Worlds you’ve always dreamed of.


GeoGlyph 2 introduces the first professional grade IDE for digital environments and a brand a new terrain synthesis engine for World Machine. This major upgrade catapults innovation across 4 core areas: erosion, geological effects, color production, and the UI.

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Erosion

Rediscover the power of erosion

GeoGlyph 2's new render engine produces 7 unique forms of erosion that change the predominant heightfield landscape today. New erosion devices - Stratifier, SandBlast, RiverErosion, Hydro, Vortal, Buildup - will shape your flow in uncommon directions. And they complement World Machine 3's river tools.

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Effects

Escalate realism with geological effects.

GeoGlyph 2’s new Geological Effects are powerful visual effect filters, inspired by image editing packages like Photoshop®, but adapted for terrains with a focus on raw shape alteration. These effects marry the impact and drama of your heightfields with a high degree of realism. Unique contour warping and reprocessing techniques create distinctive results, new to CG terrain packages.

GeoGlyph 2’s Geological Effects are a new addition to the World Machine universe. They are a hybrid between a Filter and an Erosion device. Rather than simply processing the terrain, the Effect devices produce a unique modification.

Adding an Effect to your graph lets you achieve far more complex results than with Filters and you can automatically alter the entire subsequent graph. This lets you create radically new types of terrains.

The below comparison demonstrates how the graph is deeply affected by the Swirl effect.



Original Image Original
Modified Image Swirl

Terrenderer

The first external terrain synthesizer for World Machine


Terrenderer (pronounced T·ren′der·er) opens up myriad new strategies for terrain design.

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Color Production

Turn concept art into complete procedural textures.

One of the most powerful new offerings in GeoGlyph 2 is GeoColor. This advanced gradient toolkit can create terrain textures from a photograph with a single click.

GeoColor can learn color patterns from a photograph, then allows you to pre- and post-process color gradients generated from the image. A modern gradient editor provides minute control over every aspect of the coloration process, while post-production effects provide realistic scattering and diffusion for the final texture.

  • Live 3D Preview

    The large preview gives you an accurate view of how the terrain looks with the GeoColor output, without an Overlay View device.

    The preview window has the same features as the IDE Editors for other devices, including full sky system, camera memorization, multiple material modes, orthographic camera, and high resolution preview (extrapolated to 1024, instead of World Machine's default 384 pixels).

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  • Gradient Editor

    The most visible aspect of GeoColor is the new gradient editor which can serve as a complete replacement for the Colorizer. It features a modern yet familiar palette and gradient-stop system.

    Tools such as Flip and Randomize help you do simple tasks faster.

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  • Image Extrapolation

    The heart of GeoColor is based on color pattern recognition. To create a full terrain texture, simply load a photograph or concept art, and get an editable gradient from that source.

    GeoColor gives you control over color sampling, with up to 256 gradient stops, sharply increasing your terrain detail. Create infinite variations by altering the sampling.

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  • Library

    The gradient editor is augmented by the GeoColor Library. This library consists of 1000 gradients generated from actual satellite photos of Earth and even other planets, encompassing every ecosystem. Previously, a gradient loaded from the library could not be modified. Now each can be loaded as a pure gradient with editable stops.

    Processing

    Built-in post-processing lets you diffuse and scatter the final texture map, automatically boosting the realism of your terrain.

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Photo to Color Map


In this example, you can see how a picture of Red Mountain in Colorado is turned into a texture map. GeoShape is used as the texture mask. Then in GeoColor, the photograph is loaded with a sampling of 128, 0.2 scattering, and 3 fuzzy sampling. The high density of gradient stops creates the fine noise, which when supersampled in the 3D render, heightens the texture detail.

A photo is transformed into a complete texture map in a single step.

A multi-layered color map for a wild, tropical island created with photo references from Nassau.

Macros

Quickstarts for any and every terrain simulation.

GeoGlyph Macros are designed with a deep understanding of the requirements of professional environment artists. They provide complete solutions for common tasks.

Environmental effect macros provide realistic natural processing of terrains. Superficial macros produce visual detail on the surface without altering the general shape of the terrain. Erosive macros create multi-layered erosion. Texture generator macros make extremely sophisticated masks for colorization. Utility macros ease everyday tasks and pain points in terrain design.

Device Library

Triple your World Machine arsenal.


GeoGlyph 2.0 gives you twice the amount of devices than World Machine itself. This expanded library offers something for every scenario.

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Integrated Design Environment

Give World Machine a suit of power armor.

Our brand new Integrated Design Environment (IDE) elevates the World Machine experience with cutting-edge productivity tools and a modern, intuitive interface.

This unified minimalist environment features a compact new toolbar, instant search, redesigned sidebar, Build Stack, WIP Recorder, Enhanced Editors, and more.

The IDE

A mechanized exoskeleton for World Machine, the new Integrated Design Environment (IDE) changes your process from the beginning. Instead of launching World Machine directly, you launch GeoGlyph which in turn initiates World Machine and wraps the IDE around it.

  • Learning Sidebar

    The Learning Sidebar gives you instant access to all GeoGlyph documentation, as well as World Machine documentation in a clear, easy-to-read format.

    The Online tab takes you to the Learning Center where you can find new tips, training videos, and more.

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  • Enhanced Editors

    GeoGlyph Devices are modified with the Enhanced Editor. This new experience gives you a DirectX powered terrain viewport right inside the editor, so you can inspect your changes as you make them.

    Enhanced Editors come with a full sky system, camera memorization, multiple material modes, and high resolution preview.

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  • Primary Sidebar

    This experimental feature overhauls World Machine's sidebar.

    The new resizable preview area gives you larger, efficient previews when compared to the Secondary Window. Choose between 1:1 and 16:9 scale.

    The new Water slider gives you accurate control down to the last meter, as well as keyboard sensitivity.

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  • Toolbox Sidebar

    The Toolbox is now an integrated sidebar inside the interface, for easy hassle-free access.

    The Toolbox is also conveniently available from the new Enhanced Toolbar, giving you direct access to all GeoGlyph and World Machine devices.

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  • Enhanced Toolbar

    The new interface is most visible in the updated toolbar and toolbox. The Toolbar replaces World Machine’s standard device toolbar with an extremely powerful alternative. The Toolbox, an evolution of our WM Toolbox, is available both as a sidebar and a popup.

    Advanced search, favorites, and other micro-features make the software work for you. GeoGlyph adds 100+ devices to World Machine's existing complement of 70+ devices. Instant search will become your preferred method of device management!

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  • Search

    Instant search is now deeply integrated into the IDE. It searches through World Machine devices, macros, GeoGlyph, and hidden items.

    You don't even have to find and click the button. Use autocomplete to search for the right device, and hit Enter to activate the device for placement on the graph.

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Build Stack

The Build Stack provides a history of terrain builds - including build settings, 3D preview, and visual build statistics. In World Machine 3.0.0.11 and higher, the Build Stack also keeps a full list of every device’s settings. Another bonus feature lets you compare 2 different builds to see which settings were changed.


Build Stack

The Build Stack comes with the Build Bot. This handy little feature will email you when a build is finished. His email contains a screenshot of the 3D view, and vital statistics from the build. Now you can take your break in peace.

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