Leveller 4.2 available
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
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
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
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
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
Leveller includes a GDAL-based 32-bit GeoTIFF exporter.
More projections supported
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
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
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
A new vector shape command was added to Leveller, letting selected elevated shapes be respanned.
Locale support added
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
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
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
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
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
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
A new IDE for PostScript-like vector graphic creation is available here.
Leveller is now only $49.95, and Landshaper Golf is now $199.95. Evaluation copies are no longer available.
64-bit Leveller Available
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.