Build 1.0.27 has been patched and re-released to fix a bug that caused crashes. Please reapply if you already have 1.0.27.
This build contains critical fixes for a number of key features. We recommend updating as soon as possible.
Following the less-than-satisfactory results from the previous builds. We have overhauled how we save 32-bit files such as OpenEXR and TIFF.
OpenEXR and TIFF are now joined with .r32 and .pfm formats as well.
See the File Formats page for details.
To reduce confusion with the "Ignore vertical scaling" option, we are introducing the Output Range option.
You can now choose between Natural Elevation, Artificial Scaling, and Force Full Range.
The option "Natural Elevation" corresponds to "Ignore vertical scaling" being turned on, while "Artificial Scaling" corresponds to it being turned off.
See the Building Terrains page for a detailed explanation.
The Shaper node can bulk up, or bulk down, a terrain. Shaper is mainly created to add more "body" to landscape before eroding to avoid a 人 look after eroding. Usually, if you erode a Λ shape, you get 人 shape. If you apply Shaper, the pre-erosion shape becomes a ∩ shape, and after eroding it will be Λ, retaining the bulk in higher altitudes.
Shaper can modify the body structure without losing fine details.
We brought the Flux markers from Helios and GeoGlyph into Gaea. When you move the slider, the last 3 positions are marked with little dots in decreasing opacity levels.
These handy little guides can be helpful when exploring settings.
Unlike undo, which needs to be done per setting, the Revert node feature is a time saving facility added to all nodes. Whenever you select a node, the "state" of that node is saved to memory. If you change several settings and decide you want to go back to what you had, you can just go to the Node Properties menu and select "Revert Node". This will revert the node back to the saved state.
Be careful, when you select another node, the state of the previous node will be forgotten. But if you want to preserve the state for longer periods of time, you can manually select "Save State" in the same menu for any node. Now that node state is saved in memory until you close the file. You can go back and load the saved state anytime.
Gaea is created, in part, on the Microsoft .NET Framework. Previous versions of Gaea have relied on .NET Framework 4.7. With this build, we are now using the latest 4.8 version. This will allow us to deliver better stability and improve Gaea's performance.
In most cases, this won't change anything for you. If you are running Windows 10 you probably already have .NET Framework 4.8 installed. If not, Gaea's installer will install it for you.
If you encounter any issues, please try installing it manually from this direct link.
Bleeding Edge builds are more stable than Beta versions, but not as stable and battle-tested like Production Ready builds.
With Bleeding Edge builds, you get access to newer features and enhancements faster. You can also provide early feedback for new features before they get rolled into the Production Ready builds.
Bleeding Edge builds install side-by-side with Production Ready builds, so you can safely install both without the newer builds affecting your normal work.
Please note files saved with Bleeding Edge builds may not open in older Production Ready builds.
Please report any bugs found this build, as in a few days we will roll this into the Production Ready branch as the final 1.0.28.
All editions are full featured except for the few edition-based limitations.Full Comparison
Requires minimum Intel® i7 or similar, 24GB RAM, 10GB HDD space, and modern GPU with 1GB VRAM, Shader Model 3, DirectX 11 support.
Periodic internet connection required. Enterprise edition users can ask for an offline license.**
We provide volume discounts for orders of 5 or more licenses of Professional and Enterprise licenses.
Please contact us for more information.
We can provide reseller discounts for purchases of 5 units or higher. If you need a volume purchase, get in touch.
Unlimited installations of Enterprise Edition on any number of machines in a single physical location.
Free maintenance until end-of-service.
Special academic licensing options for both individuals and institutions directly related to CG.
* Some features may be scheduled for future release.
** Local TCP firewall access required for Gaea on localhost.