True-Terrain 4 is here and it's our biggest update yet!
With True-Terrain 4 we have started a new method of development and updates, where we are opening up the addon in ways we have never done before.
This means that we will be able to push content updates and feature updates out with single patch files going forward, something we implemented in the previous version, but have built back from the ground up this time round to make it easier and better for the user.
We have also opened up the addon to allow users to import their own material/texture maps, and their own assets so that they can be used within True-Terrain, letting you make terrains with your own materials and scattering your own assets (these can be from anywhere).
We have expanded the asset library built-in, by a huge amount. We now give between:
- 45 to 165 materials
- 2 to 4 water types
- 3 to 6 procedural materials
- 20 to 100 rock assets
- 8 to 60+ tree assets
- and 5 to 8 grass species
These numbers range between the lowest tier, LITE and the highest tier ULTIMATE. Just take a look at the library from the Ultimate version in this short demo video:
We made sure that all the current features stay the same between tiers, so you're not missing out on any usability, and if you wish to get the lowest tier and then fill that content gap with your own assets, you can!
We will also be implementing a new way to move between tiers, by releasing content packs which will allow you to pick and choose which assets you actually want, whether that's just the materials, trees, rocks etc or a mixture of any, without ever paying more than you would have by going all in on the first purchase!
We spent a lot of time making this version future proof, so we have already integrated Geometry nodes as our scatter system, and have already packed in modifiers to allow you to scatter more naturally. We have also made it so that going forward, we can simply release new features or content that can just be installed without needing any additional downloads.
True-Terrain will be growing exponentially from here on out, and we want you involved in it's development!
And join our discord channel at the link below to get involved with one of the most amazing communities you'll find.
We can't wait to meet you all and see the amazing work you can do!
Rich @ True-VFX