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Outerra

 

Outerra

Outerra s.r.o[1]
Type Private
Industry Information Technology
Founded 2010
Headquarters Bratislava, Slovakia
Website .comouterra

Outerra is a Slovakian computer software company best known for its unreleased middleware 3D planetary graphics engine, called Outerra engine, in development since 2008.[2] The engine renders high-quality terrain, terrain texturing, flora and water flow normal maps using relatively sparse and highly compressed data through fractal processing and calculations.

Contents

  • Features 1
  • Issues 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5
  • Media 6

Features

An example of how Outerra relies on fractal calculations for terrain rendering.
  • Fractal refinement of preexisting terrain data.[3]
  • Support of vector-based data, such as roads.
  • Seamless transitioning from outer space to planet surface.
  • Chromium browser integration.
  • Land vehicle physics and JSBSim flight dynamics model library for aircraft physics.
  • Unlimited visibility.

Issues

The engine has issues with its OpenGL renderer on computers with ATI graphics cards.[4] As of March 2012 these are mostly resolved.

References

  1. ^ Outerra s.r.o, Business Register of Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic
  2. ^ Outerra on Blogger
  3. ^ "Features". Outerra. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "demo ?". Outerra forum. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 

Further reading

  • Maloof, Blake (March 6, 2012). "Earth's Digital Doppelganger". Make.

External links

  • Official website
  • Outerra on Blogger
  • User Submitted Mods

Media

  • Mig-29 Demonstration "[1]"
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