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The Basics

There are three steps you must take to achieve any terrain: create, modify, export.

The Create phase requires you to use nodes that are known as Primitives. In normal 3D applications, primitives can include box, sphere, plane, and so on. In Gaea, a primitive is a basic geological element of a terrain. For example, Mountain and Dunes are two such basic elements.

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The Modify phase requires you to take the basic primitive shape and make it more natural by adding filters and erosion. An example of this would be adding a Terrace node to create even stratification on the terrain, and then adding the Erosion node to add natural erosion.

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The Export phase is the easiest. You take the last node in your graph, mark to save, then build it using the Build Manager.

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