position Render Element
  • Render Element Slices

    An example of some of the render element outputs supported by Terragen 3 Professional.

Terragen 3 will be released in July, 2013. To celebrate the upcoming release of the Terragen 3 product line, we are giving away 5 licenses of Terragen 3 Professional. Just sign up at the top of the site where it says “Get Updates + Enter to Win” to get early access to ongoing Terragen 3 news and exclusive discounts, and be entered for a chance to win a license of Terragen 3 Professional. You can also increase your chances of winning by sharing Terragen3.com with others. Each person who signs up with your custom referral code will grant you an additional entry in the drawing, as well as enter for a chance to win their own license.

Check back soon for more Terragen 3 news and information, including announcements of the final release date and pricing details.

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  1. FIRST!
    Congratulations Planetside on another great release. So many new features in here. It’s been a privilege testing out some of this stuff and a royal pain not being able to show it off or talk about it.
    The render layers is particularly powerful andopens upa whole new way of using Terragen.
    Looking forward to a whole stack of new renders.

  2. Can’t wait to see more. Looks to be very cool!

  3. Great News!
    A new Terragen Era has begun!

  4. Sounds really great!! congrats guys 🙂

  5. Awesome, can’t wait to get it!

  6. Eoin Armstrong  /  June 26, 2013 at 7:36 am Reply

    Yay! New toys!

    • Ben Vienerius  /  July 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

      Incredible which jump Terragen has made. It did not only jump mountains so high, but took the whole world to a new universe.


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