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Grand designer allows you to create an infinity of planets, nebulae, asteroids thanks to the power of procedural noises. Using the power of your GPU, every parameter changes can be seen in realtime.
 
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Controlled chaos
Create complex ground structures by using one of the thirteen noise generators, like Perlin, Voronoi, Multifractals or Billow

Combine the basic noise layer with a secondary noise layer or procedurally generated craters. Those extra details will beef up the complexity and the richness of the ground of your planet.

 

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Natural features

Boost your productions by adding natural details like :
  • oceans - and tune water height, density, colors ...
  • ice caps - and tune ice expansion, randomness, transitions smoothness, minimal and maximal level ...
  • desert regions - and tune desert spread, randomness, edge sharpness ...
  • clouds - and tune clouds shape, coverage, coloring, coriolis effect, twirls intensity and much more.

Add sediments taking into account the slopes and cavities of the terrain. Color them depending on the moisture level, terrain height and type. Add extra random vegetation to enrich the surface of your planet.

 

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Colorize the world
Create endless variations of your worlds by using the intuitive color ramps editor. Store presets by categories and recall them whenever you want, it's that easy.
 
Fill the void
Set a background for your planet by rendering volumetric nebulae in no time, tuning stars color, density and intensity.
 
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Export
Export in png, tga, dds and tiff with a resolution up to 16k x 8k with up to 64 samples per pixel. Have access to all individual layers like : 
  • albedo
  • roughness
  • ambient occlusion
  • normal map
  • sky color and alpha
  • slopes
  • curvature
  • ...
And use the different layers in your favorite engine or renderer like unreal engine or unity.
 
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And be creative!
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNcheKr9n6g
 
Grand designer is currently on greenlight, waiting for approval. If it fits your needs, don't hesitate to vote for it here
 
 

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Looks pretty cool - will it be available as a stand-alone product outside of Steam?

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The first step is on steam, but I'm thinking about other opportunities like the unreal and unity store and maybe directly from my website. I still have to study these possibilities though. 

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There is now a gallery of planets generated with Grand Designer online, you can enjoy them in their full glory!
 
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Check the full gallery on sketchfab
 
And please, support the greenlight project here

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