COMPANY: AvisNocturna Software | URL: (See App Store link below) | TYPE: Standalone | PLATFORM: Mac | PRICE: $9.99
|TerraRay 6 is an easy-to-use terrain rendering suite for your Mac. Create stunning artwork without learning a complicated and expensive application, TerraRay allows you to create realistic landscape images with just a few clicks while offering many advanced features for you to explore.
TerraRay features a state-of-the-art renderer which can simulate very realistic lighting using a global illumination algorithm. Every surface in your scenery reflects light onto other surfaces as in reality.
Simple yet powerful editor
The built-in editor has been built with simplicity in mind. You do not need to read a manual to create stunning scenery with TerraRay. You can draw an elevation map using the integrated editor and define where valleys or hills should appear in your scenery.
Create any type of material in TerraRay you can imagine: Earth, Sand, Rocks, Ice, Snow, Grass, Mud. TerraRay comes with many preset materials you can assign to any part of the terrain using different material layers.
TerraRay allows you to place models directly into your scenery. You can use models from the built-in library such as trees, houses or cars, or import custom models using the commonly used 3ds file format.
The flexible post-processing effects available since version 5.1 can vastly increase the realism of your scene. After rendering your scene you can apply near and far depth of field blur (including depth tinting).
TerraRay can simulate natural erosion processes using complex algorithms. You can either apply erosion to the whole terrain or selected regions.
Place grass, leaves or rocks anywhere you want in your scenery. Simply add a plants or rocks layer with a single click and use brushes to define where grass should grow in your scenery.
With TerraRay, you can create very realistic rivers, lakes or an ocean. Control the wave size, height, turbulence, absorption color, reflection color and many more aspects.
Fractal terrain generator
TerraRay comes with a Fractal Terrain Generator which allows you to create stunning terrains with just a few clicks. Included are many presets you can choose from.
Since version 4, TerraRay supports automatic texture generation. You can simply apply one of the many presets to your elevation map and TerraRay automatically generates the appropriate texture maps.
What's New in Version 6.5
• Distance Haze: Very distant mountains and objects appear faded with the background
• Detail Textures: Several new textures and materials have been added using a new algorithm
• 25% improved rendering speed
• Better anti-aliasing algorithm
• Improved erode filter and erode tool
• Better sky controls
• Many user interface enhancements
• Support for Mac OS X Lion Auto Save and Versions
• Countless bugfixes and minor improvements
TerraRay requires OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later (OS X Mavericks supported). TerraRay is exclusively available in the Mac App Store.