Terragen 2 Cometh
So, the Terragen 2 technology preview is finally upon us. This application has been literally years in the making. I remember reading about it ages ago. Unfortunately it’s only available for Mac OS X (> 10.4) and Windows.
Say what, no Linux support? I find that odd considering that most of the players in the field of 3d modeling and visualization support the Linux platform to some extent. Of course, I say this without having tried any of their offerings in Linux. I think of 3d modeling applications as just an OS-specific toolkit on top of the rendering engine, which should theoretically be platform neutral, right? Rendering to the screen, given that the application supports OS X, is likely being performed via OpenGL.
So I wonder, why no Linux support?
In any case, if you’re on Windows or OS X, check it out and feel free to let me know how you find it! I just love the sample imagery produced by this application. Drop-dead gorgeous. Of course, I love the notice at the top of the gallery pages:
For the best viewing experience, please set your monitor to TrueColour/millions of colours.
When was the last time you met someone still running at 8-bit or 16-bit colour?
In conclusion, go grab Terragen 2.