Hello, I'm new to the forum. actually, I'm really new to Terragen as well. It was recommended by a friend, and I've had some fun going through neuspadrins tuts, and making a benmcduff mountain, but i could use a little more help. im trying to make a landmass for a group of countries in a world I'm making. I haven't decided yet whether or not it will be pen and paper, or just a story, but I wanted to create the land using Terragen. I guess, to start I was wondering how to control the terrain power fractals. I want to have more of a molded approach than to have most of it done by random seeds. for example, when i opened a new project, and created a power fractal in the terrain tab, I used a paint shader. it made a canyon, but i couldn't figure out how to make it a range.. another problem was that when I made a lake object it covered the world. Is there a way to create a body of water within a set area? i tried a paint shader there as well, and it didn't turn out so well.
lastly, can I find an index for the terminology? I know what a fractal is, but the rest is guesswork. thanks for any help!
The planet object which all the terrains we build using Terragen 2 is Earth sized. So to make your continents, the scales need to the right size. I am not sure how many meters the Earth is round. But about 1/3 of this would work for the lead in scale. The scale size about 1/4 of the lead in scale. I would leave the smallest scale at about 100 meters to start.
Now it's a matter of adding smaller values to 'fill' out the world. You could try NVSEAL's Planet pack from NWDA. I have not tried it out, but it looks like it would allow you to build your world very nicely.
thanks! unfortunately, I'm off to AIT for the army tomorrow. so, it'll be seven weeks before I can use your advice. I'll check that when i get back though! ;D