Planetary engine that can be used with real elevation data of arbitrary resolution, while being progressively enhanced by fractal algorithms. The fractal algorithms refine and introduce details down to centimeter resolution and can be parametrized by elevation and land class data. A completely random fractal terrain is possible too, or a terrain can be sketched in rough resolution with fractal generating the details. Level of detail ranges from thousands of kilometers down to centimeters, with full visibility. The engine is fully asynchronous, majority of the algorithms running on the GPU while the rest is distributed to multiple CPU cores.

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk Aug 12 2010, 2:19pm says:

Yes, this is a good size, make them huge!
I want to be able to use them as my desktop wallpaper if they're hot like this one.

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Tyen901
Tyen901 Aug 15 2010, 2:27am replied:

I really liked this screenshot, so I took it into photoshop and made it work better as a wallpaper for dual monitors.
I thought someone else might like it too, so here it is.
Localhostr.com

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Croco15
Croco15 Aug 12 2010, 2:37pm says:

WOW.

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BlueSunsleader
BlueSunsleader Aug 12 2010, 4:02pm says:

Nice

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Raphiell
Raphiell Aug 12 2010, 7:31pm says:

already my background :)

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CMDKeen
CMDKeen Aug 12 2010, 7:32pm says:

If this picture would be posted anywhere else, I would say it's a real photography taken from a satellite.

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Kasplatt
Kasplatt Aug 12 2010, 9:12pm says:

Sexy!

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DethInACan
DethInACan Mar 18 2012, 12:28am says:

Would look awesome with clouds.

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