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From: David Burnett
Subject: planetGenesis 1.1
Date: 18 Apr 2004 11:02:31
Message: <40829887$1@news.povray.org>
Hi folks, there's a new release of planetGenesis at


planetGenesis is a Planet and Terrain generator written in Java.
planetGenesis generates 16 bit greyscale PNG bitmap textures as a basis 
for height fields or displacement for planetary bodies and terrain
planetGenesis generates also generates POV or Wavefront meshes.

This is mainly a bug fix release however then are one or two nice,
new, possibly unstable new features that I've been working on.

Bugs Fixed.

*The default language would have an affect on the number formatting
leading to faulty the mesh files.

*The panel for loading planetGenesis saved files disabled folder

New features.

*The noise, combiner and function menus now have a preview option
that display the components results as a 3D landscape. This
feature requires Java 3D to be installed.

*There's a new noise engine, MultiFractal. It's a variant on Perlin's 
noise that has smooth valleys and rough peaks.

*Worley has a new distance metric, called SineSquared.


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