Leveller 4.2 available

October 14, 2019

Leveller 4.2 is out, featuring Lua integration. Now you can make filter and selector plug-ins with easy scripting. It's a free update for existing 4.0 and 4.1 users.

Macros can also be scripted with Lua, letting you add variables, loops, conditional logic, etc.

Configurable Filter menu added

September 17, 2019

Leveller's Filter menu is now user-configurable. Simply create a text config file in the user data folder, define the menu hierarchy how you want, and it will replace the default A-F, G-L, etc. system. Available starting with Leveller 4.1 build 1562.

Faster erosion plug-in added

August 26, 2019

A fast hydraulic erosion plug-in based on Hans Beyer's thesis is available for Leveller 4.x users here.

ASCII Gridded XYZ import/export added

May 27, 2018

The GDAL ASCII Gridded XYZ driver is now supported. The format was originally supported in the Input/Output menus, but the GDAL driver can export cell locations using the document's coordinate system. Unlike the Input plug-in, however, the GDAL driver can only import uniformly gridded data.

Tileset import/export added

February 14, 2017

To make things easier for OpenSimulator users, Leveller can now import and export heightfield tilesets using Terragen format. A tutorial is available under Support/Tutorials.

GeoTIFF export added

November 29, 2015

Leveller includes a GDAL-based 32-bit GeoTIFF exporter.

More projections supported

November 23, 2015

For geographic coordinate systems, more projections are supported. Coordinate reference systems can be chosen from a searchable list, and even WKT descriptions can be used as input.

STL output plug-in supports holes in solid meshes

September 5, 2015

The STL 1.7 plug-in lets solid meshes be output that contain interior holes. The underlying floor of the model is restricted to selected heightfield pixels. Some minor post-cleanup of non-manifold edges may be necessary in your printing software.

Trimming tool added

March 25, 2015

A new trimming tool makes it easier to flatten the heightfield along any slope. It can also be used to fill holes.

Elevated vector shapes can be respanned

February 12, 2015

A new vector shape command was added to Leveller, letting selected elevated shapes be respanned.

Locale support added

January 24, 2015

Leveller now supports different locales (regions) for number display and input. If you're in Europe, for example, and prefer your decimal points to be commas instead of periods, now you can have them that way.

Two convenience features added

December 29, 2014

The Sample (eyedropper) tool can be temporarily activated by holding down the Ctrl key while using the Flatten tool or the Ramp tool.

Elevation readouts on the secondary status bar can include an alternate unit of measure.

Shapefile import improved

November 1, 2014

Shapefile data fields can now be mapped to shape elevations, improving the acquisition of elevation data. Also, using '*' as a field mapping layer name makes the mapping apply to all layers.

Leveller SDK available

September 2, 2014

The Leveller SDK has been updated to work with Leveller 4.1. More object-oriented, and more code examples, including the Histogram viewer and the Raw Binary heightfield format plug-ins. Available here.

Leveller 4.1 available

August 30, 2014

Leveller 4.1 is out and supports Unicode. Filenames and object names can contain Unicode characters, and the Text tool can etch Unicode glyphs onto the heightfield. It's a free update for registered Leveller 4.0 users, and the cost for new users remains unchanged at $49.95 USD.

Histogram plug-in updated

July 22, 2014

The Histogram viewer plug-in has been updated to version 2.0. Its dialog box can be resized, and the mouse is tracked to show indicated elevation counts and even total counts for selected elevation ranges. 64-bit version available here.

renderSight Scripter available

November 28, 2013

A new IDE for PostScript-like vector graphic creation is available here.

Pricing Change

June 8, 2012

Leveller is now only $49.95, and Landshaper Golf is now $199.95. Evaluation copies are no longer available.

64-bit Leveller Available

September 24, 2011

The 64-bit version of Leveller is now available. If you require an upgrade from the 32-bit version, please contact Support.

The main benefits of this update are larger possible document sizes (depending on installed RAM) and more filler objects can be rendered by the raytracer.

Running the 32-bit version of Leveller on a 64-bit system will give the application access to up to four gigabytes of memory.