All posts tagged Landscapes

Vue 7 xStream offers professional CG artists a complete toolset for creating and rendering exceptionally rich and realistic natural environments in 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D and XSI.

Access all the power of the world’s leading 3D scenery program directly from within your favorite application. Create and edit beautifully detailed natural environments using your application’s standard manipulators.

Render everything together inside 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Cinema 4D or XSI, with full interaction between Vue and native elements, including 2-way mutual shadow casting, reflection, refraction and GI.

Vue 7 xStream provides a unique, unmatched solution for creating and integrating high quality natural scenery into any professional production pipeline, from architectural visualization to broadcast and film.

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 16 Panorama Image | JPG Highest Quality | 4800 x 1200 – 13242 x 3595 |

These images were made by taking several pictures, panning the camera between each image, and then ‘stitching’ together the individual frames to make a complete panorama. The best stitching program I have found is ‘autostitch’; a free download from

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Global Mapper is more than just a utility; it has built in functionality for distance and area calculations, raster blending, feathering, spectral analysis and contrast adjustment, elevation querying, line of sight calculations, cut-and-fill volume calculations, as well as advanced capabilities like image rectification, contour generation from surface data, view shed analysis (including Fresnel) from surface data, terrain layer comparison (including differencing), and triangulation and gridding of 3D point data.

Repetitive tasks can be accomplished using the built in scripting language or comprehensive batch conversion functionality. Continue Reading