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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[FH]FatJoe Feb 18 2011, 9:25am says:

Looking real good!

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meazum Feb 18 2011, 9:43am says:

Quite incredible.

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CMDKeen Feb 18 2011, 10:47am replied:

You are crazy, in a good way. Now, just add biomes and it will look more realistic than real life itself.

Edit: Damn, what the ****? I'm 100% sure I haven't clicked replying to you. Anyways, you are right, it's really incredible.

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meazum Feb 19 2011, 9:56am replied:

Thanks for the fast reply, you're welcome. Make any complaints at the complaints department.

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ThePredatorBG Feb 18 2011, 12:18pm says:

Beautiful! Just needs some birds and fishes.

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KingJones Feb 18 2011, 3:58pm says:

This is Great....
LOl you gonna Simulate Natural Disasters on this also, Like Tsunami, Storms etc etc??
Would be Cool.
Im just saying :)

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Black★RockShooter Feb 18 2011, 5:45pm says:

yup,this is going to rape my computer

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grindkerensky Feb 18 2011, 8:10pm says:


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Anub1s Feb 19 2011, 6:38am says:

Beautiful !

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AdiJager Feb 21 2011, 8:11am says:

It be so cool just to sit there and watch...

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madcat1030 Jul 11 2011, 12:59pm says:

I haven't cleared my updates for this project just so I can access this video with ease. I love it, heh.

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EvilTurtle Feb 26 2012, 2:25pm says:

wow, i can honestly say that this is the first time i have seen water/oceans rendered so... perfect! really impressive stuff here guys!

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Video of ocean rendering in Outerra engine. See more at

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Feb 18th, 2011
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