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what is "picogen"?

picogen is a free terrain synthesizer and renderer, i.e. a piece of software that can be used to create and render terrain scenery.

It is under heavy, ongoing development, so if you don't like it now, maybe you'll like it more in the future -> watch us ;)

You can follow the progress and find previews by watching this group, or via rss/ etc. (see… ).

Any help and feedback is much appreciated.

Gallery Folders

picogen 0.4 Navigation Window by phresnel
Early Mockup of Next GUI by phresnel
picogen 0.4 Wizard's Code Edit by phresnel
Picogen: Heightmap Import by phresnel
Tranquility - small by phresnel
Wandering at sunset by phresnel
Lake Sunset by phresnel
Lakes and Canyons - Aerial by phresnel
Picogen-Tutorial: A sunset by phresnel
Qt Frontend
picogen 0.4 Wizard's Code Edit by phresnel
picogen 0.4 Navigation Window by phresnel
Picogen: Heightmap Import by phresnel
CosyGui - another wip by phresnel
An untouched place - preview by phresnel
Xytoplax - In the pipeline by phresnel
Xytoplax - Plants for picogen by phresnel
Quality Assurance by phresnel
Fractal and Surreal
February 2010 Desktop by Miarath
Roofs of Cipotl by Fourpillars
Source code:
Kanban lite:


New group: excygen

I want to thank you for the great time, support and all the heads up. I will fade back in, keep you up to date, only I will no longer be posting here, but rather at excygen.

More infos later.

Picogen's dead, but it lives on in excygen :)
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zefuro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heya! Im new to devianart, i'd love it if yall could help me by giving my art some critiques so that i could improve. Cheers!:) (Smile)     Pandora's Orb by zefuro Convergence (10 artwork milestone) by zefuro Unknown by zefuro  
Habatchii Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says;

very well...

Add me to your mail list.
Animerulesdaz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg just found this out and wondering if you can do other things with it ??
Sir-Beret Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
How do you make height maps on this?
Mintoons Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for providing this program for free. I might try it out.
Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for requesting my desktop screenshot for your gallery. :tighthug: :heart:
phresnel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
You are very welcome :)

Especially since yours was the first recorded rendering done with picogen that wasn't made by me personally :)
Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle: :heart:
Fourpillars Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Thanks for this program.
I just tried it and I think is very promising.
Here is something I made with it using a fractal image as a heightmap: [link]

I hope you can find the time and energy to complete this project.
Would it be possible for the program to draw the coloring from an image (e.g. the same image I set as heightmap?)

I think the program also need something like a quick preview pane where we can change the camera position intuitively (by mouse). Seeing a rought outline would be sufficient.
Now it is quite difficult and long process to get to the camera view you want.

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