How to create a beach scene with Terragen?

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This is a step by step description, how you can create beach scenes with Terragen coming close to reality.


Dotthy on 1:12PM Tue, 06 January 2004

How to create a beach scene with Terragen?



This is a step by step description, how you can create beach scenes with Terragen coming close to reality.

Tutorial Comments


kasalin  8:57AM Sun, 04 April 2010

Great tutorial, dear Dotthy !!!

s4murai  4:23PM Mon, 21 September 2009

sorry but this tutorial is rubbish. Layers are just not explained The plugin is bollocks - dropped it into all sorts of logical places and still wont work Cannot get the sand to work, even if i place it 10000000m you need to explain every step mate otherwise its just frustrating for us newbies :/

Beliria  10:26PM Wed, 12 November 2008

Thank you for this Tutorial! Still need to play around a bit with the mountain colours and sand, but least with this I have more of an idea of waves on beaches now. *hugs* and thanks!

AgentWills  10:45PM Tue, 01 July 2008

Great tutorial Helped heaps *hugs all 'round*

efron_241  12:41PM Wed, 03 January 2007

great manual. It took me a little time to find the plug in's. They can be found through the Terragen mainpage and than downloaded from sister sites.

akira-k  9:59PM Fri, 08 July 2005

I dont understand the part of the plug in :(

blueway02  9:36AM Wed, 18 May 2005

amazing!!! thans

Abiogenesis  3:20PM Tue, 10 May 2005

The outer part of the mountain if I'm making any sense

Abiogenesis  3:18PM Tue, 10 May 2005

When I create a terrain, I don't know how to smooth out the beach so it looks like an actual beach, i only get a part of it looking like a sandy place then the rest of it is rock terrain. Any suggestions?

rainshadow24  9:07PM Tue, 18 January 2005

Nice tutorial! This is my first play with Terragen... One question though..and I may be missing something...but where do you get the plug ins? lol

slammurai  1:47PM Fri, 12 November 2004

I have been tinkering around with Terragen for a few weeks and this tutorial RAWKS....Thank you..:)

ennes  12:25AM Fri, 17 September 2004

Excellent!!! Thanks for sharing....:-) []īs

lygher_xero  7:24AM Wed, 02 June 2004

had some trouble with the plug-ins still, but overall, not a bad layed out tutorial, just needs some refining in the layers segment (took me a few tries to get it) and maybe a step to say "include water" for us idiot noobs LOL. nice work though.

czwhite  2:28PM Thu, 15 April 2004

Fantastic !! Thanks for taking the time.

SeanE  8:02PM Wed, 14 April 2004

Well I tried the tut. out on my version of terragen but I couldn't get the water to work at all and have no idea what you are doing with the beach and the sand1, sand2 mountain1 etc. I'm having trouble actually finding half the screens that you seem to be using much less getting them to do stuff. All I managed to do was make some basic terain but couldn't add a thing to it.

loswl_  10:43AM Tue, 13 April 2004

Great tut, I tried it and Wow amazing results!! :o)thanks for sharing.

SeanE  7:37AM Tue, 13 April 2004

yup terrific! - I've had terragen for a few months now with the free DL of version 8 (?) off the net, but haven't had a clue how anything works on it so haven't used it. Now I get to have a play tomorrow.

gerryrigney  3:43PM Wed, 04 February 2004

great tutorial, well appreciated beginner