Gaea Documentation
The documentation is being updated for version 1.3. Some sections may be incomplete.

Released on 07 December 2022

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What's new in Gaea

This is a critical update and we highly recommend updating.

For more details see the blog post Gaea 1.3.2.


Changes in

  • CLI to bake TileGates. Run Gaea.Build.exe for help.
  • Minor improvements to the Start Screen.
  • Gaea will create an untouched backup of a file before opening.
  • FIX: Arboreal node would not honor custom input during build.
  • FIX: Mask resources would fail to load.
  • FIX: Some important internal bugs were fixed.

Changes in

  • Automatic Underlay selection.
  • FIX: Build Manager could unnecessarily reprocess the graph when changing settings.
  • FIX: Chokepoint can work with color maps as well as heightfields.
  • FIX: Replace Node could work incorrectly in some scenarios.
  • FIX: Color space of EXR color maps could be incorrect.
  • FIX: Warning when Nahimic tools can interfere with Gaea.
  • Additional internal fixes.

Changes in

  • RockNoise: a new tool for making rocks.
  • Obj2Heightfield: Import OBJ files and capture them as heightfields.
  • Screenshots: transparent backgrounds, 4x supersampling.
  • Screenshots: save quickly to Screenshots folder with automatic filenames.
  • Screenshots: new dedicated button in Status Bar.
  • Rocky: new mode to make stratified rocks.
  • TOR File thumbnails now smaller JPEGs instead of uncompressed PNGs.
  • Route node revised.
  • More detailed build logs when using automation or Houdini Bridge.
  • Outcrops: defaults tweaked.
  • Show cumulative build time of select nodes in Status Bar.
  • New license management UI in main menu.
  • File node: Gaea EXR checkbox renamed to 32-bit EXR to better describe the function.
  • Added safety warning to Mesher when using Optimized structure.
  • FIX: Optimized mesh output could fail in rare scenarios.
  • FIX: Optimized mesh output could crash in Build Swarm.
  • FIX: Mesh could incorrectly save during design-time.
  • FIX: Mountain could crash if scale was set to 0.
  • FIX: Crumble would cause errors when some values were too low.
  • FIX: Thumbnail files accessed in Start screen would remain locked during session.
  • FIX: Auto Apply in blank file could crash Gaea.
  • FIX: Statistics dialog could display cache size incorrectly.
  • FIX: Several internal bug fixes and memory improvements.
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