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Welcome to the Planetside Software Wiki

This is the primary source of documentation on Planetside's Terragen software products, including Terragen Classic and Terragen 2. This wiki contains official information as well as community-written content. Official documentation is clearly delineated from user contributed information by section below. We hope you find this to be a valuable resource and we encourage you to contribute any information you can in the community-generated areas. For help on how to use and contribute to a Wiki system, check the Help section.

If you are a licensed user of Terragen and you need direct support, you can contact us via our contact page.

Terragen 2 Official Documentation


Creating Your First Scene (PDF, 18 pages - 600KB)
A quick step-by-step tutorial on how to create a basic Terragen 2 scene.

Terragen 2 User Guide Part 1: Fundamental Concepts and User Interface Overview (PDF, 26 pages - 800KB)
The User Guide is a series of documents that give an overview of all the major work areas of Terragen 2 and how to construct a basic scene. It is designed to be read through completely over time. Part 1 is currently available and additional guides will be added over time.

Animation Module Guide
This is a guide to using the Animation Module. It has information and tutorials about creating animations using TG2.

Network View Guide
This is a guide to using the Network View in TG2.

3DS Max and Maya Tutorials
Learn how to work with TG2 and 3DS Max or Maya with these in-depth tutorial videos, courtesy of Xfrog Software and Jan Walter Schliep.

Advanced Cloud Function Tutorial (clouds follow terrain)
Get an in-depth understanding of the new cloud control functions in Terragen with this tutorial by Martin Huisman


Terragen 2 Node Reference
Describes all the TG2 nodes.

Input Settings Reference
Lists all the input settings which can be used in various views.

Menu Reference
Describes the menus in the main TG2 menubar.

Window Reference
Describes the different windows used in TG2.

Animation Module Reference

Gives an overview of the Animation Module as well as a reference for animation related windows and views.

Gathering Projects Reference

Describes the project gathering process, which allows you to gather a project and related assets into a single folder.

Global Illumination

Explains what Global Illumination is and how to use it in Terragen 2.


Describes Terragen 2's preferences, which let you customise how the application behaves.

Terragen 2 Community-Generated Content

Using Terragen 2
A quick overview of using TG2.

Terragen 2 Tips and Tricks
Some quick tips and tricks for using TG2.

Terragen 2 Tutorials
A list of tutorials, from beginning to advanced, to take you through how to do certain things with TG2.