Runtime DNA’s TerraDome

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What is TerraDome?
TerraDome is a revolutionary new atmospheric landscape generator for Poser. It features a 360? skydome with sunlight and shadows that actually track through the sky. With fast rendering atmospheres, realistic hills, and mountains, creating realistic outside environments and daylight rendering has never been easier.


All terrains are created from the highest resolution digital photography. An expertly implemented shader system easily mimics the ruggedness and detail of real world terrain. These enhanced materials blend perfectly with TerraDome’s outdoor lighting offering a wide variety of terrain styles from lush green grass to rugged, detailed rocks and technology that realistically blends two different texture maps into one material to add extra realism.

Terrain Zones:

There are three zones that form the foreground, mid ground, and background of the environment. Each zone has its own separate geometry and accompanying morph targets. Each zone is completely rotating to a full 360? . Extra zones can be added to create bigger environments up to a full 360? world. The zone system is constructed to use “only” the amount of terrain you actually need in your scene. This does not just apply to the zones themselves but the injectable morph targets, and terrain shader system.

Morph targets for each zone dramatically enhance each scene with distant mountain ranges, low lying soft hills, and rough foreground Terrain.


Fast rendering atmospheres have been created to mimic naturally occurring real world distance haze. More than just that effect alone, there are several different atmospheres like sandstorm, thin haze, thick ground cover, and several more.

Panoramic 360 Skydome and Lighting

Using texture maps at 8000 pixels wide, the skydome renders at the highest realistic quality, using photographic real world skies. The Skydome texture sets come equipped with an innovative lighting system, that allows sunlight to move automatically around the sky through 360? , casting natural looking daylight shadows. The light sets and skydome texture sets load at the same time from one lighting file for each TerraDome environment system. There is no need to load lights and sky separately.

Each light set comes with its own custom IBL light probe to enhance the scene with natural diffuse light. Global specular effects are also available with each lighting system.

TerraDome comes complete with six different skydome environments. These include skies with beautiful cumulous clouds, dramatic sunsets, overcast and stormy weather.

TerraDome Scale:

The TerraDome System has been built so that it will encompass most popular large architectural sets. It is large and expansive enough to render a believable simulation of a large landscape, but it is not so large that poser gets lost in the scene. Other touches include technological tricks, like making the Skydome unable to recieve shadows from and figures or props in the scene.

The TerraDome Package Includes:

TerraDome Base Figure (Includes Zones 1,2,3, & Skydome)
Individual TerraDome Zone 1,2,3, & SkyDome Figures
AtmoSphere Basic Figure
Individual AtmoSphere Basic Zone 1,2, & 3 Figures
AtmoSphere Advanced Figure

Morph Targest:
Zone 1: Half Ring, Ring, Rough Terrain 1, Rough Terrain 2, Soft Hills
Zone 2: Rough Hills, Rough Terrain, Soft Hills
Zone 3: Distant Peaks, Distant Slopes, Mountain Big 1, Mountain Big 2, Mountain Big 3, Mountain Peaks, Rough Terrain
All Morphs have INJ/REM Poses for easy application & expandability

Lights/Skydome Presets:
360? Lighting Motion Preview Animation
6 Complete Lighting Environments – Big Storm, Blue Clouded, Overcast, Overcast Blue, Polarised Blue, & Stormy Sunset
6 SkyDome Light Sets
(Auto Loads Materials & Parents Sun to Dome!)
6 SkyDome HI Light Sets
6 SkyDome Materials (Mt5s)
6 IBL Probe Maps tailored to the lighing environment.

18 Terrain Texture Tiles – Photo Based!
18 Mat Files (Mt5) for Each Zone of the TerraDome (1,2, & 3)
Materials: Earthen 1-3, Foliage 1-2, Granite, Grass 1-3, Lush, Mossy, Rocky 1,1A, 2, Sandy 1-2, Scrub, & Shattered.
Displacement Damper Versions of all Materials
5 Special “Blended” Materials for Each Zone that change with the shape of the land!
Displacement Damper Versions of all Blends

Atmosphere Presets:
10 AtmoSphere Advanced Preset Poses + Default

Basic TerraDome User’s Guide PDF
AtmoSphere Advanced User’s Guide PDF

Hide/Show Poses for all Aspects of the TerraDome and AtmoSphere




LandMass For TerraDome
Atmospheric Effects Cameras for DAZ Studio

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