fracplanet is an interactive application for generating and viewing random fractal planets and terrain with oceans, mountains, icecaps, and rivers. These can then be exported as models to POV-Ray or Blender, or as textures to other applications. It uses Qt and OpenGL.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics 3D Modeling|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This application was ported to Qt4, with a significiant code rework. Apart from the shinier Qt4 "look", and automatic use of multisampled rendering when supported by OpenGL, there are no new features.
Release Notes: Updates were made for Debian Etch and Ubuntu Edgy. No new program functionality was added.
Release Notes: The main addition in this release is the ability to export the terrain as a texture map, with or without relief shading. A DEM (Digital Elevation Model, or height field) and normal map are also written. For planets, the textures are a cylindrically projected latitude/longitude map (this is directly usable as a spheremap in POV-Ray). The illumination direction is now controllable from the GUI, and swirly spiral weather systems can be added into the clouds.
Release Notes: Now also builds .debs for Debian Sarge and Ubuntu Breezy (available from sourceforge). There is little reason for users with a working 0.3.0 to upgrade: one minor GUI improvement, and the random number generator switches to use the boost mt19937 implementation. For those building the code themselves, please note that the boost C++ library is now required ("libboost-dev" package on Debian).
Release Notes: This version adds the ability to export meshes to Blender, the option of generating a layer of clouds, control over the viewer window's background colour, and some built-in documentation.