updated 05:30 pm EDT, Mon October 24, 2011
Adds natural erosion, depth of field, more
TerraRay 5.1 is an update to the affordable 3D landscape generator program from AvisNocturna, now adding new post-processing effects such as depth of field, depth tint and bloom filters as well as a new "natural erosion" tool to simulate water erosion. The app's rendering times and live preview have also been made significantly faster, with improved terrain detail, and more sample scenes and materials to work with have been added.
The program, which is available exclusively on the Mac App Store, makes it easy to generate 3D terrain scenes, featuring a powerful yet simple editor, compatibility with the 3ds file format for importing custom models, realistic clouds and sky including volumetric fog, vegetation and water generators and more. Until the end of the month, the company is celebrating the new release with a half-off discount, making the cost of the program $10 (normally $20). Existing customers can update to the latest version for free.