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Posted: 21 February 2013 09:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I was looking for an alternative to Bryce 7 on Mac, since it seems to have fallen on its updates.  Well, more accurately, I was looking for my sister.  Mojoworld was one option, since it’s another program he did, but it’s no longer maintained… or even able to be purchased.

I thought that there was a newer one on the Mac app store by the same guy, but I can’t remember the name.

We have a cheap copy of Vue 8 for each of us, along with Terraray, we were looking for more abstract.

I thought that there was one on the Mac Appstore or some such that was 549 something for a professional version and 149 for one that would do landscapes, but not finding it at the moment…

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Posted: 21 February 2013 10:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m not on a Mac, but aside from Bryce, I also use Terragen —>
http://planetside.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=152

I use Terragen Classic, and it states it’s available for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, and it’s free.

There’s also Terragen 2, but I haven’t played with it yet so don’t know what extra goodies it has.  I believe there’s a free version of that, as well as a pay-for version —> http://planetside.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=150

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Posted: 21 February 2013 10:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yes, I love Terragen Classic, it was my first foray into this virtual nature madness! smile I’ve bought a Win copy… I remember buying TerraRay because I’d love to have a program more like Terragen’s GUI.

On my sister’s end, she has:
Vue 8 Pioneer
Terraray
Bryce 7 Pro

I also have Carrara, but she’s not as thrilled with it as I am (I’m currently doing a scene, but the sun seems to have died.  Random bug?)

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Posted: 22 February 2013 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ariaso - 21 February 2013 09:58 PM

I was looking for an alternative to Bryce 7 on Mac, since it seems to have fallen on its updates.  Well, more accurately, I was looking for my sister.  Mojoworld was one option, since it’s another program he did, but it’s no longer maintained… or even able to be purchased.

I thought that there was a newer one on the Mac app store by the same guy, but I can’t remember the name.

We have a cheap copy of Vue 8 for each of us, along with Terraray, we were looking for more abstract.

I thought that there was one on the Mac Appstore or some such that was 549 something for a professional version and 149 for one that would do landscapes, but not finding it at the moment…

is this what you want -
http://www.uisoftware.com/artmatic/indexAMVY.php

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Posted: 22 February 2013 12:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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bigh - 22 February 2013 12:04 AM
Ariaso - 21 February 2013 09:58 PM

I was looking for an alternative to Bryce 7 on Mac, since it seems to have fallen on its updates.  Well, more accurately, I was looking for my sister.  Mojoworld was one option, since it’s another program he did, but it’s no longer maintained… or even able to be purchased.

I thought that there was a newer one on the Mac app store by the same guy, but I can’t remember the name.

We have a cheap copy of Vue 8 for each of us, along with Terraray, we were looking for more abstract.

I thought that there was one on the Mac Appstore or some such that was 549 something for a professional version and 149 for one that would do landscapes, but not finding it at the moment…

is this what you want -
http://www.uisoftware.com/artmatic/indexAMVY.php

You are my hero!  That’s exactly it! smile

I’ll add it to the list of things to check out smile

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Posted: 22 February 2013 01:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Ariaso - 22 February 2013 12:32 AM
bigh - 22 February 2013 12:04 AM
Ariaso - 21 February 2013 09:58 PM

I was looking for an alternative to Bryce 7 on Mac, since it seems to have fallen on its updates.  Well, more accurately, I was looking for my sister.  Mojoworld was one option, since it’s another program he did, but it’s no longer maintained… or even able to be purchased.

I thought that there was a newer one on the Mac app store by the same guy, but I can’t remember the name.

We have a cheap copy of Vue 8 for each of us, along with Terraray, we were looking for more abstract.

I thought that there was one on the Mac Appstore or some such that was 549 something for a professional version and 149 for one that would do landscapes, but not finding it at the moment…

is this what you want -
http://www.uisoftware.com/artmatic/indexAMVY.php

You are my hero!  That’s exactly it! smile

I’ll add it to the list of things to check out smile

check this out -
http://youtu.be/hJtPI-JYYCY

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Posted: 22 February 2013 03:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I would recommend Vue http://www.e-onsoftware.com/ in combination with GeoControl2 http://www.geocontrol2.com/e_index.htm

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Posted: 22 February 2013 07:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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another great terrain generator for any 3d render application is World Machine 2 but i don’t think there is a mac version .This generator has same issue as bryce- when creating complex scenes for 32bit windows , “Running under 32bit Windows, World Machine can easily run out of memory (or more precisely, out of address space) during high resolution builds” -8192x8192 but the 2048x2048 builds and possibly 4096x4096 wont cause this issue , (can be fixed with this large adress mode) but this issue is not in 64 bit Vista/7 versions - bcuz 64bit OS uses 4 gb ram i think.Horo knows better than me how this thing works .
As for a Bryce alternative i would recommend Terragen 2 + Xfrog 3.5 (plants creator) or Xfrog plants packs if you got some extra money.
Bryce has a cool tree generator, Vue has a cool grass generator from what i read on forums but Terragen i dont think if it has vegetation generator, however be ready to learn Terragen because it is the most difficult (complex) to learn/use landscape software ..you can add even shaders to your terrains .Vue has better default skies than Bryce i think but not so easy to learn and use as Bryce.Bryce still remains in my opinion in top of the most easy to use/start for beginners and the best water rendered is in Bryce i think .
The choice is yours and no matter what landscape software you use, with a terrain generator- for HEIGHT MAPS and a sculpting program (OPTIONAL for displacement maps) you can create amazing terrains.

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Posted: 22 February 2013 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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For what it’s worth (LOL);
MJW 3.1 doesn’t load nor install under 10.8
The current demo of Vue Mac crashes constantly under 10.8
I love Voyager but there’s no Import function and to create original stuff you need Artmatic (which is the actual procedural engine). Works on ALL macs.
Haven’t tried the new version of Terragen.
TerraRay just merged with a big German software company - It’ll be interesting to see how that turns out…

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