Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 Posted by Jim Thacker

Planetside releases free edition of Terragen 2.5

Planetside Software’s latest demo video. The flock of birds was generated in 3ds Max, then the sequence rendered in Terragen. The developer has just released the non-commercial edition of Terragen 2.5.

Planetside Software has released the non-commercial edition of Terragen 2.5 and bugfixed the commercial version, originally released at the end of last year.

The 2.5 update adds FBX support to the landscape-generation software, including the option to import and export camera, lights, nulls and animation data, and export terrain data in FBX format.

Users can also export camera data in Nuke’s .chan format. A new Card node can be used to create billboards.

The non-commercial edition is fairly heavily limited, with restrictions on render detail and antialiasing quality, and a maximum output size of 800 x 600 pixels.

Bugfixes to the commercial release
The commercial version of the software, Terragen 2.5 Deep Edition, has also received a smaller update, including a number of bugfixes and a “more robust” OBJ reader.

Terragen 2.5 is available now for Windows 2000+ and OS X 10.4+. Pricing for the Deep Edition begins at $299.

Read more about the new features on Planetside Software’s website

Download the non-commercial edition of Terragen 2.5