ArtfixTerra 3D Terrain Editor - Sophisticated Landscape editing and painting (MMORPG Editor, landscapeeditor, terrain editor)
ArtifexTerra 3D Terrain Editor Scene
3D Landscape editing and painting.

Artifex Terra 3D - FAQ, Setup and Installation


System Requirements:

Windows XP or newer, dual core CPU, 1GB free RAM, NVidia or ATI graphics card with DX9 shader model 2.x or higher and 1 GB gfx-memory.

Latest DirectX9 runtime:
DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) ~ 95.6 MB.

VC8 Runtime:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) ~ 2,6 MB.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) ~ 2,6 MB.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update ~ 2,6 MB.
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update ~ 2,6 MB.

Note: You can start with the runtime furthest down, if you get a "Side-By-Side" error trying to run Artifex, work your way up.

Transparent Texturing:

Transparency - Since I just got asked on how to do it, I thought I'd share it with the rest of you too:

Create a zone, then open the Terrain.material file in a text editor and add 2 lines inside the pass scope with the splatting textures. Then your transparent texture will actually be transparent. You can do with only scene_blend alpha_blend and toy around with the 150 value.

material TerrainMaterial
{
	technique
	{
		pass
		{
			scene_blend alpha_blend // *** NEW ***
			alpha_rejection greater 150 // *** NEW TOO ***

			vertex_program_ref Terrain_vp
			{
			}
		.
		.
		.

GUI and Buttons borked:

Problem: When you open Artifex and go mouse over the buttons they appear to be shifting.

Solution: This problem originates from setting the Windows / System font-size to higher magnification, i.e. 110%. Since Artifexes' GUI is based on small 'browser' elements rendered into 3D textures the GUI is sadly affected by this. Solution is to set the Windows font-size to 100%.
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