Daily Archives: 2010/01/03

simple 3d video game landscape made with free tools.

Here’s a small 3d landscape made with the (now free) Unity game engine and (also free) google sketchup. I used USGS aerial photography and matched heightmaps (again, free) for the landscape itself (mt. hadley on the edge of the adirondacks). Unity has a built-in terrain maker that will create 3d terrains from grayscale heightmaps. Hoping to use this in one of my classes next term…

Requires the “Unity Player” for your browser, a quick download (and doesn’t mess up your browser).