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Submitted by Benjamin Sprague, posted on June 05, 2000

Image Description, by Benjamin Sprague

This is NOT another terrain-engine demo! It's a screenshot from skiing a game that I am making with a friend. All I have done is the 3D engine with terrain, and some collision detection/physics.

The things shown in this image are:
  • Static lightmapping on the terrain
  • The really cool sky textures created with Terragen (
  • Things that are there that you can't see are:
  • There is only 4500 triangles in this image!
  • The terrain is a quadtree.
  • I'm using the Nebula engine. (
  • I'm just doing this for fun mostly, I'm a 16 year old sophomore in high school, and this is my hobby. I'm looking for some kind of 3D program, so I can add people and objects to the game. (anybody have an old version of TrueSpace or something that they can legally give away? :) I want something that can export Wavefront OBJ files.
    Thanks all.

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    Ben Sprague

    June 05, 2000, 10:26 AM

    Sorry folks, the REAL address for the Nebula 3D engine is:


    June 05, 2000, 04:27 PM

    What is this guy talking about, this is really just another terran screenshot.


    June 05, 2000, 07:04 PM

    Goof, he didn't say that it wasn't a terrain screenshot. He said it wasn't another terrain *demo*, and it isn't, it's a snowboarding game.

    Matthew Morrow

    June 06, 2000, 12:04 AM

    Nice Sky, do the clouds move?

    Johan Glysing

    June 06, 2000, 06:09 AM

    I can see the edge of the world to the right of that mountain.
    It might not be healthy to snowboard down that edge :-)
    Nice texture though.


    June 06, 2000, 08:31 AM

    look at this page. There is a good Wavefront Objfile code exporter from Tim Schröder :

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