Directed Erosion

A major breakthrough in terrain design, Directed Erosion lets you direct and control erosion in your terrains. Intended for fine detailing, this feature works in its own "Sculpt" mode at 1:1 resolution.

Erosion sculpting is made easy with dozens of erosion tools for different effects, each with key properties. Regardless of your map size, Directed Erosion is always processed at the same speed whether 2K or 32K!


Physically Accurate Snow

The same technology that powers Gaea's superior erosion also simulates physically accurate snow, which behaves as it would in real life. It can adhere to the local mass of a snow bank, flow down a slope as it melts, fall off at a particular angle, and even settle per your specs.

You can control the snowfall and the melt amount through masks. The Snow node even provides a depth mask.

Thermal Erosion

Thermal erosion simulates eons of erosion caused by melting glaciers which produce realistic talus, scree, and runoffs. In addition to creating the soft slopes reminiscent of great deserts and tundra, Thermal erosion can optionally add superficial debris to slopes.

Natural Phenomena

Erosion tends to hog the spotlight, but several other natural processes factor into the creation of a realistic landscape.

Gaea's tools cover many phenomena - such as coastal shelves, stratification, alluvial deposits, sand accumulation, terrain folding, and lateral hydraulic erosion.

Breaker: strong fluvial cracks.
Fluvial: delicate flow lines.
Strata: stratified rock plates.
Hydro (Ventral): multi-directional flows.
Hydro (Lateral): river-like forces.
Microerosion: enhance existing erosive details.
Sediments: accumulate deposits.
Buildup: bulk up the terrain.

Componentized Erosion

Gaea separates the different elements of erosion - such as channels, sediments, and debris - into individual nodes, rather than lump them together as mere byproducts of a monolithic erosion process.

These nodes allow you to apply specific processes at any part of the graph with great control, never overpowering your terrain.

Community

FREE

  • 1K Render Limit
  • Limited Erosion Studio
  • Scripting
  • Automation
  • Distributed Builds
  • Offline + Floating
Free Download

Indie

$99

  • 4K Render Limit
  • 4K Directed Erosion
  • Scripting*
  • Automation*
  • Distributed Builds*
  • Offline + Floating*
Buy

Professional

$199

  • No Render Limit
  • Full Directed Erosion
  • Scripting*
  • Automation*
  • Distributed Builds*
  • Offline + Floating*
Buy

Enterprise

$299

  • No Render Limit
  • Full Directed Erosion
  • Scripting*
  • Automation*
  • Distributed Builds*
  • Offline + Floating*
Buy

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* Some features are scheduled for release soon.

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