Create Terrain

Basic requirement: Qubicle Basic Edition + Utility Module DLC

The terrain generator creates a terrain based on a randomly generated heightmap. To create a terrain select Create > Terrain from the main menu.

 


 

Terrain Generator Options



Tip: Changing Dimension or Roughness will result in a new random heightmap. All other values can be changed without starting the randomizer. To force randomization click on the Randomize button. Otherwise always use Preview.

Name

Sets the name of the new terrain.

Dimension

Sets the width and depth of the terrain. Changing this value will randomize the map.

Height

Sets the height of the terrain. The maximum height is 256.

Roughness

Using high Roughness values will result in more spikes. Changing this value will randomize the map.

Smoothness and Smooth Iterations

Smoothness is applied for n iterations making the terrain less jagged and more curved.

Gradient and Gradient Shades

A gradient can be used for coloring the terrain to mimic certain terrain types like mountains. Gradient shades determines how many steps of the gradient will be used to color the object. Using a high value will result in a smooth transition from bottom to top.

Surface and Underground

You can set different colorize methods for the surface and below ground. Selecting None leaving only the surface terrain.

Shadows

By enabling Shadows the terrain generator calculates shadows based on the sun position. The algorithm uses directional light shining from the sun position to the world origin.

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