Both programs let you model using the digital sandbox methodology, where terrain is described as a regular grid of elevation pixels. This allows for freeform sculpting and realtime feedback. Vector shapes can be overlaid to perform texturing, object placement, and more sophisticated region operations including modeling with contour lines.
Modelers, by nature, have numerous features and can take time to learn. To help new users gain proficiency quickly, we made our programs similar to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You can be productive very early, or even on your first day.
- Microsoft Windows Vista or higher.
- 32-bit or 64-bit Intel PC or compatible.
- 512 MB or more RAM recommended.
- 2 GB or more RAM recommended if raytracing.
- Graphics tablet recommended.
- Hardware accelerated OpenGL recommended.
- 2 Ghz (or faster) CPUs recommended for advanced operations.
- Some TabletPCs may require WinTab driver emulation.
- Multiprocessor systems are leveraged.