Popular recipes tagged "planet"http://code.activestate.com/recipes/tags/planet/2010-03-10T16:35:37-08:00ActiveState Code RecipesPlanet Terrain Heightmap Generator (Python) 2010-03-10T16:35:37-08:00Shea Kauffmanhttp://code.activestate.com/recipes/users/4168682/http://code.activestate.com/recipes/576929-planet-terrain-heightmap-generator/ <p style="color: grey"> Python recipe 576929 by <a href="/recipes/users/4168682/">Shea Kauffman</a> (<a href="/recipes/tags/creation/">creation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/generation/">generation</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/generator/">generator</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/heightmap/">heightmap</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/landscape/">landscape</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/map/">map</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pil/">pil</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/planet/">planet</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/planted/">planted</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/pygame/">pygame</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/terrain/">terrain</a>, <a href="/recipes/tags/world/">world</a>). Revision 9. </p> <p>The process is simply: 1. Take a plane 2. Cut out a shape 3. Make it a little taller 4. Repeat</p> <ul> <li>Similar to the <a href="http://freespace.virgin.net/hugo.elias/models/m_landsp.htm">spherical landscape</a> algorithm by Hugo Elias.</li> <li>I found a combination of Ovals and Triangles to produce the best results.</li> </ul>