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    Jurassic Dreaming

    A world created in 1/2 day for a game set in jurassic times. A snippet of video here : http://bit.ly/1m9fLmh
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    Rich new world in just 3 hours!

    Sure. I will write something up :)
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    Rich new world in just 3 hours!

    Thanks :)
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    Rich new world in just 3 hours!

    Over the past year or so I have been gradually building out a system for generating worlds procedurally. The basic process is to generate a height map which outlines the features of the world, then I texture it, and finally I add vegetation. It typically takes me about 3 hours to generate a new world from scratch. Most of that time is spent tweaking texturing and vegetation. The actual generation process on a 4km x 4km world currently takes about 5 seconds. I am in the process of making this multi threaded and that should reduce it down to a few seconds. Ideally I want to be able to describe a world and inject it into any game by sending just the settings of the world across the network. This moves you from a 10-20MB file transfer down to less than 1k First I start with a rough 'map' which describes the approximate features I want to have in my world. [sharedmedia=gallery:images:5548] Then I apply various types of fractal noise to the map - the broad features become more interesting. [sharedmedia=gallery:images:5549] When you step into it, you get a sense of its size and perspective. [sharedmedia=gallery:images:5550] And when you add light it's gorgeous. [sharedmedia=gallery:images:5540] [sharedmedia=gallery:images:5551] And finally some vegetation brings it to life: [sharedmedia=gallery:images:5544] There's lots more I want to do, but here's a few screen shots of my progress to date. Video's are available http://www.youtube.com/btektube
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    Birth of a world

    It's advanced a fair bit from here, but a simple example of how to create a new world
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    Procedural Worlds WIP

    Some images of the worlds I have generated :)
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