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PnP TerrainCreator Tutorials

Of course, the most extensive description of the single program functionalities can be found in the manual (pnptc_manual.pdf), which is also installed with the PnP TerrainCreator program.

Below you can find a step-by-step tutorial, which can help you getting started with PnP TerrainCreator. If you prefer videos, we also have a video-tutorials section below.

Step-By-Step Guides

These are very small step-by-step or first-steps tutorials construed for new PnP TerrainCreator users. The very basic program concepts will be described here. The whole step-by-step tutorials can also be downloaded as pdf file (pnptc_firststeps.pdf) (this is the same pdf file, which is installed with the PnP TerrainCreator program).

  • PnP TerrainCreator Basics
    Describes the very basics of PnP TerrainCreator. This includes the directory/file structure and the sector concept. You will learn how to create your first terrain and navigate in the 3D scene.
  • Terrain Editing
    Describes, how the terrain is edited and how terrain filters are applied.
  • Terrain Texturing
    Here you will learn, how textures are added to your terrain project and how you can paint your terrain surface using these textures. Furthermore, the automated terrain texturing functionality is described here.
  • Water Editing
    The water surface editing capabilities of PnP TerrainCreator are described here.
  • Static Objects
    Here you will learn, how you can add mesh files to your terrain project and how you can place these files onto the terrain surface as static objects.
  • Trees
    This article describes how to add mesh based trees to your terrain project and how to place them onto the terrain surface. This article also covers forest definitions, which is a means of speeding up the manual tree distribution on the terrain and of course the automated tree coverage generation.
  • Grass Coverage
    You think, trees are not enough for a nice terrain vegetation? Well… you're right… here comes the grass coverage.
  • Import
    We know, there are other tools in the world besides PnP TerrainCreator. So you might want to import some terrain data into PnP TerrainCreator. Here you will learn the basics of how to do this.
  • Export
    Finally you surely want to use your terrain in your game or graphics engine. In this article your will learn how to export your terrain.

Video Tutorials

  • PnP TerrainCreator Basics
    Describes the very basics of PnP TerrainCreator. This includes the directory/file structure and the sector concept. You will learn how to create your first terrain and navigate in the 3D scene. You will also learn how to edit your terrain in 2D as well as in 3D view mode.
 
pnptc/tutorials.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/01 15:32 (external edit)