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World Construction Set, Demo Kit
Demos from and information about v1.0
Gary R. Huber
Christopher Eric "Xenon" Hanson (Xenon@Arcticus.burner.com)
High-end terrain renderer and animator.
World Construction Set is a powerful program for rendering photorealistic
landscapes from USGS DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data or other sources.
Many types of ground shading and foliage are supported, with spline
animation, import/export facilities and an elegant non-modal user-
General Program Features:
Uses Magic User Interface -- Amiga User Interface StyleGuide
Provides public screen on user-specified ScreenMode
Enhanced display board (with Intuition emulation) compatibility
68000, 68020/68030 and 68040 optimized versions
Import / Export Features:
IO LightWave motion files
I U.S. Geological Survey Digital Line Graphs (USGS DLG)
I World Data Bank global vector data
I AutoCAD DXF vectors (LINE, POLYLINE, POINT primitives)
I USGS 3 arc second ASCII Digital Elevation Models (DEM)
IO WCS Binary DEM
IO Future support for Vista binary DEMs
IO IFF and Sculpt image formats
IO IFF-ZBUF and raw array Z-Buffer data
IO Convert between any 2D binary data array and an image/DEM
Extensively configurable algorithmic ecosystem mapping
Multiple ecosystem types: Water, Bare, Rock, Grass, Conifer,
Visual sensitivity (ViewShed) analysis and display
Summagraphics tablet support (future generic tablet support)
Automatic turn banking and lookahead options
Spline control of all motion, color and ecosystem parameters
Individual Tension, Continuity and Bias for each spline channel
Interactive 3D wireframe layout display
Timeline (motion graph) editing of all splined parameters
24 bit output with 4 bit (16-color) progress display
Field Rendering for 60fps video output
Any aspect and resolution up to 32767 x 32767 (memory permitting)
Detailed 2D trees for realistic vegetation density within
realistic rendering time-frames
Supports Z-Buffered background compositing (IFF-ZBUF, Raw array)
Amiga OS 2.04 or later. 3-4MB RAM required.
Recommended: 68030/68040, 8-16MB RAM, large hard disk, hires display card.
All Aminet sites including:
Also will be available on CompuServe, Genie and other networks and BBSes.
All demo materials are Copyright )1994-1994 by Questar Productions, but
may be freely distributed for non-profit uses.
World Construction Set v1.0 is Commercial software, and is not freely
World Construction Set retails for $250.00, but initial v1.0 orders
before October 30th 1994 will be discounted to $195.
1058 WCR 231/2
Brighton, CO 80601
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